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Plymouth

The sun was beaming down on Sunday, I was in Plymouth visiting my good friends Laurie, Jake and their gorgeous little girl Isabelle.

While I was taking in the sites I had my camera ready, snapping shots as we walked around, here are my favourite shots from the day…

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Elizabeth x

mrandmrs

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Clifford’s crib

As we are nearing the house hunt stage of our lives we are thinking more and more about the way we would like to style our home.

We have always been creative souls and I personally love looking at home décor and watching videos on ways to put your own stamp on your home so this process is very exciting for both of us.

As we are building up ideas, I thought I would share a few of those with you here –

KITCHEN

I absolutely adore copper accents within a kitchen, this style is very in right now too. I think copper works well with crisp white walls / tiles. I also think adding little touches of black really create a stylised, modern look.

Like the images, shown below, I love having lots of little trinkets dotted around on shelves and worktops. I think this adds to the personality of the room. We would use the idea of adding cook books and art/décor on shelves to add our own personalities into the space.

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LOUNGE

For the lounge we love grey with mustard yellow accents. I also love the idea of adding in other muted colours like the images below – adding in dark rich purples, black tones and cool blues. Again, like the kitchen, we aim to add as much of our selves into this room. The lounge is where we will predominantly be spending our time so it is very important for us to put our mark on it.

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BATHROOM

For the bathroom we are thinking of going for white décor but introducing new colours such as dotting plants around and using bathroom accessories to lift the room. I love how the images below show lots of storage ideas which is what Alex and I need. The wooden ladders within a bathroom have always been a favourite of mine.

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BEDROOM

We would love for our bedroom to be quite minimalized by using lots of storage like shelves. I love the idea of the trolly on wheels to store things like make up, skincare or even books. We think that this room should be the least busy in decoration as it needs to be somewhere calming for us to relax after work. We are really hoping to get a decent sized bedroom as we would really benefit from having an office corner much like the image bellow. Pink and blue tones for the bedroom offer an extra element of calm.

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At this point we are unaware of the amount of space we will have so these are just general styling ideas.

We get all of our ideas from Pinterest, which is a serious addiction! We cannot wait to get into our own house and start making it into our little home.

What home décor trends are you loving at the moment?

Elizabeth x

mrandmrs

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Breakfast at The BREWery – Sileby

This morning on a very rare and exciting day off together, Eliza and I decide to indulge in a bit of Breakfast at a lovely little café called The BREWery situated in Sileby, Leicestershire.

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The BREWery is a family owned business and has a truly rustic and homely feel to it, with a vintage like interior and various weathered wooden shelves lining the first wall, full of various teas, cakes, and cutlery. Behind the wooden counter there is splendid arrays of chalkboard menu’s all with delicately hand-written food choices. As it was breakfast we decided to go all out- both requesting the beloved Eggs Benedict.

Eliza went neutral with her choice of drink and chose a green tea, while I went for the more extravagant and novel a banana milkshake, complete with a flurry of marshmallows, cream, and chocolate shavings.

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We sat down on quite a traditionally set table, with vintage style seats. All around us there were solid armchairs or high stools and wooden crates fashioned into makeshift tables.

Our favourite thing in the café was the sign written in scrabble letters which read: “There’s no WIFI in here so you’ll have to talk”, Yes! Conversation is the best! No to being anti-social, which would be ironic if you’re in a café with someone reading this blog.

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Now, on to the Benedict, Egg-xactly what I needed! When breakfast hits, you want an equally delicious, equally uplifting dish – trust me the BREWery’s egg’s benny is the one for you. The eggs sit proudly on top: flavoursome. The yolk drips down (not too runny!) The streaky “Stars and Stripes” style bacon has a nice tender touch. The muffin wasn’t soggy with a hint of crispiness and the chives were a high five on top! Oh, and the hollandaise sauce? Need I say more? Gorgeous.

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But what really made it for me was the company. It isn’t often I get the chance to sit down with my beloved wife on a laid-back Saturday and tuck into some truly awesome breakfast. I’m usually pumping away at the Lady Astoria coffee machines, serving Mocha Italia, and watching weekenders enjoy their breakfast. So, thank you for the welcome and the good company The BREWery! We will be visiting again soon.

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If you are ever in the neighbourhood we would highly recommend you give The BREWery a visit. The vibe is chilled, the food delicious and the staff are welcoming and friendly. Why not give The BREWery’s website a look?

Five stars from us!

Alexander

mrandmrs

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My week in images

Recently I have been trying to be more present on social media, this may be due to the fact that I treated myself to a new phone and unlike my old phone I can actually have various apps without the phone shouting at me for having 0 space available or constantly remind me that my phone needs an upgrade yet my device is too old for an upgrade, anyway, I digress.

One of the Apps I have been using a lot is Instagram. I love being able to document my day to day life, share images with friends & family and keep up to date with what everyone is up to.

Here is what I have been up to, told through my Instagram posts from this week…

IMG_04901. We have a bag full of our Honeymoon souvenirs and I finally got around to fixing this onto my keys this week. If you are a Simpsons fan, like me, you will know the story behind this Bort key ring. We bought this from Universal Studios Orlando in the Krustyland section.

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2. I weigh in at my local Slimming World group every Wednesday evening, this week I was rewarded another certificate and I felt incredibly proud of everything I have achieved while on my Slimming World journey.

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3. What I ate on Wednesday evening. The weather was hot, hot, hot at the start of this week so I decided to go for a jacket potato with lots of salad and speed food.

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4. My handsome date for the evening. Alex and I decided to have some “us” time and go for a meal at Cosy Club in Leicester city centre. This was Alex’s first time eating here and my second. I was really impressed the first time I came so wanted Alex to experience it.

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5. Chicken bang bang salad from Cosy Club, this meal was immense! So delicious and tasted really healthy too.

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6. Alex and I were the only ones in the whole restaurant, this sometimes puts me off eating somewhere if there is no one else around – I think sometimes it kills the atmosphere but because Cosy Club has so many interesting things to look at and a quirky feel to the place it made it more chilled for us.

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7. After our meal we headed to The Curve theatre. While I waited for Alex to have his costume fitting I spent some time relaxing in the foyer. While waiting I could hear parts of the production of TRAINSPOTTING, it sounded amazing!

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8. What I ate on Friday, Slow cooked beef curry and lots of speed food – absolutely delicious!

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9. Alex will be performing in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights Dream. This production is at The Curve Theatre in Leicester from 10th August – 20th August. I am so excited to go and have a magical evening at the theatre.

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10. What I ate on Saturday – Sweet potato with homemade coleslaw, two mini homemade burgers and salad – lots of speed and very tasty.

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11. This post was just a little appreciation to my Husband, the most amazing man I know. Alex is so driven, hard working and caring. Everything this man does makes me so proud.

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12. The BEST SYN free treat. I love peanut butter but I have to SYN it so having this Muller light taste just like peanut butter and be free?! how can you go wrong with that?

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13. Finally a little selfie with my curly hair on Saturday. I love this hairstyle but it does take me forever to do.

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