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,…

SUNDAY LUNCH AT JIMMY’S FARM

What do you get when you mix family time with good food, a charming setting and a sprinkling of snow to set the scene?* The perfect Sunday, of course! *The snow was more sludge. We tried not to break our…