Musings

8 Things only Bloggers Truly Understand

10 things only bloggers understand

First of all I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who read, commented and poured out their thoughts on my last musings post about the changing face of blogging. I had no idea it would have such a big response when I sat down to write it, but it seems I am not alone in my worries about where the blogosphere is going, which in a funny way is strangely comforting to know. I loved reading everyone’s different perspective on it all so thank you…

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Inspiration

Weekend Reading #025

weekend reading

Happy weekend! As per usual here’s six links to enjoy reading this weekend…

1. I loved taking part in #TheGreatBloggerBakeOff and am now not entirely sure what else I’ll blog about come Wednesday’s. Kirsty’s round up of all her favourite bakes is a great homage to the link up (and features plenty of recipes I’ll be bookmarking too!) – A Dash of Ginger

2. I adore Helena’s style, she’s always so colourful and quirky. This series on how to wear over the knee boots has to be one of my faves to date – Bells Fashion

3….

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Outfits

Last Days of Summer

Kite GB Glasses

I’m fully aware that Summer probably ended quite some time ago, and we’ve all accepted the return of the black opaques and winter coats, but a little bird (i.e. my unpredictable weather app) tells me that a heatwave is on route to the southern regions this weekend, and seeing as I spent most of the afternoon sans jacket today, I’m inclined to believe such birds.

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Adventures

Fever London Stitch Up

Fever London Event

Put the words; tea, craft, and clothes together (perhaps along with the words ‘unlimited battenburg’) and you’ve already got me hooked. So when I was invited along to the Fever London ‘stitch up’, essentially a stitch and bitch type evening with cake, bubbles, and plenty of LOL’s with the Fever team and some lovely bloggers, I knew I was in for a treat.

Fever London wasn’t a brand that was particularly on my radar until fairly recently. It was only when the lovely Catherine asked for my vote…

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Musings

The Changing Face of Blogging…

Freelance Life

Recently blogging seems to have become more difficult than ever before.

Not difficult as in mathematics homework difficult, not difficult as in ‘pleeeaaase don’t make me do it’ difficult. But difficult as in unless I have a spare 40 hours a week to dedicate to it (which I don’t), I can’t keep up.  While the enjoyment is still there (for now anyway), the act of blogging has started to become this all consuming task, and one which sees me constantly chasing an impossible result.

I know I’m not alone in my thoughts, as I’ve read many great posts from fellow bloggers with…

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Inspiration

Weekend Reading #024

weekend reading

Happy Weekend! Here’s six links to enjoy reading this Saturday afternoon…

1. Seeing as I’m only six months off the milestone myself, I loved reading Anna’s musing on the last month of her twenties (glad to hear I’m not the only one who enjoys staying in more than going out these days!) – South Molton St Style

2. This post on the truth about fashion bloggers brings things back to reality (and made me feel a whole lot better about my outfit posts too) – Independent Fashion Bloggers

3. Red is one of my favourite colours for…

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Snapshots

Five Things of the Week… Cake, Crafting and Corsages

Jasmine Dowling Print

1. Don’t be like the rest of them darling…

I mentioned the wonderfully talented Jasmine Dowling to you all in my Instagram round up earlier this week, and after falling in love with her designs, I ordered myself one of her new prints for my desk. I took me a while to choose between all of her pieces but in the end it was this gorgeous ‘Don’t be like the rest of them darling’ quote which spoke to me. The black calligraphy print…

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Recipes

Petit Fours (GBBO Link Up – The Final)

Petit Fours, Bumpkin Betty

Can you believe it’s the final of GBBO tonight? I’m so sad to see it go aren’t you? It’s one of my favourite shows and I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s gonna miss having Mel and Sue and their hilarious innuendos in my life every week. My money’s on Richard to win but who knows, it could ALL change tonight, we’ve seen it happen before.

I’ve fallen behind a bit on the great blogger bake off challenge (no brownie points for me) and skipped a few weeks because things…

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Inspiration

5 Instagram Accounts to Get Lost in…

Top 5 Instagram accounts

It’s Monday, it’s grey, it’s rainy. What better way to lighten your mood than by stepping into the always colourful land of Instagram, and losing yourself (and your lunch break) within the dreamy realms of someone else’s virtual life?

Right now Instagram is absolutely my favourite social network, with Pinterest coming a close second. While Facebook remains a personal space to speak to family and friends who aren’t yet on any other network, and Twitter becomes flooded more and more with updates, competitions and sales tweets, all of which…

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Inspiration

Weekend Reading #023

Weekend Reading, Bumpkin Betty

Happy Sunday! Hope you’re all having a great weekend. Here’s six top links to indulge in this afternoon…

1. Fan of the Notebook? This article might just totally ruin it all for you (but it is pretty hilarious!) – Jezebel

2. Always lusting over those dreamy Instagram’s on a marble background? Yup me too! Thankfully Geneva has let slip the secret (and I can’t wait to give it a go) – A Pair and a Spare

3. On a similar DIY theme, I am LOVING this half painted door idea (I want my own office to decorate…

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Snapshots

Five Things of the Week… New Phone, New Desk, New Season

Five Things of the week

1. New Phone…

I’ve had the iPhone 4S for nearly 2 years now and it’s clunky demeanour and slow working speed were starting to get to me. Isn’t it amazing how quickly technology moves on and how quickly we dismiss the predecessor we were so enamoured with only a year before? In my defence I’ve never been one to crave the latest gadget (the only reason I even had an iPhone was because GB upgraded and could give me a free handset, allowing me the iPhone technology on my simple o2…

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Musings · Outfits

EastPak Made For Your City

Eastpak Made for your City

.Bumpkin Betty x Eastpak #MadeforyourCity.

Friends and family of mine who visit London for the first time so very often conclude their experience with the exhausted statement of; ‘It’s been amazing, but I couldn’t live here!’. Each time I hear this I do have to let out a little giggle, as many moons ago this was probably me. A scared yet excited youngster, sleeping on my brothers couch and nervously tackling internships, all the time wondering how people ever came to live in such a mad…

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