July Moments 2018

It was only a week ago that I was sharing my June Moments with you. June was such a busy and fun-packed month and I’m pleased to say that July continued with that theme. I’m finally catching up with work, emails and blog posts. I feel I’ve been in a constant cycle of catching up recently and I really must break that.

Throughout July I went away on a surprise Wow Trip to Cologne, met up with a few friends, worked hard, learnt new video production skills and took a lot of photos of food.

This is a round-up of my July through iPhone snaps.

Coconut from Pom

A fresh coconut from Pom at the Sharrowvale Market here in Sheffield.

This was the first time we’ve been to the market and it did not disappoint. We stocked up on the best and most affordable fresh fruit. I had berries FOR DAYS and we spent the evening chopping and freezing half of it for future baking and porridge.

There were lots of stalls from local independent businesses as well as food trucks. I picked up a bar of goat’s milk soap to try for my eczema and will be reporting back soon.

The next Sharrowvale market is in December. It’s well worth popping by but arrive early because it gets very busy.
Wow Trip in Germany

One of the highlights of my month was going on a Wow Trip. They arrange surprise holidays where you discover your destination at the airport. It’s such a fun concept and a brilliant way to push yourself out of your comfort zone.

The trip was organised by Monica who runs The Blogger Course. It was fantastic to go away with a group of like-minded people. I opened up my boarding pass on the train to the airport and was delighted to find that we were going to Cologne. There will be a full blog post about Wow Trip later this week.

Ice Cream Wow Trip

We ate delicious dairy-free ice cream on the trip and spent our days chatting about travel and blogging.

Cologne buildings

Look how pretty the buildings in Cologne are.

View over Cologne

I’m not normally one for heights but I decided to join everyone at the top of the KolnTrianglee. It was just a couple of euros to take the lift to the top where there was the most beautiful view across the city.


You can’t go to Germany without having a salty pretzel.

The Old Workshop Sheffield

When I got back from Germany I met up with C for lunch on Kelham Island. We’d planned to go to the new Mexican restaurant, piña but it was full for the football. I always love catching up with C and hopefully, we’ll get to piña in September.

Pina Sheffield

A quick snap outside of piña. I really can’t wait to try this place out, I’ve heard good things about their food.

Abandoned Sheffield

I love this beautiful abandoned building in the centre of Sheffield. I’m excited to see what they turn it into in the near future.

Me in my fruit skirt

I’ve been making the most of my summer clothes over the last few months. The weather has been lovely and we don’t normally get much of that here in Sheffield.

One of my favourite pieces is this fab fruity skirt from Cath Kidston. I actually picked up quite a lot of their summer collection, the fruit and ice lolly theme was just so cute.

Indulge Beauty

The lovely folk at Indulge Beauty, a new store in London kindly sent through a few of their favourite products for me to try out. I took a bunch of these away with me and so far, I’m loving the Sachajuan Ocean Mist, the Urban Decay All Nighter and the Hydra-Essential cream from Clarins (an all-time favourite). I’m still making my way through the products and can’t wait to share a full post with my thoughts.

Greek food Sheffield

Towards the end of the month Phil and I met for a lunch break outside our favourite Greek deli, Kosta’s. We ordered a huge salad and chips to share and pretended we were in Greece for just a moment.

Gaard coffee

I met up with Kirstie from Sidekick PR to interview her for my podcast – listen here. We recorded the episode in Gaard Coffee Hide. It’s a fab little coffee shop with in and outdoor seating. They offer a selection of tasty vegan cakes and fab coffee. I’m all about iced Americanos at the moment.

Chambord content creation

I spent a lot of time working with Connor on videos. We started off with cocktails and made 3 videos for my Instagram channel which we’re really proud of.

We’re also taking on clients for the final stretch of the year. If you’re a brand or social influencer and would like to work together on videography and photography projects just drop me a message.

I love the video we made with this cute little bottle of Chambord, you can check out my post all about it.

Here is the Luc Belaire video we made. I love this one because it has a totally different vibe to the other two videos we made in July.

Burgers at Wagon Sheffield

My mum stopped by Sheffield so she could have her hair done before heading home to Cambridge. I’m always really homesick so it was lovely to have her here for a few hours. We went to our favourite spot just by the station, Wagon and caught up over burgers.

I hope you all had a good July!