Things to Fall in Love with This Valentine’s Day

If like me, you find yourself a Single Pringle this Valentine’s Day fear not! There’s no reason for you not to splash out and celebrate. If there’s no Boo to treat you, why not treat yourself to something special instead? Here’s my little lust list of all things sweetheart-inspired!

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Snippets of Joy Jan-Feb 12th

Through the tough times I have been working extra-hard to find little snippets and moments of joy. It hasn’t always been easy but I have found if you look hard and work hard you can find something to be happy about even in your darkest moments. I thought I’d share a few things that brought me joy during January up until this point. I may make this a weekly or monthly thing because I feel it’s so important to appreciate the little things and it’s good to look back on! (more…)

Lush Valentines Haul 2020

If you have been following PLF for awhile, you’ll know that alongside Halloween, the Lush Valentines range is one of my most anticipated. All of the cutesy heart designs, the sugary-sweet scents and of course the Unicorn Horns make for a seriously exciting collection. Today I thought I’d share my 2020 haul with you ahead of the big day!

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A New Years Walk Around Dulwich Park

On New Years Eve my boyfriend and I went to our favourite pizza place – Voodoo Rays, and then on to a couple of quiet pubs to neck drinks and make each other laugh. We ate all the pizza, drank all the drinks and danced at home to a really weird playlist of mediocre music from the past decade. It honestly was the best way to see in 2020 and wave goodbye to the absolute horror-show of the past year. Nothing screams fresh start quite like a Hot Mix 5 and a badly-made bourbon sours with the best friend and boyfriend you could ever wish for.

Naturally when we woke up on the 1st of January we were feeling a little worse for wear. Nursing hangovers and strangely aching muscles (I taught him how to slut drop and I think that was a little more exercise than we’re both used to lately) we armed ourselves with cameras and set off in to the grey morning in search of birds, wildlife and fresh air.

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Huge Lush Cosmetics Boxing Day Haul 2019

It has been a bit quiet on the blog this past festive season. Usually in the run up to the big day I’d have posted a big Lush Christmas haul and review – however this year I didn’t try a single new product! Instead I exercised some willpower (read: I had to spend my money on Christmas presents for other people!) Instead I did something that screams logic (which is a pretty new concept for me, let’s be honest) and I waited for the Boxing Day sales to grab some half-priced bargains! Today I thought I’d share that haul with you, alongside a few other bits I was kindly gifted for Christmas. As the season has already passed and many of these products are no longer on the shelves, I will not be including prices or reviewing the sets/products as such- just giving a general overview and my thoughts.  Disclaimers done, let’s get in to it!

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Blogtober 2019 End / Reflections

It’s the 31st of October and it can mean just two things; 1. It’s the spookiest day of the year – Halloween! And 2. It’s the end of Blogtober!

For my final Blogtober post I thought I’d reflect on the month gone by and write a little bit about how I found this years challenge.

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Five Perfect Cosy Autumn Knits

During the Autumn months there’s nothing I love more than a good woodland walk or to stretch my legs around a country park. It’s the perfect season for spotting wonderful wildlife, taking in natural beauty and of course, pulling on a warm jumper to keep the cold at bay.

For today’s Blogtober post I thought it would be fun to share some of my favourite knits – Autumn-appropriate jumpers for cosy Sunday afternoons.

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Creating Goodie Bags For Trick or Treaters 2019

Last year I decided it would be fun to create some goodie bags for the local Trick or Treaters. They went down really well with many of the kids delightedly exclaiming “there’s toys in here!”

This year I’d thought I’d have a go at making some more and because it’s Blogtober it only seemed appropriate to share!

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Birthday Wish List 2019

Next month I turn the big 3-0. I can’t quite believe that I am leaving my twenties behind, I still feel a bit like an overgrown child if I’m being honest.

For today’s Blogtober I thought it would be fun to share a ‘birthday wish list’. At this point in my life I honestly don’t ask (or want) people to buy me specific gifts so everything you see here will more than likely be purchased by myself over the course of the next few weeks!

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Retracing Steps on an Autumn Walk

It was a cold, blustery Wednesday when we decided to revisit Tilbury Fort. Years ago we lived in the area and whenever we visit my Dad’s grave which is nearby, we always walk to a hill with a view that stretches out as far as Tilbury, and point out our old flats.

Tilbury Fort is most known for its historical significance – but when I think about it, I just remember walking along the shore with my Dad, beach-combing for sparkly beads and long-lost marbles.

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Autumn in the Garden 2019

When I bought my first ever house one of the things I was most excited for was the garden. I couldn’t wait to build an aviary, plant a bunch of flowers and put up lots of bird feeders. My garden was a wonderful haven for wildlife – I once counted 4-5 hedgehogs in it at a single time and regularly had interesting birds on the fence (including a big sparrowhawk!)

So obviously it’s no surprise that one of the things I miss the most, now that I no longer have my home, is my garden. Throughout my years of blogging I have always documented my gardens – whether through a taking a look at the garden birds that were visiting my feeders or the plants that were growing in my borders – I loved discovering and sharing the nature on my doorstep. So despite the fact I no longer have my own garden, I have been taking lots of photos of my Mums (which is where I currently live) and have been utilising it to the best of my ability. For today’s Blogtober I thought I’d share my (current) garden in Autumn and all of the wonderful changes the season is bringing about.

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Super Simple Halloween Eyeball Cherry Pie Recipe

One thing I love about Blogtober is its ability to push your creative boundaries. For those who don’t blog every day it can be a real challenge to come up with fresh new content. For me personally, daily blogging can be stressful and when Blogtober rolls around I can often be found stressing and seemingly all out of ideas. That’s where a little bit of creativity comes in. Past Blogtobers have seen me tackle craft projects , get outside with my camera to take photos and even bake a thing or two!

This year has obviously been no exception but I did notice a distinct lack of baking! For today’s Blogtober I thought it might be fun to share a Halloween-themed bake – so simple and quick to make that anyone can give it a go with success! So without further ado, here’s my eyeball cherry pie (with fingers).

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