Pastel Elixir Goodies

I have been following Ellis on Twitter for a while now, and have always been impressed by her cute, bright and vibrant illustrations. So when I saw a tweet about her Kickstarter campaign, I was keen to show my support. Ellis and her husband James run Pastel Elixir, a shop which sells all of Ellis’ illustrations on bookmarks, mugs, cards, badges, prints, postcards, stickers and more! The aim of the Kickstarter was to print tote bags to raise awareness for animal…

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Sicily, Italy: Travel Diary

Every April, Shaun and I like to have a little holiday to celebrate my birthday. Last year it was Cyprus, this year we picked Sicily. Neither of us have ever been to Italy before, so it seemed like the perfect destination for our next holiday together. We chose well and turned out to be a great week in the sunshine (eating way too much pizza and ice cream) but you gotta enjoy yourself on holiday, right?! Here are a few…

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My First Six Months Of Blogging

This is a pretty exciting post for me to write for two reasons. Firstly, today marks the day that I have been blogging for six whole months. Secondly, today is also my birthday! How is that for serendipity. On Wednesday 18th October 2017, I created a WordPress account and shared my first post on The Open University study tips; now over fifty posts later (53 to be exact), I am still here! So I thought it would be cool to recap…

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Sweet Wild Designs: Simba and Zazu

Coming home from a lovely holiday can be a bit of a downer, but not when you have blogger mail waiting for you! Exciting! Before I went away, I answered a tweet from Helen at Sweet Wild Designs who was looking for bloggers with pets. Simba and Zazu were lucky enough to be selected (their modelling career is really kicking off now) and yesterday I received this gorgeous artwork. Wow! I absolutely love this, everything about this drawing is spot…

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