Garden Party

Garden Party

So my birthday is coming up soon and I’ve been thinking that I probably need to start planning something!
Usually I do this at least 2 months in advance but I haven’t had the chance until now. I will be in Croatia on my actual birthday so won’t be able to do anything until I get back but I’m thinking about having a small gathering at home.

On my 30th birthday a few years ago (I sound old, I know), I had the most amazing Summer Garden Party and I’ve decided to do something similar this year by having an outdoor cinema party.

We will have a BBQ with things like: beer, icecream, prosecco, pims, eton mess, cupcakes, hot dogs, pop corn, nacho’s, pizza and wine, and set up a projector screen so that we can watch movies outside. It was suggested by a couple of forums that we just use a sheet to spare us the expense of having to buy a projector screen but I’ve seen some pretty reasonable ones on Amazon and I don’t particularly like the idea of using a crumpled up bed sheet and trying to tape it to the window to use as a screen and also I think it’s a good investment to have a projector screen, you never know when you might need to use it in the future. I will try the bedsheet idea out to see how it looks but if it’s not good then I will just buy myself a screen. Chairs, cushions and blankets will be provided and I will also tell my guests that they can also bring along something comfortable to sit on.

For the film choice I will probably pick around 3 to 4 films then have a vote as to which one most people would like to watch and choose the most popular, then if all goes well on the night and people want to watch more then I will also show the second choice.

I will use lanterns and candles for some subtle lighting and put on a fire or use an outdoor heater if it gets a little chilly.

What do you think about my outdoor garden party idea? Can you think of anything else I could do to make it even more special?

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I’m off to the South of France tomorrow – Provence to be exact, and I can’t wait!
We have booked a little villa in a small village in the beautiful French countryside and are planning on travelling all around the South of France, stopping off at: Nice, St Tropez, Orange, Sainte Croix, L’Isle Sur La Sorgue. Cassis, Eze, Avignon, Grasse.

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Le village d'Eze dans les Alpes maritimes

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Treasury Feature 06/06/14

Treasury Feature 06/06/14

Happy Friday!

And what a glorious one it is too! If you’re at home stuck indoors get out! tis truly gorgeous today (mind you I can’t talk as I’m sitting at my PC indoors typing to you!), lol

So, I know it’s been awhile since I updated you with a Etsy feature, but that’s not because I haven’t had any – I just honestly haven’t had the time.

BRIDEZILLA! has been edited now, I’m just getting my Aunty Jacqui to proofread it one more time before I upload it for sale in Amazon. It needs to be formatted for use as a Kindle download as I’m hoping that I’ve done everything correctly!

Without further ado, this treasury is entitled “Summer Signs” and features my Coconut & Fig scented candle “Anniversary”.

Vegan Mugs Etsy

Peppermint Soap Etsy

Laundry Soap Etsy

Coconut & Fig Soy Candle “Anniversary”

Anniversary Candle

This Treasury is entitled “China White Wedding” and features my personal favourite: our Apple Blossom & Pear scented soy candle

white bracelet Etsy

glass flutes Etsy

french style pic Etsy

Apple Blossom & Pear Soy Candle:

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This Etsy treasury is entitled May77 and is a refreshing, spring inspired treasury featuring my Peach candle “Ambrosial Peach”

purple ring Etsy

phone wallet Etsy

ceramic tray Etsy

“Ambrosial Peach” Layered Soy Candle

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To see the full Etsy treasury for “Summer Signs”

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/NDgxOTc1OTB8MjcyNjMwMDY2OA/summer-signs

To see the full Etsy treasury for May77:

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzIwNDg0ODh8MjcyMzY2OTg3Mw/may77

To see the full Etsy treasury for “China White Wedding”

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/NDQ4NDg5NTV8MjcyMzcyNDQ2MQ/china-white-wedding

Also, I’ve heard from the guardian of my new kittens Franklin and Sansa who will be joining my home in just a few short weeks that they are doing well and growing fast!

A song for the weekend, and my song for the Summer! Enjoy!

Dubtribe Sound System – Do It Now (Knee Deep Club Remix)

The Tale of a Psycho Bride is coming to a Kindle Store near you!

The Tale of a Psycho Bride is coming to a Kindle Store near you!

Top of the Morning to ya Bloggee’s and Bloggetts!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend?!

I went to see a new play by the Royal Shakespeare Company called “Bring up the Bodies” on Friday night which I really enjoyed! then on Saturday my sister and I took my Mum to an allday Spa in Surrey for her Birthday. She loved it!

Remember awhile ago I told you that I was writing a story about my holiday to New York? Well since then I have written a further 9 stories including a short story about my holiday to Trinidad and Tobago back in 2006.

I recently decided to self publish my story through Amazon for sale to Kindle readers and have been in the process of editing and getting a front cover illustration done for it so that I can make it available for sale. And I’m pleased to say that I’m almost finished!

BRIDEZILLA! “The Tale of the Psycho Bride” is about a disastrous wedding I went to in the Caribbean with my sister and is a true story. It’s already been read by some family, friends and colleagues who loved it and begged me to make it available for sale to the general public.

I will let you know the release date soon! I hope you will buy a copy!

The Front cover illustration:

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