Autumnal Sundays and Traditional Afternoon Tea at Stoke Place

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On a recent idyllic autumnal Sunday, my husband, my in-laws and I went for afternoon tea at Stoke Place, a 17th-century country house venue located in Buckinghamshire. I had been lucky enough to win a voucher for afternoon tea at Stoke Place in a raffle and it was the perfect way to spend an autumnal Sunday.

Afternoon Tea at Stoke Place

Stoke Place

Afternoon tea Stoke Place

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An Affordable Cleanser Everyone Should Try – Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser | Review

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In recent months, I have started to use Facebook more for joining interest groups than I have for keeping in contact with friends (although I do still, obviously), and one of the groups I have joined is Mrs Gloss and the Gloss. This group is full of (mostly) women of all ages asking for help and advice and providing opinions and the like to each other about fashion, beauty and skincare. I have lost whole lunchtimes and evenings before replying to a million posts that I can help shed some light on the query, and/or give my opinion on something, or point towards a particular product or treatment that I think is worth recommending. Sharing blog posts is not allowed (which is refreshing, even if sometimes slightly annoying if you/I have written about something that would be helpful), but you are welcome to point to people and sites worth checking out if necessary. This is a great group and very friendly, definitely worth checking out if this sounds like the sort of thing you are looking for.

Anyway, my point of this was to say that on a daily basis people share and ask for product recommendations. It was in this group that I was made aware of the Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser, and even though I was not particularly looking for a product of this type, when I was recently in a store and spotted it by chance, I thought it would be worth a purchase.

Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser

Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser

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Duty-Free Beauty Haul – Urban Decay, Clarins and Yves Saint Laurent

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A few months ago I had a long weekend in Scotland – Glasgow and Edinburgh – and on the flight there and back, I managed to pick up a few beauty items in Duty-Free. Not intentionally mind, but when you see something you like you can’t un-see it, you get me? Here is what I picked up –

Duty-Free Beauty Haul

Duty free haul

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Cosy Dining and Autumnal Vibes at Bill’s Bracknell

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A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to try out the newly opened Bill’s* restaurant in Bracknell’s new shopping complex, The Lexicon. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between, Bill’s has a wide range of seasonal fare on offer, including a brand new autumn menu.

Bill’s Bracknell

I have only been to Bill’s restaurant once or twice before (and I think both times in Windsor), as often trying to get in on a weekend has proved a bit of a mission sometimes, so I was excited to be invited to try out the new restaurant in Bracknell. Also, Bracknell as a place is somewhere I haven’t really had much of a chance to properly visit, so I was keen to see what The Lexicon shopping complex offered local residents and visitors from (slightly) further afield like me.

Bills Bracknell

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How to add Personal Touches to the Home with Photowall wall murals and canvas prints

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When it comes to adding those personal touches to a home, there are an endless amount of ways this can be achieved, whether it be by painting rooms a certain colour, adding wallpaper, accessorising with cushions and other home furnishings, or by prints and wall hangings. For me, I seem to be on an endless quest to find that balance with having objects (i.e. books) to add interest and talking points to a space, while looking organised and somewhat minimalist. To be honest, this quest is still proving a struggle, ha!

I do however love prints –photos, art and the like on the walls of my home, so when Photowall –a Swedish company with a passion for design and quality- contacted me and asked if I would like to create my own canvas, I jumped at the opportunity.

Photowall: Packaging & Delivery

It took a while for me to select the right photo from my collection that I thought would look nice blown up onto a canvas, but eventually, I went for this photo that I took at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show back in July.

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