Time is flying by so very quickly this year, and indeed with this brings hugely busy times, so sometimes it really is the height of luxury to just have a few hours from a weekend to just have some down time really. Well this weekend was definitely one of those times, so I thought I would create a post dedicated to a weekend in my life really as I tread my feet very cautiously into the lifestyle blogging world (but will most probably fail!)!
So on Saturday I fiiinally went to the Bournemouth Bloggers Meet organised by the lovely Hannah from Bailey Cakes and it was such a fun time getting to meet lots of local bloggers. I've never ever been to a local bloggers meet before but it really was something I would absolutely love do again! Sadly my organisational skills are shocking so the biggest props in the world to Hannah for organising it all! We were also treated so kindly to the most generous goody bags I have ever seen which Hannah had even spent time over writing our names on the bags which, I'll think you'll agree, is just the cutest personal touch ever! Inside we were treated to an array of gorgeous amazing things from LUSH, Next, John Frieda and more. The best thing for me was the incredible jewellery by my local crafty chum Faye from The Bohemian Collective and if you want jewellery making at it's finest Faye is absolutely your girl because she's ridiculously talented and just the loveliest too, which is quite the bonus! It was also so amazing to see super lovely Kim from Ever Ours my other local indie business chum who I see quite a lot of these days which is fabulous! It was also really nice to see Joseph, from Unlimited by JK, our local style style blogger extraordinaire! Plus of course everyone else I got to meet, I feel very lucky indeed to have such wonderful people so near :).
Today was a lot quieter than yesterday but that's kind of how I roll on a Sunday, so I took my Nana out for little drive to Compton Acres, a beautiful spot in Dorset that consists of five themed sub-gardens: an Italian garden, a rock and water garden, a heather garden, a Japanese garden and a less formal garden called the 'Wooded Valley'. It was founded in 1920 by Thomas William Simpson, an entrepreneur who had become wealthy through the manufacture of margarine, believe it or not! It really is the most picturesque spot and I would highly recommend a visit in the warmer months as it was so cold today and I couldn't get any nice photos because my hands were frozen but we had a very filling, but delicious Sunday lunch and of course an obligatory cupcake photo had to be taken ;).
So that's little snippets from my weekend that I hope you've enjoyed! Otherwise I've been beavering away at my shop because I'm so behind on everything due to a unfortunate hospital visit this month, hence the lack of posts. I'll update again next week with a proper update but I can't be bothered to think about it now!! Anyway, I hope you've all had a lovely weekend yourselves! Lots of love,