Day Out at Harry Potter Warner Bros Tour

My parent’s very kindly bought Miss L (and us!) tickets for the Harry Potter Tour for doing well in her school exams.  To be honest none of us knew what to expect, everyone I knew who’s been said it was ‘good’ but no more that that really. We headed down to Leavesden where Harry Potter was filmed, and it was horrible! Driving rain, freezing cold your average British Summer, ick!   From what I could tell, you need to book in advance. We had to show our booking confirmation to the parking lady, and then she told us to park right next to the main building which was a god send as we then didn’t get utterly drowned running to the […]


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Competition from {UK Only}

I have a competition for you all today. would like to give one lucky reader £30 voucher to spend on their website!  All you have to do is a leave a comment below *saying what you’d buy and I’ll run a lucky number generator to pick the winner. have a wonderful collection of drawer knobs, coat hooks and home accessories on their site.  I’ve picked out a few of my favourites below.  I really need to find somewhere to use those bunny knobs! You can see more of their collections on their Facebook Page , Twitter and on their Instagram pages. Looking forward to your comments and announcing a winner! Rules: 1. Competition runs from 2nd June 2015 – 9th June […]

Blue Bedrooms

Not that I’m planning ahead or anything, but viewing new houses has made me think about changing up my style a bit. I’m rather liking the serenity of blue bedrooms, and I’ve found some fun ideas for spare bedrooms. Here’s some of the bits I’ve found so far, imagine these with some crisp white sheets…   The map is in fact custom canvas from they made this image especially for me and it’s where I met Paul! Love it!  You can get it from wallpapered starting from £38.95 I love love love this Arne Jacobsen The Egg Chair with Ottoman from Italia Designs, isn’t it the most gorgeous colour?  However it’s a budget busting £731.00 so I can dream. And this cute lamp […]

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May Garden

May is I think my favourite time in my garden. The Clematis and Lilacs are out, peonies just about to bloom and roses just budding.  This is my front hedge, which has taken years to be full of clematis, roses and lilacs. Clematis’s scrambled up the trees in the back garden. Apple blossom in the sunlight New lavender’s and sweetpeas ready to go in the ground.   What’s your favourite month in the garden?

Home Technology

This is a sponsored post by Legal and General, they’ve written about home tech here and asked me if I’d write a post about Home Technology. They came to the right place!  We went to Curry’s a couple of weeks ago, and I was amazed at how much new home technology is out there now. One quick wander round a store and we saw… A floor cleaning robot (small children were torturing it with bit of large paper, poor thing), an LG Washing Machine which you can control from your smart phone, TV’s you can voice activate, wifi lighbulbs (no idea why you’d need those but they looked cool!) and the new massive Dyson ‘fan’ which frankly looks like wonderful black magic. It was one of […]




We were all exhausted in dire need of a break, so we went to Hunstanton which is about 40 minutes from home. I booked The Lodge which is in Old Hunstanton, in the attic which was just amazing! It’s beautiful with a sea view, just what my soul needed! We went for a wander down to Old Hunstanton beach and along the coast to Hunstanton, taking in the beautiful views How adorable is this cottage? And then there was this… I happily used the bubble bath provided, and locked myself in the bathroom for an hour while Paul and L chilled in the lounge. Heaven! And this is how I finished off the day, in the garden We really, really […]

Kitchen Re-Furb Reveal!

As most of you know, a new kitchen has been on my to-do list forever!  It’s small, but extending it would cost a fortune I don’t have. Over the years I painted it, got rid of the faux Oak and that’s looked ok for a good few years, we got rid of some cupboards and got a dishwasher in.  But paint only lasts so long and it was looking really tired and we’ve decided that we’d like to move. I saw from the Estate Agents faces when they were valuing the house, that they saw the kitchen and the state of it was a problem. The rest of the house is fine, but there was lots of muttering about well the kitchen […]


Tweens and Social Media

I originally thought my daughter was a bit odd, she isn’t interested in social media AT ALL.  I mean nothing, she doesn’t want a Facebook account, not interested in Instagram, mention Twitter and she’s out of the room. To be honest she’s not even that interested in Facetime or iMessage. In her eyes they are a necessary evil she needs on her iPad, so she can message me for more food when she’s in another room or to talk to her grandparents. But mostly for me to get her food!. I had a quick look and my nieces and nephew’s also don’t really seem to use Facebook that much and neither do my cousin’s kids – all of whom range between 11 […]

Review: Flamingo Gifts

I’m still slaving over making the office back into a bedroom. In the middle of the book sorting madness (SEVEN bin bags went to charity!) I had an email from Flamingo Gifts asking if I’d like to try any of the items on their website. Yes I would! I really needed a nice little present to cheer me up..this job is never ending. Miss L has been having some horrible (hormone related) nightmares of late so I picked a Gummy Bear nightlight hoping that it’d be of help and it was super cute. I chose for me a horses head squirrel feeder. We’ve only recently started getting squirrels in the garden so I thought it’d be nice to encourage them. Also because I am basically a […]


North Norfolk Half Term Day Out

Had the most wonderful day yesterday. The weather was amazing and OH had the day off so we headed up to Brancaster for a walk on the beach, and then to The White Horse at Brancaster Staithe for a slap up lunch.   I’d love to live in Norfolk one day, if you’ve not been I’d throughly recommend it , it’s such a chilled relaxed beautiful place. It’s definitely a little hidden UK jewel and well worth a visit.



New Year, All Change

Ok that was a break and a half wasn’t it?  How are you all?  Good New Year so far? January was a whirlwind, lots changed and we had a lot to think about.  I’ve finally given up running Violet Posy Design, it was taking up all my time and I wasn’t earning a lot of money. Now OH has a full time job we can afford for me to give it a rest for a bit.  I had a great run though, and worked with some of the most amazing bloggers. I had a blast! I can’t thank them all enough for making my work days so much fun, and I made some awesome new friends along the way. That’s actually […]