• Emma Victoria Stokes Cake Angels UK Galentines Baking Cupcakes Vanilla Buttercream Fondant
    Food

    Galentine’s Day Cupcakes with Cake Angels

    We never usually celebrate Valentine’s Day in a big way in our house. Don’t get me wrong, we don’t see ourselves as those ‘you should celebrate your love everyday meh meh’ type of people, it’s just that most of the time we’re celebrating things anyway. Ahem, but roses and chocolates never go amiss on a cold, dark night! So what better way than to get stuck in to showing yourself and your girls some lovin’ by partaking in GALentine’s. As the name clearly suggests, it’s a day dedicated to women, encouraging them to celebrate female friendships. And because being a laaaaady is actually awesome sometimes. Galentine’s Day falls on February 13th, the day…

  • The Montcalm Royal London House Junior Suite
    Hotels

    The Montcalm Royal London House – Hotel Review

    I wasn’t going to blog about this hotel at first. The main reason being I wanted to keep it personal as it was for my ten year anniversary getaway. But after spending a night at Montcalm Royal London House on Finsbury Square, we were completely blown away by the service, the room, and the general handling of our booking. I can genuinely say that our experience with the hotel was borderline faultless which I find is a very rare occurrence. The Montcalm is actually a chain of hotels and I’ve stayed in one before when I visited London a few years back. This specific hotel has only been open for a few months, so…

  • Emma Victoria Stokes Halloween Pumpkin Peppers
    Food

    Halloween Recipe: Pumpkin Peppers

    Halloween is just around the corner, next Monday needs to hurry up! It’s always been one of my favourite ‘holidays’ so to speak, especially when you get the chance to dress up and step into someone else’s shoes for a night. I wanted to make some scary recipes this week to get the blood pumpkin (ahem, pumpin!) so what better way to start than with petrifying pumpkin peppers! To be honest, my little chaps look a bit happy don’t they, not so scary at all. This recipe was ridiculously easy and will take 20 minutes to prep. Carefully cut the tops off however many peppers you would like to eat…

  • Emma Victoria Stokes Krakow Auschwitz Birkenau
    Travel

    Visiting Auschwitz And Exploring Krakow

    I have something exciting to share with you. I also have something harrowing to show you. Visiting Krakow, Poland stretched my emotions as far as it possibly could. One day we were walking along the cobbled streets feeling like the happiest people in the world eating kebabs and dining out in the Old Square. Other days, we were walking in silence through concentration camps – Auschwitz and Bireknau, not even beginning to comprehend the horrors of how many people were killed there between 1940 – 1945. Words really cannot justify the reality of the situation but for anyone who is thinking of visiting in future, I hope I have documented…

  • Emma Victoria Stokes AC Hotel Birmingham
    Hotels

    One Night At The AC Hotel – Birmingham & Luxury Stay Competition

    I can’t believe this AC Hotel Birmingham post is my 15th hotel review as a blogger, it still doesn’t feel real even after 4 years in the game. Even now, I squeal with excitement every time I get invited to luxury superior suites for review purposes. I mean, it really is a little bit crazy that I get to do this for a hobby. Excitement and enthusiasm aside for a moment, there’s now a running joke that I make my boyfriend stand in the corner (out of shot) while I’m taking photographs of the hotel rooms. It’s like that scene out of the Blair Witch Project where they’re made to face…