Southampton: My Local Gift Guide

I thought it was about time I updated this little gift guide featuring some of my favourite sellers and makers based in and around Southampton – just in time for your Christmas shopping! These sellers and tonnes more will be at the ‘Etsy Made Local’ market on the 1st of December (I’ll pop details at…… Continue reading Southampton: My Local Gift Guide

Why I Deleted My Followers

[I’m going to start with the story of why I deleted my followers, but if you’d just like to read about the different websites and apps I used to do this and further monitor my account engagement then scroll down past this first chunky part] Why I Removed 90,000 Instagram Followers I’ve been self employed…… Continue reading Why I Deleted My Followers

Mitch’s Kitchen

In preparation for Veganuary, I finally managed to make it down to Mitch’s Kitchen unit to take a look at how it all works. Mitch, along with his lovely wife Shirin, produce fast-paced plant-based meals that are perfect for anyone on the go with a busy lifestyle or, more like me, and sometimes you just…… Continue reading Mitch’s Kitchen

Save Waste This Christmas

It’s all getting very exciting! Only one week until the big day, trees are going up and the cupboards are slowly stocking up with food. Plans are hopefully coming together and Christmas shopping is on its way to being completed, finally! Unfortunately, though, Christmas (and any big celebration, really) tends to be a time of…… Continue reading Save Waste This Christmas

Offbeet New Forest: Give a Cluck

I was invited via the Southampton Bloggers gang to organise a meal out at Offbeet New Forest. This is their brand new venue at only five months old and it’s very different to their original Wickham location. The restaurant at Sunnyfields Farm is much bigger and serves up a totally different menu (and different cake!)…… Continue reading Offbeet New Forest: Give a Cluck

The Vegan Larder: Unboxing

I’ve teamed up with the lovely people at The Vegan Larder for a giveaway on my Instagram this weekend – find me at @ItsGemmaEdwards and enter to win this lovely November subscription box, full to the brim with treats and cooking essentials. Great products for anyone but since it’s vegan it would be the perfect started kit…… Continue reading The Vegan Larder: Unboxing

Tenerifé: Iberostar Grand Salomé

This Summer I had the absolute pleasure of a week away with my family to a beautiful, luxury resort in Tenerifé and I really made the most of it! It’s an adults only resort and I’d imagine it caters mostly towards romantic breaks but it’s also perfect for families with adult children – like ours!…… Continue reading Tenerifé: Iberostar Grand Salomé

Cocktails at Turtle Bay

I was born a fussy eater and stayed that way right through until  my early twenties – it’s crazy to think I used to pretty much only go to Italian restaurants for dinner when, now, I would much rather chow down on a Mexican feast…or Indian, Thai, Japanese…I am so hungry as I write this.…… Continue reading Cocktails at Turtle Bay

Amsterdam: My Top Three Eats.

If you follow my Instagram you’ll see that my life often revolves around where I am eating that day and that pull only gets stronger when I’m away from home. I’ve just spent a long weekend in Amsterdam with my boyfriend and a bunch of friends and it was so refreshing being able to get a…… Continue reading Amsterdam: My Top Three Eats.