Fly me to the moon

This bad boy was a slower fizzer and turned my water the colour of tropical lagoons! The scent was pretty subtle and the water had a nice shimmer to it. I bought it because it looked fun – not the best bath bomb I’ve had (I like a strong fragrance) so I probably wouldn’t buy it again.

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The guest bedroom

2 months ago (or there abouts) I bought a 1930s semi detached ex-rental. I have started attacking all the rooms at once and much to my surprise the second room to be finished was the guest bedroom.

Alot of work was needed – the walls showed serious sign of their age and my Mum spent alot of time finding and filling holes from old shelves etc. The celling wallpaper was a nightmare to get off my Dad spent hours scraping it off but finally after a stressful experience with a floor sander the room was prepped.

Paint was applied and ta da one room is decorated. Furnishing it is next.

Pre Birthday Pamper

On the eve on my 26th birthday I felt the need for a bit of TLC.  I am a big fan of the foot masks – I purchase them from Poundland – they stock tea tree and coconut ones and both are pleasant to use. They are little plastic booties with a moisturising liner and they are great for a quick fix.

Essie – cute as a button was a freebie from a Boots VIP night. The colour is a bold and vibrant pink perfect with a tan. The formula goes on smoothly. It’s been a while since I’ve used Essie so I am unsure how long it will be before it chips.

The big wow product for my was Goddess Skin from Charlotte Tilbury. It was my first time using the product so I wasn’t sure what to expect but I am sold. A clay mask that doesn’t set hard, it has a pleasant scent that isn’t overwhelming. I washed it off using a hot flannel and my skin felt the best it has in a long time. It looked naturally matte (my skin can be like an oil slick) it feels comfortable and looks clearer straight away! I followed it up with a Charlotte Tilbury moisturiser. I’m interested to see what my skin is like over the next few days after this mask but it’s certainly impressed with instant results.

Porch transformation

Saddly I don’t have any before pictures of the porch. It was covered floor to celling in chipboard wallpaper, which surprising came off very easily.

The original floor tiles still need some tlc but as I have workmen coming in and out and muck from the renovation I am leaving them for now.

I have used cream metro tiles from Topps Tiles up to the original rail then painted the walls magnolia from Dulux and the celling with white matt from Dulux.

The woodwork will be cleaned and then pained with a clear varnish from Leyland.

Ma Bakers Afternoon Tea

On a rare girls day we headed to Ma Bakers which is a cafe attached to a local garden centre.

We had pre booked afternoon tea for £14.95 each.

I had the veggie option which included :

Strawberry milkshake

Cookie

Caramel and coffee cupcake

Sticky toffee pudding

Scone with cream and jam

Quorn, cheese and pesto wrap

Veggie sausage and chips

Tomato soup

Brie and cranberry sandwich

Savoury cheese sandwich

Plus all the tea you could drink.

We all really enjoyed it and I am looking forward to visiting again

Greenwood Farm Village

The farm village is located near Carnforth. It has a selection of shops and handmade gifts but the highlight for us was the open farm where children could get hands on with a range of animals.

We held cornsnakes, ferrets and oversized rabbits. The children also had chance to touch cows and goats and view piglets feeding.

It is well worth a visit and the cafe does lovely coffee and icecream.