So it’s been over a year since I moved into my own place after living at home for 26 years! I was never one of these people that was ‘ashamed’ about living at home even though I was in my twenties; it made sense for me. I was lucky to get on really well with my parents, I had my own space and freedom, and the financial outgoings were minimal. Living at home whilst working full time allowed me to save a chunk of my wages every month to put towards a deposit, but I still didn’t think I’d ever…

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Sometimes when you’re feeling a little bit down, or the dread of winter leaves you feeling blue, you need a little pick me up. There are loads of little things that cheer me up instantly; a new lipstick, a cuddle with my cat, a catch up with a girlfriend, and I think it’s important to make the most of these little things. If you need a few quick fixes to cheer yourself up, here are a few ideas that I hope help to relax you and put a smile back on your face! I hope you like the photography in…

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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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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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As soon as autumn hits I’m all about fairy lights, spicy scented candles and cosy cushions! There’s nothing I love more then snuggling up on the sofa on a dark chilly evening after work with a hot chocolate. It’s almost time for me to bring out my autumn/winter decorations and bedding which get more and more festive towards Christmas!  Each season I can’t help but do a little bit of window shopping for new homewares and there are some really gorgeous cute around at the moment.  George at Asda especially has some really cute bits and pieces on their website…

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I haven’t done a room tour for a while and as I was having a bit of a tidying frenzy at the weekend I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to take some photos! I spent hours cleaning out my wardrobes (even under my bed!) and dusting all the little trinkets on my shelves and window sill. Everything needed a good clean and rearranging and I’m pleased to be able to relax in the evenings in a nice tidy bedroom now. Not much has changed since my last room tour, but if you’re anything like me, then you might…

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