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Luxe Letter May 2017

To you, my beautiful reader, my luxe letter for May 2017. As I often say, I cannot believe that another month has flown by so quickly. It feels like yesterday that I was writing my April luxe letter. This week is going so fast too, possibly because of the bank holiday on Monday, which always serves to confuse me as to what day it is.

May hasn’t been my favourite month. I haven’t been having the best of times the last few weeks to be perfectly honest. I have been a little quieter on here and social media recently, but I hope to pick up momentum again, and to soldier on.

As always through the harder times, there have still been some fabulous moments. It’s these moments that carry us through and remind us of how we must cherish every day. I think the extremely sad events that took place in Manchester also serve as a reminder that life is so precious and we have so many things to be grateful for.

We started off the month in the best way possible by enjoying delicious homemade cake at the Trentham Estate. Dan had the most immense slice of chocolate cake and I still can’t believe he managed to finish it!

Enjoying delicious farm shop sausage rolls and sweet strawberries at our makeshift picnic next to a lake the following weekend, plus barbecues in the hot weather, May has certainly treated us well when it comes to food.

I’ve really enjoyed spending much more time in the garden recently too. We are so lucky to have a lovely back garden, perfect for enjoying the recent bout of hot weather and sunshine that has appeared throughout May. To potter around the garden and lounge around reading a good book, while the dog and cats roll around in the grass and sunbathe makes me feel so content.

I quite enjoy gardening and find it to be rather therapeutic. During a month where I’ve not been feeling my best, it’s been helpful to be out pruning the shrubs and pulling up weeds from the borders, which seem to appear on an all too frequent basis.

Going for a stroll somewhere peaceful and green also helps me to de-stress and relax. Walking in the park and surrounding areas near to my parents’ home is such a joy and something I hope to do more of this summer.

June is always a month full of celebrations for us. We have our 4 year wedding anniversary coming up very soon, which simply amazes me. I can’t believe 4 years have past since we tied the knot! My husband’s birthday follows a few days later, which usually entails a nice day out somewhere or a holiday. Not forgetting Father’s Day of course.

It’s with a little trepidation and also excitement that we move into June. I’m hopeful that things may be a little easier, but we will see. I’m looking forward to the celebrations we have coming up, of course. After saying I will do it for so long now, I have finally recorded and edited my first Youtube video, which I hope to upload soon. It’s very daunting to try something new, but pretty exciting at the same time!

Let me know how May was for you, and if you have any plans for the coming month. Also, if you have any Youtube tips, please feel free to share!

 

Much love,

 

 

 

 

 

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26 Comments

  • Reply
    Steph
    1st June 2017 at 15:52

    I’m sorry you’ve fallen upon tough times, but as you said, soldier on. As the saying goes ‘the greatest view comes after the hardest climb’.

    Gardens and cake sound lovely!

    My May was rather busy and exciting.
    I’m looking forward to the month ahead!

    Happy June!

    Steph
    http://www.socialspying.com

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      LuxeStyle
      20th June 2017 at 11:44

      Thank you so much – life is full of twists and turns isn’t it, but hopefully the down times lead to the best times! I’m so glad you had an exciting May and I hope June is proving to be just as good for you x

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    Melissa
    1st June 2017 at 16:46

    It looks like June is full of good things! Let’s take this new month as an opportunity to try new things. For me, May was a month of clarity. Since I realized some of the things I was struggling the pasts months. So hopefully on June I will be able to make my plans more concrete.

    xx, Melissa
    https://elephantontheroad.com

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      LuxeStyle
      20th June 2017 at 11:46

      I hope you are having a wonderful June so far! x

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    Masha
    1st June 2017 at 18:44

    Thank you for this post- I hope everything picks up in June and that the month will bring you great happiness. It’s good to be reminded to still be greatful for the wonderful moments we can still have amongst harder times. June is definitely exciting because it brings with it all the fun of summer and I can’t wait to hang by the pool, plan weekend trips, and also move to a beautiful new apartment!

    White Silk, Black Leather
    http://www.whitesilkblackleather.com

    • Reply
      LuxeStyle
      20th June 2017 at 11:50

      Thank you so much 🙂 I hope you’re managing to find lots of time for being poolside and taking weekend trips and best of luck with the move! x

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    Katherine
    2nd June 2017 at 03:26

    Sorry May wasn’t such a great month, but glad June has some fun stuff ahead! The four year wedding anniversary sounds exciting!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

    • Reply
      LuxeStyle
      20th June 2017 at 11:51

      Thank you so much lovely! I can’t believe how quickly it’s come around! x

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    Rach
    2nd June 2017 at 12:21

    G;ad you are being positive. Even in bad times, there’s always a silver lining! I am also looking forward to June and hope yours is off to a great start!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

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      LuxeStyle
      20th June 2017 at 11:53

      Thank you so much lovely 🙂 Yes, we all go through bad times but hopefully they always lead to the best of times. Hope you’re having a wonderful June x

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    Zeynab
    2nd June 2017 at 13:58

    I am sorry you didnt have the best month. This year is flying by, it’s crazy that it’s June already.

    Zeynab
    The Beauty Load

    • Reply
      LuxeStyle
      20th June 2017 at 11:54

      I know, I can’t believe how quickly time is going! x

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    Courtney
    3rd June 2017 at 22:39

    Congrats on your four year anniversary! My husband and I will be celebrating our third this month. Time sure does fly! Good luck with youtube 🙂
    xx
    Courtney // https://courtneylivin.com

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      LuxeStyle
      20th June 2017 at 11:58

      Thank you so much! Congratulations on yours too – the time has gone so fast! Thanks so much, I think I need it! x

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    Esther
    4th June 2017 at 11:39

    Time is flying by and everybody should try to use the times as good as possible.
    As long as you still take your time to reflect you will find your ways to deal with harder times too.
    I wish you a perfect June and lots of joy.
    Love, Esther
    https://lifestyle-tale.com

    • Reply
      LuxeStyle
      20th June 2017 at 12:03

      Thank you so much and I hope you’re having a wonderful June too x

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    Maggie
    4th June 2017 at 13:24

    It’s June and the start of a brand new month so here’s to a fabulous one for you!! I ran the Great Manchester Run last weekend and right beforehand I went to St Ann’s Square to pay my respects to the victims of the recent bombing – it was incredibly thought provoking and if anything served as a reminder that we have to grab life by the horns and live each day as if it were our last. The run itself was incredible and the spirit of Manchester lives on 😉 . Congratulations on your 4th wedding anniversary!! I can’t wait to hear what you get up to in June Jenny xx

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      LuxeStyle
      20th June 2017 at 12:05

      Thank you so much lovely! Gosh I can image it really was very thought provoking to visit there. I visited the site of 9/11 very shortly after it happened and it was the incredibly saddest and shocking thing I’ve ever seen. It will always stay with me. Definitely reminders to enjoy every single day and be thankful for what we have. Thank you for your lovely comment xx

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    Sofia
    5th June 2017 at 12:19

    Ahhh that cake looks amazing!! Makes me hungry haha

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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      LuxeStyle
      20th June 2017 at 13:04

      Oops sorry haha! It was soooo good! x

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    Gabrielle
    6th June 2017 at 12:01

    The have started the month with cake sounds like a very good idea, yum! Spending time gardening really must be therapeutic, I don’t have much of a green thumb, though I really enjoy walking through gardens and appreciating nature – especially on a sunny day! Have a lovely week 🙂

    aglassofice.com
    x

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      LuxeStyle
      20th June 2017 at 13:09

      I used to find doing the gardening such a chore but I seem to have grown to love it! Cake was definitely a great way to start the month – I need to do it again! Thanks for commenting lovely x

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    kate
    13th June 2017 at 12:28

    Hopefully June will be a better month lovely! And congratulations for your upcoming anniversary! Am off to find myself something sweet now after spying that cake picture lol.
    Kate x
    themakeupartistschoice.com

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      LuxeStyle
      20th June 2017 at 13:16

      Thanks so much lovely! I can’t believe 4 years has gone by already. Time is flying by so quickly. I need to go back and have another slice of that cake! x

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    Sophie
    14th June 2017 at 16:39

    This is probably a weird thing to say but I found this really calming to read. Love the positivity and appreciation for the fabulous moments – hope June brings you lots of good things!
    Sophie xxx | Sophar So Good

    • Reply
      LuxeStyle
      20th June 2017 at 13:20

      I love that you found it calming to read 🙂 Thank you so much, that’s so lovely – and the same to you! x

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