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Tea & Tees

5 February 2017

Anthony knows that I love anything vintage, cute and quintessentially English, so when he saw a vintage tea room on his walk into town recently, he phoned me to say that we had to go. I of course didn’t say no, so on my next visit, we headed to ‘The Tea Birds‘. It has a very vintage feel to it, with bunting, cups and saucers, and vintage frames everywhere you look. It also has a very relaxed feel to it…

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Sparkling Like A Star, Melting Like A Snowflake…

29 January 2017

Recently I’ve been reflecting on my hobbies and the happiness and feeling of satisfaction that can come from having outside interests. From a young age, we are encouraged to have hobbies and enjoy extracurricular activities. Whether it be joining a sports team, dancing, music, art or simply reading, we are encouraged to pick something that we like and to fill our spare time with it. This continues through school and to an extent through university with the abundance of societies to join.…

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Twinings

22 January 2017

A New Year is the perfect time to reflect and make small changes to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. It is always good to get back in to the routines lost over the festive period, particularly after a few too many indulgences. Not only is January the perfect time to get fit and eat more healthily, it is also a good excuse to think about your mental health, ensuring that you take time to relax. I am very hard working…

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Christmas Celebrations

8 January 2017

Even at the age of 26, the excitement of Christmas has not yet gone away. I stayed at Anthony’s on Christmas Eve and so on Christmas Day morning, we both ran downstairs and sat by the Christmas tree to swap our presents to each other.  I was so excited to finally give Anthony his presents and he bought me such thoughtful gifts. I then quickly got changed into my Christmas dress and drove back to mine so I could have…

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O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree…

31 December 2016

I absolutely love Christmas! I have been listening to my Christmas playlist on my commute to work since September and love anything Christmas related. My favourite thing about Christmas has got to be thinking of presents that my family and friends will love and me being a bit of an organised freak, I have been using an Excel spreadsheet to track which presents I have bought which people (and yes, it is colour coded…). My first presents to be delivered were…

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Weekend Catch Ups

11 December 2016

I love relaxed weekends and going out for a roast dinner in a cosy pub/restaurant is the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. As part of my continued birthday celebrations (I really did drag it out this year), my family and I went to The George Inn for a yummy Sunday lunch. The George Inn has old picture frames hanging everywhere and exposed brick walls, it has such a cosy feel to it and I always love going there. The menu changes…

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Birthday Celebrations

27 November 2016

I get so so so excited for my birthday and begin a countdown way in advance. My birthday fell on a Thursday this year so I booked both the Thursday and Friday off work for a long weekend. My parents were both off so I woke up early and opened my presents in the sitting room before breakfast. I was so intrigued as to what the long pink present was but was under strict instructions not to touch it or…

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Pumpkins & Pizza Making

6 November 2016

Although I’m most definitely too old for trick or treating now (sadly), we celebrated Halloween this year by carving pumpkins and buying A LOT of chocolates and sweets in preparation. We actually had no trick or treaters knock at the door so I pretended to be disappointed that we had bought all that chocolate and was inwardly excited that I now had a huge bowl of treats to last me the next few weeks. We always like to use our local…

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Bicester and Celebratory Barbecue

17 September 2016

I had never been to Bicester Village before and had heard mixed things about it but seeing as we were staying fairly near, we decided to pay a visit. I’ve heard that it gets really busy at the weekend so we planned to go first thing on the Monday morning. Conveniently, it was our 3 year anniversary that day which meant that if I saw anything nice, I would have a perfect excuse to treat myself!  The shops were more high…

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Bike Ride in the Cotswolds

11 September 2016

We woke up on Sunday really excited for what our holiday would have in store. The cottage owners had left us some guides to the Cotswolds so we browsed through them over breakfast and tried to plan what we were going to do. We kept the balcony doors wide open as we kept popping out to look at the view but then as we were getting ready we noticed something pass us. A bird had flown through the balcony and…

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