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Love is in the air…

Hello Lovelies!

So a certain day is almost here… some people dread it… some adore it… I am one of those who loves it- Valentines day!

Doing something on valentines day has always been on my checklist, I see it as an excuse to go for cocktails & Pink fizz with the girls! But It’s a day to embrace all relationships, so let’s celebrate them all- Whether that be GALentines, PALentines or actually valentines, I hope you enjoy your day!

When in London, where better to go for a GALentines day out than Peggy Porschen cakes? Its pretty pink&floral decor is perfect! So I dragged my friend Beki on the tube, with our heart balloons, and FORCED her to drink hot chocolate&cupcakes with me. It was very hard to persuade her, of course…

We had the classic hot chocolate with their ‘La vie en rose’ cupcakes, which were salted caramel! If you’re wanting somewhere extremely cute and girly for valentines- this is your pink heaven!

 

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I hope you enjoyed this post and I wish you a happy valentines, however you spend it!

Love as always,
Rosie
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Decorating in progress…

Hello Lovelies!

For those of you that don’t know, my name is Rosie and I am a 21 year old student in London. I’m studying Music and therefore I am no tech whizz, but I’ve always wanted to start a blog and show all the pretty things and places that I love to instagram! I’m by no means a professional, I just enjoy floral things and a glass of bubbly like any girl!

However, as a new blogger, I had some teething issues… Hence, I am decorating- I hope you like the new decor?! and I hope you get some enjoyment from my little posts to come… Bare with whilst I arrange my peonies&daisies…

Love as always,
Rosie
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Blogmas- Käthe Wohlfahrt!

Hello Lovelies,

Whilst at the Christmas markets in Brugge, I popped into Käthe Wohlfahrt- a german Christmas shop, aka. MY DREAM. It was amazing. Unfortunately I wasn’t allowed to take photos but it was honestly magical. You know the Christmas toy shops you see in the old films? Imagine that but extra-christmassy! I could’ve spent ££££ in there… but I managed to control myself and I bought the following;

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They were quite expensive but they’re so sweet and cute- I couldn’t leave them! If you ever do come across a Käthe Wohlfahrt, make sure you pop in!

Speak Soon,
Rosie Lauren
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Blogmas- The Twelve Days!

Hello Lovelies,

Today’s post is a series of correspondence letters written by John Julius Norwich. I heard these read out loud and though they were hilarious so I hope you enjoy too!

25th December.
My dearest darling,
That partridge, in that lovely little pear tree! What an enchanting, romantic, poetic present! Bless you and thank you.
Your deeply loving Emily.

26th December.
Mr dearest darling Edward,
The two turtle doves arrived this morning and are cooing away in the pear tree as I write. I’m so touched and grateful.
With undying love, as always, Emily.

27th December.
My darling Edward,
You do thinks of the most original presents: whoever thought of sending anybody three French hens? Do they really come all the way from France? It’s a pity that we have no chicken coops, but I expect we’ll find some. Thank you, anyway, they’re lovely.
Your loving Emily.

28th December.
Dearest Edward,
What a surprise – four calling birds arrived this morning. They are very sweet, even if they do call rather loudly – they make telephoning impossible. But I expect they’ll calm down when they get used to their new home. Anyway, I’m very grateful – of course I am.
Love from Emily.

29th December.
Dearest Edward,
The postman has just delivered five most beautiful gold rings, one for each finger, and all fitting perfectly. A really lovely present – lovelier in a way than birds, which do take rather a lot of looking after. The four that arrived yesterday are still making a terrible row, and I’m afraid none of use got much sleep last night. Mummy says she wants us to use the rings to ‘wring’ their necks – she’s only joking, I think; though I know what she means. But I love the rings. Bless you.
Love, Emily.

30th December.
Dear Edward,
Whatever I expected to find when I opened the front door this morning, it certainly wasn’t six socking great geese laying eggs all over the doorstep. Frankly, I rather hoped you had stopped sending me birds – we have no room for them and they have already ruined the croquet lawn. I know you meant well, but – let’s call a halt, shall we?
Love, Emily.

31st December.
Edward,
I thought I said no more birds; but this morning I woke up to find no less than seven swans all trying to get into our tiny goldfish pond. I’d rather not thinks what happened to the goldfish. The whole house seems to be full of birds – to say nothing of what they leave behind them. Please, please STOP.
Your Emily.

1st January.
Frankly, I think I prefer the birds. What am I to do with eight milkmaids – AND their cows? Is this some kind of a joke? If so, I’m afraid I don’t find it very amusing.
Emily

2nd January.
Look here Edward, this has gone far enough. You say you’re sending me nine ladies dancing; all I can say is that judging from the way they dance, they’re certainly not ladies. The village just isn’t accustomed to seeing a regiment of shameless hussies with nothing on but their lipstick cavorting round the green – and it’s Mummy and I who get blamed. If you value our friendship – which I do less and less – kindly stop this ridiculous behaviour at once.
Emily

3rd January.
As I write this letter, ten disgusting old men are prancing abour all over what used to be the garden – before the geese and the swans and the cows got at it; and several of them, I notice, are taking inexcusable liberties with the milkmaids. Meanwhile the neighbours are trying to have us evicted. I shall never speak to you again.
Emily

4th January.
This is the last straw. You know I detest bagpipes. The place has now become something between a menagerie and a madhouse and a man from the Council has just declared it unfit for habitation. At least Mummy has been spared this last outrage; they took her away yesterday afternoon in an ambulance. I hope you’re satisfied.

5th January.
Sir,
Our client, Miss Emily Wilbraham, instructs me to inform you that with the arrival on her premises a half-past seven this morning of the entire percussion section of the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and several of their friends she has no course left open to her but to seek an injunction to prevent your importuning her further. I am making arrangements for the return of much assorted livestock.

I am, Sir, Yours faithfully,
G.CREEP
Solicitor-at-law

 

Speak Soon,
Rosie Lauren
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Blogmas- Christmas Drinks!

Hello Lovelies,

Now it’s getting cold, hot drinks on the go are a must. Have you tried all the latest? I’m a Starbucks girl but I must admit, Costa are definitely winning this year!

Costa:
Black Forest Hot Chocolate- 100% the best drink they do and it’s returned again this year! It’s very sweet but the cherry syrup makes it sooooo good.

Gingerbread & Cream Latte- I’m a sucker for anything gingerbread and this is no exception. I always have to add a little sugar but I had a shot of vanilla syrup before and that was LUSH.

Hot Spiced Apple- To be blunt- YUM!! Hot.. spiced.. apple.. must I say anymore?

Caramelised Orange & Cream Hot Chocolate- This was actually really disappointing. The orange wasn’t very strong but the hot chocolate was still yummy. I’d say if you want an orange hot chocolate, melt some terry’s choc orange with milk In a mug!

Hazelnut Praline & Cream Hot Chocolate- This was very nice drink although I’m not a massive hazelnut fan. But if you are- 100% recommend.

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Starbucks:
Christmas Brulée Latte- This is disappointing- it just tastes like coffee but with extra sweetness. 

Gingerbread Latte- 10000% better than Costa’s. I would say it’s on par with their chai latte, and that’s saying something.

Toffee Nut Latte- Very nutty but it blends nicely with the coffee. This is definitely a ‘cosy day’ drink.

Egg Nog Latte- YES YES YES YES. It’s Christmas once I have had one of these. However, they’re not to everyone’s tastes and I definitely have to be in the mood for one.

Salted Caramel Brownie Hot Chocolate- Quite literally tastes like a salted caramel brownie, its amazing. A good drink or the road or an evening.

I hope you get the chance to try them all- I hope you enjoyed this little post!

Speak soon,
Rosie Lauren
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Blogmas- Stocking fillers! (Tesco edition)

Hello lovelies,

Stockings fillers are perhaps my favourite items to buy at Christmas but they can be quite difficult. So I thought I’d do a post on stockings fillers, but around different shops. After living in London for a year, it’s nice to be able to buy everything in one place sometimes! My first trip was to Tesco!

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£3 and under…

£5 and under…

£10 and under…

There were plenty of stockings fillers available but these are a few I picked out. The Lindt Reindeer is a must for anyone- it’s not Christmas if I don’t get one in my stocking! I think the Cast Iron cookie set is a really sweet gift too- cookie dough is SO good!! I hope this gave you a little inspiration- come back for the next one!

Speak Soon,
Rosie Lauren
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