Lifestyle Luxe Letters

Luxe Letter June 2017

To you, my beautiful reader, my luxe letter June 2017. I mentioned in my May luxe letter that I have been going through a difficult time recently. I truly believe that out of every bad situation, something good will come out of it. When one door shuts, another one ALWAYS opens.

Just last week, I was having a chat with my neighbour. We began talking about the difficulties we’re both facing and it turned into a real heart-to-heart. Ironically, she has been through a similar situation to me, as have several of her friends. Hearing about her experiences really reassured me that I’m in no way alone. It turned out that she is one of the most encouraging and supportive people I’ve ever met and she really helped to make me feel less stressed.

No matter what life throws at us, thinking of all the things we have to be grateful for is so important and can lift our spirits. Celebrating our 4 year wedding anniversary at the start of the month was something I was definitely grateful for. I feel so lucky to have found and married my soulmate. Usually, we go out for a meal for our wedding anniversary. This year, we were both feeling very tired and we just didn’t feel like going out. Instead, we stayed in and watched a film with a takeaway and a nice bottle of red wine and we really enjoyed having a relaxed evening. Sometimes, it can be just as nice to stay in to celebrate, I find.

The weather halfway through the month was extremely summery. We had a full-on heatwave here, with the sun shining and temperatures soaring. I will say that it got a little too hot for me at times. However, it was also really nice to spend so much time outdoors. Personally, I find there’s something so enjoyable about pottering around in the garden, reading a good book and having barbecues with a cold glass of something fizzy. It reminds me of being abroad and it feels like a much more relaxed lifestyle.

We also managed to get several jobs done around the house and garden this month that we’ve been wanting to do for a long time. One of the main things we worked on was the garage, putting up new guttering and painting the door and woodwork and installing a new lock. It’s these kinds of jobs that have been so far down on the priority list since we moved in, but they make such a big difference to the view of the garage from our back garden. We did also start painting the fence, but we never got around to finishing it. The weather got way too hot to be doing that kind of thing! Or anything, for that matter!

Did you enjoy the hot weather we had? Let me know what you got up to!

Much love,

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24 Comments

  • Reply
    Rach
    1st July 2017 at 13:18

    I hope whatever you are going through will get better. In every bad there’s always a good. Keep your chin up. Also, Happy wedding anniversary! That is so exciting!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

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      LuxeStyle
      4th July 2017 at 16:58

      Thanks so much lovely! I definitely believe that someone great comes out of bad times. Thank you – I can’t believe it’s been 4 years! x

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    Esther
    2nd July 2017 at 14:03

    We all through different phases. Sometimes I feel exhausted and think I never get my things done and then something lifts me up and I get more done I could ever imagine. The weather was very hot in Germany and since 1 week it is raining.
    Have a nice Sunday. Love, Esther
    https://lifestyle-tale.com

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      LuxeStyle
      4th July 2017 at 16:59

      Yes you’re so right there lovely! It’s got pretty warm here again today but the sun has disappeared! x

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    Maggie
    2nd July 2017 at 18:58

    Happy Belated Anniversary Jenny! As nice as it is to get dressed up, sometimes there’s nothing more enjoyable than ordering a take-away, putting the TV or some music on and enjoying a lovely bottle of wine! Life can certainly be tough at times but it’s so important to half a glass that’s always half full! I’m reading this amazing book at the moment called ‘You are a Badass’ by Jen Sincero – it’s truthfully a really fantastic read and I think it could help with the things you’re going through at the moment xx

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      LuxeStyle
      4th July 2017 at 17:05

      Thanks so much Maggie! Yes sometimes I love staying in as much as going out. I think I’ve heard of that book before and I’ve seen such good reviews for it, so I’m really interested in reading it. Glad to hear you think it’s really good too – it needs to go onto my to read pile! xx

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    Jaydee
    2nd July 2017 at 20:00

    Chin up sweetie, things will get better πŸ™‚

    Love always,
    Jaydee xo

    • Reply
      LuxeStyle
      4th July 2017 at 17:26

      Thanks lovely! I’m sure they will πŸ™‚ x

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    Emma
    3rd July 2017 at 18:04

    Being grateful and keeping positive no matter what is important for sure. Hope things get better lovely.

    Emma x

    imemmalouise.wordpress.com

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      LuxeStyle
      4th July 2017 at 19:36

      Definitely! I find it helps so much. Thanks so much lovely x

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    Amy-Anne
    3rd July 2017 at 18:17

    The weather has been lovely, that’s always a good thing.

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

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      LuxeStyle
      4th July 2017 at 19:37

      I can’t believe how warm it’s been! So nice to spend lots of time outdoors x

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    Gabrielle
    3rd July 2017 at 20:14

    The weather you’ve been experiencing sounds amazing; I understand what you mean about it giving a feeling of being abroad and a more relaxed lifestyle! Congratulations on your 4 year anniversary by the way, so lovely!!

    aglassofice.com
    x

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      LuxeStyle
      4th July 2017 at 19:40

      It’s been so warm! I love being able to spend so much time outside πŸ™‚ Thanks so much lovely x

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    Amanda
    4th July 2017 at 11:16

    I hope whatever has been going on get better for you soon! xx

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      LuxeStyle
      4th July 2017 at 19:43

      Oh thanks so much lovely πŸ™‚ xx

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    CΓ©line
    4th July 2017 at 13:17

    Sounds like such a good approach to life: just be happy and thankful for what you have. Congrats on four years of marriage and yay for staying in more! : ) I loved the hot weather and being outside on my terrace and planting and I also got to escape to Morocco for a week so even more heat!
    xx
    CΓ©line blogging on http://www.smultronstaellen.com

    • Reply
      LuxeStyle
      4th July 2017 at 19:46

      Thanks so much lovely πŸ™‚ I love going out but find staying in can be just as enjoyable! Oh I hope you had an amazing time in Morocco! x

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    Corinne
    4th July 2017 at 13:28

    Congrats on your wedding anniversary. That sounds like an ideal night for me. Hope July is better for you!

    Corinne x

    • Reply
      LuxeStyle
      5th July 2017 at 06:56

      Thanks so much Corinne – oh me too! x

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    abbeylouisarose
    5th July 2017 at 09:26

    I’m so sorry to hear that you’ve been having a tough time, Jenny! You’re one of the sweetest and most supportive people I’ve been lucky enough to meet through the blogging community and you deserve every happiness! I definitely agree that talking (like you have done with your neighbour) really helps and makes you feel less alone! Sounds like you’ve still had a productive month, I hope that the cooler weather has allowed you to finish painting your fence!

    Abbey ?

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      LuxeStyle
      6th July 2017 at 17:21

      Oh my goodness, you are just so lovely Abbey – thank you so much for your kind words! I feel so lucky to have connected with so many lovely people since I started blogging. I’ve still got one more fence panel to do! Nearly there thank goodness lol x

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    Steph
    5th July 2017 at 10:04

    Happy belated wedding anniversary!
    I much prefer a good night in, so your evening sounds perfect!

    Getting things sorted around the house is always great! De-cluttering and fixing up things that get pushed to the back of our busy minds is a great feeling!

    Steph
    http://www.socialspying.com

    • Reply
      LuxeStyle
      6th July 2017 at 17:22

      Thanks so much! I love spending time at home sometimes – so much more relaxing! x

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