Competition

date-night-competition Over at Lish Concepts I love working with brands I believe in. I’ve been a brand ambassador for Just us box for just over 3 months and I can really say hand on heart that I love it! Just us box provide a date night box subscription, sending you and your love a monthly box of goodies plus exciting activities and challenges to create a wonderful, truly original date night. The best part of the date night is it can be held any night of the week and spent from the comfort of your own home, which means no babysitters required.

So far as brand ambassadors we’ve experienced a stargazing date (which was my favourite), an Indian summer date (which was my other halfs favourite) and a Pillow and Poetry date (Littlelish’s favourite! She has been sleeping in the pillow fort ever since our date on Friday!).

To celebrate my role as brand ambassador for Just us box I am running an amazing competition! Held jointly between Lish Concepts and Each Peach Pear Plum (my other collaborative blog). You have a chance to win a 6 month subscription to Just us box. So each month you and your hubby / wife / boyfriend / girlfriend / lover will be able to have a fun, romantic date night together. We’ve had a really fantastic time on our dates and it’s really helped us to make that all important time for each other.

All you need to do to enter is follow the rafflecopter and leave a comment here or over on Each Peach Pear Plum detailing your perfect date!! To give you a little idea here is my perfect date…

My perfect date

I adore being by the sea so I would probably say it would be a warm summers evening and we would have a beautiful picnic in a secluded cove together. A large picnic rug would be laid out with plenty of cushions and blankets for if it gets chillier later. We would have candles or lanterns to add atmosphere and a bit of light if it gets dark. The picnic would have to have strawberries and lots of chocolate oh and definitely some prosecco! We would sit and watch the sun go down, chatting and maybe walking a little on the beach. Ideally there would be a hammock for two hanging from two well positioned palm trees. We’d have London Grammar playing on our ipod and once it gets dark we would snuggle up and stargaze together…. heavenly!

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UK residents only please. You must be over 18 to enter.

Good luck everyone! x

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Babylish will be 9 months old this week.

It’s been nine glorious months of motherhood. I’ve made it this far unscathed all thanks to some really good mummy friends. You know the kind of friends you can message at any time of day to ask about green poo or to call when you are having an emotional melt down in asda car park (hey, it happens).

It’s friends like these that make you always feel at home, with a warm cup of tea and a hug. Caring for each other, we know nothing we say will be too weird and we don’t judge. It’s about raising each other up to be the best we can be.

Yes it’s been a great 9 months of friendship. Going through the trials and tribulations of motherhood knowing someone has your back, really, really helps.

Last week saw the end of maternity leave as we knew it, with two of the group returning back to work. To mark the end of a busy working week I decided to have the girls round for our first girly night without the babies.

I’d been sent a hamper of goodies from Moda in Pelle to celebrate the return of everyone’s best friend, Bridget Jones (and her baby!), to cinemas on 16th September.  Can you believe it’s been 12 years since she last made us cringe and hoot with laughter? (wow, I feel old!)

We had a lot to catch up on after a week of work, enjoying some treats from M&S and Patisserie Valerie as well as lots of edible and pampering goodies in the hamper. We particularly loved the Nip+Fab Bee Sting Serum which made our faces look and feel a.m.a.z.i.n.g the next day! There was also a very beautiful Moda in Pelle scarf which I know will become a firm favourite this Autumn / Winter.

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Moda in Pelle are also offering one lucky reader the chance to WIN a Girls Night In Hamper including lots of pamper products and a beautiful pair of Moda in Pelle shoes. All you have to do is follow the link and answer a simple question – Who played Mr Darcy in the Bridget Jones movies?

And of course decide which kind of a shoe girl are you? Do you love heels like Rachel, Brogues like Nicole and Sarah or are you a Boot girl like me?

bootsThis post was created in collaboration with Moda in Pelle but, as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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inspirationbluesmallerWelcome to my summer, no dreamy days spent relaxing on the beach, watching the light dance off the sparkling blue seas. My summer involves dust, drilling, hammering and camping of sorts… but not the fun kind.

Yep, we are rennovating this summer and although we have taken time out to have some fun together, we are under pressure to get the house sorted relatively quickly because in true Grand Designs fashion…. we have a baby on the way! I’m 21 weeks pregnant so just over the halfway mark and I know December is approaching fast.

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My priority is to get a new bathroom installed before baby’s arrival. No amount of cleaning can bring this bathroom back, it’s past the point of saving. We have chipped and cracked tiles, strip lighting, a bath with carpeted sides and the officially the worlds oldest shower… it’s the stuff of nightmares especially with a new baby.

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In my dreams I can visualise walking down the long hallway with sanded wooden floors and being greeted by a white, light, glistening bathroom suite. Oh my it really is the stuff of dreams… But wait there may be light at the end of the hallway after all… The Big Bathroom Shop are teaming up with Tile Mountain to offer one lucky winner the chance to WIN a bathroom remodel worth £3500. So what would my dream bathroom be?

I’d like a serene space, where tranquility and calmness prevails. It needs to be clean, fresh and modern but still with a nod to the past, as our house is an Edwardian period property and we want to keep touches of the period style running throughout. I particularly like the elegance and timelessness of these suites from The Big Bathroom Shop (click image to go to link) and I think these would work well in our house to create a stylish, modern bathroom which is still in keeping with the house.

As a ocean lover I would love to include an element of sea tones and beachiness into the space. I particularly like the combination of white, wood and sea blues in interiors. I have a beautiful shell collection which I’d like to display, adding the finishing touches to my dreamy ocean inspired room. I loved these tiles from Tile Warehouse (click image to go to link) for the beautiful detail they could bring to the room, the antique glass ones reminded me of beautiful reflections on the sea.

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The Skyros tile transports me straight to holidays in Greece, I feel instantly relaxed and happy. These would look beautiful on the wall or on the floor.

I also really think the white metro tiles are very cool, they were often found in Edwardian houses but are also incredibly modern. WIN WIN!

I’d finish the look with some lovely wooden and perhaps seaglass accessories and a large feature mirror bouncing sunlight off into the room. Then I could lie in my roll top bath and be transported to a beautiful island of tranquility…. that is until the baby cries!

To see more inspiration and ideas for my Dream Bathroom, visit my Pinterest board.

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