January 23, 2014
These soft toys are the CUTEST EVER.
I am seeking the little bunny for Jessica’s growing collection.
I cannot rest until I find it.
SERIOUSLY. So cute.
January 20, 2014
So I know it’s still January but I have to give you my pic of Valentines cards now as they are all from Etsy – my favourite place for cards. They are all from the US so you need to order now!
I like buying my special cards this way as I love to give unique cards that will really be appreciated.
The one I have got for my Mr is so him and I cannot wait to give it to him!
We always swap cards and have dinner at home, and he buys me a little gift… we keep it simple but any excuse for a date night, cards and gifts is alright by me!
January 8, 2014
I absolutely adore this Etsy store… they have so many cute prints…
This print would be great in a sophisticated but fun kitchen…
We have the below two in Jessica’s nursery which we customised to fit in with her rainbow colour scheme.
September 12, 2013
So September is here… and I am looking forward to adding some cosy pieces to my wardrobe!
My wishlist on ASOS is growing, I love that you can save your favourites and make a shopping list.
I would like some cosy hats, I often live in beanies in the winter, and I love this one;
And I really want a smarter hat too… I am thinking a big wide brimmed hat would be great to style up casual coats… this one is perfect
I have so many summer scarves now, I have been using them to dress my bump but I will need a big thick wool one. I get ill if it’s cold and I don’t cover my neck!
I love this one (it would be great with a leather jacket)
And I love this out-size scarf…
I have been coveting a leather jacket from Whistles for EVER. This one is currently top of the list.
I would also really like a casual varsity for the warmer transitional months since I don’t have to worry about being smart for a little while.
I will also stock up on a few cosy knits… you cannot have enough of these!
This one from Ted Baker would be great with some chunky boots and skinny jeans for when I want to be really cosy and covered…
And this one from Whistles so I can feel on trend and a little dressed up on those days when more effort is needed…
I cannot wait for the day that I can put on a little dress again… my birthday is in a few months and I am hoping I’ll have a chance to put one on!
This one from French Connection is super cute…
And I really want a wrap dress, also from French Connection having been told they are super flattering…
And skirts… I have missed wearing skirts so much…
Love this one from Whistles, totally my style.
And this flippy number would be great with thick tights and my much loved leather jacket!
I definitely want some chunky boots… or some knee highs… I am trying to work out which will get the most wear.
Or something more like this
I know for a fact I don’t need new jeans… but I also cannot wait to be back into normal jeans!
Shopping will begin again in earnest… first I need to have this baby and get active again.
September 9, 2013
I am a little behind with these diary posts… but I’ll try to catch up this week.
I have just started my maternity leave, so am trying to relax and rest but also sort a few things out before Baby arrives and do nice things with friends and family too… which means I am actually still fairly busy. Who has time to go to work?
I have been shopping for Baby T, still trying really hard to stop but sometimes I cannot resist.
There was a lovely lunch in the country with friends and a massive brownie the likes of which I have never seen before!
I am still addicted to swimming, and really miss it when I can’t go… and this yogurt is the winner of the best yogurt ever. Blood orange compete and thick gloopy yogurt. So good. Go get it.
More presents too… I am in love with this Aden and Anais muslin from my ever generous friend Sarah and am taking it to hospital to swaddle Baby for her ride home… my Mama also got me some Neal’s Yard bits which I cannot wait to use…
I am filling my tummy with cake while I can, trying to enjoy these last few weeks of a big belly…
We also celebrated our second wedding anniversary, while we kept it low-key it was the nicest day and we took time out to reflect on these years and to get excited about someone joining our little family.
My Mr absolutely spoiled with a beautiful necklace and dinner at Bell’s Diner.
You should go if you haven’t been, super cute restaurant serving small plates, and the setting is so French you could be in Paris!
I had to have a little glass of bubbles and they added a beautiful blackberry syrup… My favourite dishes were the salt cod fritters and the slow cooked cauliflower…
And the Onglet steak with onion puree and mushrooms was SO good,
Special mention goes out to the Abernethy butter and the Blackberry and Apple Crumble which we are both still talking about now.
While I was still at work I did start to struggle… working till 38 weeks was not my best plan, so I treated myself to lots of naps and rest over the weekends with a new book to help me stay put and Biggie the cat looking after me I got through it.
The flower lady by Marks Bread is back and I have been to see her a lot… with beautiful bouquets of wild flowers and mini bunches of sweetpeas appearing all over the house.
We also had another visit out to Wiltshire to celebrate my Gran’s 88th birthday with a roast beef lunch and mini afternoon tea treats on a gorgeous August day.
Lots of lovely times!