Tuesday, 22 July 2014

my Best Summer Ever list.




Malibu are currently finding out what's on people's summer bucket lists, so I thought I'd share what would make my summer the Best Summer Ever!


Sure, I've got way more than 5 things, but in no particular order...

• have an amazing picnic with some favourite people
• finally experience a hot air balloon ride over my city
• VIP treatment at a festival - hot tubs etc.
• go to Paris for one romantic night
• find amazing creatures in the wild - snakes, dolphins, otters.. anything really!  
• eat at The Ethicurian
• stay in something unusual - perhaps a beautiful tent or old gyspy caravan
• find a waterfall & go behind it
• try all the ice creams
• spend the day on a deserted beach & go skinny dipping
• go exploring on a bicycle
• build/find/stay in a treehouse
• go to Berlin to see one of my bffs
• go on a fishing trip, and eat what I catch
• go to an awesome gig with awesome people
• watch a bff get married


Create & share your list over on the YouTube channel & see how many you can tick off by the end of August, and make sure you check back with me to see how many I manage! 


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Monday, 21 July 2014

a walk through leigh woods.




A few weeks ago, Doug and I decided to take a lovely summery walk through Leigh Woods, over the suspension bridge and to the White Lion for a much-needed drink! Here are some photos from that beautiful day.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

carrot cupcakes.



The weather isn't looking too peachy this weekend, so why not stay indoors and bake these scrummy carrot cupcakes? Read on for the recipe, as well as links to other cakes if carrot doesn't tickle your fancy!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

#bestdaysofsummer | ugg australia.



The lovely people at UGG Australia contacted me recently to tell me about their #bestdaysofsummer campaign, and how I could get involved. I chose a lovely pair of simple summer pumps from their website, and took mum for a lovely summer day out. 

You may have seen some of these photos on Instagram yesterday, but here are a few extras & a bit more about what we got up to. 

Sunday, 13 July 2014

english rose.



You've probably seen this dress a few times on Instagram, but today I thought I'd show you it properly, in all its glory! As well as share a recipe for some co-ordinating cakes.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

goodbye, granny.



I watched the peachy skies and the rays of hope fade as mum told me.

I had just been marvelling at all the flowers blooming, and all the while, one of my favourites was wilting away. The sun, no water, all the love in the world can't revive her now. She's quiet, and her soft petal-like skin stops moving gently with her breath.