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…

MY 2018 BLOGGING GOALS

It’s such a cliché thing to say, but the years definitely whizz past faster the older you get, and I can’t believe how quickly 2017 has gone! When I was little, the wait until Christmas was agonising, and the festive…

MY DAY AT DEDHAM THERAPY FARM

I recently volunteered at Dedham Therapy Farm for a day, and wanted to share with you my experience to raise awareness of all the great things this relatively new non profit organisation is doing. I actually have memories of visiting…

MY 3 FAVOURITE PASTEL JUMPERS

My favourite thing about winter fashion is the array of knitwear that pops up everywhere. In fact, you can often spot me scouring the high street for the best jumpers, eagerly trying them on, then defeatedly handing them back to…