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Day 7 – As Sweet As Shopping

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Hello Everyone,

As promised, the boyfriend agreed to following me around some beauty shops today! The shops here are fantastic, all types of stores selling a huge variety of things, all lined up in the lovely old buildings.

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Amongst them, some familiar beauty stores caught my eye. I had a good nose, and was extremely tempted to buy lots of bits but unfortunately, with the current exchange, makeup is by no means cheaper here.

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The local chemists however, stock an amazing array of skincare that in most cases came up as nearly half the price. Some of my favourite brands filled the shelves.

I didn’t go completely without. I bought some must have bioderma bottles at a great price, a makeup brush and a polish. I will review these properly when I return home.

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Just when I thought there was nothing as sweet as shopping, we made our daily pass by a patisserie window that boasts the most inviting treats. Today, we went in! I can’t even explain how excited I was and how extremely scrumptious these were.

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Today was our last in La Rochelle. We dined French with, croissant, coffee, mussels and wine. Tomorrow we head North towards home with one stop left; St Marlo.

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Happy Blogging All, xxx

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Day 6 – Lazy Lundi

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Hello Everyone,

It appears that Sunday isn’t the only day of rest for France. Most shops are closed am and even the harbour had drips and drabs of tourists this morning.

In spirit of this lazy Lundi, we decided to head to the beach. Roof down, suncream on, new beach towels at the ready we set off for some sun, sea and sand!

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In keeping with the quiet Monday mood, the beach was perfectly scattered with just a few other bathers. I enjoyed a good paddle, collected some shells like a kid and took lots of photos with my lovely camera.

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After a tiring day, we had a delicious French meal of terrine, duck and creme brulee with a glass of red. Perfect!

Last day in La Rochelle tomorrow so hopefully some shopping shall be done!

Happy Blogging All, xxx

Day 4 – Two Wheel Travel

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Hello Everyone,

Today was lovely. The weather was perfect, the sites were beautiful and the food was fantastic.

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We spent most of the day on a little island off the west coast called Ile De Re. For those unaware (as I was) of this little treasure, this is a most impressive little place. The small stretch of land is quite unsual in that the whole
island is covered in roads specifically built for bikes. Cyclists wind around the vast grape fields and oyster beds, along a web of paths connecting the seaside hamlets. The flow of two wheel travel was brilliant and it was so much fun to experience this well planned and beautiful spot by hiring ourselves bikes and joining the stream.

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Why the UK haven’t cottoned on to the French boulangerie success I don’t know. The baking in these places is insane, far too pretty to eat and ever so reasonably priced. We have found our favourite morning coffee stop now, full of sweet treats. The most deliciois lemon meringue tart I’ve ever tasted and giant pink meringues is like heaven to me. I shall dream of pastries.

Happy Blogging All, xxx

My Week In Photos 18

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Hello Everyone,

I’ve had such a lovely week, enjoying my Summer holidays. I had a long list of important things to get done, but of course I spent most of it with good friends and good food. It’s so nice having the time to do the things you want to do and baking has been one of those things for me this week. Let’s take a look!

Friends – I love nothing more than sitting around with good friend having a good drink and a chin wag. Cocktails have played a big part of this for me this week but this bottle of coke summed up my week perfectly.

Eggy Bread – For my first breakfast of the hols it had to be something a little naughty and comforting. Eggy bread tends to be a treat I make when I’m feeling sorry for myself. In this case it was the opposite. I was celebrating the ability to kick back and lounge.

Kisses – These little gems are the yummiest meringue pieces. See my recipe here and more pics.

Party Princess – I baked some personalised princess cakes for a little girl’s birthday this week. When I’m baking cakes for adults I always feel pressure to make them perfect, but with kids ones I get to play and go over the top with sprinkles and colour.

Wilma – Everyone meet Wilma the tortoise! I love this little pic of my friend’s pet so had to pop it in here. She is a naughty little lady (the tortoise, not the friend…well maybe both).

Snacks – It’s lethal being on holiday with all that time on your hands to eat. I found these yummy part healthy snack this week. Popchips and Marmite rice cakes. Yum!

Sleep – I think Ness has enjoyed me being around more than usual but it does seem to tire her out even more than normal. Bless!

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes – I fancied using some of my lemon meringue kisses up, so of course I made some cakes. These lemon syrup soaked caked filled with curd, are topped with crème fraiche frosting, meringue kisses and lemon peel.

Pamper – Of course I have left in some time for pampering. I am loving this new hair mask. It left my hair feeling so soft and it came in at a cheap £5.

I’m actually off on my first little holiday this week so any posts will be from France. I’m hoping to find the time to do some kind of journal style posting. In the mean time, come and catch up with me on twitter and take a look at my pinterest and Instagram pages too.

Happy Blogging All, xxx

My Week In Photos 17

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Hello Everyone,

First I’d like to say a big yay! It’s the Summer holidays now so I get to do exciting things, lots of which are included in a slightly more fun packed week of pics than normal. I am definitely a little more snap happy in the holidays and have so many plans for the next few weeks. Let’s go!

Blue Skies – It’s just so lovely to have had blue skies for a while. Summer is rarely Summer here in the UK so when the sky is blue and the sun is shining my happiness rating is high!

I was cute once – Throw back Thursday brought a photo of me at my Aunts wedding when I was younger, back when I was actually quite cute.

The Amazing Cake – Huge thanks to a lovely parent at school that made this amazing cake for me to say thanks. Using the class photo she hade this fabulous treat. Big Smiles all round.

Summer Supper – When the sun is out I love a light dinner. One of our faves is collecting lots of bits together from the fridge and popping them on a plate, Scrummy!

Sunset Sensation – My last post showcased my favourite sunny nail polishes. Here are the colours on my sample wheel. Check out the post from the sidebar 🙂

Sunny Me – With oranges in mind from my nail polish post, I delved into my Summer wardrobe for some matching attire. I love bright and cheerful outfits.

Grams & Ness – I spent most of the weekend with my family. WE enjoyed a bbq, a bit of fence painting and chatting. Grams even tried to make friends with Ness pupp.

Picking Blackcurrants – My little garden is coming together, and it was picking day for the blackcurrants. I haven’t decided what to do with them yet, so any ideas would be great!

Pinned It! – I thought I would include a favourite Pinterest pin from my week. This one made me chuckle as it is so true!

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Happy Blogging All, xxx

My Week In Photos 16

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Hello Everyone,

Apologies that my weekly pics weren’t posted on Sunday this week, but there was a reason for this. This weekend I was lucky enough to celebrate the marriage of two of our friends. It was the most beautiful wedding and I decided that for my photo’s this week I would show you some pictures from the wedding weekend.

The marriage of Mr and Mrs Hughes was amazing! I have never been to such a stunning celebration that represented the couple so magnificently.  Held in a huge secluded field, the vows took place under a beautiful flower arch, friends and family sat on hay bales and the bride arrived on the back of a farm truck. The big tipi full of cute benches, country decorations and the most wonderful selection of cakes was all to die for. We ate, drank and danced the day away. When night time arrived we slept comfortably in a collection of tipis, all labelled with band names in fitting with the couple’s love for music. The best part for me was the chance to get together with all our school friends. These days it’s rare to get the chance to all come together and whenever we do I remember how much fun we all have together.

Thank you Libby and Pete, for such a wonderful day!

Happy Blogging All, xxx

My Week In Photos 15

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Hello Everyone,

What a lovely week we’ve had with the hot weather in the UK. I’ve spent lots of time eating, drinking and chatting which is the perfect way tot spend the evenings leading up to the end of school term.

It’s Your Prime – I am loving my little random purchase from smashbox this week. The primer set has been perfect in this heat and I shall be wearing it for the rest of the Summer. I particularly like the eye primers (see review here) 🙂

Cherry – Earlier on in the year my week in photos featured a picture of the pretty cherry blossom on my little garden tree. This week the little cherries have ripened and look so cute hanging alone on their branches.

Sun Dress – I just love being able to dress for Summer. I have so many dresses and skirts that are scarcely worn it’s about time they got to enjoy the sun.

Ooops! – When one decides to take a dear friend out to cheer them up, a naughty treat is essential. This was the most scrumptious banana and pecan waffle.

Alpha H – Seriously, it’s getting to the point where I think I should join the Alpha H marketing team I discuss it so much with random people. Today I persuaded the young girl on the Dior counter that all her problems would be solved with the wonder that is ‘liquid gold’.

Drinks – I’ve never been one for drinks, but recently  little fruity cocktails have taken my fancy. What’s more, it means fun times with lovely friends too.

I need shade! – Little Ness is struggling a little in the heat bless her. She keeps flopping onto the ground, tongue hanging out, edging towards the shade.

Girls – However hectic and tiring life gets there is always fun to be had. This weekend was a lovely evening out with my holiday girls. Holiday soon to come!

GLOSSYBOX – I am loving the box delivered to me this weekend. Pop over and have a look at the treats inside here.

Fingers crossed for plenty more sunshine,

Happy Blogging All, xxx

My Week In Instagram 12

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Hello Everyone,

It’s been a week of makeup home decor. Life couldn’t be busier, but as the school term draws to a close it’s to be expected. The Summer holidays are on their way!

Happy Father’s Day i know this was actually last Sunday but this ol photo of my brother and I resurfaced for the occasion so I thought Id pop it on here.

Scenting I’m so bad at remembering to wear perfume so when my boyfriend bought me home a bew bottle I made the effort to wear some everyday. These are the three bottle I own!

Moho Ness is looking so cute these days. What’s a week in instagram without the puppy feature. Sporting a funky hair do after her bath!

Tribal Im loving this necklace from Topshop that bought for my friend’s hen do. Ive worn a few more times already.

Purple & Pink I think this is the only purple item of clothing I own but I enjoyed it paired up with a pink lipstick for a meal out this week.

I ❤ Watermelon Oh my! I absolutely love this watermelon revlon lip butter! It has sent me into a watermelon frenzy!

Clock Our house is taking shape now and this weekend things have finally gone up on walls! This destressed blue clock looks lovely in my nautical bedroom.

Us I was given a cool photo canvas gadget for Christmas and decided to print and put it together this weekend. I used my instagram pics in black and white to cover it!

Blue Skies I wish! I love this little pic. Some words are just right. 🙂

I hope you all had a good week! Don’t forget to stop by to read my other posts and that you can follow me on twitter and Instagram by clicking the buttons at the top of my sidebar.

Happy Blogging All xxx

My Week In Instagram 11

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Hello Everyone,

Another crazy busy week, but I do like it that way! As usual my week in pics seems to consist of food, flowers,makeup and my dog hehe.

Hello Loving Nessie’s shorter coat now that I’m used to it. She is so amusing!

Loving These I am loving these Lanolip products at the moment. The hand cream smell of rosey talc and the 101 ointment works a dream on dry lips.

Wild Spotted these beautiful wild flowers on the bank of the river. Think I need some in my garden!

GLOSSYBOX June 2013 This month’s box is lovely! Check out my last post for a closer look.

Sushi I love sushi! This week my boyfriend treated me to dinner at YO! We stacked up a good pile of dishes. This salmon teryaki was delicious!

A rare sight indeed How cute! Tink holding my friends baby. Not something we get to see often but it suits him don’t you think?

Party Cakes This weekend I made chocolate cakes two ways. These party ones are topped with sprinkles, jazzies and mini mallows.

First Strawberry I’ve been growing berries in my new little garden. This first ripened one tasted yummy!

Sophisticakes Part two of my cake making. Using my new mini sandwich cake tin I had fun with these beauties full of chocolate and toffee frosting.

I have been really pleased with the response to my weekly instagram posts. Oddly to me they are my most viewed and liked which is lovely. At first I wasn’t sure if they would fit in with my beauty posts but it seems quite the opposite. I hope you enjoyed this week’s .

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Happy Blogging All xxx

My Week in Instagram 10

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Hello Everyone,

I haven’t had a chance to blog this week which is a shame but I do have my week of pics and a glossybox and wishlist soon to follow. The celebrations have continued this week with more baby visits and a hen do.

Cuddles I got to have a proper cuddle with Isabella this week. She is so very cute!

Friends & Flowers I got to enjoy a lovely meal with friends who have returned frok Africa after 8 years. This pretty bunch came in hand with their visit.

Coral Tonic I am loving a couple of new maybelline lippies this week. In this pic I am wearing a bright number called Coral Tonic.

I Love Lunch Some of the best lunches are those thrown together from the left over bits in the fridge!

Delia Love my new Delia recipe book and can’t wait to bake some treats.

Yum Wowee, as if the malteser bunny wasn’t scrummy enough, now there’s a big bar.It was so hard to just eat a piece at a time.

Cluck Cluck Here we are enjoying hen (right) celebrations! Congrats to the future Mrs Neate

Little Black Dress And very little it was too! Not my usual style but I enjoyed styling up for a night in Brighton for the hen.

Giggles A weekend full of giggles! Happy times 🙂

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Happy blogging , xxx