Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Five Last Minute Father's Day Gifts (for Dads you don't see that much)


Father's Day is one of those national days I actually look forward to (not quite as much as National Gin Day of course), as it's an excuse to actually see my Dad. I'm not a model daughter and tend to let life get in the way of catching up with my Dad so I need a valid excuse to get away from work and life to make the effort to see him. I enjoy seeing him so much it's silly we don't see each other more often!

We're both really busy and don't live that close to each other so we rarely meet up just because. I can't be the only one who rarely sees their Dad but wants to change that so I've put together a few ideas for last minute Father's Day gifts that focus on spending quality time together so you can make that time count.
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Sunday, 11 June 2017

72 Hours in Montreal: A City Guide


It's been a couple of weeks since we got back from our trip to Canada, it feels like so much longer ago though so I thought it was the perfect time to look back over the photos I took and put together a a few city guides for the places we travelled to.

Our trip started in Montreal so it seemed only fitting to kick off with this city guide first. My best friend Ash moved to Montreal just over 4 years ago so she was the ideal guide, taking us to lots of little places she's discovered over the years that we would never have found if we were normal tourists. We spent around four full days in Montreal during the two weeks we were in Canada but I've picked out my favourite bits and bobs (mostly food of course) to show you around in case you want to experience Montreal like a local.

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Thursday, 1 June 2017

A Tour of Our Bedroom


It's been six months (six months!) since we moved into our new home and I'll be honest, we haven't done as much to it as we would have liked to. Life has kind of got in the way and before we knew it, this house has been ours for half a year, madness. 

But even though we haven't done a huge amount of work on the house, it's more than enough to make it ours. This week has been a pretty good one for progress though, we've now got a fully fledged bed in the spare room ready for visitors this weekend and finally found the perfect chair for the bay window in our bedroom. So I thought I'd give you a little tour of our bedroom as it is at the moment, it's nowhere near finished but it's getting there, one pink velvet chair at a time...
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Sunday, 21 May 2017

The Tech Detox Diary


Our usual bedtime routine consists of me falling asleep on Joe on the settee at a ridiculously early time before dragging myself to bed, taking off my make up with my eyes half closed, taking out my contact lenses and then deciding it's a good idea to watch half an hour of YouTube, check Instagram, scroll through twitter and check emails before Joe joins me after his Match of the Day or other football related nonsense fix. Surprise, surprise, it isn't a good idea and I spend ages trying to get to sleep afterwards.

I know it's a silly thing to do and it's a habit I need to get out of but I always really need to know what handbag Lydia Elise Millen has bought this week or where in the world Victoria is, I also see it as a bit of a me time before Joe comes to bed but it does absolutely nothing for my sleep cycle.

Thankfully bed and mattress specialist Time 4 Sleep challenged me to a tech detox to see if it improved my sleep pattern at all, it seemed like the perfect time to make some changes to my relationship with technology. I wouldn't say I'm obsessed with my phone but I am heavily reliant on it, working in e-commerce, running my blog, keeping social media up to date, knowing what's going on in the world and running Pomme Pomme on the side means that my phone is almost constantly in my hand. 

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

The Nest Series: 7 Ways to Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger


Seeing as I have a mountain of home content piling up and, now that we're home from Canada, the house is our number one priority, I thought I'd start a new series of posts so here goes The Nest Series! 

Our house is pretty big, it's a Victorian terrace house with high ceilings, big windows and huge rooms. Apart from the bathroom. The bathroom is miniature and there's only one which for a three bedroom house isn't ideal. Until we've saved up enough to extend it or add another one, we're making do with the pocket size bathroom and we've worked our magic to create the feel of more space. I have a few friends who are struggling with the same issue so I've put together a few tips and tricks in case they're helpful to you guys too.
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