This is my end of summer and going into the autumn look. Those if I\'m honest, the day we took these photos felt like we were still in the middle of summer and Autumn was just a distant dream. ⠀
I\'m a little late to the linen dress trend that been filling up my Ig feed this summer. Still better late than never, here\'s a linen \'inspired\' dress from Primark. I say \'inspired\' as I don\'t think its strictly a linen dress and its proberbly some cheap knockoff.⠀
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This is my end of...

With Autumn just around the corner, It got me thinking of September/Autumn fashion and how I\'m looking forward to saying goodbye to my summer dresses and hello to oversize jumpers and cosy cardigan. I\'m trying to reclaim my love for the cardigan, a childhood fave of mine which I have seen to outgrown as I got older. ⠀
Starting with this Sainsbury TU embroidery cardigan which is so lovely to wear. I\'m now looking forward to wearing more cardigan throughout Autumn. Bring it on. ⠀
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When your husband surprised you with a big bouquet of flowers and your first thoughts is - quick let me put on a pretty dress and take a photo of me holding it!⠀
(The only problem with that - you look tired on photos hence me hiding behind this bouquet.)⠀
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When your husband surprised you...

Now the heatwave is coming to an end (they predicting rain and thunder later on today and I\'m excited!) I can now get back to what I\'m best at - posting pretty pictures while wearing pretty clothes. This was a DKNY dress  I brought from Tk Maxx, retailed originally as $145 - I got it for £10. Bargain! ⠀
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Now the heatwave is coming...

A couple weeks ago, out of nowhere a butterfly flew into our home. This got me all emosh and I was certain it was an omen - a good omen. My husband just wanted it out of the house, but I wanted to keep it.⠀
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This butterfly picture was at London Zoo. ⠀
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A couple weeks ago, out...

Current Mood: could quite happily sleep for the rest of 2020. ⠀
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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.

 flowers and cocktails

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?

 flowers and cocktails

 flowers and cocktails

 flowers and cocktails

 flowers and cocktails

 flowers and cocktails

 flowers and cocktails

 flowers and cocktails

 flowers and cocktails

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