Nearly half way through the year, the longest day (June 21st) always makes me think of long, sultry evenings in the garden and hopefully some nice sunny weather! This month is all about the outside, pretty gardens, stylish summer clothes and beachwear, tasty barbecue and party food.

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 1st June

I’m falling over Garden Party ideas at the moment and love this wig wam for the kids to build and play in- should keep them occupied for hours! Click the photo for the link to GLTC…And while they are playing why not make some great homemade lemonade, perfect for adults and children..


3rd June

I love Lavender and can’t wait for my plants to flower, the smell is amazing and the bees love it! While browsing Pinterest I came across some gorgeous photos which epitomise summer for me. Also, I found some great craft ideas for harvested flower heads, get planting!

5th June

I love it when the High Street comes up with a version of a designer item and I think this Red Herring version of Temperley London SS13 is amazing, designer style at a high street price. Temperley London dress £1,150, Red Herring at Debenhams dress £45 (currently on sale at £33.75). Grab yourself a bargain! (Click the dress for the link).













12th June

I’m in a blue mood, not in a bad way but just thinking about summer accessories to make your tan “pop”. Blue is the perfect colour, take a look at my pick of  what’s out there:

18th June

It’s been a while since I updated this page, I have been busy supporting my daughter who has just competed in the BMC 2013 Youth Series final in Ratho, Edinburgh. I am so proud of her achievement, she only started climbing 8 months ago, so to be placed top 3 in the North West and then compete in the final is amazing. Prior to the competition we looked at “Carb Loading” to increase her energy stores and to give her the best chance on the day. You can read my post here.

Photo: Alex learns to fly on our Academy day out to Kendal Climbing Wall

22nd June

Do you come home and wish your home made more of a statement or looked more inviting? Take a look at these great ideas from Houzz and Pinterest to inspire you!

There are even more ideas in my post “Make an Entrance!”

27th June

I read recently that Johnson and Johnson, the household purveyor of baby products, admitted that formaldehyde is one of the ingredients they use, albeit in small amounts, shocking! It’s so important to read the labels on products but manufacturers are very clever at hiding chemicals, especially under the term “fragrance”. Read the full article here. Also read my post on natural skincare for some tips.

beauty ~ only skin deep?

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