Outfits · Recipes

Baking in Heels

Baking cupcakes in heels, Bumpkin Betty

I’ll be honest. Normally when I take to the kitchen to bake something I am REALLY messy. As in, within about five minutes and before I’ve even mixed anything in a bowl, the kitchen looks like a bomb has hit it. Every single dish and bowl and piece of cutlery is out, every ingredient removed from the fridge, cameras and phones and lights and props tables and extra ‘styling material’ is strewn around, and me, well if I’m wearing something dressier than a pair of leggings and a hoodie I’m doing well and if I don’t have around an…

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For the Love of Stationery

Where to shop for kate Spade stationery, Bumpkin Betty

If I’d been clever I would have put this post up last week for National Stationery Week but… you know me by now, timing is never my strong point.

Besides my love for pretty stationery doesn’t extend to only one week, no, pretty notebooks are for life.

One of my goals for this year was to get more structure to my work and improve my organisation. I’m generally a bit of an organisation nut in most areas of my life but last year, planning the wedding required such exhaustive organisation that I think other areas such as work and personal life had to…

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Recipes

Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts

Mini lemon meringue pies, Bumpkin betty

What is it about cakes in miniature that are just so appealing? Honestly give me any dessert or cake and my first idea is always to create mini individual versions of it. But to me, there’s something so delightful about a tasty little morsel of a cake, something that you can eat 5 of rather than just one slice, and I reckon they make a pretty perfect addition to a spring picnic.

When I came up with the theme for my baking club this month – spring has sprung – my first thought was…

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Outfits

Archive by Alexa | Falling for the Hype

Topshop polkadot cropped trousers, Bumpkin Betty

I’m sure I don’t need to introduce the blouse I’m wearing in any way. By now you’ll be more than familiar with the Harry blouse, the clear favourite from the Archive by Alexa range at Marks and Spencer, and will no doubt have already spotted it on a plethora of bloggers much more stylish than myself. It’s likely you even have one (or two) hanging in  your wardrobe by now. Because let’s face it, this has been one of the biggest and most successful celebrity/brand collaborations in years. I’d go as far to say it might even have outranked…

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Snapshots

Visiting Rochester

Spendin a day in Rochester, Bumpkin Betty

Can I let you into a little secret? We’re thinking about leaving London soon.

I know! The city I’ve made my home for the last eight years, the city I met my Husband, the city we started our life together in, the city where our friends are, the city where our work is, the city where our entire network is built, the city I love. There are many reasons for our decision, but ‘because we want to’ isn’t necessarily one of them. It’s bitter sweet, but in my heart I know it’s the right decision for us long term.

London is an…

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Inspiration · Recipes

BB Baking Club | Travel Delicacies

BB Baking club April, Bumpkin Betty

Join the BB Baking club

Happy bank holiday Monday, I hope you’ve all had a lovely day? After all that talk of being rained out, the sun shone on us all day here, and despite being a little chilly it was a pretty perfect spring day. That feeling of spring sunshine on my skin, and being able to arrive home at 7.30pm with it still light out is exactly what’s inspired this new month’s baking club theme! Don’t you just love this time of…

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Reviews · Snapshots

A Day with DFS | Part 2

The DFS Britannia range, Bumpkin Betty

If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll know that last week I was lucky enough to take a trip to the countryside to meet the team behind the furniture brand DFS, and get a first glimpse at their latest Britannia range which launched this week. Yesterday I took you behind the scenes at one of DFS’s largest factories in Derbyshire where I was able to see exactly how the Britannia sofas and chairs are made and just how much care and attention goes into creating every one.

Today I wanted to show you the finished pieces in more detail (because…

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Adventures · Reviews

A Day with DFS | Part 1

Spending the day with DFS, Bumpkin Betty

Call it a sign of getting old, but lately the world of home and interiors has been interesting me more than I ever thought it would. I think my Mum and Dad are still reeling a little at the fact that I asked for a new office chair for my birthday this year as opposed to a new pair of shoes. But frankly the arrival of a new desk and chair warranted just as much excitement in this household as any fashion haul has (just in case your panicking I’ve been the victim of a personality transplant I’ll reassure you that…

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Snapshots

Postcards from Ubud, Bali

Postcards from Bali, Bumpkin Betty

After a wonderfully blissful few days on Gili Trawangan Island in Bali, where we spent our first Christmas together as a married couple, it was time to pack our bags again and depart for the next destination of our adventure.

We were travelling for just under a month for our honeymoon, and although that is most definitely a lovely amount of time to holiday, in some ways it was also extremely short for all of the destinations we packed in. We could have easily had that amount of time in each country we visited! Many people thought we were mad to…

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Recipes

Sweet Brunch Pizza

Sweet brunch pizza recipe, Bumpkin Betty

It’s no secret to you all by now that I have an extremely sweet tooth. Sometimes I forget that not everyone else in the world is the same way and suddenly my love of all things sugar laced becomes a bit awkward (like on a recent press trip when I was the only one in the group ordering waffles for breakfast while everyone else was having smoked salmon). But I can’t help it, if there’s a sweet option available I’ll choose it, because life is just better when it comes with a side of cake isn’t it?

Having said that…

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Outfits

Sunday Stripes and Stars

Top Uk Fashion Bloggers, Bumpkin Betty

With the title of this post it probably would have helped if I’d actually put this outfit up on Sunday, but hey, as one of the few weekends I’ve had off in a long time and with the sun shining I was happy to be anywhere except in front of my laptop that day.

I feel as if I’ve been really busy with all things blog lately, but looking at my content you’d never know as I only published one post last week (!). I guess sometimes it’s hard to convey all of the behind the scenes stuff that goes…

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A Lazy Girls Guide | Visiting the Gili Islands, Bali

best beaches in Bali, Bumpkin Betty

I know it must seem like I’ve been banging on about our time in the Gili Islands in Bali for ages now and your probably dying for me to move on and start filling you in on some of the other places we visited during our month long honeymoon, but I feel as if I still have so many photos and stories to share from this initial part of our trip in Gili Trawangan that I’m not quite ready to draw a line under this beautiful location just yet.

Perhaps it was because this was our first stop on the trip,…

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