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May 25th, 2009
The Sunday Sundae Bar


How beautiful has this Bank Holiday been?! I’m not sure about the rest of the country but the weather in London was perfect for a barbeque with friends and family and that’s exactly what we had. Our theme was Hawaiian so we had grass table skirts, fruit centrepieces and flower garlands for all of our guests. The kids also loved the giant Connect 4, dominoes and Jenga we had hired for the day. The barbeque was very tasty, especially as it was the first time my husband and I had ever hosted one.

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The highlight of the food however was the sundae bar we set up. We had ice cream (of course), dessert sauces, wafers, mini Oreo cookies, chopped nuts, strawberries, mini muffins, chocolate chips, sprinkles and cream. We let our guests build their own sundaes and everyone seemed to really enjoy the whole experience. The sundae glasses are actually MJÖD beer glasses from IKEA, the long handled spoons and plastic ice cream cups were from eBay. Hope your long weekend was fab too!

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May 22nd, 2009
New Wishlist Feature


You may have spotted the “Wishlist” feature I added to the sidebar recently. It’s a great way for me to share what I’m coveting at the moment with my readers. I use Wists to quickly add to the list and I like how it keeps all my favourite items in one place. See my full list here and share what you’re wishing for at the moment.

Wishlist


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May 20th, 2009
The Long Weekender


Here in the UK, May is the month of Bank Holiday, hurrah! Here are my favourite spring-inspired flowery holdalls/weekend bags that will add a touch of style to your weekend away.

Weekend Bag 1

Cherry Blossom Weekender – Accessorize

Weekend Bag 2

ASOS Rose Print Bowler Holdall – ASOS

Weekend Bag 3

A Chiswick Flowers Holdall – Cath Kidston


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May 18th, 2009
The Cotswolds or Bust


I apologise for the break in transmission; I haven’t been well lately. We did however manage to get away for the May Bank Holiday. We went to the Cotswolds in Oxfordshire, visited several of the lovely picturesque villages there. Burford and Bourton-on-the-Water were the best ones for kitsch homeware shopping and afternoon teas. Here are some pictures from our weekend away.

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