A while back I shared some photos of rings I have and was asked by a reader to show how I store my rings. I have scooted back over my posts and can’t seem to find who asked this but if I find out I shall edit their name into this post.
I watched a video by Nia today who talks more about layering jewellery and it may come in handy to some of you, I really enjoyed it.
Yesterday I decided I would bake a Victoria sponge, I used a Delia Smith recipe from her Complete Cookery Course book and have also found it online – How to make all-in-one sponge. It s a very easy recipe to follow and the only downfall to my cake was that I mixed it too much, I have a kMix and totally got carried away with using it. If you noticed you have lots of air bubbles or holes inside your cake then you know you have mixed it for too long, it doesn’t affect the taste but it’s just a tip to avoid doing it next time as it causes the middle to rise quite high.
Adding icing is always a messy job.
Baking is one of my top 5 things to do to relax, would you be interested in seeing more ?
What do you do to relax ?
Oh, I really want to share with you the decision I have to make but I can’t just yet.
I have been browsing the ASOS website to find some hats to add to my collection ( from the sale only ). I have put together a collection of six fantastic hats which I think are worth adding to your collection. I have chosen to share items from ASOS for a second time this month because I love the variety of prices you find as well as the wide range of styles. ASOS really is a one stop shop for everything you need to stock your wardrobe.
Just click on the numbers to take you to where the hat lives. I am really hoping to invest in a few of these this week, I wear hats all through the winter so I never feel as though I am wasting money on them.
Which is your favourite ?
Are you starting to incorporate pastel shades into your outfits ?
I spotted the new Munio Candela range of candles over at Mypure at the start of this month knew I had to try them. I know that cheap candles can be made with chemicals that really shouldn’t be breathed in by the human body, so I thought I should try out a good make and especially as Munio Candela candles are all natural I knew I was heading in the right direction. I always go straight for anything which contains cinnamon so I decided that this would have to be the first one in the collection I tested. I would like to try the clove scent next time or maybe I will go for something new like the Marigold Flowers.
I normally find it hard to spend money on candles, I think they make lovely presents for others and would be very happy to receive a special candle like this as a gift. However, I would buy the Munio Candela candle for myself because I now know how lovely they are. It isn’t something I would be paying out for every month but maybe every other month. I have a feeling this candle will be lasting me much longer than a month, I haven’t had to keep this candle lit all evening because the smell lasts very well throughout the evening. I will keep you updated with how long this Munio Candela candle lasts me and will share photos on my Facebook page.
The candle I picked was 220ml and has a total burning time of 15 hours, I think that’s quite good for £11.00. I don’t think I would spend more than maybe £15.00 on a (large) candle and even then that would be a push. I don’t think I am at a stage in my life where I am earning enough to buy such luxury candles, I think that £11.00 is a nice price to pay for a good quality, natural and long lasting candle.
A candle really makes your home feel cosy, it’s easy to forget this sometimes and I only tend to remember around Christmas time. I want to make more of an effort to use candles this year, I think they can give off a relaxing feeling and help to keep you calm if your mind has been busy at work all day.
Do you buy candles often ?
How much would you usually spend on a candle ?
Today I went for a walk ( two walks and then one run actually ) down to Southwold Pier. It was quite a windy day and luckily I put my Topshop mac on over my outfit which stopped my skirt flying all over the place. We all had an ice cream on the pier and went walking a little more, ice cream is one of my favourite things. The sun was shining whilst we were on our walk so I was able to forgive the wind for being so dramatic.
I decided to take a few photographs of my outfit when I got home, I should have really done them at the beach but I thought it may have been too windy. I have been using this Topshop bag for most of the week, it is very handy to use as it contains quite a few pockets. The only downside to this bag ( apart from it being a little old ) is that it gets heavy really quickly. I usually have a notebook and my diary with me but because the bottom of the bag isn’t stiff it makes all the weight go to the middle and really pull down on my shoulder. I then have my camera bag wrapped around me too which means I carry even more than just one heavy bag.
Today was the first outing for my new shoes, they joined me on one of my two walks today but not when I went running… obviously. They were very comfy and I didn’t twist my ankle in them which is always a bouns. I think I may need to wear a pair of socks with them next time because they were a tiny bit loose on my heel. I wore my favourite skirt from Gap with my new shoes, the skirt has lovely little birds all over it and is one of my favourite pieces at the moment. This photo shows how much the wind was blowing my skirt around.
I felt the perfect height in these ankle boots, it was nice to have a little extra height for a change. I think the colour of these boots are really fab, it’s not the usual colour I would go for but they are going to be really easy to match up with other outfits. I like how they look with the purple tights I am wearing, I think they will go nicely with other colourful tights and maybe even skin coloured tights in the summer (if I am feeling brave). I also want to try wearing them with some funky socks over a pair of black tights or maybe a pair of frilly socks to give them a cute girly look.
I would like to try more from the Best Mountain range, they have some very lovely cowboy boots in red which I think will look delightful with pretty dresses in the summer. I know it might be cheesy but I would wear the red cowboy boots with a white frilly dress, I really think I need them in my life.
What did you do this weekend ?