How a Lighting Makeover Could Completely Change the Dynamic of Your Home

Hands up who thought it was a good idea to paint their large, bright and airy living room a deep shade of purple? Great in the summer but now the dark nights are here, I am struggling to keep my room feeling bright and not drab. It always feels cosy on a night time which is great but during the day it’s lacking that bright pzazz, but I do know I don’t want it to feel stark and clinical.

All the rooms in my house have bold punch colours in them so I need to up my lighting game and change how I think about lighting my rooms.

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Pink Afternoon Tea, Matfen Hall

Matfen Hall Pink Afternoon Tea

A mere 20 minutes outside the hubbub of Newcastle City Centre sits Matfen Hall.  A well-established luxury hotel and wedding venue in the region not only does a pretty snappy Pink Afternoon Tea, they host it in their 2 AA Rosette Library restaurant.

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Well hello there!

You might have noticed I haven’t been around here lately? Doesn’t mean I don’t still check up on your all to make sure you are well!

A combination of access issues and a few major life changes have held me back from getting back on board the blogging bus.

After 10+ years of blogging, I think this is one of the longest breaks I have had and boy did it feel great.

My to do list may well be longer than the Great Wall of China but I have got that zing back!

Thank you for bearing with me

My Summer Make Up Bag Essentials

Summer Make Up Essentials

As a very rare break in the schedule, I am bringing you a guest post from the lush Lindsay Davison from I’m handing the reigns over to Lindsay and her post on Summer Make Up Essentials.

Her NE based blog covers everything from beauty to style and has the most dreamy Instagram account to go with it!

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Travel Planning – Mallorca Luxury Villas

James Villa Holidays

As yesterday marked the official start of Spring, you’ll not be surprised that most people are now thinking of summer holidays. I know I am and this year I have started planning early for a trip to a Mallorca luxury villa.

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