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Why I look forward to the colder months

Why I look forward to the colder months

I used to hate autumn and winter. The dark mornings and evenings, the much needed layers of clothing and the seemingly never-ending cold weather. Nowadays though, I find it all to be much more bearable. As much as I’m not a fan of very cold weather and I hate snow and ice with a passion, I might even go as far as to say that I look forward to the colder months. There’s just something so enjoyable about getting cosy on…

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House tour of our first home part 2 – the first floor

First home finished master bedroom

Last week I showed you around the ground floor of our finished first home. I really need to get a shift on so that I can show you our new home! So this week, I thought I would move onto a house tour of our first home part 2 – the first floor. As I mentioned in my previous post, our first home was really small and there were only 3 rooms upstairs. I separated the house tour into 2…

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House tour of our first home part 1 – the ground floor

Living room after

Okay so I’ve been completely and utterly useless at posting recently. But it’s been for a good reason – we’ve moved house! I can’t wait to show you our new home, but first I wanted to do a house tour of the home we’ve left behind to begin a new chapter.  After trying to make this post into a full house tour, as the house was really very small, I realised it was still going to a mammoth post. Not…

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Luxe Letter October 2017

Luxe letter October 2017

To you, my beautiful reader, my luxe letter October 2017. I’m writing this a little bleary-eyed, feeling tired, excited and maybe a tad nervous about the times ahead. I mentioned in my September luxe letter that we had accepted an offer on our house and we were busy with all of the admin etc involved in selling a house. We are now oh so close to moving and I can’t wait to share our new journey with you. Parts of…

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Aston Marina, Stone: birthday celebrations

Aston Marina bar and restaurant

A venue we’ve visited on several occasions over the years, Aston Marina in Stone, Staffordshire, has been through many changes. Providing moorings for canal boats, the marina previously also featured a bistro and farm shop. A new venue, The Boathouse, was created to host events, which has proved to be very popular with weddings. More recently, a big refurbishment of the main building saw the farm shop and bistro be replaced with a bar and restaurant. For my birthday, we…

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LuxeStyle Loves 16.10.2017

LuxeStyle Loves 16.10.2017

Well November is certainly creeping closer. I’m making the most of the milder weather while it lasts. Last week was, for me, a week of waiting, family time and yummy food – quite the combination. Waiting around for updates on our house move not quite so enjoyable as spending time with family and delicious food. Let’s see what I was loving last week.   Birthday celebrations September and October are a busy couple of months for our family in terms…

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5 tips for buying your first home

5 tips for buying your first home

Back in 2011, we bought our first home. I was so excited but I also felt pretty unprepared. I felt like I didn’t know what on earth I was doing. After everything we’ve learned, these are my 5 tips for buying your first home.   1: Be prepared to compromise When you’re getting onto the first step of the property ladder, there’s always going to be things that you will need to compromise on. It’s all about prioritising the most…

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LuxeStyle Loves 09.10.2017

LuxeStyle Loves 09.10.2017

Well what a funny old week. We started last week in autumn and finished feeling like summer had returned! I’m certainly not going to complain about a rise in temperatures. Let’s see what else I loved last week, in addition to the warmer weather making an appearance.   Meeting my godson I had to start this post off with meeting my godson for the first time. My friend lives miles away now, so I don’t get to see her very…

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