Saturday, 31 August 2013

August on my mind


Another gorgeous, great month has passed - how lucky have we been this summer in the UK? I haven't seen this much sun since I came back from holiday earlier this year and I love it. But there's been a shift in the air and I think the hot, balmy summer days and evenings are coming to an end soon and there's now a sense of early crisp and golden autumn. As much as I love the sun and summer, this is actually my favourite time of year when we get the best of both worlds - beautiful warm sunny days brightened by colorful trees and bushes, with lots of berries that will soon be ready for picking, but there's a freshness in the air as we move into September. Seeing all the nice stuff in the A/W collections that has started to appear in the shops also makes me long for that very first day when you can cosy up in a nice warm jumper when you sit outside in the evenings.

August is the month when Him indoors and I got married a few years ago, so we celebrated our anniversary with a relaxed day with lots of fun, good food and yes there were a few presents too, but the best present was having a whole day just to ourselves. Since we both love Japanese food, one of my gifts to Him indoors was to learn how to make sushi properly, so now we have something else to look forward to later on this year, although I'm not sure we'll ever be able to present it as beautifully as our favourite Japanese place where we are known as "No Mayonnaise People" (but seriously mayonnaise on sushi is just weird...).

This is a popular month for weddings and we also attended one out in the beautiful New Forest and I took the opportunity to really dress up, and went all out in a glitzy dress with killer heels (I do believe they could be used as a weapon, but they are so comfortable I could probably run a good few miles in them).

Another great thing about August in the UK is the bank holiday that I always seem to forget about, so every year it's an unexpected day off that sneaks up on me. We spent ours at Blenheim Palace being both cultural, outdoorsy and decadent all at the same time - now that's a perfect day out! This was my first life style focused blog and I want to say thank you for all the wonderful, nice comments you've sent me on it - it really means a lot! I will add more lifestyle posts, and eventhough my main content always will be beauty related, I'm really looking forward to trying some more new things and to see what you think about it.

32 comments:

  1. Cool post!!!
    Omg I just visited Blenheim Palace this summer when I was in UK!!! (I'm from Finland).. Blenheim Palace is so amazing place!

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    1. Hi Viola! Thank you so much for visiting, I love getting new visitors :O). It's such an amazing place, I hope you had as nice a day as I did. Loved your blog, very nice photos. Hope you'll come and visit again soon! Have a great weekend! Xx

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  2. ahh...Tom Ford Jasmine Rogue...smelled it few months ago..its on my want list..perfect for somewhat cooler August and incoming colder Sept. :)
    Lovely post...

    :)

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    1. It's one of my absolute favourite scents all time - I did a review of it in July - it's amazing! Thanks a million lovely :O). Xx

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  3. nice post...good to know u r from UK..me too..I am from Eastmidland..I havent been this place would love to go and yes we r really lucky this time ..we actually enjoy summers after a long time...Nice to meet you dear..following you...have a great weeknd...

    // Tejinder

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    1. I hope you get a chance one day, it's such a lovely place :O). And likewise, hope you have an amazing weekend :o). Xx

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  4. What an amazing month! Great post :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment :O). Xx

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  5. Great post. Happy Anniversary - I'd love to learn how to make sushi, it's so delicious!
    I love Blenheim, I used to go there often as a child! I'm also a little jealous, as I've wanted that Tom Ford perfume for aaages!

    Christina | Passion Obsession - Currently hosting a beauty hamper giveaway!

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    1. Hi Christina - thank you so much for visiting and for the sweet comment! This particular scent is one I think I'll have for the rest of my life, that's how much I love it - got a review of it here: http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/jasmin-rouge-by-tom-ford.html

      Love your blog, so a new follower for you. Hope you'll come and visit again soon :o). Xx

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  6. Great post! I LOVE tom fords perfume! I am also dying to go to Blehiem. Would you like to follow eachother?
    xx
    daniella
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    1. Hi Daniella and thanks a million for visiting! That would be great :O) - just saw the photos from Versailles - how amazing :O). Hope to see you here again soon Xx

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  7. This was a lovely post to read! :) I also enjoyed your previous blog on Blenheim place , it is utterly stunning in the summer. I'm sad to say I don't go there enough! although my blog is a photography based blog, the girl in me can't help but branch out to things involving beauty too :) definitely going to be following your blog and I would love it if you could check out my blog too :D
    lots of love, saida xo
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    1. Hi Saida, thank you for visiting! Loved your photo of the river and since I love photography I'm looking forward to seeing more photos from you. Joined you everywhere :O). Hope you'll visit again soon and have a great weekend! Xx

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  8. Nice post, Hope I will visit the palace soon.

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    1. Thank you so much :O) - yes it's an amazing place to visit! Xx

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  9. Great blog ;)
    Of course, we are following you. http://beautyfairysbyathina.blogspot.gr/

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting and for your nice comment! Following you as well :O) and hope you'll come back and visit soon :o). Xx

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  10. looks like you've had an amazing month! lovely post :)

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    xxx

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    1. Hello Ruby - thank you so much that's really nice of you :o). Xx

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  11. Thank you so much for the follow.
    Follow you back on bloglovin and gfc,too.
    Do you also follow me on gfc?
    Lovely greets

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  12. First, Happy Anniversary! Second, mayo on sushi is weird I totally agree!
    xo
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    1. That's so lovely - thank you very much, we had a great day! I think they try to "westernize" it - just don't is what I say :). Xx

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  13. I can't believe how quickly August has come but I'm looking forward to September too.
    Happy anniversary!

    Hannah x
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    1. Thanks so much Hannah - hope you're having a great weekend! Xx

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  14. Amazing!!
    Would you like to follow each other?! Let me know!

    xoxo

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    1. Hello Filipa and thank you for visiting! That would be great - I've joined your blog :o). Thank you so much for your comment and hope you'll visit soon :o). Xx

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment! Please visit again soon :O). Xx

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  16. happy anniversary! :) august is such a lovely month, we finally had some better weather over here as well.

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    1. Thanks a million Zoe - fingers crossed September will be amazing :O). Xx

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