Lately…

July 16, 2013

I have had a lovely couple of weekends recently… despite being 7 months pregnant and getting bigger every week I am still enjoying the sunshine,if not the heat.

I had to miss St Paul’s Carnival this year, a big Bristol event, as it was my God-daughters 3rd birthday party. I was very glad of something nice to do instead as I don’t think I would have had fun with the huge crowds given how hot it was, and the fact that I couldn’t get involved in the rum punch.

The party was at King’s Weston House… an amazing new wedding venue that is in the process of being renovated, the front has just been cleaned and looks beautiful.

I loved the styling of the party room and the fact there’s not much furniture made it perfect as all the children were able to just bolt around the room to their heart’s content… that’s when they were not running around the huge green lawns!

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Star was a fairy princess and was super cute all day, she has the prettiest pink frosted four layer cake that tasted even better than it looked… 

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I’ve had lots of countryside, with a friend’s birthday BBQ on the Ashton Court Estate and a visit to Chew Magna… England’s rolling green hills are so lovely when its blue skies and sunshine. 

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We visited The Pony and Trap again and I had exactly the same Sunday lunch as I had last time we went. How boring of me… how delicious it was! 

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I have been working hard to stay hydrated – a tip for any fellow preggo’s, the more you drink the less puffy your ankles will be.

I am as obsessed with watermelon juice as I am on holiday and my Mr is keeping a big supply in the fridge, also pineapple juice and soda is rocking my world… especially when I have fun straws to use. Who needs cocktails? 

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I have had the odd treat in the form of a white wine spritzer, I had a really great Sauvignon Blanc, topped it up with a lot of soda and then threw in a handful of frozen grapes… this is the best thing ever. Go freeze some grapes right now.

Also staying cool even in the shade is just not possible sometimes so I have been retreating inside to lie down a fair bit, spritzing myself with my favourite cooling spray. I need some for my feet!

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And of course when the sun is out everyone loves to BBQ, we had three last weekend. My husband made jerk chicken, and we smoked some chicken legs over hickory woodchips (YUM), we had burgers, sausages, corn on the corn, roasted mushrooms, potato salad and a ton of radishes… I could eat like this forever. 

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This weekend we mostly stayed at home (BBQing) so I made little comfy spots in the shade, we went and got me a comfy sunlounger and a paddling pool, some friends dropped by and I was pretty happy hanging out in the garden. When I was brought a watermelon juice and more BBQ food I was pretty much in heaven. 

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I also got to visit a wonderful flower farm last week – Organic Blooms are exhibiting at the Eco Wedding Fair this year and so we went to visit and see what they are all about, it’s an amazing project and I can’t wait to share with everyone what they are doing. Look out for the blog post coming soon on the Eco Wedding Fair site

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Long continue this wonderful summer, but if I could have a cool breeze following me around that would be great!

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