Zatchels Back at Bicester

Here we have some fantastic images from the Zatchels Bicester store that opened this weekend, as some of you may know Leicester based Zatchels were in the beach hut at Bicester Village last summer and are over the moon to be back.

Just think all this was done in just 24 hours, I think you will agree it looks absolutely amazing and all the guys worked like troopers.
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Zatchels have lots of new things on the horizon so keep checking the website to see new products. the first of which you can see here shoulder-bags

Lighthouse Fashion/Rainbows 20th Anniversary

Last week I was invited to come along to the lovely midland based Lighthouse Fashion Charity photoshoot to celebrate Rainbows 20th Anniversary.1973181_1521446354755883_8896000756778477719_oThe event was held in Rockafellas in Leicester where on arrival make-up artists and hair stylist were waiting to make you beautiful before going on for a photoshoot.1529732_1521446408089211_3814897295049544857_oLIGHTHOUSE_FASHION_CHARITY_SHOOT20140825_13091620140825_13090720140825_13093320140825_130925All proceeds from the event go to Rainbows Hospice.

I can’t wait to see the end results and will post again with the finished images when they arrive.



Hi everyone, I know, I’ve been away for ages, and my blog has been feeling very neglected, so here are some flowers to say thankyou for all staying with me, I went back to work full time at easter that was only intended to be for 6 weeks to manage a project and here we are mid august, busier than ever, let me tell you juggling childcare over school holidays along with keeping house has been a challenge itself as all you mums will know. I cant wait for the schools to open up and get some kind of routine back, not normality just routine lol. For me its my boys last year at primary school (snif). I have months worth of posts to edit and publish so keep checking back to see what I’m up to





Lighthouse Fashion/Rainbows


This year Lighthouse Fashion are teaming up with Rainbows Childrens Hospice to celebrate their 20th anniversary.

The event will take place this bank holiday weekend 24th & 25th aug where a team of makeup artists, hair stylists and photographers will make you feel glamorous, each session will last 2 hours and cost £20 with all proceeds going to Rainbows.

This is a fab event that is open to anyone and for such a good cause so dont hesitate about booking a place.


If you want to book a place or find out more information visit or call 01163483541




Zatchels Birthday SALE !!!!

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This weekend see’s Zatchels celebrate their 3rd Birthday with a fantastic flash sale, with up to 70% off selected styles until midnight Sunday 13th April.


tote_babyblue_front_1quiltedclutch_nude_frontEven the beautiful new Quilt and tote collections have 10% off,  pop over and have a look here at All bags are British made from quality Leather with free delivery on all orders over £100

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Danique Celebrations

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Danique’s hair salon in Leicester celebrates 5 years in business with a VIP drinks reception at the salon and then on to Hotel Maiyango for more fun and celebrations.

Based at 74 Highcross Street Leicester near the city center, salon owner Keri Daniel’s clients travel from far and wide for the experience of this popular salon. Working with top brands such as ‘Label M’ and ‘Cloud 9′ along with the highly experienced team they set themselves aside from their competitors.

You will often see Keri and her team take part in many major fashion & lifestyle events with the purpose built pop up salon, which has recently seen them appear at The UK Lingerie Awards, The Clothes Show Live, and Moda trade show.

Danique on many occasions have styled the hair of celebrities such as TOWIE star Jessica Wright, Maria Fowler, Daniel Lloyd, Danny Jones from Mcfly, Millie Mackintosh and many more.

As of April the salon launches the #DaniqueDoMondays campaign which will see them break rank with tradition and open Mondays, so keep watching for news on latest events.

I would like to say a massive congratulations to Keri and the team and wish you all the best

You can keep update by following Danique here on Facebook

and also on twitter  @DaniqueHair

Rolo Brownies

SAM_2481My first attempt at Rolo brownies didn’t disappoint. I used to love baking many moons ago (bc) (before children) and have recently started getting back into it, so you will see the odd experiment pop up here and there, at the moment most of the things revolve around chocolate and as I’m trying to cut back ready for holidays my willpower is taking a hit.
SAM_2480I melted 185g of chocolate ( I used Galaxy) and 185g of butter, I think it should have been unsalted but I had salted in the fridge at the time so I used this and to be honest they turned out fine.

SAM_2479I whisked 3 free range eggs with 250g of caster sugar.

SAM_2478Add the melted chocolate mixture to the eggs and sugar and gently combine.Then sift in 85g of plain flour, 40g cocoa powder and fold gently, try not to over stir.

SAM_2483I poured the mixture in to a 8 inch brownie tray which I lined with greaseproof paper. Then the best part I gently put the Rolos in.

SAM_2485Bake at 180 for about 25 mins,  I did want the Rolos to be there after baking but they melted away, you couldn’t really see them, but they tasted amazing and was quite gooey and slightly chewy which actually was a real hit with everyone that tried them. I maintain they are supposed to be gooey and slightly chewy, thats the caramel.




Loros Fashion Show

A few weeks ago I went to the Loros Annual Fashion show, it was the 4th year this event has taken place and its was held at the King Power Stadium in Leicester.  With tickets at just £10 it was a massively popular event. It was extremely well organised and I think all the people that do this from start to finish are so fantastic.

A huge amount of local businesses got involved which was great to see, and the atmosphere was great to be a part of.

Here is a list of just some of the people involved in this massive annual event, if I have missed anybody off just give me a nudge and I will add them on .

Browns Lingerie & Beachwear  35 Francis St, Stoneygate, Leicester LE2 2BE


Hot! Mess




Wardrobe Anarchy


Phase Eight    27 High Street, Market Harborough LE16 7NL


Bossy             Twitter @Clothingbossy


Lisa B        15 Loseby Lane, Leicester, LE1 5DR


G-Star Raw


Elle Sport


No 34 Boutique      34 High Street, Market Harborough LE16 7NL


Salt & Silk 


Joules          53-55 High Street, Market Harborough LE167AF


JACKS            14 Church Street, Market Harborough LE16 7AA


Christopher Scotney     130-132 London Road Leicester LE2 1EB


Flo & Sang


Candy Kittens


Abiti   21 Francis Street, Stoneygate, Leicester LE2 2BE


The Little Big Bra Shop       4 Adam and Eve Street, Market Harborough LE16 7LT


ISWAI (It Starts With An Idea)


Serge DeNimes



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