Sneak peak

I’ve been itching to post some photos of my younger sister’s wedding now it’s all over but I don’t want to spoil the surprise as I know she wants to be the first to showcase the exciting event, so while I wait patiently (well, kind of), here’s a sneak peak of a couple of pics

I know these don’t give much away but hopefully more to come soon



I recently came across this big pile of oyster shells that had been caught/fished in the south east of England. I’ve never tried or seen oysters before and I was surprised to find that they could be found in local English waters, and in abundance.


I like how the shells on the outside look rough and dirty and to the untrained eye could look like rocks (or maybe just to me then). But the insides look all smooth, shiny with a pearly tint to them, which makes me think of treasures being hidden within that have to be pried out


These ones that look even rockier are ones that were being sold to customers alongside the harbours. They have been freshly caught and were being opened to serve to customers alongside other seafoods. I tried to take a picture of an oyster with the edible flesh still inside, but wasn’t quick enough. I was pleased to see them and it was definitely a highlight to the day

Pink textures

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This beautiful flower is growing in our garden at the moment. I don’t know what it’s called but I absolutely love the ombre colours running throughout the petals; from bright pink to the white tips. The texture, shape and depth of each petal makes this flower really stand out and a delight to look at

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1920’s bridal shower

You may have wondered where I’ve disappeared to this last week; I haven’t forgotten to post I’ve just been super busy helping with preparations for my younger sister‘s wedding which is coming up fast. In the last couple of weeks my family have been celebrating and having lots of fun with parties and planning for the upcoming event.

My sister-in-law threw a 1920s bridal shower and as we all had fun at the last one we were looking forward to it

The colours to go with the theme were red, white and black and my sister-in-law’s lovely house was the perfect setting

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There was also some tasty food to eat; chicken skewers and fruit tarts and my other younger sister brought along a lovely chocolate cake she made

My older sister made a pretty banner to add to the decor and there were also pearls and feathers which looked great. Even the babies wore flapper dresses and puffy dresses that looked cute (my niece pulled the feather out of her hair in this pic)

We played ‘pin the moustach on the groom’ which was fun and I came pretty close to winning but I think the babies enjoyed themselves the most, getting lots of attention and running around together

Next is the Henna (Mehndi) party which will have lots of colour and which we are all really excited about. Pictures coming soon