Lifestyle blog; Edinburgh, MS, food, beauty and chit chat.

Jennie

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Relax at Edinburgh’s Soul Retreat

Back in Autumn of 2017 (remember 2017? Me neither!) Soul Retreat burst onto the spa and beauty scene in Edinburgh. Before I go any further, I must disclose that this awesomely fabulous spa was created by 2 of my sisters-in-law but honestly, if it was crap I just wouldn’t write about it! If you still don’t trust that my judgement is unbiased, go and visit and find out for yourself! Edinburgh’s new.. Read More

Private chef in your own home

If you’ve ever watched MasterChef then you’ll be no stranger to the talents available in the world of private chefs. I always assumed this was only something for the rich and famous who owned their own yachts or mansions, but when I was contacted by the lovely people at La Belle Assiette I found out otherwise. When offered the chance to host a dinner party at home with a private chef cooking for us.. Read More

The best Christmas gift

This December the MS Society asked me ‘What’s the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received?’ as part of their Christmas campaign to raise funds for research, which is vital to help the thousands of people suffering from this awful disease in the UK. So what is the best gift I’ve ever received? Well, that’s easy to answer… As I’m lying in bed on a Sunday morning with a cup of tea.. Read More

MS & pregnancy; my story so far

I’m currently 18 weeks pregnant and couldn’t be happier. Now I’m in my second trimester I feel better than I have in years! However, I didn’t actually have the best start to my pregnancy due to quite a severe relapse of my MS. I wanted to share what happened as I felt quite alone during that time. After speaking to other women with MS and doing some Googling I found.. Read More

Staying positive with MS

I’ve been a wee bit quiet recently so I thought I’d share a quick update on what’s been going on. Over the past few weeks I’ve had an MS relapse. ——— What is a relapse? “the appearance of new symptoms, or the return of old symptoms, for a period of 24 hours or more – in the absence of a change in core body temperature or infection”. (MS Society) ——— This.. Read More

Cuckoo’s Bakery launch summer cupcake range

Cuckoo’s Bakery was taken over by new owners Thomas and Joanna Partridge back in June this year. The husband and wife duo have just launched a retro summer cupcake range, celebrating classic ice lollies and ice cream such as The Fab, Solero, Twister and Ninety-Nine. Cuckoo’s Bakery first launched on Valentine’s Day in 2011 with its cake shop and tea room on Dundas Street. They then opened a second shop in.. Read More