Monday, 22 August 2016

Adventures | The French Edition

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i thought i would share a little photo diary of my two weeks in france, i've listed a few our highlights and adventures below as my story telling can be rambly!  

getting stuck in 'those' queues at calais
being buried up to my neck in sand and still finding it in my shoes weeks later
getting lost on a french bus and walking along two miles of nudist beach
learning to snorkle 
eating my weight in orangina haribo (if you haven't tried them, you need to!)
getting two hours into the car drive home and breaking down, then having to be flown home
eating as much salted caramel ice cream as humanly possible
going to french supermarkets at every chance i got (i know, i've got a problem)

i also filmed a little montage video for my channel which you can see at the bottom of this post!

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

a sunday in hampstead heath.

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top | zara
skirt | topshop
bag | joy
boots | boden*
sunglasses | ralph lauren

another post where i say i havent been somewhere even though i've lived in london for a few years..
so i don't really know what took me so long to visit hampstead heath because its bloody lovely, we went on a balmy sunday afternoon armed with a M&S meal deal and some percy pigs (a necessity for any adventure) 
this outfit is one of my favourite 'summer in the city' kinda looks, especially as this skirt pretty much goes with everything (or so i tell myself) 
admittedly sitting on the grass wasn't quite as comfortable as  you would think in a short skirt but these are the kind of things you learn the hard way (or you already know if you're actually an adult...)

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Monday, 18 July 2016

broderie anglaise addict.

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dress | zara
neckerchief | ebay
boots | boden* 

its no secret i have a thing for lace, especially broderie anglaise (i defiantly don't have four tops in it...)  
this dress i snapped up in the zara sale is just adding to my addiction, but you know if it ain't broke..
still not really cool enough to wear this neckerchief but i'll keep pretending!
i've realised this is my first post with my short hair! i had it cut about a month ago but i've been a super slacker on the blog front (still not quite got that work/life balance mastered yet)

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Wednesday, 6 July 2016

the cookery club.

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if you follow me in instagram/youtube you will know that i recently won a cruise! a post about the actual cruise coming soon!
as part of the prize we were given a class with james martin's cookery club to learn how to make thai street food.
now jay and i are not best friends when we cook together, so it was an interesting experience where i mainly took pictures and ate some of the food when he wasn't looking...
our chef was great, cracking all the jokes and giving us helpful tips along the way.
we made chicken satay with peanut dipping sauce, fishcakes and steak salad, all quick and easy meal to make at home as well (the sea view does add a little something though)
its a really lovely activity to do if you're ever on a P&O cruise, plus i've been well informed the james himself comes to the classes often!
after cooking and eating all our food we took ourselves off for a nap (with recipe cards in hand) before we had to dress up fancy and eat our fourth meal of the day (i felt like a hobbit) 

the vlog of our adventures is below and i'm working on a little montagey type video if you're not into the vlogging malarkey. 
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*this class was gifted to me by bolsover cruise club as a prize, all view and large amounts of food eaten are my own

Thursday, 23 June 2016

afternoon tea at the arch.

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where we ate
The Arch London
50 Great Cumberland Place
what we ate
royal afternoon tea*

a few weeks ago jay and i ventured (albeit not too far) to marble arch for afternoon tea at the arch 
we sat in a little booth tucked away from the restaurant where be basically ate ourselves into a cake induced coma.
we chose our tea from basically of novel length tea menu, i opted for moroccan (i'm usually an earl grey kinda gal) which was a nice balance with the amount of sugar i was about to eat
every thing on that cake stand was so delicious, i only managed to eat one of my scones but if there was only a tiny bit left i would have fitted it in!
everyone at the hotel was so lovely and friendly and couldn't have been more helpful! 
we also need a second to talk about this crockery, i would happily eat every meal off of it forever....
the royal afternoon tea is running until 30th october so if you fancy a little treat just off oxford street its well worth a visit!

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*all food and drinks were provided for reviewing purposes however all views and cake loving sentiments are my own 

Sunday, 12 June 2016

chelsea girl.

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top | pull and bear
jeans | M&S 
bag | joy
necklace | topshop
ring | gemporia*

so i've lived in london for two years and i had never been to chelsea since last week...
i know i know, its bloody beautiful and only being a twenty minute bike ride (a very begrudging bike ride...) i will be visiting more often as there are so many cafes ands shops that i didn't have the chance to visit. there's a vlog of our adventures below!
gemporia very kindly sent me this beautiful rose gold ring, it has not left my hand since it arrived and i've had some lovely comments about it. they also have a nifty app which lets you work out your ring size which saves all the faffing around with a tape measure and a confused face!
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