Sunday, 16 June 2019


We took a weekend trip before late May Bank Holiday to Portugal with Stephan's side of the family. We left from Luton Airport on Friday and flew back to London on Monday so we made a nice long weekend of it. Fatima, for those of you who haven't heard of it before is a place of pilgrimage for Catholics around the world. It's where Mary appeared to three peasant children and if you've ever been to Lourdes in France it has a very similar feeling. It's very peaceful, serene and spiritual which is a breath of fresh air when you live in the city.

Unlike urban Lisbon, I found Fatima much cleaner and nicer, but that being said you can't spend more than a day or two there. We went to an open air Sunday mass, saw the houses that the 3 peasant children lived in, and visited the main Church (as well as shopping and dining in the local area). We arrived very late on Friday and so we only had all of Saturday and half of Sunday before we got the bus to Lisbon for one night before we had to fly home.

Here's some photos from Fatima:

We spent the last 24 hours in Portugal in Lisbon. We stayed overnight in a AirBnB and explored the city centre, waterside, shops, restaurants and enjoyed the sunshine we had before it was time to fly home!


Friday, 19 April 2019


It’s booked! Stephan and I are going to BALI in September and we couldn’t be more excited!!! This is a total dream holiday for us both, and we can’t wait to pack our flip flops and travel to the tropical island for the most amazing time! We will be in Bali for 12 days and have already broken down our travel itinerary so we know where we will be and for how many days during our time there. Most of our accommodation is booked too - there’s just one more to book next month (hopefully a gorgeous villa) and then we will be set! We have been pleasantly surprised at how cheap the accommodation is! You can live like a king for much less than in the Western world and our eyes were popping out of our heads when we first began to look for places we could stay. Needless to say our excitement went through the roof!

Over the next few months (5!) we will be reading up on where to eat, what to see, and the finer details of travelling to Bali. If you have been and want to share any tips please do!

Sandra x


Tuesday, 9 April 2019


Last November I hosted a Christmas calligraphy workshop at Tinker Tailor in Enfield and it went so well that I'm booked in to host another this May 11th! Seats are limited so if you've always wanted to give calligraphy a go - book your place now to avoid any disappointment. Tickets cost £55 and all materials are supplied. Plus you get to take your calligraphy starter kit home with you so you can practise practise away! So join me for a fun morning learning something new this summer!

Here's a few photos from my previous workshop at Tinker Tailor.
It was a lot of fun and I can't wait to go back!

Sandra x

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