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August 2015: A house, a kitten, and lots of blogging!

Hello all! As I’m posting quite a lot on the blog now, I thought it might be nice to do a little round-up of the things I’ve written about at the end of each month, collated in one post. So here’s my first one for August! And it has been a busy month! We exchanged, completed and moved into our very first house in Tooting, and at the weekend, we got our first kitten, Dexter (yes, named after the TV show serial killer!) A month of firsts, big expenditure and lots and lots of packing boxes (which Dexter seems to be having a lot of fun with!) I’ve still somehow managed to keep up with blogging, alongside my day job, so here’s what I wrote about on the blog this month! Restaurants/Pop-ups I visited… I visited a very cool Berlin Brunch pop-up in London. Read more here. I tucked into gourmet sandwiches, salads and puds at Aline in Mayfair (possibly the most I’ve ever eaten in one sitting!). Read more here. For Afternoon Tea Week, I tried …

Dinner Party Blooms from Serenata Flowers – Review & Giveaway!

I must admit, when I was younger, I wasn’t particularly interested in flowers. My parents spent a lot of time making our garden look wonderful, but I didn’t pay much attention to the names and types of plants. I certainly appreciated the beauty of flowers, but I could just about tell you the difference between a rose and a lily, and that was pretty much the extent of it! When Tim and I got married, we made an appointment with a local florist in Devon, and it soon became very apparent how little we both knew. We knew what we wanted in terms of how it would look – creams, greens and browns, for our rustic countryside theme. I’ve never been a ‘girly’ girl, so pinks and yellows aren’t really for me. So when the florist arrived at my room on the morning of our wedding and presented my bouquet to me, I surprised myself by bursting into tears! As well as not being a ‘girly’ girl, I’m also not a ‘happy crier’ so this …

Serenata Flowers Hamper Review & Giveaway

At the weekend, I tried out a fabulous food hamper from Serenata Flowers called ‘Turn up the Heat!” In case you haven’t heard of them, Serenata Flowers has a huge range of flowers and gifts, with something for everyone and for all occasions. When they asked which hamper I would like to review, I knew it had to be this one, as it was packed with cheese and chocolate – as many of you will know, two of my very favourite things! As per the website, the hamper includes: Hand Waxed Hot Chilli Cheese 170g Hand Waxed Scrumpy & Crunchy Apple 170g Bambino Black Olive Crackers Bambino Moroccan Spicy Crackers Luxury Organic Bombay Mix Luxury Spicy Chilli Coated Peanuts Belgian Chocolate Fine Blended Whiskey Truffles in Clear Box Bottle Green Trug There were a few small replacements in my hamper – rather than Hot Chilli and Scrumpy & Crunchy Apple cheese, I was given Whittington Oak and Blackberries & Apple Cheese. And rather than Whisky Truffles, I was sent two bars of chocolate from KC Chocolatier – …