Shop local and small this Christmas

Today I headed to a local small business on my way home from work today and finished off my Christmas shopping. This fabulous little shop is in Broughshane, Co. Antrim in Northern Ireland and is The Nest. Just look at the video for a sneak peak at some of their amazing pieces. The shop is … Continue reading Shop local and small this Christmas

Christmas 2014

So I left you guys before Christmas on a low, back then I was feeling really low, but the above quote inspired me.  Alongside reminding myself that everything would be ok, eventually; I also had my amazing friends and family who I spent time with and spoke to, which made for a surprisingly really good … Continue reading Christmas 2014

My 2013 Christmas List

It's the question every year isn't it? Have you been naughty or nice? Well I say I've been nice so to help that bf of mine who says he's struggling with a few extra things to get me here is my top 10 Christmas gifts  . . . 1. The Cocoa Brown Luxury Gift Set … Continue reading My 2013 Christmas List

School’s out for Summer!!! – Teacher Gift Ideas from local businesses

End of term and the end of the school year is fast approaching - June for those in Northern Ireland, end of June/early July for Scotland, the third week in July for England and Wales.  For many that means buying a gift for your child's teacher and perhaps classroom assistant whether they agree with it or … Continue reading School’s out for Summer!!! – Teacher Gift Ideas from local businesses

Last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas

Only three days left until Mother's Day. Have you got your present sorted? Need some ideas and inspiration? Why not buy local? Here are a few local businesses and what they are offering for this Mother's Day . . . Doris and Jeanie - https://www.facebook.com/DorisandJeannie - 25 Belmont Road, Belfast, United Kingdom - (028) 9543 … Continue reading Last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas

Keep em sweet – Valentine gift ideas

This blog is to give inspiration for Valentine's day. I apologise now that I'm only doing this blog now, I really should have had it up at least a week ago but as a baby, first time blogger I didn't plan well. I shall learn from my mistakes in the future. Perhaps though this blog … Continue reading Keep em sweet – Valentine gift ideas

Ruby Bijou handmade jewellery

This blog is inspired by my friend Linda, the owner, designer and jewellery maker of Ruby Bijou Jewellery. I met Linda about two years ago when my boyfriend bought me one of her rings and I started following her Ruby Bijou Facebook page. I love her jewellery and have ended up with a good collection! … Continue reading Ruby Bijou handmade jewellery