Friday, August 31

The Lowdown: What I'm Loving

I thought that I'd do a brief introduction to this new series I wish to do on the last Friday of every month: What I'm Loving. Here I will be sharing what I've enjoyed watching, reading and listening to for the past month. I would love to hear what you've been absolutely obsessed with this past month so do leave a comment below!

Wednesday, August 29

Gardening | Researching Plants

One of the main things that I will always do before I invest in any type of plant is to do thorough research. 

Wednesday, August 22

Gardening | Designing a Raised Boarder

1. Mahonia aquifolium 'apollo'
2. Siberian bugloss
3. 'Shirley Temple' Peony
4. Japanese Anemone
5. Miss Katherine Lavender
6. 'Sarah Bernhardt' Peony
7. Hydrangea
8. White Rose

Monday, August 20

Weekend Musings

This weekend was intended, according to our To Do list, to be productive. Ben and I had our ambitions set on a busy Friday night, painting our new living room and treating ourselves to take out pizza for our hard efforts. In reality, as soon as Ben got back from work, we had a nap and Ben continued to sleep until 9pm! So, by the time he woke up, it was too late to start painting and so we just had a quick tea and then went back to bed. 

Friday, August 17

My Favourite City

Last Thursday me and my brother ventured into Manchester, our favourite city, for a day of shopping. We caught the train into Manchester in the morning, having a good old chin-wag and catch up. I had an awful lot of things on my shopping list as I am currently in the middle of getting my hospital bag ready. (I will do a post soon on my hospital bag and what I'm packing.)

Wednesday, August 15

Pregnancy Update | Third Trimester

This week marks a real milestone in my pregnancy, I am well and truly in the third trimester! So I thought it was only right to do an update on the second trimester.

Monday, August 13

Weekend Musings

Over the weekend Ben and I continued to crack on with working on our house. Last weekend Ben started the wood panelling in the hallway. I finally finished off painting and varnishing the kitchen shelves and doors. The reason I say finally is because it has literally taken me such a long time to do. As Ben handmade the kitchen, I wanted to ensure that I did my very best with the painting side of it so that it looks flawless. 

Friday, August 10

Blog Update

Good morning from the sunny North West of England! On Wednesday I decided to take the plunge and rename my blog, along with renaming the URL. For the past 6 years I have blogged my life, musings and passions on 'And Kate', a blog which really represented who I was growing up. However, as I feel that I am starting a new chapter in my life, as a mummy, in November 2018, I felt that it was necessary to rename the blog to suit my next journey.