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Five Things of the Week | Make Up, Sunshine and DIY

Five things of the week, Bumpkin Betty

I hate to sound like a broken record but where on earth are these weeks going? Somehow, somewhere, I’ve found myself at the end of June. Another month of the year down, another month closer to that November deadline we’re hurtling towards and another 30 days I can’t seem to account for.

In some ways, the way I’m feeling right now, I’d really really love to go back in time to the 1st January 2015 and have a re-run  – this time making sure I made the most of every day and made them count….

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A Ferris Bueller Day Off and a Visit to Duck and Dry

Duck and Dry London

Sometimes everyone needs a day off. A proper day off. Like Ferris had. A day where you don’t look at work emails, where you don’t try and write a sneaky blog post over breakfast or on your commute (like I’m currently doing), a day where you indulge in things you wouldn’t otherwise indulge in, and hang out with people you rarely get to see.

When one of my besties told me she was going to be in London for her 30th birthday weekend and had the Monday free…

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Daytrippin’ to Florence

Florence city guide, Bumpkin Betty

It certainly does feel like a lifetime ago that we downed tools for the long weekend and headed off to Italy for a few days of magic and adventure. In reality of course it was only a couple of months ago, but with Summer arriving, wedding plans ramping up and new freelance projects beginning, a couple of months can go by in the blink of an eye (and it has).

With all my busyness of late the remainder of my scheduled Italian themed posts got a little way-laid, but…

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Five Things of the Week | Murder Mysteries, Festivals and Friends

Topshop Ghillie Flats, Bumpkin Betty

Happy Friday one and all! I’m actually having a lovely day today. A rare day where work hasn’t been too hectic has allowed me to sort out those annoying little tasks that feel as if they are clouding your vision, cluttering your living room and generally getting in the way of life moving forward. I’ve tidied, I’ve taken parcels to the post office, I’ve replied to wedding supplier emails and I’ve got my blog schedule organised for the week ahead! As if that isn’t reason enough to be cheery ahead of the weekend, it’s also a glorius day in London, I’ve…

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Outfits

Denim Dungarees and Fur Scarves | ASOS As Seen On Me

ASOS denim dungarees, Bumpkin Betty

Hello, hello, HELLO! Firstly before I launch into the ins and outs of wearing a fur scarf in the middle of June, I just wanted to take a moment to apologise that posting hasn’t been as frequent as normal on this here blog lately. I’m a bit of a blog addict so I really hate it when I let this happen and go a few weeks with as little as four posts, but (very) occasionally real life takes over online life and the last few weeks has been a…

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Inspiration

Summer Wish Lyst

Summer Wish List, Bumpkin Betty

It’s no secret whatsoever that I love a good list. And this year especially they’ve been the only thing keeping me sane and making sure life moves along without too much drama. Right now I’ve got lists coming out of my ears, from wedding lists to food lists to work lists to blog lists, an endless batch of to-do’s written everywhere and anywhere, from the fridge to my phone to the back of receipts in my handbag.

Of course there’s one type of list that’s always been a pleasure to write, one that’s always relaxed me and excited me in…

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Wedding Wednesdays | Sophia Webster Bridal

Sophia Webster wedding dress, Bumpkin Betty

Unlike dresses, finding shoes for my wedding day was never an issue. In fact my current bridal shoe count has just notched up to four and I still keep seeing shoes that would be perfect for the occasion.

You see, I’m a shoe girl. Always have been, always will be. Yes I love dresses, and pretty skirts and cute jumpers, but shoes? Shoes are on another level. A level which can see my heart racing when my eyes clap onto a beautiful pair. A level where I get actual real life butterflies when I first slip my feet into a…

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Five Things of the Week | Roses, Macarons and Smoothies

Laduree Macarons London

Hello there Friday my old friend. You’re not quite as sweet this week as you usually are as I’m facing a working weekend for one of my clients, but I’ll welcome you and your heatwave with open arms all the same.

Yup here we are at Friday again, aren’t the weeks just flying in? Just me? Ok then. I hope all of my fellow London dwellers have been soaking up the sun today, I made sure I got at least an hour away from my desk to enjoy it, especially seeing as I’ll miss most of the heatwave that’s set…

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Current | Jewellery Loves

Current Jewellery Loves, Bumpkin Betty

Sometimes I feel as if this year is just teasing me. So many wonderful things have happened in the last five months (!) but because they’ve gone by in such a flurry of activity and excitement, I feel as if I’ve not had time to truly appreciate them. To savour the moments and make a mental note to remember that feeling, or sunset or conversation.

But I guess one thing we can’t stop is the passing of time and whether I’ve savoured the moments or not, here we are in June. Looking…

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May Spotlight | Not Quite Enough

Not Quite Enough Sponsor Spotlight, Bumpkin Betty

Well, after another beautifully sunny Saturday yesterday, I’m now cowering indoors once again contemplating putting the heating on while the rain patters against the window. Summer, you better get yourself sorted soon! A rainy Sunday does however make way for other pursuits such as catching up on blogging (a task that has been ever so slightly neglected this week – apologies), doing some wedding DIY’s (I’ve spent the morning playing around with invite designs and researching how to make paper flowers) and of course reading all of those saved posts from my favourite bloggers from the week gone by…

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Top Tips

Wedding Wednesdays | Where to Shop for Dresses if You’re Not a Typical Bride

High street wedding dresses

Dress shopping. As became apparent in my last Wedding Wednesday post, I had quite the rollercoaster of emotions when it came to choosing something to wear at my wedding. But, as also became apparent after that post, in my attempt to make light of the situation and provide you all with some comedic reading, I might have perhaps scared a few bride-to-be’s unnecessarily about the task ahead of them. (oops!)

The reality is that, despite the odd bad experience and lots of my own internal stressing, overall I found wedding dress shopping really…

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Five Things of the Week | Smores, Sun burn and Sights

London Sunshine, Bumpkin Betty

I hate to be all British and start this post with chat about the weather but… has this week been a week of weather contradictions or what? It started with me getting slightly sun burnt last weekend when unassumingly lying outside in the park with friends, and then before I’d even had time to apply the aloe vera, I was whacking the heating on during a thunderstorm a few days later. As a result I’ve spent the whole week carrying both an umbrella and sunscreen in my handbag, and for the most part needing neither. With a trip to Scotland…

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