bluebell & bumpkin

ten years.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

ten wonderful years.

the weekend post :: 10 things to do in the last days of november

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Warning: cliche approaching. And here it is. I cannot believe it is almost December. Not only do I find myself wondering where November has gone, but also where has the year gone? But it's not all lost my friends, because in just two short days, it will be December which is commonly acknowledged to be the best month of all. It goes without saying that there is Christmas (sadly, this also means the dreaded Christmas office party and the less said about that the better), but there is also a certain birthday (not quite the big one, but not far off), and more excitingly, a certain puppy called Molly will be coming home.

But before we get lost in the glittery madness that is December, there are still two days left to savour in November, and in case you were wondering how exactly you should fill these last two days, here are a few ideas.

flapjocks :: my family kitchen by sophie thompson

Friday, 27 November 2015

I like to think I am something of a cook. In truth, I am not a natural in the kitchen, and my talents probably lie in reading cooking books and watching cooking shows, but I do have one ingredient which certainly helps: enthusiasm.

I was recently sent a copy of Sophie Thompon's cook book, My Family Kitchen* and knew that I would have to put it to the test. Sophie Thompson is a wonderful actress who proved that she is also pretty talented in the kitchen by winning Celebrity Masterchef 2014.

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.