Afternoon tea..

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So, I thought I’d try something new today, with part of my post being an OOTD (outfit of the day) I know it’s not something I normally do, but I love fashion and I figured I may as well see how it goes!

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My dress is from Primark
The jacket is Asda, however they don’t have this exact jacket anymore but there are quite a few around at the moment.
The shoes are Marks and Spencer’s.

I wore this outfit to afternoon tea. My auntie is getting married soon, and is having a “family” hen and one for all her friends(cocktail making and a 1920’s theme!). I wanted something classy for our afternoon tea, and this is what I came up with! I’m in love with these shoes at the moment, so comfy and only £18 which is a bargain especially for M&S!

As for the afternoon tea itself, the cakes were delicious and tree was an endless supply of tea. It was a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

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Let me know what you think of the OOTD style post!

Emma-Jayne xx

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The snug…

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A few months ago, a new coffee shop opened near where I live. As soon as I heard about it I wanted to go!

It isn’t your run-of-the-mill coffee shop, it has a vintage vibe to it and everything is served on mismatched china which adds to the charm. The decor was beautiful, and each table had comfy chairs and little vases of flowers.

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There were so many different types of tea to choose from, with a mixture of bagged and loose leaf. I just had English breakfast tea, but next time I’d be tempted to try something else! They also serve a selection of coffees, milkshakes, smoothies and cold drinks.
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We also treated ourselves to some cake. Lillee chose a cupcake, and Dan and I split a piece of carrot cake and a piece of chocolate orange cake. It was so delicious! Obviously homemade, moist and full of flavour. The chocolate orange cake even had a swirl of orange curd running through the middle of it, and a chocolate flower on the top, which dan gave to me. Isn’t he a lovely husband? I think, I would be tempted to go again just for the cake. The wasn’t a huge selection of cakes, but having seen pictures of when others have been in I know they rotate them depending on the day.

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We are planning on going again for lunch soon, and hopefully will be booking afternoon tea for during august as I know my mom wants to go too so that should be good!

If you’ve been to the snug or go in the future, let me know what you think and what kind of cake you had!

Emma-Jayne xx

Good Food Show…

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So, last Sunday we went to the good food show in Birmingham!

We had an amazing time, and we spent the day browsing the stalls, tasting and subsequently buying some pretty yummy food and drink. I did Vlog during the day, so check out the video here.

On the way to the NEC, we had to go through Birmingham international train station. While we were there, we went into the toilets and this sign was above one of the toilets…

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I have to be honest, it really amused me hence why I decided to post it on here! There were so many things there, that it wasn’t possible to taste everything or buy everything.. Or at least not for us anyway! But, some of my favorite purchases are…

  • Scarlet angel salad dressings. We brought two lemon and black pepper, and one sweet pepper and chilli. Because we brought 3, we also got a free little jute bag to bring them home in which I have to be honest is super cute. They are made in wales and all organic. and we love them, so much that I’m already wishing we brought more…
  • Belvoir fruit cordials in elder-flower, raspberry and lemon and raspberry and rose. I’ve had the elder-flower cordial before, and also the elder-flower pressé
    as well as the raspberry lemonade. The raspberry and rose was new to me but so delicious I had to buy some! The entire range of cordials is also currently available from ocado.
  • We also got some amazing vintagey shabby-chic items from one of the stalls. unfortunately, I’m not sure of the name but we got a wicker picnic basket with a handle that reminded us of something little red riding hood would carry, some hooks for Lillee’s room which I’ll post a picture of once they are up and a hanging candle holder in the shape of a heart with a little bird on for my mom and dad’s silver wedding anniversary on Tuesday. I could have spent so much money on that stall. I just had to try not to look to hard!

We brought and tried so many other things, which I wont list but I would definitely recommend going if you want a foodies day out!

Our ticket price also included a seat in the super theater. Originally, I wanted to see Paul Hollywood. However, it turned out he was only there on the Thursday and Friday which we couldn’t go to as Dan was at work. So, instead we saw Tom Kerridge proper pub food. It was funny, and his food looked tasty. I have also brought his book but I haven’t had a chance to properly sit down and read it yet. I have tried one recipe, which was the lemon posset. I liked it but personally, it was a little sweet so i’d cut down on the sugar and I don’t think I left it in the fridge long enough to set properly. I do recommend eating strawberries with it though! They went together so well and I will be trying it out again although with less sugar next time.

We are planning on going again to the winter good food show at the end of November. So, hopefully I’ll be able to get some more amazing food items!

Emma-Jayne xx

*Disclaimer. This was not a sponsored post. Just a day trip we had and really enjoyed.*

London…

Over the weekend, I went to London with my guides. We had an amazing time doing some sight seeing and Christmas shopping! I spent far too much money on things for Lillee’s Christmas stocking! But I’m hoping some of the things, especially the new stocking I brought from the Disney store will last her a good few years! I don’t have pictures of what i brought, especially as a lot of its for Christmas! But the Disney store did have pretty window displays.

When we first got there, we went to the Natural History Museum. It was really interesting but because there was so much to see, we really needed much longer there. we did see the dinosaurs though!

Harrods had a sleigh full of teddy bears…

And, while we were there me and Aimie met Minnie mouse! so of course, we had to get a picture!

Emma-Jayne xx

Going on the “choo choo train”…

So, on Saturday we went to Chase Water railway! We had a lovely time and spent the day going on trains, picnicking and finished by going to the park. Lillee got so exited, all day Friday she was asking when we could go on the train, and she didn’t want to leave at the end of our day!

The train was a steam locomotive and each journey around Chase water takes approximately 45 minutes with gorgeous views of the lake or wildlife all along the tracks. There are also a few stops on the way around. it was a really lovely family day out. We are planning on taking Lillee back soon! We are defiantly going at Christmas on the Santa express so that we can visit Santa and go on a gorgeous steam train journey! Really looking forward too it!

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Emma-Jayne xx

 

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own, and I was not subsidised to do this post, we just really enjoyed our day out!

July…

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cleaning

lg's dinner

lost weight

me and lillee

sisters

salad in a bag

aimie and lillee

aimie cake

lillee on train

lillee slide

lillee slide 2

chicken salda

lettuce bun burger

I haven’t done a “my month” post in ages! I keep forgetting, and then its too late to post but never mind, I’m hoping to get back on track now! So really, this month have been about spending time together enjoying the sun and the good weather! My beautiful sister turned 13 so we had that to celebrate. We’ve also been on a few days out to the park, and to a steam rally! We had a lovely time and Lillee had great fun on the slides and going on a “train” (it was a traction engine ride) Hope you’ve all had fun this month!

Emma-Jayne xx

Cadbury World…

Sooo on Friday, we went to Cadbury world! We had a fab time learning about the origins of chocolate, and the history of Cadburys! We were given some bars of chocolate going round, and also a pot of melted chocolate as well as “essence” which was a pot of chocolate with your choice of sweets to put in it (white chocolate buttons, shortbread, rice crispies, wine gums etc.) It was lovely to have a day out just the three of us which rarely happens and we really enjoyed ourselves! We ate breakfast on the train, had lunch at Cadbury world and while we were there we visited the worlds biggest Cadbury shop (which had a train going around the ceiling!! and Sooo much chocolate), wrote our name in chocolate (well I wrote Lillee’s) and stamped “I visited Cadbury world” on a penny!

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Emma-Jayne xx

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own, and I was not subsidised to do this post, we just really enjoyed our day out!