My Blog Featured in Aimee Raindrop Writes’ Blogger Series!

Hi Everyone! 🙂

I am so excited and extremely grateful to be writing this post…

A little while ago the lovely Aimee from Aimee Raindrop Writes asked me to be a part of her blogger interview series for 2016.

Obviously I said yes because it sounded like such a fun opportunity and I am delighted to have been featured on another blog – I know how hard everyone works to create amazing content, so I feel privileged!

What’s more, Aimee’s questions allowed me to take a step back and think about blogging for what it actually is, why I started it and what it means to me.

To read all my answers pop over to Aimee Raindrop Writes and if you like discovering new bloggers, make sure you check out Aimee’s full blogger interview series too – enjoy!

Finally, I owe a huge thank you to Aimee in general, because if you are a regular reader of my blog, you may have noticed that Aimee is super supportive! She comments on lots of my posts and likes loads of my tweets/Instagram pictures (in fact a notification popped up as I was writing this) – so thank you my lovely! xo

Aimee Raindrop Writes

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Frieda’s Afternoon Tea Bus

This post is a yummy one…

I recently spent the afternoon with two of my best friends in the world, on a Frieda’s Tearoom bus, travelling along the Bournemouth coastline while enjoying a delicious afternoon tea!

Frieda's Tea Bus

Everything from the decor to the service was just lovely and once we’d taken our seats upstairs on the bus, we didn’t know where to start with the heavenly spread laid out in front of us!

From macaroons to sandwiches, cakes and scones we were in for a treat and it took us a little while to decide where to start.

The girls were so thoughtful in planning ahead to definitely make sure that Frieda and the team know that I am vegetarian.

Of course, being on a moving bus means that we had to be extra careful with our orange juice, coffee and hot chocolate. Luckily we avoided spillages as our hot drinks were served in these coffee cups and there were cup holders in the tables – every tiny detail had been thought about 🙂

Afternoon Tea

Coffee Cup

We hopped on the bus at Bournemouth pier and the journey took us along the cliff top to Hengistbury Head.

Our driver was also a knowledgeable guide and told us things about the coastline we never even knew, despite growing up in the local area!

We were so lucky with the weather and our afternoon was blessed by some glorious Autumnal sunshine!

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Frieda's Tea BusFrieda's Tea Bus

We certainly polished off our plates, but who could really blame us?! The scones were my highlight, a classic for afternoon tea 🙂

Thanks so much again to the both of you, it was an unforgettable birthday present!

Have you spotted Frieda’s afternoon tea bus in Bournemouth? Do you have a tea bus where you live?

Let me know! I’d love to hear all about it! 🙂

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Firework Night at Sherborne Castle

I hope you all had a lovely firework weekend and are starting to feel truly festive – cue the Christmas tunes!

To celebrate bonfire night we decided to head 40 miles into the countryside and spend the day and evening in Sherborne, Dorset.

Whatever the season, there’s something magical about getting into a car, driving into the countryside and taking in the beautiful views as they roll over the horizon.

Once we arrived in Sherborne we found that we were so lucky with the weather (although it was very, VERY chilly) and enjoyed a stroll around the town and wander in the Abbey.

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Costa Christmas Cup

After resting our legs with an obligatory Costa (I recommend the honeycomb latte (ohemgeeee)!), we went for a walk in the fields just outside the castle…

Sherborne Countryside

Sherborne

Sherborne Dorset

As the sun set we made our way into the grounds of Sherborne Castle where we met our friends for an evening of live music, fireworks and a bonfire.

The grounds were stunning and before even a single fuse had been lit, I just knew that the lake would be a magical addition to the overall firework display. While the lake reflected the colours of the fireworks, the bonfire created breathtaking silhouettes of the trees with its mighty orange glow.

Sherborne Fireworks

Sherborne Fireworks

Sherborne Castle

There was so much to do, including fair ground rides, hook a duck (we won a super cute monkey teddy!) and plenty to choose from when it came to food! I had a delicious Nutella crepe, a classic combo, but there were SOO many different options including Tia Maria and butterscotch!

Overall we were really impressed by the whole event, especially as the firework display itself lasted more than 20 minutes! So if you live in or near Dorset and fancy going somewhere different to your local display, we can definitely recommend the beautiful location, Sherborne Castle.

We love exploring new places up and down the country, let me know in the comments if you recommend anywhere special!

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When the Fancy Dress Theme is ‘Anything but Clothes…’

Happy November!

I hope all enjoyed the spooky celebrations over the last few days, we certainly did!

My friend Lolly shares her birthday with Halloween and as you can imagine she always plans a super fun fancy dress party. This year’s theme was ABC (Anything but Clothes).

But as it is illegal to rock a birthday suit on a night out we had to come up with a plan.

After witnessing this fancy dress theme on sports night’s at university, I thought it would be easy – yay for a Twister mat dress.

Boy was I wrong… My boyfriend Alex needed a costume too and so we scratched our heads and browsed Pinterest (of course) and came up with this idea.

Asda were kind enough to provide us with lots of cardboard boxes to help make our creation. Then after a couple of hours of spray paint, parcel tape, glue and of course lots of love, our Lego friends were born…

Lego Costume

Lego Fancy Dress

Lego Fancy Dress Costume
We obviously had to make a set of IDs too…
Lego Fancy Dress Costume

As you can imagine, we got quite a few comments about our costumes from fellow party goers outside the bar, including people sharing their love for Legoland!

It was so fun to make the costumes and wear them out and despite bending the rules slightly, by wearing leggings/trousers to preserve our dignity, we were over the moon to have won the prize ‘best dressed’ (Lolly, you cutie!)

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What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever dressed up as? I’d love to know, leave a comment or tweet me.

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