If you are planning your 2019 wedding and looking for some inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. I wanted to share some key emerging trends for 2019 weddings aiming to inspire you, give you some ideas and get those creative juices flowing for your special day. Trends are showing everything to be much more minimalistic, bringing the outdoors in (if you aren’t planning on celebrating outdoors), and creating a much more intimate and personal event.
Well my lovely followers, I have been so tardy with my posts since before Christmas, partly because I’ve been busy moving house.
Yep, I’ve gone from an isolated house dating from before 1740, to a new build with neighbours!
Sant’Elia really prompted the move, we would return to the UK finding a jungle of a garden which would then take us weeks to tame.Read More
There is still an element of snobbery with wine drinkers who ‘think’ they are all aficionados in viticulture, how boring they are if they are sat next to you at dinner!
So I can understand why some people feel intimidated when faced with aisle upon aisle of wines in a supermarketRead More
I love all of the Bodhi & Birch products. I post about their various ranges a lot and we also provide our guests with their products because they really do what they say they will do and I really believe in this brand. This post is not sponsored, I am just happy to share this brand with you and tell you all about their latest Super25 Botanical Serum, which is is an absolute winner.Read More
Who would have thought all those years ago, as a child living in ‘The Valleys’ of South Wales, that I would be part of Sant Elia Lifestyle together with an olive grove and vineyard!Read More
If there’s very little in your fridge, but you can open a cupboard and find a can of each tuna and cannellini beans, add to that half an onion, it’s enough to make yourself a delicious and nutritious lunch.Read More
I’ve only planted three courgette plants this year, I think the speed they grow they could easily take over the world.Read More
I love everything about Italy, the people, their culture, their style and vanity, their art and music, and of course Italian food.
I’ve been asked to suggest 5 things to do whilst visiting Italy. I’m not going to suggest any town or city as that’s a very personal choice, nor any particular piece of artwork not to be missed.
What I am going to suggest is what I’ve learned during my extended visits to Italy, and it all revolves around food!Read More
I wrote this blog a few weeks ago after putting on a head to toe outfit in M&S and posting on my Facebook Page, but I never shared this post as I thought it was a bit negative. Then, all over the news this week 'Marks and Spencers set to close 100 stores by 2020'.Read More
May is one of my favourite months of the year, especially when the sun is shining and everything just looks so much better in the sunshine.
So its always a time when I start thinking about sprucing up the garden again and getting out the garden furniture.Read More
I’m quite happy to have an afternoon of rain here at Sant Elia, it gives me the opportunity to catch up with some baking, I have a family who love cakes!!
So this afternoon it was bread and a tray bake.
This tray bake came from all recipes, although I’ve modified it a little.Read More
There are so many Welsh cakes recipes, but I could never deviate from Granny's recipe, as they are loved by all the family just the way they are.
Welsh cakes are cooked on a bakestone, of which I have two. The very best, my brother made for me years ago, it’s cast iron, very heavy but makes the most delicious Welsh cakes. The other I bought at a local cook’s shop, it’s made of a much lighter metal and is well travelled...so yet again was part of my check in allowance!Read More