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Staying soft

Last November I wrote an article for Lucky Dip Club that was titled ‘Your emotions are your strengths – why you shouldn’t grow a thicker skin.’ In case it wasn’t completely obvious by my disgusting penchant for over-sharing on the internet, I am a bloody soft sort of person. That article is completely on brand for me.

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Life Updates – June 2019

All the daffodils are long wilted. Blossoms fallen from the tree. June is here and with it comes wind, rain and grey skies (your typical British weather then, really.) It’s kinda hard to believe that we’re already half-way through the year. So much has happened yet at the same time I feel stuck – paralysed in a moment which I am unable to move forward from. It has been two months since I last wrote a blog post so today I thought it was time to check in and let you know what’s been going on in my world.

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Kew Gardens Orchid Festival (Photo Post)

A few weekends ago I visited Kew Gardens to see the Orchid Festival. It was amazing – the orchids were absolutely beautiful and as always I felt so at peace in the gardens – Kew really is a fabulous place to spend an afternoon.

I had a post planned out in my head for this trip. I wanted to talk everyone through the brilliant sunshine and stunning arrays of flowers – each arrangement more breathtaking than the last. But between that day and writing this post I have had a massive upheaval in my life, and it’s no longer appropriate to write about it in the way I wanted. That said I took many photos and as photography and flowers are both a huge passion of mine it felt a waste not to share them. So todays post is a photography post. I hope you enjoy the images I took that day.

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A Trip to Hamerton Zoo Park

I have somewhat fallen in to that trap again; becoming increasingly busy and forgetting (read: being too lazy) to blog. I have lots of important life-updates to share with you when I find the time and inclination to sit down and write about them but, for now I’ll just share a few photos and words about a wonderful day out we had a few weekends ago.

Hamerton zoo is roughly a twenty minute drive down the road from us. In the back of my mind I always thought I would pay it a visit but as so often happens in life things got hectic and I quite forgot about it. We’ve been in SNO for around a year and four months now and finally had a weekend free from plans so we decided to take a trip down there to see the animals.

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Goodbye 2018, hello 2019! Reflections and resolutions.

It’s that time once more; a new year is upon us, a fresh start, a blank slate and the potential to do, to be and become anything we wish.

Some people think it’s cliche’ to set goals and resolutions for the new year but personally I find it gives me a sense of purpose – something to focus on and strive toward. If you’ve been following my blog for awhile now you’ll know these resolution and reflection posts come each and every year. For those who are new, you can catch up (herehere and here!)  Today I thought I would reflect on the year that has been and share some resolutions, goals and hopes for 2019.

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Huge Lush Cosmetics Christmas/Boxing Day Haul 2018

If you know me you’ll know I spend all year eagerly anticipating the one sale that Lush holds each and every Boxing day. It has become a tradition of sorts now for my family and I to get up super early, catch the bus to Lakeside and queue for about an hour or so just so I can get my hands on all the amazing reduced Lush. Maybe it sounds a bit sad, but when Lush only hold one sale a year it makes sense for me to be there for it and save some cash in the process. My brother and I even talked tactics over the cold tea on Christmas day this year – that’s how big of an event it is for me! This year I had a list of wants and, although I didn’t quite get everything on that list I think I did rather well! Today I thought I’d share my Boxing day scores as well as some of the Lush I was gifted this year!

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What I got for Christmas 2018

I can hardly believe that Christmas has been and gone and the New Year is just around the corner! As always my family completely spoilt me and I enjoyed spending time with them, relaxing and eating (lots of) good food! The season wasn’t without sadness though and I did struggle quite a bit – that’s for another day though, today I want to share something positive and fun with you – my annual what I got for Christmas haul post!

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Fresh Wreath Making Workshop at Beautiful Swagger

This year we decided we wanted to join in on the trend of wreath-making. After a quick search online G came across a workshop that was being held in a craft shop in town. At just £30 per person the workshop was considerably less than what’s typical for London, and with the practicality of the location – we were sold.

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Fun and Festive Things I’m Loving Through the Month of December

I can’t believe 15 days of December have passed by without one Christmas-themed blog post on Pretty Little Finch!

Believe it or not I’ve been living my very best festive life and celebrating the season with work parties, Christmas meals and much more. Today I thought it would be fun to share with you some of the festive-themed things I’m loving this month. Normally I save these ‘favourites’ type of posts til the end of the month but seeing as everything is so seasonal I thought it might be best to share them now, ahead of the big day so there’s still plenty of time to grab yourself something from this list!

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