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…

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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…

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I was recently invited to stay at Chicheley Hall, a gorgeous Grade I listed English country house just outside of Milton Keynes. The 18th century Baroque style mansion is home to 48 rooms, a restaurant and a bar all set within 80 acres of beautifully kept grounds. Its secluded countryside location offers the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Bedroom After checking in at reception we went to find our room, the Cartwright suite, which is part…

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Last month we went out for Gavin’s birthday dinner to a pub fairly local to us but one that we’d not been to before. The Wheatsheaf in Bow Brickhill is just outside of Milton Keynes and is part of the Heroic Pubs group who also run the Knife and Cleaver in Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire. The pub underwent a substantial refurbishment last year and I was excited to visit after hearing so much about it! Although it looks like a cute little…

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I’ve been so busy lately that last month I didn’t even get the chance to do a little Life in Instagram post for May! I’m also a bit late in doing it for June too, so here you go… In May I was busy enjoying the start of summer as we had some gorgeous sunny days which I spent going on bike rides and enjoying BBQ’s! I also went on my weekend away to The Cotswolds and went to Slam Dunk…

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We can all struggle at times with home maintenance and DIY and since moving into my first home I’ve faced a few challenges myself. Home admin and paperwork can pile up, painting the damp patch on the bathroom ceiling is an undesirable task, and putting up those shelves I’ve been putting off for weeks never quite reaches the top of my to-do list. Whenever a daunting DIY task is on the horizon, I’d usually call upon my Dad, and this isn’t…

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