How to make the most of a few days in Barcelona

If, by some stroke of luck, you’ve managed to successfully avoid following me on Instagram, you probably missed that I took a trip to Barcelona about a month ago. Despite taking on the role of organising a group holiday and the near-impossible task of coordinating a gang of ten unruly millennials, I truly had the…

A week in London

I confess, I can be kinda terrible at this content planning thing (in my personal life, anyway – it’s kinda my job at work). It can be difficult to find the time, will and energy to write things to a deadline when you’re doing it for yourself. You can’t force the chatty voice or thoughtful…

Friday date night at Oxford Brasserie, Southampton

Going out to dinner is one of my favourite ways to indulge. I spend most of my waking hours thinking about food in some way, whether it’s planning a menu for my week of home cooked meals, thinking about how best to avoid disappointment in the work canteen, or giving into my garlic pizza bread…

Bonfire night and a small, but important discovery

Hi, my name is Hattie. I hate loud noises but love sparkly things. You can see how this might make bonfire night a time of particularly conflicting feelings for me. Usually, what pushes the 5th of November over into my long, long list of dislikes is that it’s in winter, and winter is absolutely categorically…

Meeting the red pandas at Longleat Safari Park

My boyfriend, historically, is not too good at presents. One year he got me a ‘cuddly toy’ that turned out to be a squeaky duck meant for dogs. No, that gift-giving experience was not great for either of us. That’s why I was incredibly shocked and amazed when last year, for my 22nd birthday, he…

Lymington Seafood Festival 13th August

Well this post has been long overdue! This past week I’ve just been a bit busy sorting out my home and preparing for the end of my post-graduation unemployment, so I completely forgot about the fun I had last weekend in the quaint little place of Lymington. Now the autumnal weather is returning (did anyone…

Southampton Bloggers You Need To Be Following On Instagram

I’ve lived in Southampton all my life. It is by no means the most beautiful, exciting or progressive city, but it is home. I learnt to ride a bike on The Common, I went to my first ever gig at The Joiners, kissed my boyfriend for the first time next to the old walls. I…