Traditional school summer fetes

I like a good school fête. True, it’s been many years since I last went to one  (because it’s a bit odd to go to a school event as an adult without an accompanying child!) but I remember the excitement of preparing for a fête as a child, setting out a games stall with my best […]

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Company Style Blogger Awards 2013

So last night I was lucky enough to attend the Company Magazine Style Blogger Awards 2013. It was an amazing night, and I’m only now feeling well enough to post my photos after a very late night and one too many bubbles 😉 I also reviewed the whole event and shared some photos from the […]

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Get Shwopping for Oxfam on 9th May

Tomorrow is the biggest shwopping event of the year – it’s the One Day Wardrobe Clear-Out in aid of Oxfam. I’m loving volunteering as an Oxfam Fashion blogger (here’s my previous blog post for oxfam) and I will certainly be getting involved with all the shwopping! It’s time to rifle through your drawers and pick out all the […]

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90s cheesy pop at its best – review of The Big Reunion concert

I don’t know about you, but I loved the 90s. And the Noughties. The cheesy pop music of the era was (and will always be) my favourite music of all time. Ok, it’s not cool to love boybands, girlbands and one-hit-wonders, but a catchy tune will get you in the end – and cheesy music is notorious […]

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Update – My photos from the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

You may remember that last Sunday I was taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch and I wanted to share the photos with you and let you know how we got on. Me, mum and hubby put out loads of wild bird seed, corn, peanuts, fat balls and suet blocks to tempt the birds into mum’s […]

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The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch weekend

This weekend is the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch – the world’s largest wildlife survey, which ask families in Britain to take an hour out of their weekend to keep an eye on the garden (or get out into the park) and count the number of birds that they see. I am heading to my mum’s house […]

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Cheering up the nation with a wedding speech

If you’ve not already seen this wedding speech – where have you been?? Tom Fletcher from band McFly released a YouTube video of his wedding speech on the 6th January and immediately perked up millions of people around the UK – no more January blues for us! Since I first watched it at the start […]

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Happy New Year

I’m going to be busy lounging around today, recovering from last night’s New Years Eve party but I’d like to quickly wish all my family, friends, customers and lovely blog readers a very Happy New Year! Have a fab 2013 😀

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Cheeky drinks recipes for your New Years Eve party

If you’re having a gathering for New Years Eve, be it a small family ‘do’ or a huge party with friends, you’ll be guaranteed to be serving and enjoying a few drinks during the evenings celebrations. You’ll need a selection of soft drinks, the odd lager and bottle of wine, but the exciting part of throwing a […]

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My local Christmas lights switch-on

This weekend I went to the Christmas Lights switch on event in our nearby town and this had become a bit of a festive tradition for our family in recent years. I happened to be shopping in the town when they were installing their Christmas lights this year so I got a sneaky peek at the decorations and even saw their […]

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Holdays are coming… holidays are coming…

Well, this Christmas is already turning out to be one of the best I’ve ever had – starting with an amazing visit from the Holidays Are Coming Coca-Cola truck to the nearby town. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the event announced in the local newspaper (I actually jumped up and down & […]

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One month til Christmas – Christmas markets & cushions!

Hurrah! It’s the 25th November and only one month til Christmas! So I’m celebrating with a trip to the famous Bury St Edmunds Christmas Market this weekend and here’s what I’m expecting to see this year:   Plus, I’ve gone all festive whilst wearing my over-the-top fairy lights jumper and have got myself this amazing gingerbread cushion from […]

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Get into the festive spirit – Visit a Christmas barn

Now that bonfire night is over, I think I am completely justified in getting far-too-excited about the fact that Christmas is coming! This year I’ve been pretty calm so far, but I recently allowed myself to visit a nearby Christmas barn in order to get myself into the full swing of the festive season. I […]

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Burlesque dance class – update

As I mentioned last week, I was off to try out a taster session of a Burlesque dance class at the weekend, and I promised to let you know how I got on… Well, it certainly didn’t disappoint! I dragged one of my girlfriends along with me for support and I’m pleased to say we had […]

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I love the Olympics & Team GB are amazing!

I confess that I’ve got nothing done this week. I’ve seriously just been glued to my TV watching every event I possibly can and have been loving every second! And then re-watching it again on the Olympic roundup every night until the early hours. I’m so pleased that I have a ‘flexible’ job! So this […]

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Tea for Two – at Starbucks??

I couldn’t quite believe the recent news that coffee-giant Starbucks is planning to open its first tea-only store in the autumn. The tea shop will open near the company’s headquarters in Seattle and will feature the US tea Tazo brand that Starbucks acquired over 12 years ago.           According to reports in The Seattle […]

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In the best possible taste eh, Grayson Perry?

Last night I watched the Channel 4 programme by artist Grayson Perry ‘In the Best Possible Taste’ in which he researches the British class system for his recent artwork: 6 tapestries titled The Vanity of Small Differences. Grayson believes that taste is directly influenced by our class and has created the tapestries to show the […]

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I heart summer festivals – its all about the Fairy Fair!

I am so excited to be involved with the Fairyland Trust’s fairy fair this year. This year’s fundraising Fairy Fair (29th and 30th May) looks set to be the biggest and best ever. Set in the beautiful grounds of Holt Hall, Norfolk, this magical family day out is not to be missed. First the very […]

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