Oh hello, June, where did you come from?  Seriously how is it June already? I'm going to try and make the most of summer this year - despite everything else being rubbish. I'm going to enjoy myself and have fun in the sun. Sound like a good plan, doesn't it? ⠀
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Oh hello, June, where did...

I must admit that I did get bored with balcony/mirror outfit pictures and wanted a more nature/organic photos backdrop. Well now summer is right around the corner, and the sun is indeed shining, and with news that lockdown resections are now easing, I now thought it was the perfect opportunity to go out into the wood and show you this floral Zara dress.⠀
I brought this dress at the very beginning of this year and was keen to show you guys this as I think it a lovely summer dress to wear, plus, I also thought it would go nicely with my red hat.⠀
For someone who has been cooped up, I must admit that it was nice to go into my local woodland and to walk around for an afternoon. I think it was also lovely for Richard, my husband, to pick up his camera again and to take some photos. The whole pandemic has put a pause on his professional photographer profession, and he hasn’t needed to use his camera much.⠀
It was lovely to put on a dress and to make myself look a little presentable. It got me out of my loungewear for an afternoon. The experience made me feel a little more like myself, and it put me in a good mood. As much as I like comfy loungewear, I’m still someone who wants to dress up.⠀
I’m hoping I can go out more this summer, of course still observing the social distancing rule, and doing more outdoor outfit photos. I’m also hoping this summer to wear more of my summer outfit and to feel more like myself.⠀
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I must admit that I...

Usually, when I do an outfit post or picture, I like to dress up and show you some pretty dress. But this time I thought I would show you a few of my casual wear and what I wear on a day to day basis. I must admit, as much as I love to dress up, I wouldn't exactly go to Tesco in them. So on a day to day basis, I'm usually in jeans and a top. ⠀
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Usually, when I do an...

If I were to describe my style, it would be summed up in two words: quirky and fun. I'm sure you realise by now I don't like boring black fashion – I do fun, bright, colourful style. Case in point is this Collectif watermelon dress. You can't get more quirky and fun fashion than this, can you?⠀
I like my clothes to reflect a lot of my personality, eternally youthful while also quirky and fun. Yup, that pretty much summed up me. The saying, you are who you are by the clothes you wear, really does hold up with me.⠀
I'm still that little girl who had a dressing up box as a child and would play dress-up; now I just have a wardrobe filled with more clothes than I could ever need as my dressing up box. I still like to have fun with my clothes, and I haven't lost that childhood wonder about clothes. And I don't think I ever will.⠀
Overall, what I'm saying is that this Collectif watermelon dress reflects who I am as a person and also my style. I also believe it represents how fashion shouldn't be all serious; it should be fun and should put a smile on a person's face.⠀
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If I were to describe...

* Stare at the computer screen completely blank, not sure what write*. Pretty summed up my week really - a blank space. Yup got writer block. ⠀
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* Stare at the computer...

A girl who just love polka dots! Also, you can see the *bad* dyed job I did when I thought it would be rock and roll to go blue. Haha ⠀
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A girl who just love...

Flowers & Cocktails

While I was in Bath last week, on a Dove Summer Revived Retreat. We had a cocktails making class at our hotels. Let me show you flowers and cocktails.

When Dove invited me to Bath for an exclusive Summer Revived where I would be staying in an exclusive 5 stars’ hotel and have a complimentary spa treatment. Sound amazing and I was not going to turn it down. This is in aid of their new Dove Summer Revived Body Lotion, which I will be talking about in due course.

While on this amazing summer retreat, the hotel bar gave us a complimentary cocktails making class. Normally I’m more a drinking cocktail kinda girl – rather than a mixologist. And when I do mix cocktails, I tend to do a lot of creamy cocktails where its involved ice cream, Baileys and lots of chocolates.

Overall I’m not a mixologist and I shameless know nothing about mixing cocktails. Well not the proper ‘professional’ way, at least. I just sort of just making it up as I go along and hope for the best.

So I was keen to take these complimentary cocktails making class and see how to shaken and not stirred a martini or to perhaps just learnt a few tips for myself.

This class involved making a lot of fruity cocktails. So imagine a lot of variety of mojitos.  We all had our own workstation which involved a cocktail shaker (which I mistook it for a glass!) and other bits and bobs you’ll need to make a cocktail.  We also had a table laid out with fruits and plenty of alcohols.

To decorate our workstations, we had flowers which brighten up the class.

To get the party starting, they served up a fruity champagne which was very nice – I’m not one to like champagne.

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We had a head mixologist helping and showing us the rope. Like I said, my method is making it up as I go along and hope for the best.

 flowers and cocktails

My first two cocktails – well it was typical me. In the sense when I put things into a glass and then just hope for the best.

 flowers and cocktails

From left to right, let me introduce you to Disaster number 1 and Anna’s Fruity Pineapple Dream.

Disaster number 1 – well it just didn’t mix as well and it was supposed to an orangey mojito and yeah it didn’t taste great.

However, Anna’s Fruity Pineapple Dream wasn’t too bad – it was a step up. Not perfect. It did involve pineapple rum, strawberry, and pineapple juice. My method involved pouring all the ingredient in a glass, mash up the strawberry and give it a good stir. And wholia. I think to make it a little more perfect I should have sieved it. It did take very nice and refreshing.

Now my last one, which I called it: The Blackberries and mint combination. This one the mixologist actually helped me and told me the correct way on how to mix a cocktail. This one has blackberries, cinnamon, mint and pineapple rum. Very refreshing.

 flowers and cocktails

After drinking my blackberries and mint combination I was quite drunk and felt a little sick. So I spent the rest of the day drinking water.

Did I learn anything from the cocktails class? Yes, you can’t always go willy-nilly with cocktails ingredients. You can’t always do what I have always done in the past – make it up and just hope for the best. There are a system and a way to do it – needless to say I didn’t quite master it.  Maybe I just need more cocktails classes in future.

Thank you for the hotel for giving us a complimentary cocktails making class.

Have you ever taken a cocktail making class, were you a little more patience than me?

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 flowers and cocktails

 flowers and cocktails

 flowers and cocktails

 flowers and cocktails

 flowers and cocktails

 flowers and cocktails

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