bluebell & bumpkin

eight good things :: the wednesday edition #007

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Today, is one month until Christmas Day. Hooray! Dig out your most festive, sequined jumper, eat every mince pies in sight, deck the halls, watch Love Actually, and crack open the Baileys. We can now get excited about Christmas without being that person.

(christmas) gift guide :: for beauty lovers

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

I for one love finding beauty bits and pieces under the Christmas tree. I also love buying these for friends and family as you can introduce them to products they might not usually choose for themselves.

You can of course, stick with the big hitters in the beauty world, but it's also the perfect time to explore handcrafted items from independent sellers. Whichever route you decide to take, the below would make perfect additions to stockings of your nearest and dearest beauty fiends.

the weekend post :: a few of my favourite and not-so favourite things.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

The weekend normally begins with a cup of tea in bed and finishes with a glass of red wine on the sofa and what a wonderful thing it is. In that short sentence alone, you have pretty much established three of my all time favourite things: wine, weekends and tea. I know, groundbreaking. But do not worry, I will not carry on the cliche by talking about how much I love Pumpkin Spiced Lattes for the very simple reason that I don't, and I am convinced that those people who say they do have never actually tasted one. Horrible stuff.

eight good things :: the wednesday edition #006

Thursday, 19 November 2015

I started to write my weekly happiness post before the atrocities in Paris on Friday evening (I blame my exceptionally short memory). When I opened it this morning however (which you will notice is in fact Thursday - I blame a horrible week at work), it all seemed suddenly trivial. Does anyone care about Christmas sandwiches, or my spring clean in late autumn? No-one probably but the point is, life has to go on. The world can be sad - of course it can, and it should - but we can never stop, otherwise the terrorists will have won. Keep going to restaurants, keep going to concerts and keep caring about Christmas sandwiches. Even in November.

Paris, you are loved.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Paris has always been and always will be one of my favourite places. It is the city where Dan and I got engaged, and it is one of the only cities which does not want me to jump on the next train leaving for the country side.