Lets Get Personal

I love presents…  Giving & receiving! They don’t have to cost loads, just be thoughtful.  Recently I’ve fallen in love with gifts that are personalised, so thought I’d share a few of my favourites with you! I was given a gorgeous Will Bees clutch at my hen party personalised with my future initials, this was such…

A Neutral Halloween

I’m not that into Halloween, I mean it’s lovely for the children to get dressed up and go trick or treating but we’re yet to have little people so I’d prefer to stay clear of the bright orange colour interrupting my white colour palette! However the neutral colourerd pumpkins and gourds that seem to be making there…

Autumnal Apple Pie

When I say to people as summer comes to a end that I’m looking forward to the cosy autumnal evenings, they look at me confused… As if I’m mad! Maybe I am but there is something special about Autumn: It’s the season I got engaged to my love, (read about ‘The Proposal’ here), the crisp bright mornings,…

Weekends, Brunch & Lots of veg!

Weekends are all about the lie ins with cups of tea in bed, and generally taking things slower! I always get that Friday feeling and love to think up things to do! This laid back approach doesn’t always happen! As we’ve got a million and one things to do to the house, with lots of it being…

The Proposal!

We’ve just received our professional photos of our wedding and I realised I’ve never written about our engagement or wedding plans, so I thought I’d start at the beginning!! Shaun’s mum had always said to me “he’ll do it when you least expect it“… Shaun proposed at Westonbirt Arboretum on my birthday almost 2 years ago!…

Lauren Gilberthorpe Interior Design Workshop

You might already know how much I love the Cotswolds, so when I heard there was an interior design workshop being held in a gorgeous Cotswold barn, you can imagine I jumped at the opportunity! I love interiors and we have a lot to do to our house. We have been here for 18months and what…

Sundays

The time has come to put the BBQ away and bring back the Sunday roasts!!! Sundays are all about long, rambling walks finished off with big lunches. Our roasts are never really ‘traditional’ as we just love Yorkshire puddings, they are served regardless.  Plus Shaun seems to think he’s a chef as the one thing he can…

My Hen Party…

I’m not really a clubbing kinda girl – I like to have a drink but I also like to know how I am getting home and be in full control, which usually means driving, and not much vino!! When it came to planning my hen do I think the girls were worried…. I am rather…

Banana Cake

Ok, so this isn’t a healthy recipe I’m afraid just another super easy tasty one, which is perfect for when you have those damn bananas left over that are going browner by the second!! Banana cake is one of my favourites as it reminds me of travelling in Australia – I practically lived on it for months!…

Bloom & Wild

Last Friday I found myself in a tricky situation… A full on day at work with no chance to get to a florist! “It’s mum’s birthday Saturday what am I going to do?” I had seen quite a few people on Instagram using  Bloom & Wild – they provide gorgeous arrangements that come via the postman, fit through…

Caramelised Red Onion Sausage Rolls

You will start to see a pattern emerging with my favourite recipes… They’re all really easy, super quick, yet totally delish!! I am rather impatient and as much as I love cooking and baking, I like for the ingredients and recipes to not be too complicated… These sausage rolls have been enjoyed by many and…

The Kings Arms, Didmarton

I would love to live in the Cotswolds, there is something about it, but with my husband’s family business being only 10 minutes away it’s not going to happen – marriage is all about compromise right?  It’s not all bad as we can be there in about 40 mins so I do like to spend…