Originally from Congleton, England, I now reside in sunny South Africa in a small town in the Garden Route.

I started blogging back in 2010, having wanted to be a writer since I was old enough to hold a pen. 
At first my blog was purely personal - general ramblings of a complete nobody that I thought no one would ever read. 
Slowly I started to branch out and blog about recipes I'd tried out, films I'd seen, restaurants I'd experienced... eventually I gained a small group of loyal, regular readers and thereafter it just bloomed!  
I don't blog about something unless it is something that I want to blog about. 
One piece of advice I can give any of you aspiring bloggers' would be to not force anything onto your blog. 
Love and respect your writing enough to only publish things that you are happy with; don't do it simply because you think you'll get more traffic and readers or because you haven't written in a while.

A blog should be personal, something that represents who you are and what you are about. 

In this blog you'll find everything from beauty product reviews, personal recipes, general life posts, movie and book reviews, quotes, a ton of photography, the occasional poem or short story, fashion, travel posts and more.

Enjoy my little space - be sure to leave a comment with your blog address on one of my posts and I'll definitely support you back from one blogger to another. 

Happy Blogging 


  1. Great advice!Just started blogging and didn't realise there is a whole community of people out there, blog forums,blogging groups! I'm learning very, very slowly! Love your blog xx


  2. Brilliant advice for newcomers like me.
    Check out my blog I only have one post but hey ho

  3. I love your blog! Following for sure.
    I'm also a newcomer to blogging so this is a great place for me to start. :)

    Check out my blog?


  4. Just stumbled across your blog and I am following along! Love hearing about people living and traveling outside of the US!

  5. Glad I found your blog, I really like it!

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  7. Hello, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog and I am also very happy of meeting another blogger living in South Africa. I am following u already as well and really loved your blog, very fresh, natural and real! In which part of the Garden Route do u live?

    Lets keep in touch.




  8. Great page!! I really enjoyed reading some of your posts! Feel free to drop my blog and check it out as well!

    Constance - http://foreignsanctuary.wordpress.com/

  9. I am thrilled I found you. I already know that I'll be one of those regular readers.


  10. Nice to meet you Jade, definitely keep in touch!:)


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