Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Inside The Rabbit-Proof Fence

I was putting away my Britains Garden, (or sorting it out after the storm), and I thought 'I have rabbits, I know who likes rabbits. And I've got crocuses too!'
 
Fellow blogger, Kezzie, has just moved house and was chuffed to bits with her new garden.
So in my version of a
"Welcome To Your New Home" card,
 I give you...
 
 
The little quarter bed between the shed and the swing chair has croci in the front and by the wonders of this toy, delphinium at the back! Also in bloom all at the same time(!), a bit like Chelsea, I like to think, sunflowers, red rose bushes and hollyhocks.
 
 
I thought Kezzies' husband would appreciate a 'man-cave', aka a shed!
Having just seen pictures of the real garden I am chuffed to see the same fencing panels. I could've also added a birdbath and a small section of pergola to replicate the archway.
 
Looking forward to reading and seeing stories of your new home, Kezzie!
Zxx

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Storm Imogen Hits Britains Garden

There's been a bit of a whirlwind in the front room of chez Pennyblossoms.
Call it the Storm Imogen effect!
 
 
Oh my! The pergola's off for a stroll.
(don't know where the Christmas lights window hanger-upper blew in from) 


How ever is the table and parasol still upright?
(Umm, is that a pair of legs peeping out there?)
 

 
'Man with a Rake' seems to have taken a tumble!
 
 
But 'Old Man' seems to be hanging onto the bench with grim determination.
He'd only stopped tinkering with the mower to sit down and have a cuppa!
 
 
'Swan' seems to have just missed being trapped under the pergola debris.
 
 
At least the dovecot is still standing and the honey bees haven't been disturbed.
 

Collie Dog is guarding that tea tray with his life!

 
Er, where's the greenhouse roof gone?
 
 
'Man with Rake' needs emergency help!
 
Actually, it's my furry gilet that is the culprit, as every time I walk past my display, it just flips out and takes a fair bit of garden with it!
 
I hope all you readers have kept safe from 'Imogen' and all this stonking bad weather.
Roll on Summer!
Zxx

Friday, 5 February 2016

Well, You Make Me Wanna Shout

I took over one hundred and thirty photographs last week, of all this 'beauty' stuff, all ready to do lots of posts and it's still  taken me a week to do a new post.
I'm just not feeling the blog love.
 
 
Another box of 'goodies' that I had the fortune to receive was the Lulu's Time Bomb 5 Piece Star Power Skincare Collection from QVC, when it was on a TSV, (Today's Special Value, which means it is sold at a reduced price). At 80 quid, full price, this is what I would call mega-pricy and I don't know if I would actually ever buy it at its' full price, even though I really love all the products.
 (Yes, this was a pressie I chose and ordered for myself, but Mr B did wrap it up for me!)



QVC has a lot of user reviews and this seems to be a Marmite product.
 Lots of 5's, the top score, but also lots of 1's.
Personally, I really, really enjoy these items. I have used Clinique for donkeys years, and then a while back I tried out  some of the No 7 range from Boots. Both these ranges are fragrance-free, which for a lot of people is a number one priority. But these items all have fragrances - it just makes me think of essential oils and having a really nice massage, so that is a real feel-good factor for me.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lulus-Secrets-Looking-Good-Lulu/dp/0007310544/ref=sr_tc_2_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1454700433&sr=1-2-ent
Yes, I do have her book as well
There is a specific neck/jawline/décolletage cream, Troubleshooter Neck Jaw and Chest Cream, a new face cream that is called Over-Exposed Sun Damage Rescue, which is meant to help with fine lines and dryness, a 'cocktail' which is like a serum and goes on under moisturiser, a denser night cream and like the previous box of tricks, a mega fantastic hand cream. This I would buy again; I feel it really helps the skin and cuticles, my 'duff' spot.
 
 
I am still terrible at 'daily ablutions', it is still a very much hit and miss affair, a hangover from the bad depression days, but I have tried more with this because I really enjoy it.
And that is half the battle, isn't it folks? 
Zxx

Monday, 1 February 2016

I Wash My Face With Turkish Delight

 Okay! So anything that comes in a heart-shaped box is a winner with me!
 Mr B brought this home for me, as a surprise, just before he went away on tour to Southampton.

 
The day before we had mooched around Sainsbury's getting in a weeks supply of shopping to keep me going.
I fancied a new bubble bath, so checked out the display. Instead of a feel-good factor, I was overwhelmed by the amount of choice. So much so, that I nearly burst into tears!
I have had this in the past, so bad that I end up leaving what shopping I have chosen, behind. Just TOO MUCH to comprehend, to take in, to choose. My brain just goes into meltdown. It doesn't happen much now, thank goodness, only when I have to buy eggs. Goodness me, how many different eggs can there be? It was easy when it was just small, medium and large. Yeah, I picked medium of course!!
 
 
The Velvety Hand Cream gets a thumbs up, it is rich and luxurious, and I am in love with the Foaming Creamy Bath Soak. Can't wait to try out the 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask, as I have never tried a self-warming mask before, and as it is one of the items that Caroline Hirons recommends from The Body Shop, I think this Sanctuary version should be good too.
The lily and rose collection hasn't been tried out yet, but smells divine, the aroma just wafting out from the box as I have walked past. Mmmm.
I forgot to add this when I did my photographs as it was already ensconced in the bathroom!
Moisture Burst Facial Wash also in the box. Smells like you are washing your face with Turkish Delight. You might not like that idea, but it smells glorious!
 
 
And if I ever get my vintage rescued rose-covered door handle fitted here is the perfect thing to hang on it!
 All in all, box of yummy delights. And not a tear in sight!
 
Sanctuary With Love Gift Set, £22.00, (worth £46.00), (bargain!!), (I know, I looked it up to get the link!), from Boots
Zxx