Sunday, 8 March 2015

Mum In A Million

Today's post is dedicated to the most special lady in my life, my parter in crime, my best friend, my mum. This lady means everything to me, and she really is a mum in a million. Being an only child, with a rather yummy young mummy (she was 21 when she had me, god knows how I'd cope if I had a toddler to look after at this age!) we've always been close, more like sisters than mum and daughter.

She's brought me up to be the person I am (with a little help from my dad too of course!) and I really can't thank her enough. She's always put me first, and made sure that I've always strived for the best I could achieve in life, and at 24 with a great job in a subject I studied my 1st class degree in, owning my own house and living with other true love, I'd call that a huge success on her part. Thank you mum! We've had great holidays, parties and nights out together, but there's really nothing better than going back "home home" and snuggling on her sofa with a nice cup of tea, and gossiping about the world. Thanks for putting up with me for all these years!

If you think your mum is one in a million too you might be interested in this little competition by Parkdean where you could win a mini break to say thanks for being the best mum. I know I'll be entering!

Ps. sorry for the pretty low quality photo but it's one my my recent faves of the two of us.

Friday, 27 February 2015


The guys over at More Than Pet Insurance asked me a question this week which really got me thinking; "what would your spirit animal be?". After a long hard think there was only one animal that I could really compare myself to, and that's a cat (which is hard to admit when your 100% a dog kinda girl).

So why a cat I hear you ask? Mainly because I love nothing more than lazying around the house, all snuggled up on the sofa or in bed especially when it's cold outside! I could happily not leave the house most weekends, and if someone wanted to bring me tasty food I'd be down with that. I guess you could say I'm quite low maintenance and don't need too much fuss going on. On the flip side, I'm a bit of a self starter and if there's something that I want, I'll go get it and not give up until I get there. Go on cat, you bring home that mouse!

What would your spirit animal be? What do you think the best is?

Ps. How cute is the cat above? It's one from my holiday last year that really was the sweetest little thing about the resort! If I was a real cat, I hope I'd be as cute as her!

Monday, 23 February 2015

Currently loving...

Feels like ages since I've done one of these style posts but there's just so much that I'm loving at the moment so I thought I'd share these pretty things with you all.

The camera is actually a recent purchase, one of our couple friends brought this little camera on a few dinner dates and I just loved the cute little polaroids, so we decided to buy one for our anniversary trip to Liverpool a couple of weekends back. I'd seriously recommend picking one up if you've been toying around with the idea.

I'm head over heels for the bag from Whistles, but at £280 I think I'd need to use it every single day to get my moneys worth out of it. The beautiful shoes on the other hand are pretty much a bargain at only £14, have a look at them over on Peacocks as they have them in a variety of pretty colours. Buy all the shoes! *insert meme here* haha..

Oh and do I really need to explain why Pusheen's sat in here? I thought not!

What have you been loving recently? Have you picked up any must haves?

Friday, 20 February 2015

Home Improving

With us being first time buyers we're currently in the process of adding a little extra value to our house, the only way is up right? So I've teamed up with Eco Movers to share a few tips with you all, which are all what we've be doing, or have planned this year. It's not always that exciting, spending your weekends painting walls, staining doors and upgrading blinds and door knobs, but it's definitely worth it when you get to sit back and enjoy all your hard work!

The kitchen & garden are both next on the list once we've finished the master bedroom (which I'm too excited about!). Would you be interested in seeing what we do?

Thursday, 19 February 2015

The Eats

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that myself & Liam were luckily invited for a little weekend away at the Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, although the hotel was very enjoyable (you can read my review here) for us, it's always about the food! That said, we definitely we're not disappointed, the restaurant has been awarded 2 AA rosettes and it was easy to see why.

Once we'd arrived and snooped around our room, we cozied up in the bar next to the nice log burning fire and awaited our afternoon tea for two. A huge platter of freshly baked scones (which were still warm!), finger sandwiches & delicious mini cakes came our way. Although we do love our food, neither of us have actually been for afternoon tea before but it was a really nice experience and definitely something we'll be doing again soon. The scones really did steal the show, topped with generous amounts of clotted cream & jam which I managed to spill down my jeans - very classy! But all the same, incredible!

Later in the evening we were seated in the Courtyard Restaurant for an incredible 3 course dinner, for starters I opted for the goats cheese tart which came with caramelised red onion & balsamic vinegar dressing, which was the most indulgent little plate ever, I really couldn't fault it although I was a little jealous of Liam's fancy plate of ham hock with hens egg & pickled veg because it looked incredible. For mains I chose the beef dish which was made up of a nice chunky sirloin, pink of course, and a hefty chunk of rich brisket, served with creamed mash potato & a mushroom duxelle (which was probably the best thing I've ever eaten). The whole dish was really well presented & super tasty although there was probably a little too much brisket for me as it was so rich. For desert we opted to share a cheeseboard because we were both pretty full but you can't say no to cheese - ammiright?

The only thing for me that didn't live up to expectations was the breakfast, don't get me wrong it was definitely scrumptious but it wasn't anything out of the ordinary like the food had been the previous night. I'd still happily pay & eat again though.

Are you more of a room or restaurant girl? Are the photos making you hungry, or is that just me?