The Ritz

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz with Pandora

12th April 2018

Last month I had the pleasure of joining Pandora for an evening tea at The Ritz in central London, to celebrate their new collection. Designed with friendship in mind, the evening was a fantastic way of bringing many likeminded influencers together, some who I met for the first time that night, and others who I […]

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Food at 52 Cookery School

Italian Cookery Class with M&S

10th April 2018

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending an Italian cookery event with Marks & Spencer at Food at 52 Cookery School, near Old Street East London. Led by M&S Development Chef, Jon Jones, we made Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli, Spicy Nduja Tortellini and Pappardelle, which Jon cooked with truffle, mushrooms and […]

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Top 5 Tips: Volunteer Abroad

22nd January 2018

This month I had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer in Delhi, India, for 10 days with 10 other fantastic volunteers. I previously published a post explaining what I would be up to; working alongside ASOS Foundation and Udayan Care, running workshops for the girls and boys under Udayan’s care, and painting some of the communal […]

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Sweet Monday Best of 2017

A Look Back at 2017

31st December 2017

I can’t believe the time is here, to reflect on another year passed. (2016, 2015 and 2014 here). I say it every year, but 2017 really did fly by! We’re coming up to our third anniversary living in London, meaning we left Australia almost 3 years ago. Madness! What felt like a lifetime, was only […]

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Boots gifts

12 Days of Christmas Competition with Boots

4th December 2017

Happy Monday everyone! I have a very special post for you today, and it’s rather fitting with my blog name – ‘Sweet Monday’ – because I intend to brighten up your Monday and make it very sweet indeed. I have teamed up with Boots to offer one very lucky reader the chance of winning 12 […]

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Sushi & Sake Masterclass with Hashi Cooking

21st November 2017

Last weekend, Stew and I, enjoyed a Sunday afternoon sushi and nigiri class with Hashi Cooking. Led by Japanese chef Reiko Hashimoto, each of us created two thin rolls and two sushi rolls (with the rice on the outside of the roll), plus a selection of nigiri. The class was for 20 people, and Reiko […]

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Freddie's Flowers

Freddie’s Flowers

8th November 2017

How beautiful is this bouquet from Freddie’s Flowers? I was initially introduced to this brand a couple of months ago, when a colleague at work, signed up to their subscription service. When the team behind this fantastic idea got in touch, to see if I would like to receive a bunch of flowers in the […]

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Who Wins When You Play the Lottery?

2nd November 2017

Many of us play the lottery. Why? To see our dreams come true, to help our family and friends, to stop worrying about tomorrow…. This is what “winning the lottery” means to most people. Lotto or EuroMillions, the prizes are mouth-watering and, with a set of numbers, we hope to win big. But, is this […]

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