Musings

Wedding Wednesdays… Why I’m Not Striving for Perfection

Wedding Wednesdays

If there’s one thing that will make you re-evaluate your entire being, it’s the thought of getting married. Ever since the word wedding has entered my daily life, I’ve been consumed with self – doubt. The most important day of your life they say, you’ll look at the photos for a lifetime they say, all eyes are on you they say, you’ve got to look the best you’ve ever looked they say… But how exactly I go about getting to the point of ‘looking the best I’ve ever looked’ is what has me stumped.

Bridal magazines fill our heads with…

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A Festive Giveaway… Win a Christmas Stocking Full of Goodies!

win a festive stocking full of presents

Hello! Well as promised I’m kicking off my festive posts with a little pre-Christmas treat for you all, a festive filled giveaway! It’s been a while since I did a competition on the blog and it’s been such a great year, I wanted to do a little something as a way of saying thank you for reading, supporting and generally being awesome in 2014!

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Outfits

Winter Brights

how to wear bright colours in winter

Happy Monday folks! Although Mondays generally suck, it’s kind of hard to hate them when it gets so close to Christmas and the holidays don’t you think? I’m starting the wind down of work this Friday, with a trip up to Scotland on Saturday and then back down to GB’s mums for the Christmas shenanigans, and apart from a few freelance bits and bobs will be trying my best to take a break over the festive period, so this week is all about last minute prep and final…

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Five Things of the Week… Mince Pies, Pretty Lights and Feeling Festive!

Five things of the week

1. Happy Christmas Jumper Day!

I realised this week that I was slightly in danger of letting Christmas pass me by. I’ve been so consumed by, ahem another thing (I won’t mention it again but you will all know to what I’m referring) that the approach of the Crimbo festivities and the nearing of the end of the year has somewhat crept up on me. I usually adore Christmas and all that comes with it, and so I’ve decided that although I may have other things occupying my…

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Reviews

Covent Garden Dental Spa… A Kiss-Mass Smile

The Covent Garden Dental Spa

It’s not often that a trip to the dentist is a pleasurable experience. In fact I’m one of those types who puts off the horror of it for as long as is possible and then curses myself for leaving it so long when the experience is that much worse because of the wait. I don’t know why the act of dental care has become this way, but pretty much everyone I know dreads their check up appointment looming.

This year I was determined to look after my teeth more and after…

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Musings · Reviews

The Gift of Time

Jing The Gift of Time

If someone could wrap up time and give it to me as a gift this Christmas I would be grabbing it with both hands and clutching on for dear life. Time has been going far faster than I would ideally like in the last little while and before I’ve even truly understood what’s happening I’ve found myself at the 9th of Dec – approaching Christmas and the start of a new year, a year which could possibly include my wedding – without being in the least bit…

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Outfits

His and Hers… Superdry by The Seaside

Superdry His and Hers, Bumpkin Betty

When it comes to style, there are few things that me and GB agree on. But the need for a good sturdy jacket is definitely one of them. Our reasonings are of course very different – GB the ever practical dresser likes jackets which he can wear in all weathers, hence why something with waterproof layers, optional add on fleece inner and detachable hood ticks his criteria list pretty well. Me on the other hand, well I’m always looking at a jacket as another form of accessorising. A jacket can…

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Five Things of the Week… Jerk, Rum and Cupcakes

Dinner with Airbnb, Bumpkin Betty

1. Birthday dinner at The Rum Kitchen…

I feel as if my organisation when it comes to this blog is waning slightly recently, and all I can do is apologise. The posts haven’t been as frequent and here I am posting my Five Things of the Week at the end of the day on a Saturday. If I’m honest, the hours I’d normally dedicate to blogging are now being overtaken by all things wedding planning and I’m afraid that might be the…

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Adventures · Musings

Wedding Wednesdays… Debenhams Bridal Breakfast and Getting My Mojo Back

Debenhams Bridal Breakfast

Yes you are reading correctly, I’m back with another Wedding Wednesdays post only one week after the last. I know that I said I’d keep the posts more infrequent for the time being so as not to bore you all senseless, BUT after last week’s slightly negative stance, not to mention my overly dramatic defeatist attitude, I felt this one was necessary to get back on track and assure you that I wasn’t still in that ‘I want to curl up in a ball and make it all go away’ phase.

It gets said all…

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Snapshots from the Sidebar | November

Snapshots from the sidebar November

Um ok, so if someone could kindly tell me where exactly November went and how I can get it back please that would be great!! I can’t quite get my head around the fact that it’s the 1st of December today, I don’t feel at all ready for the approach of Christmas (not one single present bought from my side yet!), I don’t have an advent calendar (chocolate always makes these things easier right?) and I still haven’t fully cleared away my Summer wardrobe (shocking I know!). I’m well…

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Five Things of the Week… Sunshine, Scotland and Celebrations

Top UK Lifestyle Blogs, Bumpkin Betty

1. Bonny Scotland…

It felt so great to be back in Scotland all of this week. It’s been ages since I was home and I didn’t realise how much I’d missed it. I managed to fit lots in and see a few of my friends as well as get a good few days at home with my parents and even cram in some wedding venue viewings, so it was certainly busy. Luckily the weather was lovely – mild and crisp with even some sunshine on a…

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Musings

Wedding Wednesdays… Hitting the Wedding Wall

wedding wednesdays

After five weeks, I have officially hit the wedding wall. And I’ve hit it hard.

It’s been a bit quiet on the blog the last couple of days, and that’s because I’ve been back home in Scotland since Friday and on a bit of a wedding related roller coaster . After a lovely weekend visiting two of my best buds and finally completing my challenge of asking my four favourite girls to be my best women (hurrah!), I set off up the road to my folks in the North of Scotland before embarking on a two day road trip…

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