Last weekend I was invited to try out the new summer menu at Browns Brasserie & Bar in Milton Keynes, and I took both of my parents along with me (they deserve a treat once in a while!). We went on a Saturday afternoon, and when we arrived we were shown to our table at the back of the restaurant. I’d never been to Browns before, so I wasn’t sure what kind of place it was, but I was pleasantly surprised.…

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It was over three months ago now (my blogging break lasted longer than I expected!) that I visited this fabulous tea room in Stratford Upon Avon. My lovely Dad took me for afternoon tea as I was feeling a little bit sorry for myself. We had been for afternoon tea in Stratford Upon Avon a few times previously – we had been to The Grosvenor Hotel but fancied a change this time. I’d heard about afternoon tea at The Fourteas on…

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Generally I think girls are quite easy to buy presents for, but sometimes there can just be too much choice. If you’re looking for gift ideas for someone and you need some inspiration, then check out the range of unique affordable pressies from Flamingo Gifts. Here’s a selection of my favourites… I love this beautiful silver bangle with a meaningful quote engraved into it; ‘Moving forward never looking back’.  They do a few other similar bangles with other inscriptions, but this…

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Earlier this month I was kindly invited to dine at a lovely little country pub in Northamptonshire for Sunday lunch. The Fox & Hounds is located in the pretty village of Lower Harlestone which is just next to the country estate of Althorp (Princess Diana’s family home). The Fox & Hounds, Lower Harlestone It was a beautiful sunny day and the beer garden was full of patrons enjoying a chilled drink in the warm sunshine. We we went inside the traditional…

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A couple of weekends ago I was invited to a really exciting blogger event! I don’t often go to many blogger events as they are almost always in London; but this one was worth attending! Luckily it was on a Saturday afternoon and as London is only a short train ride away I went to the big city for the day and met up with Terri at Euston.  We were invited by Rennie and the event was held on a vintage…

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 I can’t even remember the last time I did an outfit post on my blog.. a while ago! But at last summer has finally hit and the weather has been beautiful lately. Yumi are running #Yumi30DaysOfSummer campaign and are asking 30 fashion bloggers what their favourite Yumi summer outfit is. I chose this stunning Polka Dot Chambray Dress from their new SS15 range as my outfit to wear last Sunday. A cotton dress is a summer style staple for me, and…

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