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Easy like Sunday morning

First of all, I'm sorry for being a bit whinge-y in my last post.  I really dislike anything negative being on this blog but at the same time I feel that this blog is a place for me to be myself and I don't see the point in pretending that life is rosy all the time (excuse the pun) - sometimes you go on holiday and it rains all the time and you don't end up getting out and about as much as you'd like.  C'est la vie.  I think you all know by now that I am a great advocate of making time to loll on the sofa with a good book and a mug of hot chocolate but I am also a lover of adventures and really making the most of your free time.  It pains me that I have to cram all the fun stuff into the weekends (and evenings) so I actually rarely spend time doing nothing.  With this in mind, and the fact that most of last week was spent with my head in gossip magazines or enduring daytime TV, I decided to try and make the most of my final day off before going back to work (and enjoy the sunshine!)

We started the day bright and early by going along to a car boot sale in New Milton. Unfortunately it was 90% total rubbish and we left with only a handful of DVDs.  I am convinced that eBay has ruined car boot sales; honestly most of what was there I would have put straight in the bin.  Car boot sales are what Primark is to a lot of people I think; you see bloggers and friends finding absolute gems there but when you look it's nothing but old rubbish.

We then decided to go on to Highcliffe to walk the dog along the beach.  I should probably say now that my outfit was an outfit for a car boot sale, not for being photographed in so I apologise for my clashing upper half (actually, I don't, it's my blog, so yaboo shucks clashing colours haters).  This is our nearest beach and is only a couple of miles down the road, I think we're so lucky to live so near the sea.




We then decided to get breakfast at the cafe on the beach but sadly Bodhi had other ideas about staying in the boot of my car (my boot has a special dog friendly clip cover that means you can section it off from the car) and escaped through the cover and into the main bit of the car, jumping all over the leather seats and setting the alarm off.  So we dropped our naughty puppy off back home and headed to Cheese and Alfie's in Christchurch which was a better plan anyway as they do the best breakfasts evurrrrr.


I had eggs florentine with a hot chocolate with a flake and maltesers.  Double yum.

The project for this afternoon was to paint the living room.  I'd seen a feature on a lady's house in Mollie Makes magazine and fell in love with her green living room, which seemed to go with every colour.  As we have lots of colourful cushions and accessories I've been pondering which colour would bring the room together for ages and after a lot of tester pots we chose this sea green.  It's only had one coat so far but I love it already.


I am not, however, a lover of paint fumes so I had a few candles burning away whilst we painted.  I was recently sent two candles to try by the lovely Maryann at One Stop Pamper Shop and I just adore both.  The peony container candle (£3.50) is so relaxing, fresh and floral and the Rockin With the Stars candle smells like bubblegum and candy floss - I haven't even lit it yet and it's already made the craft room smell amazing (it smells a lot like Lush's Snow Fairy scent - divine!)  The best thing about these candles is that they are really highly scented and give off such a strong smell when burning (and not burning!) which I love as there's nothing worse than buying a candle which loses its scent after the first few minutes of being lit.  I've ordered from One Stop Pamper Shop before and loved all their bits and I already have a growing wishlist for my next order; chocolate fluff candle anyone?


This evening will be spent watching our new car boot sale DVDs; I also had a craving for pancakes earlier so picked up some pancake mix - I then noticed we have strawberries and raspberries in the fridge so I'm currently dreaming of pancakes stuffed with berries, with raspberry coulis on top and dusted with icing sugar... *dribbles*.  How did you spend your Sunday?

21 comments

  1. What gorgeous photos Rosie! xo

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  2. OOoh the beach near to where you live looks lovely, wish I lived by the coast!
    I actually really like the clashing top and cardigan :) and that breakfast looks divine.. nom nom.
    I'm afraid to say that all I managed today so far is a trip to ASDA..haha although to make up for my lazy day i'm off to see my boyfriends brothers band play tonight.
    Jo. x

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  3. I love your decor, especially the green against the wood :)

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  4. That breakfast is making me salivate! I usually like to make the most of my weekends too, now I'm no longer a student free time feels so much more precious! But this weekend has really been a fully lazy one! We did go to visit Kirkstall Abbey though, so I guess it wasn't a total waste! xoxo

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  5. Totally agree about car boot sales - you've really got to dig to find the treasures!
    As I said on Instagram earlier, not been to Highcliffe in ages! Will have to go back again soon.
    Also, still haven't been to Cheese & Alfie's. Tried to go a month or so ago when we visited the priory but we only had card and were too lazy to find a cash machine :(
    Your lounge looks gorgeous
    xx

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  6. that green is beautiful and feels really calming as well as being a great backdrop for other fun bright and patterned things.

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  7. Pancake for dinner sounds like a great plan! I love the mint green colour you've painted the room :)

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  8. Rosie, I always seem to say this on all your posts but you do lead the most fabulous life it seems! (: I would love to live next to the beach like you do and go exploring all the time, it looks wonderful. I also completely agree with your Primark/Car Boot comment, I haven't ever been to a car boot (shocking!) but I feel like that with Primark definitely, I see loads of bloggers wearing lovely stuff they've found in there and I go in and just give up because it's so messy and I lack the patience to sift through it all (: xx

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  9. Where you live looks just amazing!I actually think your outfit really works!xxx

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  10. That brakfast looks amazing :)Sounds like a lovely Sunday

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  11. Completely agree Rosie, car boots can be such a hit and miss affair; either you come home laden with treasures or there is just rubbishy junk on offer! Always worth a sneaky peek just to be sure but it can be slightly depressing to trek out early on a Sunday and come home totally empty-handed!

    I hope the lovely-looking breakfast was tasty enough to make up for it! Eggs benedict is usually my breakfast out of choice but Eggs Florentine looks similar - might have to give that a whirl if I see it on a menu! :-)

    Jem xXx

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  12. P.S - SO going to have to get my hands on some of those scented candles - I'm something of a candle junkie! :-)

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  13. Oh little Bodhi.. what a tinker of a tinker! But too adorable that I bet he got away with it too :)
    That hot chocoladaaaa looks incredible.. I shall be over, and we can go for one of these! ALSO definitely a big fan of the colour of your living room.. I'm looking for a nice green like this, we can be green paint buddies!xx

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  14. I know what you mean about car boot sales and Primark, other people always seem to find amazing things, yet I always find nothing! Lovely photos btw, especially of the sea :)And that breakfast looks amazing!

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  15. sounds like a lovely Sunday :) My mum made me a roast which we never have becuase one of us is always working. I also sat down and watched T4 on the beach in my pjs and put all my gig tickets from this year in my scrapbook. Nice and relaxing.

    Your hot choc looks amazing! x

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  16. That sounds like a perfect Sunday! I know exactly what you mean about car boot sales. I think eBay has done the same to many charity shops. Your breakfast looks amazing! Eggs florentine are my favourite! My Sunday has been ok, sales shopping and sumo Sunday at yo sushi. Unfortunately followed by 5 hours of lesson planning and report writing. X

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  17. Sounds like a lovely day. I really need to get out more on Sundays - they've become my lazy day and I don't like it. haha.

    www.lifeasadaydreamer.blogspot.com

    -Emily.

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  18. Your humble abode is looking mighty good Rosie! I want to come stay.

    Love people posting photos of food, get that hot choc in me! Think we might need one of these in september to cure our hangovers ;) x

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  19. Gorgeous photos! Sounds like a fab Sunday! I'm exactly the same at car boots, can never seem to find anything whereas other people find gems! You are so lucky to live near the sea! The candles sounds nice too - I am such a candle junkie, always have at least one on the go at all times!
    Lianne :-)

    rubyrubyslippers.blogspot.com

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