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Sunday Summary #43


I have one more week of term left which means a mad rush to fit everything in then we are off to Boston! If you are a regular reader of this blog then you will know my love for visiting America. I haven’t been to Boston before so am planning to fit in as much as possible and have spent a chunk of today booking us in for various things and, of course, finding the best place for East Coast chowder and lobster rolls!

Ian and I have been enjoying Scandi dramas a lot lately. We are watching The Bridge and also watched the film ‘The Keeper of Lost Causes’ last night which was great…any other recommendations?


I’m a real grazer so always looking for new snacks, especially healthy ones. Now these aren’t perfect but they are a bit better for you than crisps and taste delicious.


We had a really disappointing dinner out this week at the newly renovated Dandy Lion in Bradford on Avon. I don’t like to bash local businesses but this was slow service, coupled with a really bad burger and I won’t be revisiting to make the same mistake twice.



I bought a new pair of boots for this Autumn/ Winter. These black leather ankle boot have  cool tassle on side to add a bit of detail and look good with jeans or tights and a dress.


There are so many nice knitted jumpers around at the moment and I opted for this leopard print number from H&M. it is heavy enough to keep you warm, has a nice zip detail at the back and is a cool, loose boxy shape so looks great with a pair of black skinny jeans…I love it!


My nails are finally getting back to a decent length and condition so I decided to indulge in a bit of nail art. I spotted this nude and navy spotted look on Lena Dunham and am really pleased with how they turned out.


Finally, I have been using this Lancome duo this week and both are lovely. The serum is quite a wet formula but feels very hydrating. The moisturiser however is the real star. I think it is aimed at slightly more mature skin than mine but it leaves my face feeling as smooth as if I had applied a primer and my foundation sits well on it. I may keep an eye open for this at Duty Free next week…



Latest Purchases #93 – H&M Home Haul

I recently indulged in a few pieces from H&M’s home section. I never used to be a cushion person at all, finding them uncomfortable and adding clutter to a room. However, over the years I have gradually changed my mind and found myself with five or six mismatched cushions on our sofas. It all looked a bit ‘studenty’ for my liking so I decided to buy some cushions that went together a little better. I didn’t want things to look too matching so stuck to the same colour palette of black and white which I thought was timeless and could be kept should we change our colour scheme in the living room.

Here they are pre-stuffing!


I also bought new cushion fillers so they would be nice and firm.

I don’t have a favourite here but love how the different prints look together. I thought it safer to only have two white cushions as I am known for spilling things!

I have also added a few copper pieces to the living room and bought two more in this haul. Firstly, a pretty little candle holder.


My favourite item however is this copper basket which I have been using as a blanket basket. Is there anything cosier in these colder months than having a basket filled with soft, fleece blankets nearby?!

Although I am yet to visit an H&M Home store in person, I do love a scroll through their website and think they offer very reasonably-priced and on-trend pieces.