For my birthday (back in August), I decided I really wanted to order a Gobstone Alley box as a present to myself. I got a one-off box for about £35 (the company is in Poland so I bought mine in euros).
If you’re unfamiliar with Gobstone Alley, they sell monthly Harry Potter related subscription boxes, filled with between 11 and 15 random and mysterious goodies (previous items have included a quill, wands, prints, stationery and you get the idea). The boxes also always include one wearable item (usually a t-shirt), some collectible playing cards, a candle from Incendio Candles and some loose leaf tea made by a company called Cosy Elves. The boxes are also filled with goodies from small independent retailers so you really feel like you’re getting something unique that’s been made just for that month’s box!
You can also choose what house you’re in and get you’ll get house specific items (Slytherin obviously 💚🐍💚🐍) and your house coloured tissue paper to hide everything!
I’ve run out of inspiration and time for writing blog posts at the moment, but I should be back up and running properly very soon (I have loads of half-written posts I want to finish and publish!!).
In the meantime, as I’m spending a lot more time over on Instagram, I thought I’d share some more of my favourite accounts that I absolutely love!!
I nearly forgot to write one of these this month; it kind of slipped my notice that we were suddenly at the end of September!! I can’t believe we’re now in October already!
If you’d said 10 years ago that I’d be interested in hand creams and body lotions, I would have probably laughed in your face. I mean, I did the occasional leg moisturising before a big date, but that was about it.
I used to get hand creams in my Christmas stockings and they were ungratefully shoved in a drawer until well past their use by dates and, once found years later, unceremoniously dumped in the bin.
POLPO is a small, unassuming restaurant, situated at 20 New Road (near the Theatre Royal). It’s well-known for their share plates of incredible Venetian food, a beautifully relaxed vibe and extensive cocktail menu.
I’ve passed by a lot, but never had the chance to stop and go in, until now.
Since I started re-reading all the Harry Potter books again (I’m currently on Deathly Hallows), it’s fair to say it’s re-ignited my love for the Harry Potter world and all things magical. I recently wrote a post about my current collection, although I doubt it’ll be too long before I have to do an updated post; especially as I’m going to the studio tour with my mum in October and there are three gift shops 😂🙊
I was given Bear in November 2012 as a belated birthday present (I’ve written more about this here). We think, from Facebook posts of his mum’s owner, that he was possibly born on 10th September 2012!!
So, as he’s just turned 6, I thought I’d share what I’ve learnt about being a cat mum!
I have incredibly sensitive skin (and rosacea) so I’m always on the look out for products that won’t irritate my face, but will still cleanse and moisturise well without causing my skin to go red and blotchy.
I’ve tried to cut down my make-up stash recently so I’ve gone through my products and tried them out to see if I still love them as much as I did when I bought them. As it turns out there are a few products that I’m no longer fond of and a few forgotten products that I’m re-loving, so I thought I’d share 4 of each, can you guess which ones are in which category??
I love a good old pamper session, so I was delighted to be invited to the Uniquely Organic Eco Spa in Hove (at 40 Church Road), along with a few other bloggers to check out what they do and to sample one of the treatments for ourselves!