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.

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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.

Little Langdale Caves

Little Langdale Caves are old disused mines blown out to mine for roofing slate. They now lie disused with lots of reminders of the past.

If you look closely you can see old train tracks and old mine carts.

The caves can be reached by a pleasant 25 minute walk from the carpark which meanders through the countryside. Inside Cathedral cave is a large flooded area which currently houses goldfish!

 Although the mine tracks are fenced off some people explore them and it is said you can follow the path from the surface to below water level.