Tea & Cake For The Soul

“Tea & Cake for the Soul” is my way of trying to give a little something back by sharing my musings, recommendations, tips, and recipes.

I’m a busy, married, mum of two grown up children, with a varied working background in education, admin, retail, hair and home care. My passions include music, travel, writing, reading and spending time with friends and family.

In the past I have written articles and supplied photos that have been used in music books, magazines, cd booklets, and online forums/websites. I also run several Facebook pages for bands. All this led to me assisting a well known footwear company with their advertising campaigns and new product designs.  I even wrote an online “book” once about growing up with a diet of music in the 70s and 80s.

Some of the magazines, books and cds that I have had my work published in.

I enjoy going to car boot sales with my dad to find “projects” to upcycle, mostly household items or clothes. I get great pleasure (and quite often a lot of frustration) out of modifying something that someone no longer has use for, into something unique that can be loved and used again. I will share some of these projects with you.

Find more upcycling projects in my DIY, Arts & Crafts section.

A couple of years back, I went on a real mission to reduce hefty bills like insurance and entertainment packages and it’s amazing what you can do with a bit of time, know-how and effort. I’m a savvy shopper and I share all my tips with you here on this blog . So as I lead a fairly frugal lifestyle in most areas, I am able to indulge in my other passion – travel!

It was the comments received from my holiday diary of my first road trip to America that made me decide to get this blog up and running.  I had put so much time and effort into researching the trip that I thought if would be a shame to keep all that info to myself.

Lots of free and cheap things to do home and away in my Travel section.

In late 2017 I wrote a series of blogs about my life with Mental Illness. It was a long hard slog and took me more than a year to write but I finally published my personal story and hopefully lots of useful tips in how to deal with it for sufferers and carers. It  has received some great feedback.

Mental Health tips and my own personal story.

I have lots of new content to share in the Money Saving Tips and Travel sections and I hope I can tempt you with a few more Recipes too.

My Reviews and Recommendations are ONLY of items, services and places that I have paid for myself and want to shout about. My main aim is just to write about my interests and share things that might help people 🙂 .

I hope you enjoy reading. Please follow me here WordPress, Facebook  or Twitter where you can see lots more photos. I can be contacted through either of my social media sites.

Plenty of recipes to indulge in.



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