Inspiration · Recipes

BB Baking Club | Travel Delicacies

BB Baking club April, Bumpkin Betty

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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

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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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Top Tips

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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Top Tips

How to Make your Instagram Profile More Professional

How to up your Instagram game, Bumpkin betty

Instagram is undoubtedly one of my favoured social media platforms, and one I really enjoy taking time over. Since the beginning of this year I’ve been putting some serious work in to try and grow my following, make my profile and pictures look better and generally make it sit alongside my blog in a more coherent way.

I’m afraid I can’t offer any magic formula’s on how to grow those followers to the dizzying heights of some Instagram stars. In most cases I think it’s probably taken those people a really long time to get to that level, and…

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Outfits

Fashion’s Favourite Jacket | The Embroidered Bomber

Zara embroidered bomber jacket, Bumpkin Betty

Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently you’ll probably know that the bomber jacket is having a bit of a moment in fashion right now. In fact it’s been a really long moment, like a few seasons moment, and we all know that in fashion terms that means it should be old news by now. But it’s not. And SS16 is proving to be the bomber jacket’s best season yet with every designer from Stella McCartney to Tommy Hilfiger and Jonathan Saunders championing the shape for their collections, and everyone from Cara Delevingne to Megan McKenna wearing them (one in a…

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Recipes

BB Baking Club | Baking with Vegetables

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So here we are in April! March whizzed by don’t you think? Our baking club theme for the month was a really fun one though as we set ourselves the challenge of baking with vegetables. It’s something I’ve been keen to try for a while, from Deliciously Ella championing sweet potato brownies to courgettes and avocados apparently making a more moist cake, veggies in baking are all the rage right now!

So before I announce the April theme, let’s take…

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Musings

Spending Christmas Abroad

Christmas in Bali, Bumpkin Betty

One of the most frequent questions I’ve been asked since returning from our month long honeymoon (over December and January) is; ‘What was it like being away for Christmas?’.

I think for most of us (at least in the UK) Christmas usually equals a much needed break from work, a time to see family and a chance to cosy up on the sofa binge watching movies and eating family sized tubs of chocolate (all to ourselves) while the cold and snowy weather batters on outside. The thought of abandoning all of those traditions we know and love (mulled wine and mince pies,…

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Top Tips

How to Create a Reading Nook in a Small Space

How to make use of a small sace in your home, Bumpkin betty

So shall we talk about how I totally jinxed the weather in my last post? It felt like I’d only just typed the words ‘spring is here’ before the clouds went dark and we had days of torrential rain and bitter cold again. I’m almost scared to even say anything about the fact that the sun is peeking out from the clouds today. In fact, no, I’m not going to utter another word on the matter, just in case.

When spring is here but the weather isn’t yet playing ball and you’re stuck indoors on your Easter weekend there’s two…

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