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I initially made this another one of my Life Lately posts, however I've seen so many 'Life lately' posts recently that I'm beginning to wonder if I copied the title from someone else or if it's just a good title for a 'what I've been up to' post.  Ah well, as they say - give generously, steal ruthlessly (or something).  At least this way I can't look like I'm being a big fat copier (although there are so many bloggers called Rosie that it may well be the case!)

But I digress - here is another post about some things I've been up to.

001. On Monday I went to see my friend Carlie in Southampton.  She has a new kitten - Cupcake. Cupcake took great interest in my Filofax and was playing with the button closure.  She is too cute, apart from when she scaled my leg to try and get at my dinner - not used to tiny kitten claws!

Kitten

002. As usual Bodhi is being a complete sweetheart at the moment, I just want to squeeze him all the time! The other day I was lying in bed reading when it occurred to me that I hadn't seen him for a little while.  I called his name and this very sleepy face appeared from the bottom of the bed, didn't even realise he'd been snoozing at my feet!

Bodhi

003. Our garden still needs a lot of work (we tidied it up when we moved in but all the weeds grew back and it's got overgrown and messy again!) but even though it's overgrown I still love being out there.  There are huge grasses that have grown in the raised beds but even though they're technically weeds, the way they move in the wind when it's breezy is really beautiful.  The lavender is my favourite though, we have some in pots and I just think it's so pretty (not to mention it smells lovely, of course).

Lavender

004. I got a little package from Love Aroma last week - they even used scented packaging which I was very impressed by! They have some amazing scented candles, I can't wait to show you what's inside, I just wish they'd hurry up and invent smell-a-vision for the internet!

Candle

005. I officially have a Bounce balls addiction.  Bounce balls are healthy balls of yumminess packed with nutritious ingredients - many of them also have a protein hit and energy boosting qualities too.  The Peanut ones are my favourite, I may or may not have ordered another 10 of those ones from Holland and Barett (okay, I did).

Bounce balls

006. Last week Tom and I went for a date night to The Noisy Lobster at Avon Beach, near Highcliffe.  It was such a beautiful evening that we decided to make the most of the weather and go for an early dinner - you can see from the first photo that their 'conservatory' area of the restaurant looks out onto the seafront, it's so nice being able to eat dinner and enjoy those sea views!  Tom had mussels and then a burger, and I had pulled pork croquettes and then fish and chips.  I had to have a lie down when I got home, I cannot handle two big courses and a pint of cider! The food was amazing though.

Noisy Lobster Noisy Lobster

007. I've started having another mega eBay and charity shop clearout - I've shipped another couple of bags of clothes off to the charity shop and put a few things on eBay - there's still loads more to go though before I feel more clutter-free!  I tend to squirrel things away into lots of different places so it doesn't feel like so much and then I realise the scale of quite how much I own.

My shoes, for example, live in four different locations - a rather overburdened shoe rack, two wardrobes and a cupboard.  In the photos below there's probably about 70 pairs of shoes, which is shameful enough if I didn't also reveal that to the right of the first photo there's a tower of shoeboxes that contain more shoes, there's about five further pairs under my desk and on the stairs, and there's another box in a wardrobe of pairs I don't wear.  I probably own 100 pairs of shoes! I think I need to either get rid of some or find some more comprehensive shoe storage. Maybe I could have a room for my shoes like Mariah Carey...

Shoes

Even with this roundup I've still got lots to share with you - I have so many photos of my weekend at my parents' last weekend (and our amazing Burgercue) that I can't squeeze them into this post.  There's also the surprise blogging event I went on last week which turned out to be rockclimbing! Such a busy time at the moment but it's nice as it means I have loads to share.

Hope you're all having lovely weeks so far - happy hump day!

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19 comments

  1. I've seen those Bounce balls in my gym but I never trust food in a gym in case it has no taste! I should give them a go really but I much prefer the sound of pulled pork croquettes!
    Cxx
    www.shoppedanddropped.co.uk

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  2. I've never tried bounce balls! I guess I should give them a shot, and that lavender looks beautiful and always smells great!

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  3. Cupcake the Kitten is sooooo cute. And every time I see pictures of Bodhi it makes me want a dog even more!! Aimee xxx
    dress-it-up-6.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. That is seriously the most adorable pup. What kind is he? Thanks for the Bounce recommendation; I'll keep an eye out for those!

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  5. So many things to comment on!! Cupcake is absolutely adorable - it must have taken some serious willpower not to sneak her into your bag to take home! I've never seen Bounceballs before, but with a serious peanut butter addiction, I think I might have to hunt them down - thanks for bringing them to my attention!! (Although my bank account probably won't be quite as thankful...) The Noisy Lobster looks and sounds amazing - it's got to be up there with a top date setting! I look forward to reading all about your latest adventures - how on Earth do you find the time to blog with all this going on???

    Steph xx
    Lay It Bare

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  6. You can never have too any shoes Rosie!
    Sophie
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  7. Oh my god that kitten! It's so precious! Those energy balls sound pretty good, although I can't say I'm very keen on the name! I've been snacking on very plain nuts at work lately, and it's really getting a bit dull. I have to agree with Sophie on the last bit - you can never have too many shoes! xxx

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  8. Cupcake is so cute! As is Bodhi :) I long for a pet (kitty!!!) to cuddle up with! My boyfriend's good, but sometimes you want something fluffy to snuggle up with.
    I love bounce balls - the coconut and cacao mint ones are my fave but I tried the new apple and cinnamon one the other day and it was so good!
    I think I'm gonna show my boyfriend the photos of your shoes - he always says I have too many pairs! I probably own about 15 pairs (that includes sandals etc)...wait til he sees your collection haha ;) It's impressive! xx

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  9. Bodhi is one of the cutest little dogs ever! Sounds like you've been super busy lately but as you said, it means you have a lot to share. I always like people's recently/lately posts when they're more jam-packed! Also, that burger looks incredible! x

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  10. What an adorable kitten (and Cupcake is such a great name!). Your dog is a cutie too, he looks like a teddy bear! So much cuteness in one post!

    Rebecca / Dust+Moon

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  11. Shoe storage issues, tell me about it! lol.

    You always eat out with the nicest looking food. Yummo! x

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  12. Cupcake is THE BEST NAME for a kitten <3

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  13. Bodhi is so cute, how adorable is his sleepy face? Lovely post!

    Holly - hollyinyourpocket.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Oh my stars that kitty! I want! And Bodhi is adorable :')
    That is a ridiculous amount of shoes. I thought I had loads at about 10 but naaaahhh!
    amber love

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  15. Great post...love a round up! I've been addicted to those bounce balls too- the peanut one is amazing!!
    Katie x
    www.missenchanting.co.uk

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  16. The absolute best thing we did with our garden was to bite the bullet and get rid of the grass/lawn/weedpatch. We have a massive flowerbed (if you can all our postage stamp of a garden massive) as our garden now. We moved in our home about the same time you and Tom moved into yours. Go to some flower shows and the people at the stalls will help out tremendously!

    ohhellojo.blogspot.com

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  17. I'm not sure if you're planning to do any gardening posts but I've only recently got into gardening and I'm on the hunt for blogs with gardening content.

    Morag x
    http://www.moadore.co.uk

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  18. Always wondered what the noisy lobster was like- good to know it's good ( although not much for veggies!) LOVE thebondhi beach picture, what a cutie - check what I tag you in on instagram as he has a fan! xxx

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  19. We have some lavender growing in our garden at the moment and it's such a colourful addition to look at from the kitchen window. Now all I need to do is get around to making the little lavender pouches for our wardrobes, like I say I will every year...

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