SLOWING DOWN AND LIVING IN THE MOMENT

About five years ago, I was standing at a train station with my grandad having one of those ‘where does the time go’ chats. He mentioned to me how he and his work colleagues would power through the week, waiting…

Some thoughts on Instagram (and how I grow my following)

Feeds bursting with avocado on toast, Insta-worthy shop fronts drenched in pretty pastel flowers and expertly styled flat lays definitely beg the question: are we all just doing it for the gram? Instagram is my favourite social platform right now,…

SPRING TART WITH RICOTTA AND ASPARAGUS

On a hot day, there’s not a lot more satisfying than dining alfresco and sipping cider in the garden. With that in mind, I whipped up this spring tart yesterday – the asparagus and spring onion made it super fresh…

UNWINDING IN NORTH NORFOLK

When you want to unwind but don’t quite have the budget for a luxury break in the Caribbean, I can highly recommend a trip to North Norfolk. I have such a soft spot for this picturesque part of the world…

3 REASONS WHY I’M MAKING MORE TIME TO READ

      Whether it’s lolling on a sun lounger abroad and tucking into an easy read about an unsatisfied thirty-something opening up a quaint little bakery (is the man there truly in love with her or is he just lured…

WHAT’S NEXT FOR THIS ESSEX GIRL?

SO, after a month or two of trying to navigate my way around WordPress, This Essex Girl 2.0 has arrived – with a shiny new layout and updated logo to boot. I know, the sassy little thang. Behind the scenes,…