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Dreaming of a Cosy Wooden Interior at Christmas with Falegnameria Bariza

The cold weather is creeping upon us more and more, and winter is just around the corner (as is Christmas!). I may be jetting off to Tenerife in just over a week to catch myself some winter sun, but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate a cosy night in knowing it’s cold outside. In fact, since coming across Falegnameria Bariza, woodworking specialists from Cortina d’Ampezzo (Italy), I’ve been scrolling through their images and imagining spending a cold winter’s night tucked up a wooden house. Falgnameria Bariza have been woodworking art specialists for almost a century and through three family generations. …

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I Planned a Halloween Party Blogger Event! #BloggerHalloweenParty

Have you ever planned something and on the run up to it you think it’s gonna be a flop? You consider every bad scenario possible and what you’ll do if they actually happen? You maybe even consider cancelling it altogether, just to save yourself the humiliation. But then. BUT THEN. It turns out to be pretty much the best thing ever and you want to relive it again and again? Well, that’s what happened when Kirsty and I planned #BloggerHalloweenParty at the end of last month. We had tonnes of ignored emails, an abundance of stresshead moments, plenty of reservations,…

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Making Pom-Poms at the Hobbycraft Hull Blogger Event

In case you didn’t already know (and thus you haven’t lived!), Hobbycraft is a wonderful store full of all kinds of crafty goodness – rows upon rows of paints, pens and crayons, shimmering displays of fabrics, vibrant stacks of colouring books, sections dedicated to decorating cakes, and a huge selection of sparkly stickers (yes – I’m a massive sticker geek). Sounds like heaven on earth, right? So imagine how I jumped at the chance when I was invited to a Hobbycraft event in my own city of Hull. In fact, it was the first Hobbycraft blogger event ever. So yeah,…

Books

Let’s Talk about That Harry Potter Photoshoot…

I’m sorry if the title of this post leads you to believe I’m going to have some controversial view on the Harry Potter photoshoot going viral, but I’m afraid this post is going to do exactly what it says on the tin. I genuinely do just want to talk about it. Or, rather, I want to share it with my readers and swoon some more. As I was scrolling aimlessly through Facebook just the other day, I noticed a Buzzfeed link nestled in between the numerous foodie photos, soppy statuses and shameless selfies: ‘Stop what you’re doing and look at…

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The real reasons people aren’t playing Pokemon GO

You can’t escape it. It’s everywhere. Pokémon GO. You know the one I mean. The one causing people to walk around like zombies with their faces glued to their phone. And then causing other people to sit upon their high horse and tell people they’re “childish” or “geeks” for playing it. And these people might be getting their own way as I heard on the radio on Wednesday that Pokémon Go gameplay is down by 79%. A whopping 79%! I’ve been racking my brain to try and figure out why these people are so against Pokémon Go. I think I’ve…

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A Countdown of My Fave Fit Brits

A girl is never too old to have celebrity crushes. It’s a fact. And after discussing a number of swoon-worthy men with Sarah last night, I’ve decided to share with you all a top ten countdown of some fabulous Brits who make me weak at the knees. Disclaimer: the order is subject to change, cos y’know, they’re all awesome and win me over in different ways every time I see them. #yum 10. Hugh Laurie Sadly I couldn’t move Hugh Laurie any higher up the list because I think I’m a bit more in love with his character House than…