Tapas night. Good Food & Friends

Meringue, Blueberries, Raspberries, Baking, Dessert, www.aphoenixfromtheashes.com

Last Sunday hubby and I went to a good friends for a long overdue catchup along with my brother and his partner.  The perfect time to kick back and relax. We were told it was a Tapas night and were welcomed by what can only be called a FEAST of well thought out Spanish dishes […]

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Project Summer House.

Summer House Renovation Project. Before. www.aphoenixfromtheashes.com

In our garden we have a summer-house.  It is small and in need of some TLC.  Actually much TLC. Like most out buildings they tend to accumulate clutter.  Ours has burst at the seams.  We must have years worth of toys buried in there not to mention shop fittings from when I closed my bricks […]

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Staycation 2016: Day 12. Wimpole Hall and Back to Work prep.

Sitting in the Grass, Wimpole Hall, www.aphoenixfromtheashes.com

We are almost at the end of our ‘Staycation’.  Perhaps this week hasn’t worked out ‘days out’ wise as we wanted.  I fear that I have bored people senseless with my Staycation posts, but it is important to me that I have documented it. Today I had a to make myself a new job list […]

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Staycation 2016. Day 11: Visiting Relatives

Rose. Flowers. www.aphoenixfromtheashes.com

Day 11 of our ‘Staycation’ and we were off to visit some relatives from my Dad’s side in Northampton. I absolutely LOVE visiting my Dad’s family.  My darling cousin and I are freakishly alike in so many ways I can’t even begin to explain and boy do we laugh (over nothing a lot of the […]

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Staycation 2016: Day 10. Hatfield Forest & Relaxation

Nadia Narain. Everyday Yoga for Stress Release. www.aphoenixfromtheashes.com

Another lie in.  What a treat. Smoothie for breakfast.  Hubby announced that he had been all through the cook books and couldn’t find the recipe anywhere.  I smile to myself because it is my own mix and my own recipe.  Ha ha. I never realised just how long it takes 5 people to get organised, […]

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Staycation 2016: Day 9. Reality

Our ‘staycation’ is not going to be a day out everyday and because we are at home, things come up, stuff happens and you have to deal with it.  Its not quite the same as going away on holiday somewhere where you know you have no wifi, or 3g/4g and you can’t be contacted.  This […]

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Staycation 2016: Day 8. Jobs

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin Sunday was all about clearing up from my birthday.  My studio needed a super clean as I have Makeup Clients this week. Roger decided to go in the loft and have a good clear out of old boxes.  You know the ones we all think we need to keep (For […]

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