Sunday, 26 March 2017

Mom's Spaghetti

Just a friendly reminder that it's #motheringsunday here in the UK.

#TB to my mum and I goofing around at Martin Creed's balloon room art installation @ Southbank Centre:

The love of my life.

If you need a last minute gift idea, how about a bunch of her favourite flowers, baking a cake, reenacting a childhood photo with your siblings, or sending her a link to Tom Hardy's  Cbeebies bedtime stories:

 Lush also have some delightful concoctions to pamper your mama with...

Best friends / Tulips / Ups-a-Daisy

Our favourite cheese company have collaborated with Forest Gin to create a gin flavoured cheese *hallelujah*. Looking forward to picking one up at the Treacle Market and digging into it with the OG.

I'm also pretty sure I qualify for mother's day this year as I'm now the proud mama of two handsome kittens! The jump from one to two really is as tough as they say *ba dum tss*

Here's to you, mum. Thank you for going through hell, so I didn't have to.

P.S: Anyone else caught this Asda advert lately? Has my mum and I howling every time.


Monday, 20 March 2017

Spring Equinox

Repeat after me: the nature of this flower is to bloom.

Mikro Cafe, Corfu Town // July 16

Springtime Blessings!

Friday, 17 March 2017

Kiss Me I'm Irish

Happy St.Patrick's day, sugar!

I'm on the finish tonight at the pub and praying that all the Guinness hats have been sold by the time I get there. Either way, once I clock out you'd best believe imma head to a bar and have a baby Guinness or two! If you have no idea what I'm talking about, tonight is the night to order one and find out.

Have a good one!

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Girls Just Want To Have Fun(damental Rights)

Just thought I'd jump online to wish you all a HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY! I hope you've spent the day however which way you chose, and celebrated the magnanimous women that no doubt surround you, yourself included. Luckily I had the day off work, so jumped out of bed, caught the 130 bus and hand delivered a bunch of tulips to my favourite lady: my mama.

Photo credit: @missbettenoir

Above is a glorious photograph I came across whilst searching #womensmarch
during my lunch break on January 21st. Also props to my favourite fashion house, Missoni, who showed solidarity with those that marched, at their FW17 catwalk with their pussy hats:

Get it, girl.

Friday, 3 March 2017

A Face Is Like A Work Of Art. It Deserves A Great Frame.

I've been putting off a trip to the opticians for years. Utterly ridiculous, I know - but I wouldn't wish trying on countless pairs of specs, in front of the entire town, on my worst enemy. Up until recently, I'd somehow managed to get by having only braved it once. Mind you, that was back when I was a teen and thought that I could pull off chartreuse coloured frames. Why did nobody stop me?

Anyway - I finally bit the bullet last month and popped by the Macclesfield Specsavers branch. 

I was immediately struck by the abundance of staff and soon greeted by a friendly face, a chap called Craig. As cheesy as it sounds, we gelled instantly and I genuinely felt like I was shopping with a pal. The first pair I tried on was these groovy Moschino frames à la Anita Radcliffe - which were the reason I'd gone to Specsavers in the first place. 

Trying them on was a total anticlimax and Craig was the first to say it - ironically, that was when his customer service skills won me over. It's so refreshing when sales assistants give their honest opinion! Eventually I settled on these pairs, which fell under their 2for1 offer. I also opted for anti glare, so driving with them won't be a hassle. I should probably get my license first though lol.

There was one particular part of the process which was pretty neat. Craig took a close up photo of me wearing both frames and then connected specific dots to my pupils. This way each pair of glasses is catered to the individual customer.

Χάι τεκ! :P

Since my visit, Kylie (Minogue, not Jenner - thank you very much) has launched a range with Specsavers. Her rose tortoiseshell pair in particular are calling me...

If you too have been dodging the opticians, here's some eyecandy *ba dum tss* to entice you:

Elton John's glorious Glasses Collection

The Queen of glasses, let's b real.

Elvis' upside-down-glasses gag never gets old.

Which frame shape is your favourite?

Wednesday, 1 March 2017


Here is a #TB to a stellar shot I took at Angelokastro last September - if I do say so myself.

Look to your kingdoms - I am coming for them all.
// Love letters from Helen of Troy, Elisabeth Hewer

Only a few months to go until I return to this altitude...