Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, at this time of year it’s hard to escape it! All the shops are filled with heart-shaped gifts, stuffed toys, balloons, and boxes of chocolates. I personally quite like Valentine’s Day – I enjoy all seasonal events to be honest.. especially ones that involve chocolate! For this blog post I’ve collaborated with Moonpig to share what I’m up to this Valentine’s Day as well as some Valentine’s gift ideas. I was provided with a voucher in order to pick my favourite gifts. Gavin and I don’t go OTT on Valentine’s Day but we…

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We bought our new home in September and time has gone by so fast.. I can’t believe we’ve lived here for over 3 months already! I’ve only done one blog post on our new house so far, even though I have lots more in the pipeline, but you can see a glipse in my sneak peek blog post that I published in November. Lots has changed since then but if you’d like to keep up to date with our Victorian terrace house renovation then you can follow my home account on instagram @victoriahouse78 House Hunting When we first started house…

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Last weekend I was invited to the Laura Ashley Tea Room in Burnham Beeches to try out their festive afternoon tea. I’ve been a big fan of Laura Ashley for many years and I actually pinned the Laura Ashley Tea Room on my Pinterest bucket list recently! So I was very excited and honoured to be invited to try out their special festive afternoon tea menu. Tucked away in Buckinghamshire’s countryside is The Laura Ashley Tea Room at Burnham Beeches Hotel. The hotel is an elegant manor house and it’s just a 15 minute drive away from Windsor. The drive…

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We’re now all settled into our new house and I’ve been enjoying getting the place all nice and cosy ready for winter! The house is Victorian so the ceilings are really high and we have huge sash windows in each room, which sounds lovely but these quirky characteristics mean that it can get a bit chilly! We also have wood-effect laminate flooring throughout and minimal insulation in our original slate roof, so we needed to find ways to keep ourselves warm and feeling cosy – especially for winter! I’ve been doing some research on ways to keep the house nice…

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During our stay in Chester we spent some time at the gloriously festive Christmas Market! Chester Chistmas Market is free to enter and is on until 22nd December – so make sure you pop down there soon! It has over 60 traditional wooden chalets in the heart of the city centre right next to the cathedral. Don’t forget to give me a follow on Instagram (@victoriajane6) and check out my Chester highlight for more photos! The stalls sell a variety of unique, locally made produce, handmade crafts, Christmas decorations, jewellery, accessories and stocking fillers. It’s the perfect place to do…

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Sorry for the silence over on my blog lately – I’ve had a busy few weeks! At the end of November Visit Cheshire kindly invited me on a trip to Chester to visit the historic walled city at this magical time of year and enjoy the Christmas market. We got the train from Milton Keynes directly into Chester, which took less than an hour and a half! It was so easy and amazingly quick and no need to change trains. I was very excited to stay in Chester as I’d visited briefly a couple of times when I was younger…

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