Vegan Victoria Sponge

When it come to summer and we feel the urge to bake we instantly think about Victoria sponge cakes! For some reason they just feel like such a summer cake to bake. We of course made a vegan one and we also added all the fruit to the top not only to make it look extra special but to also make the most of the berries that are in season. We just can't get enough of them!

For the sponge
- 400g Self raising flour
- 1 1/4 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
- 250g Caster sugar
- 100ml Olive oil
- 400ml Almond milk
- 3 tbsp Maple syrup 
- 2 tsp Vanilla extract 

For the filling
- Strawberry/ Raspberry Jam (As much as you want)
- Buttercream - Icing flour & vegan butter (Ratio 1 butter, 5 Icing sugar)

1. Preheat the oven to 180c fan and grease your two cake tins.
2. In the mixing bowl sift the Flour, Bicarbonate of soda and Sugar and mix together.
3. In a separate bowl whisk the Olive oil, Almond milk, Maple syrup and Vanilla.
4. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and mix together. 
5. Evenly spoon the mixture into your two greased cake tins. 
6. Bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes until your sponge is risen and cooked through.
7. Leave to cool for 15 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack. 
8. Once the cake is completely cooled you may put together with the filling and decorated as you wish.
9. Make sure you take a quick photo to share with us before enjoying your cake!

We would love to know if you make this recipe and see your photos! Be sure to tag us on Instagram!
Love Megan

Bruges | Mini City Guide


This is the central point of Bruges and by far our favourite part! All of the buildings were so beautiful and they looked even better with the sun shining on them. In the square you will find lots of bars and restaurants where people were eating outside and having a good time. 
All around the outskirts of Bruges you will find canals with bridges everywhere to cross them. If you want to see Bruges from a different way you can even go on a boat ride. We definitely want to do this next time!
There are lots of cute side streets to explore and we found some of the nicest gift shops and lot and lots of chocolate shops. It is definitely worth exploring to find some of these really special shops.
We found one of the most peaceful parks ever and we wouldn't believe that we came from the business of the market square to suddenly feeling like we were in the middle of nowhere! We had a lovely sit down and soaked in some of the beautiful spring weather while people watching. 
The market square must have been our favourite part as it was just so pretty! This was definitely the busiest part and it was such a lovely atmosphere filled with bars and restaurants. 
We really hope that you enjoyed this post and enjoy Bruges even more!

Love Megan


The Brussels City Guide


Thinking of visiting Brussels? You need to read this post for all the information on getting there; the different foods you have to try and attractions that you simply must see. 
Brussels is the capital of Belgium and a beautiful architectural city full of history and lots and lots of chocolate and waffle shops! If we haven't convinced you already then keep reading and you'll soon be packing your bags and grabbing the next flight. 

We feel like we can openly admit that one of the main reasons that we chose to visit Belgium was for the food! Before our visit we would say that we're not the biggest of chocolate eaters and can go days and weeks without a fix. The couple of days that we were in Belgium though we definitely indulged!

As well as the waffle shops we also had a walk round quite a few
chocolate shops too, but why not when theres amazing Belgium
chocolate everywhere! In all of the chocolate shops there is a huge
variety of every type of chocolate you can think of ... as well as some
delicious tasters. 

Our waffles were amazing! Although there was so many different 
ones to choose from we all went for the same classic of Belgium 
chocolate with strawberries on top. 
Keep scrolling to see all of the different options we had to choose from!
Just writing this now and looking back through all of the photos is making us hungry! We don't have a particular place that we would recommend as there are so many great places to choose from but maybe in the future we will have to drive back over and try them all to give recommendations. 
Belgium may be one of the easiest countries to access from England. You can get here several different ways such as plane, train, boat and car.

Plane- Getting a flight to Belgium is very easy from one of the London airports or another in the country. The cost of the flight can often be quite pricey though but not to worry as there are a few other options to choose from. 

Train- You can get the train to Brussels from London and it takes less then 2 hours! Getting to Brussels could not be easier and this makes it perfect from a quick trip to get chocolate. 
There is also the Euro tunnel which takes you to France and you can drive into Belgium. 

Boat- You have a few options here. You can get the ferry from Dover to Calais where you can take your car on board and drive to your destination. The other option is to book a Belgium cruise. A Belgium cruise is normal 3-4 days long over a weekend and it also allows you to see other areas as well as Brussels. 

Car- You can easily hire a car or drive your own over. We found lots of street parking at a reasonable price and the city wasn't too busy to drive around. We also drove through Belgium from Brussels to Bruges and it was a pleasant drive with pretty scenery. 

Grand Palace- The top attraction of Brussels and one that you won't be able to miss! The Grand Palace is the most popular tourist destination in Belgium and located in the market square known to be one of the prettiest in Europe. Also near the palace you can find a great waffle shop so you can eat while admiring the beautiful architecture.

Saint-Michel cathedral- A truly beautiful cathedral in the centre of Brussels. There is also a small park next to it which is great to sit and admire the view!

Belgium royal museum of fine arts- One of the largest and best art galleries in the world. We definitely feel like we're going to have to return to visit here.

Atomium- Atomium is a 102 metre high steel structure which represents a molecule of iron magnified 165 million times. You can also enter and watch a show about human life.

There are a lot of different attractions not only in Brussels but the whole of the country! These are just a few that we though we would mention.

We hope that you found this guide helpful and have the most amazing trip to Brussels!

Love Megan


Chelsea Flower Show

Location: Chelsea, London
This was our first time at Chelsea flower show and we couldn't wait to share it with you! We booked it weeks ago and couldn't believe how quick it came around. We chose to visit on the last day which was a Saturday which meant we got some sneaky previews throughout the week on Instagram and on the TV. Although we thought this would ruin our experience it just made us even more excited to visit and we already knew a few different areas and flower arrangements that we didn't want to miss!

> This one is serious summer house goals! And so pretty for
so much greenery.
< This photo was the first one we took and we love all of
 the shades of purple! We would never think to use only
 one colour flowers but it looks amazing and we felt
 inspired straight away!
< Here we are next to one of our favourite bits of the show,
 we love roses and they all smelt amazing!

Outfit link at the bottom. 

We can honestly say we have never seen so many amazing flower displays anywhere. At the Chelsea flower show you will be wowed by the displays brought to you from all across the country. One of the most interesting parts was seeing all the varieties of flowers and not realising how many unique and different types there truly are!

How beautiful is this display! We love a country garden vibe and this is totally it. Although this is definitely what we love the most and steer towards when looking at others gardens and designing our own we also enjoyed the amazing variety of displays on offer. You could find inspiration for any theme and there was something for everyone! Even if you have a small balcony garden you could purchase pots and furniture or if you have a larger space you could purchase a greenhouse!

How amazing are these pink pineapple!

There was a lot of different food options to choose from that catered for all different dietary requirements. We chose to eat at the Healthy vegetarian food kiosk and our food was so good! We both chose the veggie burger and it filled us up for the whole day! The only issue was the limited seating which meant we had to stand up and eat our lunch.
You can also book a restaurant online before your visit or when you purchase your ticket if you would prefer a sit down meal. 

We hope that you found this helpful and interesting! We can't wait till next year and really hope you consider visiting this amazing show!
Please feel free to ask us anything that we may have forgotten to cover in this post. 

Love Megan

The Paris City Guide

Location: Paris, France
The Paris city guide is your go to for all the information you're going to need before your first visit to Paris. I visited Paris in February and the weather was perfect to explore the city in a cosy knit and see all the sights. 

Plane. You can easily fly into either of the two airports in Paris from several countries all around the world.  
Train. From London you can hop on the Eurostar from as little as £44 (Single) £58 (Return) and it will take you just over 2 hours. 
Car. If you want to take your own car you can drive across either on a ferry or the Eurotunnel. We chose the Eurotunnel and it only took 35 minutes.  

Arc De Triomphe
You can't miss this sight when you're visiting Paris. This is an absolute must see! You can view it from any of the roundabout exits but if you want to get closer you can actually walk around and under it for free.  If you're feeling like that still isn't enough you can purchase a ticket to the top for €12 and if your'e under 26 it's free!
As well as the Arc De Triomphe this is also one of the busiest roundabouts so its quiet fascinating to watch all the traffic!

Eiffel Tower
This has to be the best known sight in Paris and one that you simply have to visit while you're in the city!
For the Eiffel tower you can book your tickets online which might be a good idea as we had to wait in line for nearly 2 hours to purchase our tickets. 
The tickets to the top are €25.50 for adults; €12.70 for age 12-24; €6.40 for age 4-11 and free if you're under 4.
This was such an amazing experience and one I would definitely do again if I return to Paris. The best part is that as well as the amazing view across Paris when you're at the top you also get the amazing view of the Eiffel tower from the bottom and all the times you can spot it when you're in the city. 

The Eiffel tower was definitely the highlight of our trip.
Read more about it HERE

Disneyland Paris
We know this is just outside of Paris but I just had to include it!
Can you ever be too old for Disneyland? We visited when we were much younger and we couldn't wait to return. We may not be able to go on all of the kids rides anymore but there was still plenty for us to do and we were very excited to find ourselves some cute Disney food!

There is also a whole post about Disneyland Paris HERE

I hope that you enjoyed this post and find it helpful when planning your visit to Paris!
Love Megan

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