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Harvey Norman Boucher Road Belfast

I was invited down to the beautiful Harvey Norman store on the Boucher Road in Belfast to meet their  lovely PR manager Jenny and have a look round all their collections. I had been previously for a look at their Voyage range of soft furnishings but didn’t have a lot of time to look around on that occasion so this was a real pleasure to spend time with Jenny and meet some other staff members whilst looking at all the…

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Sophie Allport Butterflies & Roses afternoon tea

When Sophie Allport very kindly sent me out a selection of their Rose & Butterfly china and asked me to style up a little afternoon tea party with it I was delighted as this beautiful china is right up my street with its dainty little rose and butterfly designs in my favourite pastel colours of  pink and blue.  The teacups are a perfect size and I love how the designs feature inside the cup too with a tiny little rosebud…

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Favourite toys and a little pink cradle

When I was around 4 years old my dad made me a beautiful little pale pink wooden  cradle and I loved it so much!  I have so many happy childhood memories of playing with it and was always sad that my mum had given it away. Our childhood home was a large period property,  an old Bank House with a large garden and my sister Joanna & I  had a little toy room between our bedrooms where we spent many…

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Lydia’s pretty florals

As my daughter Rebecca has previously blogged about my little grandson Joshua’s lovely nautical bedroom here  I thought I’d do a quick post about my granddaughter Lydia’s bedroom & wardrobe. Lydia features lots on my IG stories as she loves the camera and shouts cheeeeese as soon as someone takes their phone out whereas Joshua now objects to having his pic taken so he doesn’t feature as much! Rebecca loves Liberty florals and classic children’s fashion so Lydia’s wardrobe is very…

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Dualit / John Lewis Collaboration

When Dualit sent me out some of their fabulous products to try I was delighted as I’ve always considered their kettles & toasters to be the best around! They’re aesthetically pleasing and have great functionality  so they really are the ultimate standard you’d look for in your kitchen! First up is the Architect Kettle & 4 Slot Toaster. It has a beautiful sleek design and the toaster has the added feature of an interchangeable colour panel. The toaster is perfect…

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Dublin mini break

We are lucky enough to live just a couple of hours drive from Dublin so when hubby had a week off work recently we decided to drive down and stay overnight for a little mini break. We stayed in the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road which is around 15 minutes walk from the city centre. One of my favourite things about Dublin are the stunning Georgian doors which feature prominently around the city. So imagine my delight when I stepped out of…

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Botanical afternoon tea with Portmeirion UK

When I was asked by the lovely people at Portmeirion UK to style up an afternoon tea featuring their beautiful Botanic Garden range  I was delighted as everyone knows how much I love my florals!  The iconic Botanic Garden designs are instantly recognisable with their green borders and vibrant botanical details. The range features a variety of floral illustrations adapted from Thomas Green’s Universal or-Botanical, Medical and Agricultural Dictionary (1817)  and the botanical detail in each piece is wonderful! Featuring…

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Easy meringue nests

This meringue nest recipe is super easy and perfect for serving as individual little desserts Ingredients 2 egg whites 100 g caster sugar whipped cream & fresh fruit   Method Whisk egg whites on a low setting until frothy and then add sugar one dessert spoonful at a time and continue whisking at an increased setting until all sugar has been added and soft peaks have formed. Pipe meringue mixture onto a baking sheet in a circle making it higher…

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Easter crafting

While I was pinning away on Pinterest one night I came across the prettiest little Liberty eggs by the very talented Tamsyn Morgans who I follow on Instagram. I decided to have a go at making some as I had some little scraps of Liberty fabric left over from previous projects and I also painted some eggs pink and used gold glitter and little gold stars to add some twinkles. I found some very inexpensive polystyrene eggs in The Range…

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Liberty jars

I have a stash of Liberty fabrics which is usually used for making hair bows or adding collars etc onto my granddaughter Lydia’s gorgeous little cardigans etc but I thought I’d make some little jars this year to put candles of flowers in. Spring is definitely the perfect season to bring out the florals with the birds tweeting away in the garden and the nights getting lighter! I’ve made different variations of these little jars many times for parties &…

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