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It doesn’t take much to make me happy. In fact, most of the time all it takes is a bowl of ice cream, a blanket and a ‘Biggest Loser’ marathon on telly. However, every now and then I’m cheered by the little things that make life more beautiful. Here is a list of some of the things […]

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Buyer’s remorse. It’s a killer. It always sneaks up on you when you least expect it. My last bout of regret came after I bought a vintage jumpsuit on eBay. It looked amazing on the lady in the picture. Cute, functional and sassy all at once, I knew that it would be a key piece […]

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Well, things have certainly been a bit quiet around here, haven’t they? Well, despite the rumours I’ve not gone into hibernation, I’ve actually been really busy enjoying life and working on Eden Celebration. There have been a lot of late nights and hard work involved, but true success never came without a bit of hard […]

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Free Gift Tag Printable
free gift tag printable

Christmas is the season of goodwill to all – so I thought I would kick off the festive season in style with a freebie: a free printable gift tag template. For the gift tags I took inspiration from some of the Christmas songs that I love. One of my childhood Christmas memories is sitting staring […]

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Life Lately
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Well, things have certainly been a bit quiet around here, haven’t they? Well, despite the rumours I’ve not gone into hibernation, I’ve actually been really busy enjoying life and working on Eden Celebration. There have been a lot of late nights and hard work involved, but true success never came without a bit of hard […]

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The Perfect Hot Chocolate
the perfect hot chocolate

Charlie put the mug to his lips, and as the rich warm creamy chocolate ran down his throat into his empty tummy, his whole body from head to toe began to tingle with pleasure, and a feeling of intense happiness spread over him. – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl Charlie and the […]

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The perfect winter coat…
the winter coat edit the search for the perfect winter coat

…Confessions of a picky shopper. The search is on for the perfect winter coat. Even though it’s not quite cold enough, I have to decided to start early because unlike shoes, I don’t want to have to buy a different coat for every occasion. Previous coat buying experiences have taught me that quality is the […]

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Instagram recapped: September
Instagram roundup

Looking back on my Instagram feed this month you can tell there’s been a change of season. It’s definitely looking more than a bit autumnal. Gone are the blue skies and vibrant colours of summer and in their place have come muted tones and warmer textures. Also this month, the children have started back at […]

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5 things I would tell my younger self…
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Hey there teenage Michelle. You may be skinny and  gangly a little bit goofy, but hang in there, things will get better. Here’s a bit of advice to keep you going: 1. Being part of the ‘in crowd’ is overrated. Take a good look at the beautiful people around you. Most of them will peak […]

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The perfect pair of boots.
Autumn outfit, black suede boots, faux leather skirt, burgundy blouse

Is it me, or is getting dressed in the autumn a bit of a gamble? If you don’t get it right a part of you ends up either sweating or shivering. Although I’m not quite ready to reach for my winter coat, as far as I’m concerned warm feet are happy feet. So one thing I have been keeping […]

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Our Big Fat Greek Holiday Part 2: So long to summer
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Our summer holiday almost seems like a lifetime ago. The kids have settled into the new school term, sandals have been replaced with boots, we’ve started kicking fallen leaves and our tans have all but faded. Yes, Autumn has well and truly bedded in, people. We didn’t think that we would be able to afford […]

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Afternoon Tea at Filmore and Union
Afternoon tea, Leeds

Last week Queen Elizabeth II officially became Britain’s longest reigning monarch. At 17:30 on Wednesday 9th Sept, she surpassed her great-great-great grandmother, Queen Victoria, by reaching 23,226 days, 16 hours and 30 minutes on the throne. That’s a lot of waving, hand shaking, and handbags! There’s nothing more quintessentially British than our royal family, so […]

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Coffee Table Styling
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My husband and I both work from home, but even though we have an office, I much prefer to work downstairs in in our living room (close proximity to the kitchen is a major factor). For this reason our coffee table also has to double up as a laptop desk. When we were looking for […]

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