Saturday, December 19

Dos and Don'ts of Gift Giving

Christmas is HERE and in the spirit of all things fun and festive here is a look at some of the Dos and Don't of gift giving!! Some of these are useful, some are tongue-in-cheek - do you have any Dos and Don'ts?


...And if you're having trouble finding those last minute gifts in time, check out this list of 17 Gifts When You're Stuck For Ideas.

Do give something they'll use up - check out this list for lots of great ideas - candles, hot chocolate, bath treats, baked goodies etc

Don't become their decorator - ornaments, paintings and nik naks are very personal matters of taste, don't buy unless you're sure!

Do choose easy pieces- the exceptions to the above rule are scented candles and photo frames - just don't make the frame too big! 

Don't try to 'change their mind' - if they're very vocal about something they dislike, don't think 'oh but they'll like this one!' they wont - case in point, someone once bought me furry boot toppers.... it's a no from me...

Do think of them as you buy - football tickets? Couples aromatherapy massage? His and Hers gym membership??? Are you sure you're not just buying something that you'd like? It's the thought that counts - so think of them

Don't make it too big - a giant friendship collage is very sweet but consider if they have the space for it and, do they want it?

Do use your skills - are you a whizz in the kitchen? Can you make jewellery? Can you use a pyrography tool? A great dressmaker? Use your skills to impress! Scan Pinterest and YouTube for ideas and check out these easy Christmas Treats - Chocolate Covered Brazils Nuts.

Don't buy perfume - unless you know for sure that they like it

Do make it look pretty and give in advance - part of the fun of receiving gifts is having it there under the tree, looking beautiful. If it's given late and you have to open it right away, you're missing out on the pleasure of anticipation.

Don't go too far down the novelty route - giant slippers that light up and sing will soon be slung to the back of a cupboard never to be seen again

Do wait until you're alone - if you've bought something suggestive for after dark, don't open it on Christmas morning with all the family watching, wait until you're alone together.

Don't use this opportunity to reveal your long-held Fifty Shades of Grey fantasies - a blind fold is one thing but have a discussion before you present a selection of whips, handcuffs and paddles!!

Do get a gift receipt! - so they can return it...

Don't get offended - if they do return what you buy; maybe it doesn't work for them, maybe it just isn't their taste, maybe they know they won't use it or maybe there's just something else they want more -- try not to take it personally, I've returned a lot of things over the years but I've always felt grateful and was touched by the thought.

 And finally, Do remember Christmas is much more about having fun, together, than what's wrapped under the tree, so eat, drink and be merry! 
Merry Christmas
Joyeaux Noel
Happy Holidays
Feliz Natal
Bobbyanne

Tuesday, December 15

Easy Christmas Treats - Chocolate Brazil Nuts

Chocolate and Brazil nuts - what could be easier. cheaper to make and yummier?! My family loves chocolate Brazils at Christmas time but for some reason they're pretty expensive these days. Luckily, home-made treats are always appreciated so grab your apron and let's create!


Don't forget to also check out my list of Christmas gift ideas - 17 Christmas gifts when you're stuck for ideas and improve your hot chocolate with this post;


 You will need...

 Chocolate, about 100g-150g depending on size - whatever kind you like, you don't need cooking chocolate and it doesn't need to be fancy, the European brands from Aldi and Lidl are good choices as they have a mild nutty flavour like Ritter's 'Alpine Chocolate'.

Brazil nuts - we like a whole brazil nut in the middle but you can usually buy "brazil nut halves" slightly cheaper if you prefer

A cake pop tray - or an ice cube tray or chocolate flower tray, basically any kind of tray with individual shapes but I like the half cake pop shape.
A saucepan and bowl or microwave (I finally have a microwave after 9 months going crazy without one!)

1.) Melt the chocolate - If melting in the microwave take out and stir every 20 seconds. If on the hob put about 2 - 3 inches of boiling water in a saucepan and your bowl on top; make sure the water doesn't touch the bowl or the chocolate will 'seize' (become stiff and gritty) and be unusable.

2.) Assemble your treats - Place a brazil nut in each little mold and spoon melted chocolate over the top - be as generous as you like but make sure the nut is covered.

Use anything you like for the topping but if you want crushed brazils like me just use the bottom of a pint glass and crush each nut; the best way I've found and really easy. You could also use white chocolate chips, honeycomb, smarties, sprinkles, marshmallows, crushed candy cane - anything you have tucked away in your baking drawer.


 Once they've hardened simply pop them out and decide how to package them!

I chose an ex-scented-candle jar (which has been thoroughly washed and aired out) and then it was a simple case of double sided tape and a cute paper label. Then I did what I always do when I need a touch of ribbon - I went through my wardrobe and snipped off some of those annoying little tags that are always attached to women's clothing. You could attach any kind of little Christmassy decoration you like; bells, pine cones, glittery prettiness.

Place under the tree and enjoy!

Totally yummy and super easy. Perfect if your present offerings are lacking a little, you can just pop round the off licence or cornershop and grab what you need, and a great addition to a Christmas hamper or giftbox.

Merry Christmas all, I'm currently enjoying gazing at the beautiful Ben Barnes in Narnia; Prince Caspian, a lovely afternoon!

Bobbyanne
xxxx

Saturday, December 12

17 Christmas Gifts When You're Stuck for Ideas...

If you're buying Christmas gifts for someone you don't know too well or you're buying for a friend who always leaves you clueless, there are a few simple tips which will make your gift buying so much easier. From homemade treats to feeding the meerkats - here are 17 ideas/tips when you're doing your last minute Christmas shopping or just plain...stuck! 



***Buy Something They Can Use***
The first, and most important tip for me - give them something they can enjoy using and then dispose of;

1.) Scented candles - a winner with everyone, men and women, old and young. You can also theme it depending on their likes/dislikes; cappuccino for the coffee lovers, Christmas cookies for the sweetie lovers, chocolate for the chocaholics, fruity for the young and summertime lovers, spicy cinnamon or jasmine for the romantic couples or stay safe with a clean cotton, linen type scent.
 
Yankee candle wih Yankee light shade. Midnight jasmin or clean cotton, glowing white and cream. Cosy scented candle.

2.) Fancy hot chocolate - We're talking Green & Blacks, some overpriced Whittards or look at the deluxe ranges in your local supermarket for flavours like creme brulee, white hot chocolate, toffee fudge or dark and mint. Go the extra mile and collect a few toppings together too; mini marshmallows, cinnamon, sprinkles and of course a couple of miniatures of Baileys or other liqeur are always welcome!

3.) Bathtime treats - go all out and spend spend spend on Lush bubble bars or take a trip to Asda and stock up on some delicious Dolly's Mixtures in scents like Candy Floss, Rhubarb and Custard and PinaColada - if you're lucky you'll find them on offer at just £1 each! The Treacle Moon range at Tesco is another great choice is scents like cinnamon, coconut, chocolate lime and ginger. Tie them with a ribbon, add a shower puff and voila; another great gift.

Dollys mixtures bath cream and shower gels original flavours. Candy floss, bubblegum, pina colada, lemon bon bon, red velvet cupcake and fruit salad. Discontinued scents from Asda beauty.
Dollys Mixtures BodySprays; New scents, New Products!
4.) Get cooking - if you're great in the kitchen, or even if you're not, there are loads of different types of biscuits, chocolates, fudge and sweet treats you can make and customise. If you're a beginner, go simple by melting chocolate and adding toppings, or if you're a dab hand, try fudge with flavours like whiskey, Baileys and white chocolate - just search for a recipe online. Try these Easy Christmas Treats - Chocolate Brazil Nuts

Chocolate DIY Christmas treats with candy canes, brazil nuts and recycled candle jar. Cooking for Christmas.
Chocolate Covered Brazils
5.) Alcohol - whiskey, amaretto, port, brandy, gin, Irish cream; find out what they like and buy them a good one.

6.) Coffee gifts - if you know they love coffee, you can now buy full sized syrups from some supermarkets, or buy a set of mini syrups from Costa Coffee. For something more impressive, go for a cafetiere (French press) and some fancy 'proper coffee'; add in a couple of whiskey/brandy miniatures and double cream to go with it too so they can make floater coffee!

Monin coffee syrups from Costa Coffee, perfect gift for Christmas.

7.) Tea Selection - Supermarkets have a huge range of tea bags now; pick out 3-4 boxes and present them in a lovely gift-box - the perfect alternative to seasonal over indulgence! Make it Earl Grey themed with some of the different variations out there, or a selection of fruity green teas. Of course Chai tea is my personal fave (tea bags, not the powdered stuff). If you feel like really splashing out, you could buy some vastly overpriced Teapigs or try Whittards.

8.) Make-up - nail polish, mini eyeshadow palettes and lipstick selections are always safe bets for girls who love beauty.

Sleek face makeup palette with blusher, contour and highlight shades.


***Universal Gifts***
Not something to be used up per say, but pretty universal and useful to all

1.) Gift Voucher - not very imaginative but much appreciated, especially by those who have everything!

2.) Mug - yes, they probably have a house full, but get it personalised (our local indoor market has an artist who'll apply any design you like) or find a particularly special or novelty one - maybe they're a massive Disney fan and you've found an unusual Gaston decorated one!

Pink fancy cat mug with bow from avon with home made gingerbread biscuits or cookies dipped in chocolate with golden balls. Sleek cat, cute gift.
Cute cat mug with room for biscuits from Avon last year (2014)
3.) Comfort gifts - fuzzy, fluffy socks and slippers are always a winner; don't go too far down the novelty route, stick to fluffy comfort rather than 3D sheep heads that light up and sing. Gloves and mittens are also good buys - buy something of good quality; lined and waterproof.

4.) Experience gifts - check Groupon, Wowcher, local zoos, spas and wellness centres for great deals on animal experiences, clay pigeon shooting, falconry, sports massage, beauty treatments and wine tasting classes - in Derbyshire there's even a company that will let you tear up the countryside in a tank --- a bloody tank!

5.) Books/DVDs - if there's something you really enjoyed and know your friend will too, why not get them a copy to enjoy? (The Holiday is my go to) Or download something they'll like from iTunes/Google Play/Amazon etc and fill up a memory stick - 2 gifts in one and easily sent through the post.

6.) Photo Frame and photo voucher - we take hundreds of photos and seldom display them, so give them a voucher for say 20 prints and a beautiful photo frame that'll work with their decor - not sure? Make sure the frame is thin and in a neutral wooden/gold/silver/mirrored design.

7.) Trivia Games - for a couple of pounds, our supermarkets have themed packets of trivia cards, full of questions on movies, TV and general knowledge that can be enjoyed after Christmas dinner - split the room into two teams, introduce prizes and forfeits and have at it! The ones below were part of a 3 for 2 offer from Marks & Spencer.

Eggheads and British trivia cards for after christmas dinner games. Teal flower and background.

8.) Theatre/Cinema tickets - is there something special coming up soon that you know they'll enjoy? Pre-book tickets for them! Alternatively get them a gift voucher to cover the cost of the ticket/2 tickets.(A good way to get yourself a Christmas date too!)

9.) Gag gift - if all else fails, chocolate body paint, furry handcuffs, a Rudolph onesie, silly glasses or a weird wig will, at the very least, raise a giggle.

These are my go to gifts when I'm buying for someone who has everything, someone I don't know too well or when I'm just stuck for ideas. Personally, I'd be happy to receive any 1 or all of them under the tree on Christmas morning! 

Is there anything I've missed? Let me know below.

A Peaceful, Joyful and Merry Christmas to all!! 

Ciao for now
Bobbyanne
xxxx

Thursday, November 26

Biathlon - A Beginner's Guide


biathlon, female biathlete from italy shooting with rifle. Wintersports shown on biathlonwworld and eurosport.

Biathlon; cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. It's an exciting sport; it can all change on one missed shot, racers dance past each other up hills steeper than stair cases. There are mountains, snow and beautiful forests of firs. Although I've never actually skied on real snow, I'm addicted to it - this is the exciting world of Biathlon.

The season runs from November to around March with world championships as the highlight. It's the perfect Christmas sport! Little Christmas trees are sprinkled around the courses, the crowds are bundled up in woolly hats and scarves, the huge fir trees are weighed down by heavy snowfall and each venue is surrounded by dramatic mountain ranges. Sometimes the snow is falling during the race - a great sport to watch with a cup of hot chocolate!

Biathlon at ostersund, Sweden in 2014. A fur tree or pine tree with christmas baubles and tinsel in the snow. Wintersport shown on eurosport and biathlonworld.com.
The biathlon tour moves weekly to venues especially created and prepared months in advance for the races. Whilst there, 4 types of races selected from a possible 6 will be held. Skiers complete one loop of the course then enter the shooting range to fire their way into the lead. They shoot the 5 targets either standing or lying down (prone position). Sometimes it alternates prone-stand-prone-stand other times its prone-prone-stand-stand. The standing shoots are where everything usually changes as a more unstable body position + pressure mean mistakes up front!

Female biathlestes shooting in the prone position on the shooting range in Ostersund, Sweden 2014 season. Winter sport of Biathlon shown on eurosport and biathloneworld.com.

Individual race - a full field (around 100 Biathletes). A biathlete sets off every 30 seconds. For every shot missed, a biathlete incurs a 1 minute time penalty added on immediately! A race when the most reliable shooters can grab the lead away from the faster skiers.
Sprint-race - a popular one! Just like the individual but with only 2 visits to the range; prone - stand. It's a much quicker and shorter race than the individual making it faster paced and more popular with crowds. For every shot missed, racers ski around a penalty loop usually around 150 meters and taking around 22 - 28 seconds to complete. Faster skiers can still win with a couple of missed shots.
Male biathletes Birkeland, Fourcade and Schemp racing for the finish at Ostersund, Sweden during the mixed relay in 2014. A wintersport with lots of snow, picture from biathlonworld.com
3 of the biggest teams in Biathlon racing for the gold in the mixed relay race at Ostersund; L-R, Norway (Birkeland), Germany (Schemp), France (M. Fourcade)
 Pursuit race - my favourite!! Based on the results of the sprint race, biathletes have a head start. So for example if the winner of the race finished 5 seconds ahead of the next racer, he has a 5 second head start and so on all the way down the order. It is then up to the other biathletes to chase him/her down! Sometimes the top ten may all start within 20 seconds and the lead changes regularly. Other times there may be larger gaps and the winner seems decided up until the last shot when the pressure of leading can mean 2 or 3 missed shots and all of sudden a wave of lower placed biathletes have stormed through to grab 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
                 We look for big moves up the order - a biathlete who started number 45 can ski and shoot his way all the way up the rankings to the top 15 or even the top 10.

Start list for the Biathlon pursuit race in Hochfilzen, Austria during the 2014 season. Winter sport, skiing and shooting.

Mass start - pretty simple, all the biathletes start at the same time; a fast and furious race of the top 30 in the world where biathletes have to be careful not to bring each other down! 4 shoots, penalty loops for misses.

Relay - 4 biathletes, 4 legs. Each biathlete skis three laps of the course and completes 2 rounds of shooting; prone then stand. In all the relays the teams usually save their best/fastest biathlete for the last leg although we have seen faster skiers go earlier in recent years to build a head start for those team members who are less experienced and so take the pressure off, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't but it's always exciting to watch!

Mixed relay - In the mixed relay the 2 female biathletes ski legs 1 and 2 and the 2 male biathletes finish the race. Mixed relay allows some of the smaller nations who don't have the numbers to make up a full men or women's team to combine their biathletes and take the win. It also means that the teams who only have 1 or 2 stars and a few average biathletes can choose their top competitors. Mixed relays are made up of the best in the world and are a display of the very best biathlon.

German biathlete, Schemp, at the end of Biathlon race during 2014 season. Endurance winter sport.
Biathlon is an endurance sport and racers often collapse in a heap when they cross the finish line, sometimes they're lying flat on their stomachs for a good 5 minutes panting for breath!
If you're lucky enough to have Eurosport you can enjoy Pat and Mike's (Patrick Winterton and Mike Dixon) very knowledgeable and cheerful commentary -as well as get a guide to how to pronounce some very long and tricky Scandinavian names.

Mike Dixon used to be a Biathlete for the UK - YES! We have a biathlon team!! And unlike many of the more established teams our guys and gals have full time jobs and virtually no monetary support. In Germany where the sport is much bigger the racers have a whole entourage of coaches, technicians and wax specialists and biathlon is their full-time gig - for years their women dominated the sport and were big crowd favourites.


If you don't have Eurosport load up biathlonworld.com and watch replays and live streams of the races (although without the commentary).


Beautiful winter landscape during the biathlon 2014 season, german stadium, rupholding (I think!). Winter sport with lots of snow and christmas decorations.
At the end of each race, biathletes are given points based on their finishing position. Throughout the season the current leader wears a yellow bib as opposed to the white of the other competitors. There are also relay and sprint points. The current leader on sprint points wears a red bib. At the end of the season various trophies and 'crystal globes' are presented to the winners.

The season is about to start on 30th November I think, if you're new to the sport, start with a mass start or relay - the most accessible. You'll soon be picking out your favourites and cheering on your country!

Ciao for now
Bobbyanne
xxxx

Saturday, November 21

10 ways to Cheat your Winter Beauty Routine


Something about the dark nights and cold weather makes our Winter beauty regime seem more like a chore. I don't know about you but I'm much lazier in the colder seasons - I just can't be bothered!

If that sounds like you or you just want the whole thing to be a lot easier, here are some short cuts and cheats for your Autumn/Winter Beauty routine.




1. Hand Cream
I'm always buying it and never using it!

Cheat: Make it much more convenient by keeping a tube in your handbag, in your car, and/or by your bed. Whip it out at any boring moments during your day and pass 20-30 seconds massaging it in.

Bonus tip: only use a very small amount so it sinks in twice as quick!

2. Facemasks
Moisturising/hydrating/brightening facemasks are particularly important at this time of year check out the perfect times to apply your facemask to get the most out of them.

Superdrug natural radiance glycolic overnight mask. Chemical exfoliant aka AHA for acne and anti aging skincare.

Cheat: Use an overnight mask - no waiting, no mess, no shockingly cold sheet masks (brr!). Choose a specially formulated overnight mask like this Superdrug overnight glycolic peel or simply apply a generous amount of coconut oil, (oily/combination/acne prone) rosehip oil (dry/ageing/sensitive) or sweet almond oil (all skin types) to give your skin a nourishing treat.


Paula's choice skincare, chemical exfoliants for anti ageing and acne. Resist aha and skin perfector salicylic acid and glycolic acid.3. Exfoliation
Always important, but particularly in winter when we tend to wear more make up and our skin cells are drier.

Cheat 1 - FACE: Use a daily chemical exfoliator to take away the need for a weekly scrub or grab the Superdrug buffing sponge and give your face a quick polish every day when you cleanse. No mess, no hassle.

  
Cheat 2 - BODY: Keep a bag of sugar in the bathroom. Mix a handful with shower gel a la "the world's easiest DIY body scrub" or simply apply it neat on the areas that most need it when you're in the bath, for a quick scrub.



4. Lips
There's really no great shortcut for this one; keep a tube of lip balm with you at all times

Cheat: Don't spend too much and use a tube rather than a pot for quick application - Palmer's Cocoa Butter is the best of the best in my opinion and is only £1.69. Buy 5 and keep them everywhere.

5. Eye cream
Cheat: Again, keep it small and keep it with you, apply it whenever you think about it.

6. Hair Treatment
Like our skin, you may find that your hair gets drier during the Autumn/Winter and there are lots of hair masks and hot oil treatments which do a great job, however...

Cheat: Find a leave-in conditioner or a bottle of leave-in argan oil. Apply it before styling, leave it in. No need to wait and rinse - just apply and do. Bonus, this will also detangle your hair pretty effctively cutting out another job.

7. Body Moisturising
Ok, I confess, I barely ever remember, but my skin is 100% improved when I do.

Cheat 1: Apply the tiniest amount, rub it between your palms, quickly dab your hands along your arms or legs etc, then, give a quick smooth all over.

Vaseline intensive care body lotion, moisturiser for sensitive skin with a fluddy background.
Cheat 2: Rather than applying little and often, apply a thick amount all in one go, about once a week - beware though, this will take ages to sink in.

Cheat 3: after your bath or shower, before you dry yourself, apply baby oil all over then simply wipe away with your towel as normal, you may spend an extra few seconds in the cold, but you won't need to rub in lots of heavy cream afterwards.

8. Nails
Cuticles, filing and nail painting take much longer than anyone would guess, especially if your nails grow quickly and are tough to cut through like my own!

Cheat - Cuticles: Take off your cuticles while in the bath or shower, push back and scrape away what you can and follow up with a cuticle clipper afterwards - this part can be done dry, just be careful.

Autumn and winter nail varnish with Barry m gold glitter. Sparkly christmas manicure

Cheat - Colour: Use a dark colour - you'll only need 2 coats, apply a good topcoat over the top to make it last longer. Even if you're using the cheapest nail polish you can find (and I totes do!), a good topcoat will make it last. I myself favour the Barry M topcoat - nothing shifts the colour that Barry M seals in!

9. Make-up Brushes
It's so important to keep them clean, especially for us acne-prone girls! In winter we often use a lot more foundation and base so your brushes will need to be washed more often.

Cheat: Try to re-use the same brushes throughout application; wipe the brush across some tissue or paper towel after application of each item (powder, bronzer, blusher, highlighter) and you'll only have 1 or 2 brushes to wash - easy!

10. General Cheats
 
When it comes to hand cream, lip balm and eye cream; keep them in your handbag and any time during the day just whip them out and apply - on the train, stuck in a traffic jam, waiting for an appointment, in a long supermarket queue, drinking coffee in Costa, riding the escalator! Any little pocket of time, it only takes a couple of seconds to apply lip balm or squeeze out a small dollop of hand cream - especially if you keep them accessible.

Take off your make-up long before bedtime, as soon as you get home when you're still awake and fizzy from your day, take yourself upstairs and clean off the day - one less job to do at bedtime when you're tired and lazy!

I hope this gives you some ideas - they are all borne out of my own laziness, but like they say, necessity is the mother of invention!!

Do you have any beauty cheats or hacks to make our Winter Beauty Routine that much easier? Please leave them below...


Ciao for now
Bobbyanne
xxxx

Friday, November 20

Snapshots of Autumn on Instagram #7

Autumn is here and brings the prettiest photo opportunities - here are my favourite recent Instagram shots frommy Instagram account; @PromisingYellow

fiery autumn leaves in the fall. Bronze and copper leaves on a big birch tree (i think it's birch...). Spotted in staffordshire, england during dog walking.

Autumn Beautiful Autumn! Fall, Fiery Fall - no matter what you call it, our transitional seasons always bring a riot of colour and at this time of year, when the low afternoon sun casts a golden glow on already warmed, bronze leaves it's just too good to ignore! This huge tree is on our doggie walking route so one of us got the camera out while the other had a good sniff...


Red berries on a magical rowan tree in the british countryside during the late summer or early autumn with lovely green leaves.

Up until a couple of weeks ago all the trees were leaden with big fat bunches of berries like these - 'Season of mists and mellow fruifulness...etc etc'

Crunchy, golden cumble topping for apple and blackberry crumble. Autumn desserts, pudding with custard.
Speaking of fruit, our crab apple tree in the garden was particularly generous this year meaning we've been eating apple crumble solidly for over a month now and my freezer is chocked full of more. Don't be fooled by the spots - crab apples have a delicious flavour to bake with when cooked.

Autumn fall craft with berries and autumn flora and fauna in a mason jar with yellow water gems.

If you haven't already seen my post "A jar full of Autumn; bring the autumn indoors" then head on over there now for the easiest crafty project. Adaptable and totally free!

Cream coloured spherical rose patterned candle with a glowing cosy flame.

Of course, candles are everywhere right now and add such a cosy feel to the room.

Sparrows in an apple tree during autumn winter in the british countryside on a crisp, cold morning.

This is one of my favourite shots! We have loads of sparrows which visit our garden daily and these greedy little chaps were settled in my neighbours' apple tree waiting for breakfast. It was a perfect Autumn morning - cold, grey, misty crisp - gorgeous!

Evergreen conifer tree with the sun shining through the leaves in autumn or fall.

Despite the dropping temperatures there are still some evergreens around and every now and then you might even see the sunshine in little old Blighty...

movie collage of easy virtue, an english period comedy drama with fantastic period costume and amazing cast including colin firth and jessica biel. by Noel Coward.
Movie collage of 90s teen movie the cutting edge, autumn fall movie about winter olympics, figure skating, ice skating.

These 2 collages were created for 'Fall into Film:11 Autumn movies for Cosy Nights' and these are my 2 favourite collages from 2 very different films! The top one is Easy Virtue, a Noel Coward comedy from 2013 I think with Jessica Biel, the bottom one is a 90s teen movie - The Cutting Edge, a perfect winter movie and much better than just a teen movie!

Autum fall crafts. Decorative plants in the back garden.


And I'm ending with one last shot from the 'jar full of Autumn' post because it's just so pretty!

Hope you're enjoying this season - I'm absolutely freezing!!! I'm living on hot cocoa and tea.

Have a look at my other handpicked Instagram faves here:







Ciao for now
Bobbyanne
xxxx