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Christmas at Fortnums

I’ve been to London on a few occasions but had never made it to Fortnums so when Sally from @gettingstuffdoneinheels suggested that we go there for lunch after attending the Laura Ashley press event together I jumped at the chance! I had always wanted to visit this beautiful store and it certainly didn’t disappoint with its sense of occasion and stunning decor. ย I’m so glad that my first time here was at this time of year as it was so…

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Redcastle mini break

I’ve previously blogged about staying in the beautiful Quigley Suite at Redcastle Hotel in County Donegal and how much I love it so I was delighted when hubby said he’d booked us in again for a little mini break. ย As it’s only an hour and a half drive from where we live it’s ideal for a short break without having to book flights etc. I packed some magazines and my kindle along with candles and some homemade macarons as we…

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As my mum is very ill and sometimes has to go into hospital at short notice I didn’t want to travel too far on our holidays this year. My sister Joanna lives in Scotland and she is brilliant at coming over to stay and help out with changing mums dressings etc while I’m away but I like to know I can jump in the car and get back home fairly quickly so this was obviously a factor when deciding where…

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Summer days and memories โ˜€๏ธ ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ“ ?>

Summer days and memories โ˜€๏ธ ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ“

As my husband travels a lot with work he usually likes to relax at home over the weekend and we don’t tend to go far. I hate shopping when it’s busy so we usually avoid town and head to the garden centre for a late breakfast or an early lunch. ย This weekend I decided to make a picnic and we went a run down the coast to the beautiful little village of Portballintrae. Portballintrae is a beautiful seaside village in…

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Paris je t’aime

  Paris has a very special place in my heart and I have visited it many times. ย I’m a real homebird and not a great traveller but there is something about Paris that draws me back time and time again. ย I love the history, architecture, museums, beautiful parks and patisseries. I’m often asked for recommendations and advice when friends go to Paris and I’m going to share a few of my favourite things with you along with some hopefully helpful…

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