Hey Everyone...

Thank you for all the lovely comments recently - I'm sorry I haven't been replying to many, things have been unbelievably hectic and I have barely stopped. Also my laptop is awful and dies every five minutes so I have to sneak on the fiance's mac when he isn't looking (like now!)

Today I have had an awful day but I have so many nice things to show you and tell you about I don't want to bore you with the horrible stuff. So instead let me show you a highlight of my week! The Faith, Hope & Charity Swapping Swap organised by the lovely Lakota. I was partnered up with Scarlett from Scarlett Loves Elvis! She is such a lovely partner to have and I hope we continue to keep in touch.

First let me show you what I sent her...

Homemade apple and oatmeal cookies - this was naughty of me as we agreed to not send anything edible. But I love baking sooo much I wanted to share something with Scarlett and these are healthier as they contain fruit (apple), fibre (oatmeal), and a better form of sugar (brown) - or at least that's what I said to convince myself!

I also sent her a little floral plate, a purple floral necklace, purple gemstone earrings, a handmade scrabble ring (with an 'S' for Scarlett) and a Stratton compact as I know she collects them and I was so happy when I stumbled across it!

And here is what I received in return...

Lovely sparkly and pink wrapping - just what I love!

Beautiful pearl drop earrings

Handmade lavender cushions with Cath Kidston fabric

A Royal Albert Old Country Roses Dish

She saw I was lusting after this china - I almost cried when I opened it, it was so thoughtful!

Pretty little butterfly notebook

Fantastically useful clipboard - for my wedding planning!

Lovely Cath Kidston keyring and pin badge!

Boy does Scarlett know me well! I love Cath Kidston and I don't have either of these lovely bits, plus the cushions are so pretty and perfect to help my stale, mould smelling drawers in the bedroom! I love my royal albert dish sooo much, I will cherish it forever, and it's already been put to use - which I will show you another day.

Now I'm off to try and relax after my bad day. Hope you've all had a better week and hopefully soon I will have more time to properly reply to all your comments!

Lastly I just wanted to show you a belated picture from the fashion show the week before last - me and the fiance...

Jewel x

P.S. I still need 2 more followers to hit 50 so that you can all enter my giveaway - please spread the word!


  1. Glad you liked the goodies, also glad the cookies were healthier as i ate nearly all of them lol. Thanks for a great swap Scarlett. P.s love the pic of you and fiance :o)

  2. Hiya,
    Gorgeous goodies sent and received. A really lovely swap.
    I must ask you, where did you buy the plate that you sent? Was it in East Finchley by any chance?

  3. Lucky you! I must take part in a swap soon - just havent had the money or the guts!! lol!

  4. adorable goodies from scarlett! she does fantastic with the swap and so did you to her! always fun joining the swap! x

  5. I hope you can put the bad day behind and have a great weekend. Lovely swaps, so nice when it includes things you really love.

  6. http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/home-garden/create-make/sewing-knitting saw this site and thought of your blog julie


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