Getting my frock on at Henley Royal Regatta

A couple of weeks ago I had the most amazing invite pop up in my email inbox: would I like to attend the Henley Royal Regatta with Debenhams and choose a dress for the occasion? Um, YES PLEASE. I’ve never attended the Henley Regatta but my idea of it is that it’s a bit like Ascot, but with boats instead of horses. That assumption was pretty spot on. As such, it requires a certain dress code. Luckily Debenhams was on hand to help. I was given the opportunity to go into Debenhams (my nearest one is on Oxford Street) and choose a…

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Ten happy things – June 18

In this monthly blog post, I look back on the month past and choose ten things that made me happy and that I’m thankful for. Here are my Ten Happy Things for June. Consistent work I’m approaching three years of freelancing! I can’t quite believe it. I’m very thankful for having had pretty much consistent work since I went freelance as well as a couple of regular clients. Long may it continue! If you’re thinking of taking the plunge, or have found yourself in a situation where freelancing has been thrust upon you, read my ten freelancing tips. Reliving my…

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Review of Dreamland in Margate

A couple of weeks ago my friend Shelley and I explored Margate in Kent and had a fabulous time. We were kindly given complimentary wristbands to visit Dreamland, Margate’s amusement park which dates back to 1870! It was, at one time, listed as one of the top 10 attractions in the UK. In 2003 locals campaigned to save the much loved amusement park and £18 million was awarded to restore it to its former glory and in 2013, Thanet District Council purchased the site and work began in 2014 to restore it. There are still a few rides that weren’t…

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Exploring Margate in Kent

On Friday my friend Shelley and I set off for a day and night out in Margate in Kent. Apart from Brighton and a few hours in Bournemouth, I’ve never really experienced a British seaside town so I was excited. Our train got in at about 12:30 so we headed off to our Airbnb to drop off our bags, which was a lovely walk along the beachfront, and then headed out to lunch. What struck me instantly was just how big the beach is! And it’s a sandy beach, not pebbles like Brighton. For lunch we ate at Hantverk &…

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Ten happy things – May 18

In this monthly blog post, I look back on the month past and choose ten things that made me happy and that I’m thankful for. Here are my Ten Happy Things for May. Two Bank holidays! Who doesn’t love a Bank holiday? And when there are two in one month? BLISS. For the first Bank holiday, my friend Shelley and I explored Emsworth and ate ice-cream on the beach. For the second Bank holiday, I was challenged by Hotels.com to explore Euston and King’s Cross with my friend Kaye – it’s not just train stations, you know! The Big Spritz…

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