Golden Fords Candles of Guildford – Tealight Taster Pack

Love a candle? Me too! The trouble with buying candles online without prior knowledge of them is that you haven’t the foggiest what the fragrances actually smell like. You don’t want to spend on something that you think you’d like and when it rocks up it smells horrendous. So after a following on Insta I was intrigued by Golden Fords Candles and low and behold they sell a Taster Pack which showcases their Flagship collection. Genius! Golden Fords Candles are based on a little farm on the doorstep of Chantry Woods. Here each candle they make is 100% natural using ethically sourced…

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Afternoon Tea at Vertigo 42

As restrictions are being relaxed I wanted to share my little afternoon tea trip that I took back in February, which feels a lifetime ago! Despite my love of afternoon tea I’ve never had one in London. However that changed after the lovely team I work with surprised me with Afternoon Tea at Vertigo 42. Booking through Groupon was easy peasy, and it was recommended to book promptly so not to miss out on your preferred date, however there were ample to choose from. A train, a couple of tubes and a short walk and you arrive at quite the…

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Scentsy Warmers and Bars

If you know me you know I love a candle or ten, it’s certainly a guilty pleasure and I have done a couple of reviews on the blog. During the current lockdown I have made a serious dent in my candle stocks, so when I was offered the chance to trial the Scentsy Warmers from Scents of Occasion for a few days I jumped at the chance.  Scentsy began with a simple idea, a safe, wickless alternative to scented candles. Their warmers use LED to melt specially formulated wax slowly and with no flame, soot, or wick it is a safe…

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Getting in the Ginmas Spirit with these Gin Ideas to Buy, Gift and Drink

*This post contains affiliate links* There is no denying that Gin is once again the drink of the year. There was once a time when the selection was merely a handful of plain gins but now there’s practically a gin for every flavour. With more and more small batch, flavoured and liqueur gins hitting shelves, it is easy to see its popularity, and there’s no sign of it slowing down.  So with 10 days and counting to go until the big festive day, we are getting in the G&T spirit with these Gin ideas to buy, gift and drink.  So let’s…

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Uncovering the Hidden Gems and Things to Do in Covent Garden *

Covent Garden is one of the hot-spots in London, and is certainly on a tourists must see list. Sitting in the midst of the West End it is easy to dismiss this as just a square with some boujee boutiques, and street performers. It is anything but. In collaboration with Hotels.com I got to go beyond the the main square and discover what hidden gems  Covent Garden has to offer. On a cold Thursday, just after the Christmas Lights had been unveiled, I headed to the big smoke to see what I could find. Amongst the theatres, museums, independent pubs,…

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