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...

Ginger Bread Men Fail

Now this was suppose to a real Christmassy jolly post about how ginger bread men feel so festive and it a nice decorations to hang on the tree, or to hand out to people if you are doing get together. Well you see I am doing a get-together as I’m hosting the resident meeting and I thought it would be nice to have some ginger bread men on a plate so people can help themselves. I’m sure I told you this before but baking and me don’t go well together – I’m little bit of a joke but I like to think practice make perfect and I was hoping using a self made kit there was no way I would fail…Right!

So for this I used this handy little kit I picked up last time I went shopping.

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A nice simple kit that has the dough already made and all you have to do is cut out the shape and stick it in the oven. When I opened it the dough was tough so the instruction said to warm it up for 3 minutes in the microwave and I did that – but somehow now the dough is too soft! The dough is really soft and crumbly – even when you coat it with flour, it just crumble in your hand; it make more of a mess then anything. So I cracked on and I somehow made 6 ginger bread men shape, it said you can do 18 but every time I make a shape, roll out the dough to make the next lot it just break and crumble so I only could only make 6 in the end. I put my 6 on a baking tray and left it to cook for 8 minutes.

This what happen when I got it out of the oven:

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Yup when I lift it out of the oven all the little men just fell apart, not something I really wanted. In hindsight I should have use a baking foil but I didn’t have any but I coat the foil in butter. When I picked it up once again it jut fell to pieces- in a way it reminded me of the nursery rhythm. I think these ginger bread men are secretly trying to get away – one limb at a time.

So that not the result I wanted and I’m annoyed as I was looking forward decorations these and handing them out to people. I think next time I just have to make everything – include the dough from scratch. So people if you want crumbly gingerbread men then buy the kit other wise just do it yourself. I’m not impress – oh well at least there a Tesco at the end of road.

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