I spent the weekend before last on a girly weekend away in Pixley, which is just outside Ledbury. It was a friends 40th birthday party so 7 of us girls rented a holiday let called Harvest House (I’ll do a post on that soon!) for a long weekend. We cooked for ourselves most of the weekend but on Sunday lunchtime decided we would go for a tasty meal at the local pub, the Trumpet Inn, which had been recommended by the holiday let owners. I of course did my usual and checked out the Trumpet Inn Reviews on Trip Advisor first, which were nearly all glowing. Continue reading
With the little man now firmly a part of this family and his stuff now taking over the house I thought it was about time to get him a more permanent bed (rather than his rush purchase puppy one) that we can keep in our bedroom. We have been very specific with everything we have put in the house since moving in, making sure the items we choose work with our design ideas and will last us, so why should Opie’s bed be any different. Our bedroom is all grey and turquoise so I went on the hunt for a stylish dog bed for our little fur ball. And was lucky enough to find the bed above that would match our grey colour scheme and still look stylish. Continue reading
No matter how organised I try to be sometimes birthdays and special occasions just creep up on me, then I have that whole panic buying moment where I simply have to get a gift, (a great gift!) and I only have an hour before the shop shuts, so time is of the essence. This is usually when I head directly for Crabtree and Evelyn as I know I will always get something people will love, no matter how fussy they are. Continue reading
We’re fans of a good old rack of ribs in our house, actually we’re fans of most American style foods – ribs, chicken wings, burgers, onion rings, wedges, we like it all. When we found out Marks and Spencer’s had launched their own American style range of food we jumped at the chance to try some of it, all we had to do was decide what we fancied the most.
I took recommendations from the ladies in the store who said the onion rings and Mac’n’Cheese bites were both really good, and I most fancied the sticky BBQ ribs, so the decision was made and I looked forward to tea time. Continue reading
So last week we spent a relaxing few days getting back to nature in our very own log cabin in Bluestone, in Pembrokeshire. Jon and me, my sister Briony, my best friend Lindsey, her hubby Phil and their 2.5 year old Rhys spent 4 nights in the 8 birth Grassholm Lodge above. Surrounded by lovely grassy banks, patches of trees, wild bunny rabbits, plenty of birds, fresh clean air and a distinct lack of traffic even the not-so-great weather could bring down our happy mood. Simply being away from everyday life and the busyness of where we all live was so refreshing, and definitely needed! Continue reading