About Me

My name is Nicola and welcome to my little corner of the internet to share the things that I love. Here you will find recipes, crafts, book/TV/movie reviews and vintage finds.


I adore baking and cooking tasty meals for my husband, our families and friends. I find inspiration from traditional English cooking, but I also enjoy cooking recipes from around the world. I particularly love trying and learning different sweet and savoury dishes from my husband and his family from Spain and from the time that I spent there myself as a young student.

pineapple upside down cake

I am never without a craft project on the go (sometimes more than one!). I enjoy curling up to watch a film or TV series while knitting something cosy for the house or to wear.

bead bracelet

I run an Etsy shop – Sea Salt Designs – where I sell hand knitted and sewn accessories, and hand made eco-friendly jewellery.

As a lifelong book worm and movie fanatic, I will be posting about new discoveries that have got me hooked. I am always open to suggestions, so please leave a comment with any recommendations! I tend to love historical stories or fantasy, fairy tale themes, but really I will read anything if its left in front of me long enough.

I am also a huge history geek, as you can tell by the books I read. My husband and I love a trip to a castle or historical landmark.

Hampton Court Palace

The Tower of London is my favourite place in London, and we have enjoyed many trips to places such as Hampton Court Palace and never miss a walk around the Castle of Santa Barbara on our trips home to Alicante.

Apart from visits to historical palaces, we also enjoy spending a weekend morning hunting for vintage treasures at local boot sales and antique centres. I am building my wardrobe of beautiful vintage dresses and developing my 50’s inspired hair and makeup looks.

I hope that you enjoy reading as much as I hope to enjoy writing! I would be happy to collaborate with anyone on post ideas and to work with any reviews of particular items, please do get in touch either by a comment or through my contact page.

Nicola x