Going out for a tasty afternoon tea in a cute little tea room or glamorous hotel is one of my favourite pastimes. But most places charge at least £20 each (or in excess of £30 each in London!), so it can add up to be a slightly expensive experience. However I am a big fan of throwing my own afternoon tea parties at home. Any excuse for a tea party and I’m on it; baby shower, birthday celebration, a girlie catch up with friends… anything that calls for cake! There are so many benefits to throwing your own afternoon tea…

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When I first started my blog I often used to post about my car boot sale bargains that I would find early on Sunday mornings. I haven’t had a chance to do much boot sale bargain hunting lately, but a couple of weeks ago I did run my own stall at a local boot fair and made a tidy profit! I made over £160, simply by selling unwanted stuff and old clothes that I had collected over time. You may think you have nothing worth selling, but trust me, people buy anything! So clear out your wardrobe, shelves and cupboards,…

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Last month I invited a few of my friends over for another one of my tea parties! This one was a little bit different though, as I decided to have a tropical themed tea party to celebrate summer and the amazing heatwave that we were experiencing! I’m sad that the heatwave is now over… So instead of stuffing our faces with sandwiches, cakes, and scones, I came up with a more summery themed menu as I wanted to try something a little bit different to my usual. Gone were the floral vintage tea cups and fancy silver cutlery, and in…

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Last month I went on my sunny summer holiday to Jamaica, and of course I spent the weeks leading up to our departure date preparing for it! I meticulously planned everything from the outfits I’d need, the beauty treatments I wanted to book, and the general packing I had to sort out before we left. So here’s a little breakdown of how I prepared for my holiday and my summer holiday essentials.. including my new phone which stayed on for a whole week without being charged! Beauty Treatments Before we set off I wanted to make sure I looked my…

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If you’re a big Cath Kidston fan like me, then you will absolutely love their pretty products, but not like the price tag quite as much! I find that Cath Kidston stuff can be a little pricey, but if you’re not too far away from their Factory Shop in St Neots (Cambridgeshire), then you can pick up some bargains! I believe there’s also outlet stores at Bicester Village, Ashford, Cheshire Oaks, Gloucester Quays, and Gunwharf Quays, although I’m not sure if they just sell end of line and clearance stock. Whereas the Factory Shop in St Neots (attached to their…

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There’s never been a better time to go vintage, with more people than ever choosing pre-loved, antique and vintage options as opposed to mass-produced high street products. This may come as no surprise what with so many people furnishing their homes with retro furniture from thrifty second-hand shops, or filling their wardrobes with nothing but charity shop bargains, but have you ever considered buying vintage jewellery? There are so many advantages to choosing pre-loved, vintage or restored items, some of which, you may never have even thought about! Here are some top reasons to buy vintage jewellery.. The unique factor…

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