Homemade Bouquet

With Mother’s Day in the UK coming up this Sunday I thought I’d share some ideas of gifts you could make at home for the lovely mother figure in your life.

This post is a little how-to and is designed for you to be able to save money by buying individual bouquets of flowers from your local farmer’s market or supermarket and putting them together to create a beautifully bespoke bouquet, worthy to make anyone who receives it smile.

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Sunday Favourites

Sunday is by far my favourite day of the week at the moment. It’s the last day before the week resets on the Monday; both something to savour and a very refreshing thought. 

Here’s what I loved this week:

  1. Love- It’s back for the second season and I’m about half way through; it’s genuinely made me laugh out loud. If you’re looking for some real-life, cringey but can’t stop watching Netflix, I got you. It’s also made me want to go back to LA very soon!

    via GIPHY

  2. Spring- Yup, the season; it’s finally here! You’ll see me obsessively taking photos of blossom and skipping in a Spring-like manner while out walking the dogs. 
  3. New Vinyls- I picked up The 1975 and Solange’s new albums when we were in Bath. There’s something about listening to an album the whole way through that’s really satisfying. So often you skip through singles on Spotify (which I also love by the way) without hearing the whole piece.
  4. Prince’s Trust Celebrate Success Awards- Steve and I were invited to the awards on Wednesday. It was amazingly inspiring to see how far all the finalists had come to be there in that room. The awards celebrates young people who have thrived through the support of the Prince’s Trust and through their own determination managed to get to a better place in their lives. 
  5. A Country Walk- On Thursday my friend Gabi and I took the afternoon off and went for a walk. We walked and talked for over two hours around beautiful Polesden Lacey. I felt so refreshed when I got home and in a completely new head space. Would definitely recommend getting out of the house and going for a walk if you’re feeling stressed. 

I hope you’ve had an amazing week and a relaxing weekend.

❤️

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Sunday Favourites

A week that started in Brighton and ended in Bath, it’s been a busy one! I always forget how many fun places there are to visit in the UK, so it was nice to be reminded of that this week.

  1. Brighton Photoshoot– Steve and I spent a day in Brighton shooting some photos for the Barbour Blog. I’m excited to see how they turn out! 
  2. Silo– If you’re visiting Brighton you have to stop for breakfast or lunch here. I’d heard a lot about it as it’s a no waste restaurant. I went for the Silo breakfast with crispy seaweed. Sounds strange, tastes amazing!
  3. Colonna & Small’s Coffee Shop– We stopped here for a quick coffee on Friday and ended up staying for an hour. The coffee was outstanding and the staff were so nice. If you’re ever in bath definitely go and visit.
  4. Magalleria– Another Bath find but I couldn’t leave it out! A magazine shop like no other, as soon as you walk in you’re hit with the smell of brand new magazines, which is one of my favourites. I spent ages deciding on which ones I was going to take home.
  5. Broadchurch– If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll know I love a good crime drama. Broadchurch is back and it’s just as good as ever! I love David Tennant and Olivia Colman together. via GIPHY

Thanks so much for the awesome response to my feminist post; I spent a long time writing it and it means a great deal to me to have people reading and reacting to it.

                                                       ❤️

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Feminist

feminism
ˈfɛmɪnɪz(ə)m/
noun
  1. the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.
When I started writing this post it felt like such a big word to use on my blog. After reigning my thoughts in and thinking about it, that word is by no means out of place here. Nonetheless normally my blog is a pretty, happy, neutral place, full of things that provide respite from anything happening politically or socially around the world. Not because I don’t think these issues are important, but because it’s not the main focus of what I want my blog to be about.

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Sunday Favourites

Happy Sunday! How’s your week been? Steve was away in Finland and I stayed at my mum’s as the builders are still working on the flat; so living out of a suitcase for another week but getting pretty good at it now!

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Date Night Make Up

You guys know me, I don’t wear a great deal of make-up on a daily basis, however the one thing I do love is getting dressed up for a special night out. I recently revisited the Cosmetics à la Carte store to have my make up done and absolutely loved the experience.

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