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HANDPICKED BERRIES, HALLOWEEN PUMPKINS & HOT CHOCOLATES

Something I've wanted to do for a while is to go to a pick your own farm. I didn't get a chance to go in the summer but we decided to check out the Ansty Farm for my Mum's birthday just to have a wander around and see what was left. The Ansty PYO and Farm Shop is only 10 minutes down the road from us and I really don't know why we've not been before!

As it's October I knew there wouldn't be a massive choice of things to pick, however, the main thing I wanted to find were raspberries and luckily there were still some about. Due to the recent bad weather, the people working there weren't sure if there would be much to pick but after having a walk around we actually managed to find some really nice raspberries.

We also were able to get some golden raspberries, which I'd never had before but was definitely intrigued. It was quite strange to see yellow raspberries but they tasted pretty similar to the usual ones and I'm surprised you don't seem …

JULY MONTHLY FAVOURITES


Turns out we're in August already, I'm not sure where this year has gone but here we are. A few days ago I watched the trailer for the new series of The Great British Bake Off which I definitely associate with Autumn. Seems like we're well on our way to the end of the year already! Anyway, before I get ahead of myself here are a few things that I enjoyed through July.

Experience

I saw quite a lot of different family members this month, we went to a christening and then spent some relatives on my Mum's side - she has a huge family who are fairly spread out and I hadn't seen a lot of them for quite a few years so it was nice to see some familiar faces! Towards the end of the month, my Uncle and younger cousins - Rudi and Aya visited. He is 3 and she is about 6 months now, I hadn't seen them since March so it was amazing to see how much they had both grown, he is quite the joker and she has just changed completely since she was so tiny last time we saw her. She definitely wasn't a fan of staying in one place so I wandered around the house a bit, she found her reflection in the mirror very amusing! 

Fashion 

My fashion pick of this month has to be espadrilles, they are so incredibly easy to wear as you can chuck them on with a casual outfit or they can also be dressed up if you're going out and need to be a bit smarter but don't want to wear heels. I only have a couple pairs but they're really comfortable so I definitely want to get some more, especially to wear on holiday later in August!


TV

There's quite a bit I want to talk about for tv in July. Firstly is the World Cup, now I know it started in June but the final was in July so I thought I'd add it in here, I actually really enjoy watching football so was pleased to see a lot more people showing interest in it this year. It was amazing to see the England team do so well, despite not reaching the final I think it's safe to say that we were all very pleased with their performance and hopefully, they can continue that in the future! Just really quickly I have to mention Love Island - I featured it in last month's favourites but I had to say how pleased I was that Dani and Jack won! I think everyone expected it as they really made the series but yeah, my 9 o'clocks are feeling quite empty at the moment haha! I also watched Queer Eye this month, I'm a bit late to the party but had heard so much and decided to give it a go. I have to say that I was not disappointed, it's a brilliant series and each episode is so engaging and the results are always so great to see. I'd definitely recommend it to people looking for something new to binge!

Food

During the summer fruit definitely becomes my go-to snack. I think my favourites are probably pineapple and mango but I've been loving lots of different fruits this month including your classic apples and bananas, as well as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches and nectarines! Since it has been so hot recently fruit is really an ideal snack as it's so juicy and refreshing, I definitely want to make a big fruit salad at some point too. Check out some inspiration on my Summer Pinterest board here!


Drink

Similarly, I also love fruity drinks during the summer months. Something I really enjoyed is the Rekordelig Mango & Raspberry Cider. It is the perfect fruity drink to have on a warm summer evening, this flavour is probably my favourite but they have some others to choose from too so I definitely would recommend them if you're looking for a new summery drink! 

Beauty

I haven't really been using any new beauty products this month, a lot of the time I haven't worn make up as it is just too hot! However, I have enjoyed using the bath duo from the brand 'Hugg' that I got for my birthday this year. Both the bath soak and body lotion leave my skin feeling so soft and it smells amazing too, plus how cute is the packaging!


Like always, I'd love to know what you enjoyed over July as it is always interesting to hear and is a great way to try something new out. I'm sure I'll be back again soon writing the next monthly favourites haha!


Comments

  1. How are we already in August - most importantly, almost half way through August????

    It's great that you've been mingling with your family members lately. It's amazing to see how fast kids grow! Your espadrilles look super cute. Total fan of the stripes. Pineapple and mangos are delicious! They're great to cool down during a hot day. Thanks for sharing your faves!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. I know right, this year is going so quickly! Yeah it’s lovely to spend time with family, thanks for reading!xx

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  2. It's great that you got some family time in. I totally lose my appetite when it's warm so I've been eating a lot of fruit and salads lately too. That cider sounds delicious! x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. It’s much nicer to eat something a little lighter isn’t it! Thanks for reading x

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