Happy new year! I hope you’re all well and got to have a nice break over the holiday season. The Manfriend and I had a super long break as we went to Gran Canaria to celebrate his birthday the week before Christmas.

It was a lovely, relaxed holiday. Lots of reading in the sunshine and eating nice food. If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen me sharing some handmade holiday outfit snaps on stories. Here they all are, plus a couple of others.

Leigh in denim shorts and a grey leopard print hemlock tee in front of the very blue sea

We came home on the 22nd and had to hurriedly get all the food shopping done and finish the last bits of present shenanigans before Christmas.

The main one being decorating my Christmas cakes. I’ve made my Nan a cake every Christmas for the last decade or so and last year I started making one for Aled’s parents too. Sometimes it feels like a massive rod for my own back but I really enjoyed it this year. I... [read more]