Naomi & Shopping

Christmas may have been a few weeks ago but I have bought some amazing things from local company’s during the festive period! And if you can please contiue to support local especially during these times!

Nuwe Roam

The first thing I bought were these lovely soap dishes from Nuwe Roam! I needed some soap dishes as I use oilive oil soap on my skin which makes my soap bar EXTRA slippy and kept falling into the bath while I had a shower.

I really need to get better with my camera angles but here’s a photo of what they look like


The business is ran by two people I know quite well ester and Tanya there stock is inspired by travel! They have fantastic prints that they have designed themselves which have matching candels so you can imagine relive past travels!

They Vintage section where you able to buy their off vintage finds! The website is easy and accessible on both laptop and mobile. My order came quickly and  was beautifully packaged

Kitsch Noir

I am some who really needs a diary. I like writing stuff down because it helps me remember things. I am an old soul at heart as although I have  a diary on a phone, you can’t beat one on pen and paper.

This probably why I still love buying books and love going to the library!

I enjoy looking back at past plans, events and I think it is nice to see what you have achieved and done.

Which is why I have deicide I need to start journaling. I write also sorts of random stuff on bits of paper for myself and saw this beautiful A5 diary to get me ready for 2021 from KitsCH Noir….I was sold!

It also comes with stickers!

I really like the fact they diary had females in it that looked like me and it is beautifully illustrated and in a format which is perfect for me.


As you can see in January, I have written my daily yoga with Adriane and Benji for their new Breath Series!

After this page the week can be viewed on 2 pages from Monday to Sunday AND it has a note section under Sunday so you can right reminders/ anything you missed off!

Yoga with Adriene is actually going very well! I am going to try and keep going as I really enjoy doing this in the morning before having my breakfast AND helps me have a nice night sleep.


BusyHappyHands has beautiful homemade crafts such as the Manchester Bee plant pots, earrings, scarfs and decorations!

All items are really reasonably priced and ran by my friend Hannah!

Their Esty shop is definably worth a look! I have just ordered some gorgeous hand made earrings from tjem this week!

I will share an image of the ones I bought once they arrive!

January 2021

A view from my morning run in a park

Happy New Year!

I hope you are all well had a fabulous time celebrating whether if you were celebrating with your bubble, home alone, working or even if you fell asleep!

We have made it to 2021!

I really hope the first few weeks of the year been treating you well!

FIRSTLY I want to thank you all SO SO SO much for reading my blogs this year! An amazing 450 people have been regularly reading my blogs which is amazing! That fact you are from all over the world has definitely given me the kick up the bum to write more.

If you are in the U.K…. Lockdown 2.0 is on going until further notice!

Personally, I have ZERO of baking a Banana bread and cheeky trip to the supermarket is my highlight of my week!

To be honest my first week of January has actually been a bit manic! I been a busy bee I STILL haven’t finished Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemmingway!
I will finish it I promise (I am aiming to write a review on this by Sunday) as I am well over half way through!

I have noticed that I have been baking and cooking a lot more than usual! Once a week I make a what I like to call ‘FAKE AWAY’ at home.

This is basically me making a DIY take away, and usually taste lovely too (if do say so myself). Tonight I made prawns in black bean sauce and salt and pepper chips all from scratch!

It went down a treat and I gobbled it all up! I have also made vegan curry with onion bhajis, fish and chips, sweet and sour chicken, chicken rogan josh….

I am thinking of sharing one of my “Fake Away” recipes once a  month? I will make sure I take pictures and also let you know what you can use as a vegan replacement for the ingredients I use. 

I am aware that some people are vegan and have diatery requirements. When I post these recipes I will try my best to accommodate 🙂 In UK we have Veganuary during January! I think it is a great idea but I usually have at least one meal a day where I eat vegan/vegetarian meal!

I have lot more ideas for the new year on what to write about but I will keep doing my book reviews as you guys seem to love reading them!

Anyway as mentioned before, a book review will be with you this Sunday with a bonus!

You will have to wait and see what it is…..

Hope you all have a fabulous week and thanks again for reading Naomi&!

N x