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So I haven’t been on here for QUITE some time… Almost two years in fact. During the past couple of years James and I have experienced a bit of upheaval, change and a rather large setback which thankfully we have managed to move past.
So to explain … We have moved from Malvern back to Bromsgrove, which is where we are both from originally. The main reason for this is that we both have new jobs!! James now commutes to London where he has a very swanky and important Software Developer job for one of the big consultancies there, and I am now working as a Manager at a rather large and well known chocolate manufacturers based in the midlands.
So unfortunately we left our rural idyll and have moved into a lovely Victorian semi with a lovely long but shadowy garden. We are settled here now and James is home each weekend.
The setback I speak of was a rather nasty horse riding accident that culminated in me fracturing my L1 vertebrae ( the very middle of the back) and needing three months of basic bed rest. So basically no garden action occurred during or in fact after my recovery period, sadly. I did manage to pot up and grow some beautiful orchids from bulbs though …
We also have a new addition to the family. I would like to introduce…. Claude the kitten, affectionately known as ‘Claudey’, ‘Monsieur le Claude’ or claudeyface. He will feature fairly heavily in the blog I should think, particularly as he is quite a character!

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New blog header!

You may have noticed that I have a new header for my blog! This is courtesy of my fab friend Adrianne Yates who designed this especially for my page!

To have a look at some of Adrianne’s work, go to: http://www.adrianne.co.uk/

She specialises in blog headers so do contact her if you like her work!

Plus she designs and makes some AMAZING jewellery too! (have a look at my previous post in the lifestyle category).

Her fashion and lifestyle blog is also a must-read, the address is:

http://adriannesnotebook.blogspot.com/

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My new sandals :)

Lovely new shoes

….. And now for a quick break from gardening….! Look at my lovely new shoes!!! I bought these from Next and they are £28! I love how brightly coloured and Morroccan they look! Totally impractical for the gardening of course, but hey ho!

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Tallulah Bloom

My friend Adam and his girlfriend Ashleigh have been running their online shop, Tallulah Bloom for about a year. Take a look at some of the gorgeous home and garden items they have in stock – My personal favourite HAS to be this beautiful Dovecote. I have ALWAYS wanted a dovecote and this one is stunning:

Reclaimed timber Dovecote, £220, http://www.tallulahbloom.co.uk

Their website is amazing and they are hopefully even going to feature my friend Annie’s jewellery range later in the year! Take a look, a link to their website is on my blogroll…

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…I would just like to report that I have had a really lovely Nibble box from www.graze.com today, it was delicious. I had korean chilli crackers (my favourite), golden hazelnuts (honey coated hazelnuts which taste like ferrero rocher, I am a fan!), fiery cashews (thai spiced cashew nuts) and honey bee good – a lovely mix of honey roasted nuts.

If you fancy a free Nibble or Fruit box, simply go to www.graze.com and enter in voucher code: HP4D87B3 and you will get one free and your next one half price! (they are normally £2.99). For more info see my earlier post on graze boxes in the lifestyle category! P.s it really is worth rating the food on there as that means you will get some yummy things in your next box!

Enjoy x

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Eclectic Eccentricity

…..I completely LOVE this necklace!!! This is my lust object of the week, and it is definitely in keeping with the garden theme!!!

Like Two Peas in a Pod necklace, £15.50, http://www.eclecticeccentricity.bigcartel.com

The link to it is: http://eclecticeccentricity.bigcartel.com/product/like-peas-in-a-pod-charm-necklace

This is made by jewellery company Eclectic Eccentricity (you can find a link to their page in my blogroll on my front page).  Their jewellery is really unique and funky, go take a look! I love  the vintage feel and kooky charms!!

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I have got all my fingers and toes crossed for a weekend of good weather! Tomorrow we are hoping to do some hardcore weeding in the garden, and getting things ready for constructing the raised bed (FINALLY) on sunday! Tonight we enjoyed a cheeky chinese takeaway and a lovely cold glass of wine whilst planning all the things that we need to do.

We are also hoping to have a trip to Painswick Manor in the Cotswolds to have a look round their Rococo Garden! I will tell you all about it in my blog if we do make it.

This is their website: http://www.rococogarden.org.uk/ Check it out, it looks fantastic!

Statue of Pan, the God of love, at Painswick Manor

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