Inspiration

Weekend Reading #029

weekend reading

Hello folks and happy weekend! Hope you’re having a good one? I’m back in the motherland for a few days seeing my folks and checking out some wedding venues -eek! For now though here’s a few links I’ve enjoyed this week!

1. I love sweet potato, it’s pretty much my staple diet. How good does this sweet potato roast look? – Smitten Kitchen

2. I love Megan’s style and this 4 ways to wear a Crown and Glory turban is adorable (only wish I looked this good in headwear) – Briar Rose

3. Rosie’s weekends always look…

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Snapshots

Five Things of the Week – Good Food and Good Fun

Afternoon Tea

1. Voucher Codes Swap Shop

Well hello there! Happy Friday! And happy five things of the week – I feel as if it’s been ages since I wrote one of these posts, I’ve been shirking on my duties lately apologies. For some reason Fridays have been uber busy of late and I feel as if time is moving at lightning speed at the moment; I can’t believe we’re almost in Dec and almost nearing Christmas again!  And while we’re at it I can’t believe we’ve now been engaged a…

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Inspiration

My Ultimate Dinner Party

Anthropologie Dinner Party

Being in the throws of planning a wedding, dinner parties and eating arrangements have not been far from my mind of late. After all nothing brings people together like food does it? Throw a good dinner party – full of laughter, enjoyable chatter and tasty bites – and it will be remembered for a long time to come. Personally I can’t think of a social activity I love more these days than gathering a group of my favourite people together to eat, drink and laugh. And while I might have to leave the cooking to GB, when it comes…

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Reviews

Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, Scarborough

Ox Pasture Hall Hotel

Other than a quick weekend trip to York for a hen do last year, Yorkshire has been a location I’ve totally been missing out on for quite some time. I’d always heard such lovely things about the countryside – those rolling hills and gorgeous sunsets – and Leeds had been a city I’d been keen to visit for a while. As much as I love London, when offered the chance to get out of the hustle bustle for a weekend and get to know a new part of the country, I generally don’t…

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Inspiration

November Spotlight | Daydreams of Summertime

Daydreams of Summertime

I’ve really enjoyed getting to know Sarah’s blog, Daydreams of Summertime, over the last month and I know that you lovely lot will fall in love with it too. You may remember me introducing her briefly in last months Snapshots from the Sidebar, but seeing as she’s held the top spot in my sponsors in the last 30 days I wanted to help you all get to know her and her a blog a little better! Sarah lives in Yorkshire with her boyrfriend Carl and her gorgeous dog Leo and blogs about everything from travel to…

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Inspiration

Weekend Reading #028

weekend reading

Happy Weekend! Here we are again, aren’t the weeks just flying in at the moment? I spotted mince pies in Sainsbury’s the other day so I guess that means the run down to Christmas is officially on! I’ve got a busy few weeks ahead but this weekend is set to be a good one, catching up for afternoon tea with a couple of my besties today and can’t wait! For now though, here’s the six links I’ve enjoyed most this week!

1. Christmas is on the way and if anything will get you in the mood it’s this Continue Reading...

Musings

Wedding Wednesdays… So You’re Engaged – What Next?

12 things you need to know when you get engaged

Welcome to Wedding Wednesdays! For those of you who are interested in following my journey as I start to plan possibly the biggest and most important event I’ve ever embarked on, I figured it made sense to group these posts into a feature series rather than bombard you non stop (it’s still highly possible because I’m SO excited!!) and risk turning what was a fashion and lifestyle blog into a wedding blog. And so after much deliberation (thinking of as many words that could potentially alliterate with wedding…

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Outfits

Waxing Lyrical

Joules Wax Jacket

I’ve never owned a wax jacket before. Puffa – yes, down parka – sure, leather – of course, faux fur – it has been known, but never waxed. Don’t get me wrong I’ve always secretly wanted one, but in my view a certain look and style was needed to pull them off, and it was a look I didn’t believe I had.

You see, I might have grown up amongst the countryside but I’ve never really been a country girl.

Ever since I was little I’ve liked the prettier…

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Snapshots

Five Things of the Week… Weddings and Winter

Danielle and Pauls Wedding

1. The Blogger event of the year!

Last night I spent a super fun evening with a bunch of blogger pals (and our other halves who felt positively out of place at what essentially became a blogfest) at the wedding party of Danielle and Paul. After getting hitched in the big apple they came back for a grand celebration with all their friends at family at the beautiful Down Hall Hotel in Hertfordshire. Danielle looked stunning in her gorgeous party frock, the second wedding gown she…

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Inspiration

Weekend Reading #027

Weekend Reading

Happy Weekend! I’m heading off in a few hours to a very exciting event, the lovely wedding of one of my favourite blogger friends, Danielle! Can’t wait! Anyway enjoy these six new reads this afternoon!

1. So you might have guessed from my snacks post this week that I’m a bit of a Nutella fan but I’ve never used it in baking for some reason. That ALL changed when I spotted these Nutella and Pecan bars however (just how good do they look?) – A Dash of Ginger

2. I’ve only recently discovered Iris’s blog but I LOVE…

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Outfits · Snapshots

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace, Bumpkin Betty

Every time I look at these photos I can’t help but let a big cheesy, emotional grin take over my face. Not because the outfit is anything particularly groundbreaking (I wanted to wear my new hat and new boots and everything else was shaped around that), not because the photos are necessarily the best we’ve ever done (you’ll find out why in a minute) but simply because I’m utterly dumbfounded that they even exist. Set in the beautiful rose gardens of Hampton Court palace, these snaps were taken a…

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Recipes

5 Healthy(ish) Snacking Ideas

5 Healthy Snacking Ideas

I don’t know about you but whenever I’m going through a health kick (which right now I am planning to start very soon – the thought of being a bride in the not too distant future is niggling at me, so I’ll start tomorrow I promise, today I have a packet of cookies in the house that are just calling out to be eaten – yes they are!), the thing I find most difficult to cut out is the snacks.

Healthy meals I’m totally down with and actually don’t find…

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