Snapshots

Five Things of the Week… Juicing, Gyming and Shopping

Sally Lacock

1. 21 day juicing plan…

Hello and happy Friday! Hope you’re all set for the final weekend of January, whether you’re sad to see it go, or like me can’t believe the first month of 2015 is past us already, at least we’re on the way to lighter days and sunnier climates now (I hope!). The last week or so has been a busy one, meeting up with friends and moving forward with wedding plans but it’s felt good to be busy, active and fresh. That might…

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Musings · Snapshots

Past Adventures and Future Wanderlust

Past Travel adventures

There’s something about travelling to new locations that, when you’re in that bubble, makes you feel as if this is the way your life is supposed to be, was money no object and the daily grind no longer a chore. A day spent adventuring on new ground and allowing your eyes to feast on new sights is like the medicine you never knew you needed until that moment, and suddenly life seems to make perfect sense, as if this is the thing you’ve always been destined to do.

For most of us of course,…

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Reviews

Wedding Wednesdays… Going Back to my Roots

Benefits of being a brunette

Although I always knew being a blonde would be a temporary hair situation for me, I perhaps thought I’d stick with the colour a bit longer than I did. I blame that little thing that has kind of take over my life of late – an impending wedding.

After my last session at Sassoon where I finally got rid of the last few streaks of ginger and said hello to light blonde locks for the first time, I was more than happy with the results and the new…

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Outfits

Knee Highs and Knitwear

Knee Highs and Knitwear

This month I’ve been trying really hard to ‘get up, dress up and show up’ as it were. I have a real tendency in these cold, grey months to get into a bad habit of just throwing on the same pair of comfy jeans and slouchy jumper every day on repeat, and it does absolutely nothing for my mood. I read Rosie’s post last night about feeling a little lost through January, and I can totally identify with this feeling. I have to admit that this year hasn’t been nearly…

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Snapshots

Postcards from Portugal (A Little Throwback)

European Travel Blogs, Bumpkin Betty

So seeing as January still isn’t over, and payday still isn’t here – sheesh – I figured we might all need a bit of sunshine, even of the virtual kind, to get us through. When Winter is being particularly mean, I find a bit of sunny inspiration and a touch of wanderlust goes a long way. So as a little throwback to last year I thought I’d share some postcards from our trip to Portugal back in September time, where we ventured just after the madness of fashion week, stayed with some…

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Reviews

A Brunch Date at No. 11 Pimlico Road

Brunch at No 11 Pimlico Road

Who ever invented brunch can be my friend.

I mean, I love breakfast and I love lunch but the combining of the two at exactly that time of morning we all get peckish is pure genius.

The in-between nature of brunch makes rather gluttonous culinary concoctions seem completely commonplace – hello pancakes and bacon, and eating more than is acceptable at either of the two regular feasting times seem almost necessary – we’re combining two meals right? This particular case being the perfect example – a full English…

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Musings

My 2014 TO-DO List… The Results

To Do List

Around about this time last year I set myself a to-do list (you can read the original post here). Different from a set of resolutions or goals, this was simply a list of actions, both big and small that I wanted to stop putting off and ‘get done’ within the course of the year.

On the whole I felt this method worked for me, the humble to-do list forms such a big part of my day to day life anyway that having a bigger list of yearly tasks seemed a logical way to achieve them. Seeing them written down…

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Snapshots · Top Tips

New Year, New Home Comforts

Home Styling Tips, Bumpkin Betty

Since 2015 began I’ve been on a mission to reboot. Reboot my health and fitness, reboot my wardrobe, and perhaps most importantly reboot our home. We’ve lived in our little rented one bed flat in London for nearly four years now, and although we are craving more space and a change of scenery drastically, with a wedding to plan we might not get that until next year. So, for now, we’re concentrating on clearing out and cleaning up in order to make the space we do have count.

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Inspiration

Weekend Reading #30

Weekend Links, Bumpkin Betty

Happy Saturday! Read these six links over a cuppa this morning – you won’t regret it I promise!

1. Stationary makes me happy. It also makes me happy when I read that stationary makes other people happy. So Rebecca’s post on being a stationary addict surely makes everyone happy (too much happy?) – From Roses

2. Angela’s blog is a new find of mine, quickly being added to my reading list after I met her at the BBC Good Food show last year. Her foodie posts are my favourite and I especially love this post on eating Kangaroo for…

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Snapshots

Five Things of the Week – Penguins, Tulips and Knee Highs

Nars Lip Crayon set, Bumpkin Betty

Hello folks! Happy Friday. I can’t quite believe I’m saying that as this week has completely flown by but here we are again at the weekend and despite not ticking quite as much off of the to-do list as I would have liked this last seven days, I sure as hell aint complaining as this weekend sees me meet up with two of my best women and venture into the slightly scary waters of wedding dress shopping for the first time – exciting! Anyway here’s five things…

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Musings · Top Tips

Wedding Wednesdays… Designing an Engagement Ring Part I

Designing an engagement ring

An introduction to my bespoke ring journey

The decision to go bespoke with my engagement ring and commission a piece designed and made according to our own specifications was not an instant one for us as a couple. In fact, now as I wait for sketches to come through or design details to be added, I have frequent moments of crippling panic, days of doubt and sleepless nights of worry, fretting that the decision was terribly self-indulgent, unnecessary and downright greedy. Perhaps I should have let GB choose the ring for me without my knowledge, as is tradition….

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Reviews

Afternoon Tea and Giggles at The Rosebery

Best afternoon Teas Uk, Bumpkin Betty

As soon as I got engaged, I knew instantly who I’d have as my best women, and I also knew that I wanted to ask them in person and make a celebration of it. If there’s one true perk of wedding planning it’s that it creates so many more opportunities to spend time with friends and family and makes endless celebrations totally acceptable.

The four friends who are helping me through the tricky terrain of wedding planning and will be with me on the day to keep me calm…

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