I’m not quite finished with all my Christmassy blog posts just yet! I wanted to show you all of my decorations and pretty festive things that we’ve got up around the house. We put your Christmas tree up the first weekend of December, but I kept on adding to it as I kept on buying new things.. oops! It’s finally finished now and I’m so happy with it. I think it looks much better than last years (although I’ve lost my…

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Yesterday when trying to plan my diary I had a mini panic attack realising how close Christmas was! I completely didn’t realise it’s now only two weeks away and I’ve been feeling totally unprepared! There always seems to be so much to do! Meeting up with people, parties, dinners, shopping, baking, wrapping.. its never ending! Luckily the Christmas home decor is my favourite part and I had a helping hand this year from the lovely people at Dunelm. Dunelm is one…

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Happy November! Sorry for my absence, I’m aware I’ve not posted in well over a week (oops) which I’ve never done before. But I’ve been super busy lately, including finally landing a nice new job! It’s similar to what I do already except for a totally different company and I will save 30 miles and over an hour a day in traveling. So I’m very exciting to be starting that next month, although I will be a little bit sad to…

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Now I’m going to let the photos do most of the talking here, but a couple of weekends ago we had a little family tea party. Not for any particular special occasion, just because I felt like doing something special and getting all my nice china out. I have a beautiful Cath Kidston provence rose design tea set that I won many years ago. It was my second ever comp win! But I’ve never got round to using it before, and…

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Dunelm Mill… the land of boring household items and a million cushions? Well think again! I’ve always been a massive Dunelm fan, and I often find myself browsing the New In section on their website or spending my lunch break checking out their sales. They offer practically everything you need for your home, and the items are all very in season and on trend. It’s a great place to visit when you need to kit out your university room or your…

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I was recently asked to take part in a really exciting competition ran by Direct Blinds called ‘Renovation Sensation‘. To enter, I needed to buy an item of furniture to restore or renovate into something special. All the finished items will then be judged by TV and magazine interior stylist Pippa Jameson, and the winner will receive a £300 voucher to spend at Not on the High Street.    So one sunny weekend I head to an old antique shop near…

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