Inspiration

Snapshots from the Sidebar… March

Snapshots from the Sidebar March, Bumpkin Betty

I can’t believe another month has passed since my last post introducing February’s sidebar favourites, but hey March is almost all but behind us, I’m officially in the land of my thirties and April’s showers have begun (boo to that last one huh?).

March has been a busy month all round, with all of my birthday celebrations being fitted in around a schedule of meetings, prep and pitches hunting for new freelance roles to start Spring with, wedding planning moving up a notch, and of course this blog, which always ends up being my most demanding (yet most loved) job….

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Adventures

Five Reasons to Visit #TheCherryRooms This Weekend…

Dry Ice Cocktails, Bumpkin Betty

Happy Friday! I’m switching up my Five Things of the Week a little today, as frankly there was one event that was kind of a highlight this week and trying to condense it into just one little paragraph was proving too difficult. So if you’re London based and looking for something fun to do this weekend read on, as I’ve got news of a crazy fun taste sensation that might just have you giggling, gasping and grinning all at the same time (if that’s even possible?!).

It takes something pretty special…

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Musings · Snapshots

Wedding Wednesdays… Designing an Engagement Ring Part III

Designing an engagement ring part 3, Bumpkin Betty

If you like it then you should’a put a ring on it! Finally he did!

It’s here, it’s finished, it’s on my finger and it’s time for the big reveal – hurrah! Just under five months after getting engaged I finally got to experience the feeling of having a ring put on my finger for the first time and it felt great!

If you’ve been following my ring journey and have read part 1 and 2 of the series then you’ll know that not long after after GB proposed, I made the decision to design my own…

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Snapshots

Aren’t Birthdays Lovely?

Lovely Birthdays, Bumpkin Betty

Hello, hello! How are we all this rainy Tuesday? So after taking a few days off this weekend to celebrate my birthday, I’m back and I thought I’d start this week with a bit of a catch up to fill you in on all the fun times and share some of the lovely presents I received from ever so kind family and friends.

With my previous weekend spent hanging out with friends in the Lake District, eating birthday cake and laughing non stop, my actual birthday full of surprises from GB and…

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Outfits

Spring Has Sprung

Boden Pink Coat and Cashmere Jumper, Bumpkin Betty

The Friday just passed officially marked the first day of Spring and after a rather grey, gloomy and somewhat disappointing solar eclipse (I think I had more fun reading through people’s reactions on Twitter than I did actually staring at the sky), the sun shone bright all day long and for the first time in a long time it actually felt warm too (there was even some talk of jackets not being needed but this is currently unconfirmed).

Seeing as the Spring Equinox falls just one day after…

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Snapshots

BRB: Turning 30!

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 Be right back: I’m off to turn 30!!

Hi folks, just a very quick note to say sorry if things are a little quiet on here for the next couple of days, its my 30th birthday today and I’ve decided to take some time to enjoy it properly!

I have been extremely lucky in the present department this year and have one in particular that I am beyond excited to share with you so we’ll have plenty to catch up on when I’m back!

For now – have…

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Inspiration · Top Tips

Wedding Wednesdays… Win £100 of Wedding Stationary from Printed.com

Printed.com Wedding Stationery

We’ve moved into quite a fun stage of wedding planning in the last little while, which after the first few months of venue searching , money worries and general ‘how will we ever pull this off?’ stresses, is most welcomed indeed. Now that the where, when, and to an extent, what of the wedding day itself have been ticked off and solidified, we’ve begun thinking about the more creative elements of the day (ok I won’t lie, I began thinking about these elements from day 1 of…

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Snapshots

The Only Way is Keswick

A weekend in keswick, Bumpkin Betty

I’ve got a big old case of the comedown blues this week after spending four days living it up in Keswick with some top people. Myself and one of my best friends are both turning thirty within a week of each other (me this Thursday, her the following Wednesday) so a long weekend of eating, drinking, dancing and laughing seemed like a great way to celebrate. Ten of us made the journey up to Keswick in the Lake District on Thursday evening and found ourselves in the most gorgeous cottage, nestled on acres of farmland…

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Musings · Snapshots

The Memory Keepers

The Memory Keepers, Bumpkin Betty

In around 10 hours time, after an epic road trip I’ll be pulling up to my new abode for the weekend, a gorgeous country cottage in the Lake District, to greet four of my best buds (and their hubbies) for what’s set to be an almighty hoe-down. As a joint birthday celebration with a friend, we’re planning to mark our 30th birthdays by allowing ourselves to revert back to our 18 year old selves (after writing this post on coming to terms with the age I think I’m allowed one last…

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Top Tips

Wedding Wednesdays… Designing an Engagement Ring Part II

Designing an engagement ring, Bumpkin Betty

For those of you who saw this Instagram pic, you’ll know that last weekend I finally got my engagement ring on my finger, just under five months after officially getting engaged. (A photo with your hand in the air and cheesy grin on your face is clearly the ‘I’m engaged’ default as we got lots of confused congrats on the social media’s but for the record we are well into wedding planning already!) It was the most lovely surprise when GB popped the question for a second…

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Musings

Slow Down, Approaching 30…

Thoughts on turning 30

In ten days time, I’ll be turning 30. Saying it like that so matter of factly, as I breeze towards the date without much thought, is actually a little odd.

As such a huge milestone in a person’s life, a women’s life, my life, I thought I’d be more worried. I thought I’d be panicking about what had and hadn’t been achieved, manically trying to fit things in and make things happen. I guess, I thought I’d feel different.

Truth is, I think I panicked more regarding my 29th birthday. 29 for me was the wobbly age, the age I…

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Snapshots

Five Things of the Week… Spring, Sunshine and Sausages

Five things of the week. Bumpkin Betty

1. The Morning after the Weekend before…

You know those Mondays that come after an awesome weekend where you feel a little deflated, lost and not quite sure where to begin with all things regular once again? That’s pretty much how my week began and it’s probably taken me until today to get myself properly back on track. Or maybe I’m still not back on track, I don’t know. I’m writing this post at 6pm on a Friday and I’ve spent my day doing a whole lot…

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