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Our Christmas Present to you... from Rose Red Rose White

As a little Christmas present for you guys we've got a few discounts to offer you from some of our favourite Etsy sellers. 

Rose Red Rose White are offering free postage for our readers so why not pop over to Paula's shop and make some lovely purchases. This one is my absolute favourite. Just remember to use the code  'MYSHIP' until 31st January.


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Our Christmas Present to you... from Woodstorming

As a little Christmas present for you guys we've got a few discounts to offer you from some of our favourite Etsy sellers. 

Today Audrius and Virginija from Woodstorming have a special offer for you. We think their shop is amazing.  The husband & wife team run their small family workshop from Lithuania. They focus on making original, elegant and unique ring boxes, as well as office and personal accessories.

Photography by Ilona & Martynas from InStudija
“We do everything from scratch ourselves. It is amazing to see how a plain piece of wood turns into something special. Our designs require lots of handwork, there are several stages of sanding and polishing, the most delicate of these can be done only by hand - all small details, corners and so on. We prefer natural look and do not use lacquer - only oil and wax finish on our creations.”


Use the code 'MYPHOTOGRAPHY' until the end of January to get 5% off in their shop.
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Our Christmas Present to you... from The Fox And Fig


As a little Christmas present for you guys we've got a few discounts to offer you from some of our favourite Etsy sellers. 

First up we'd like to introduce The Fox and Figa sweet little shop stocked full of cufflinks and tie clips which would work great for groomsmen gifts or Christmas presents for the men in your family. For the ladies check out the earrings and necklaces in cute patterned fabrics.

Liz from The Fox and Fig is offering you 15% off orders over £20 with the coupon code 'MUSTARDYELLOW' (valid until 31st of Jan).
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Sunny Sheffield


Our top tips for a sunny day in Sheffield:
*hang out with some of your favourite people
*eat tasty pancakes in the garden
*enjoy people's happy pancake faces
*chill out in a bucket swing until you feel a bit sick
*go for a lovely walk
*have a break for a hot chocolate the size of your face
*finish the day with some ice-cream

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Featured Wedding

Today Pip & Monty's wedding is featured on:






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Highly recommended wedding band (give them a listen)
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A postcard from GB



To our dear friends from Perth (and other globetrotters),

Thank you for having us to stay! We had such fun exploring your streets, dipping in your pools, talking to your dogs and sizzling sausages.

Now isn't about time we returned your generosity? 

In an effort to persuade you we've put together this little tour of the UK, a dream team itinerary, as a pledge of good hostmanship. We hope it'll wet your appetite.

(If you're here for a while check out the whole list, if you've only got a short stop check out the comments marked with an asterisk*.)

What to do in the UK...

Visit Scotland: In Edinburgh* theres the Jenners department store, the Castle (with the military tattoo), the Scottish National Galleries of Modern Art to fill your day. Of course you couldn't miss out Linlithgow*- home of your Scottish friends, which has its own beautiful Palace and Loch (see your first white swans!). If there at the right time don't miss the marches. Take a long drive and two ferries to isolation on Iona, theres a monastery surrounded by purple and turquoise sea (you can easily walk round the whole island in a few hours). See your first ever snow and ski on it in the Cairngorms. Kayak on a loch and spot some highland cows. Make sure you drink IRN BRU, eat tablet*, haggis, an Oliphant's pie and at least one insane thing deep-fried in Glasgow. Finish with a cultural turn up for the books in Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art.

Have a long weekend drifting around the countryside on a canal boat. And make sure you see at least one dramatic waterfall and one fast flowing river.

Go to London to see the Queen (and Corinne!*), go to the Tower of London to see the crown jewels (you can have a really quick visit for free if you go round as they lock up), see art in Trafalgar Square and the Serpentine gallery or swim in the Serpentine lake. Top up on art in the Saatchi Gallery, the V&A, the Tate galleries and eat lunch in the Turbine Hall*. Watch a show in the West End, Shakespeare at the Globe and sneak a peek at a celebrity on the red carpet at Leicester Square. Go to the Natural History Museum, the Imperial War Museum and see the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace. Glimpse grandeur in Westminster Cathedral and St Paul's, or watch MPs in The Houses of Parliament. You should probably check out the Liberty's building to compare it to Perth's imitation, London Court. While you're at Liberties you might as well go in for a spot of shopping, and while you're in the mood Oxford street* is a must see (Topshop for Bee and Moo). Get a Boris bike and crash London fashion week. But don't go in the Thames

There are loads of special events to see too, depending on when you're in London, the Oxford/Cambridge boat race, The BBC Proms, Pride Marchesthe State Opening of Parliament, Chinese New Year or the Trooping of the Colour to name but a few.... oh yeh, and there's the Olympics.

In London enjoy the Tube (its fun when you're not in a rush) then take the Megabus to another city for £1.

Stop a while in Birmingham: Go to the Bullring markets and a vintage fair at the Custard Factory. See a show at the REP or a film at the  Electric Cinema (and text your waiter your order for olives from your sofa seating). Have a curry in the Balti Triangle* and experience a proper pub lunch. Meet the pre-raephelites in the BMAG, something more contemporary in the IKON or something less famous in one of the Digbeth galleries. Taste Cadbury's without the wax at its home in Bourneville and check out the canals. Meet our friends and picnic in Sutton Park

In Wales you could stay in a bothy to experience the countryside up close and personal. Take a visit a Welsh revival chapel and some of our favourite beaches around Abersoch. Eat a Cadwaladers, do some wake boarding in the cold sea, warm up with a bonfire on the beach. Then see the heights of Snowdon on your way back to England.

The following deserve at least a mention: Brighton (ride a carousel at the end of the pier, its a family tradition of ours), Cornwall (the best clotted cream and amazing art in St Ives), the Lake District (has lots of lakes), the Cotswolds (have pretty cottages with yellow stone walls and thatched roofs), Bristol (is an environmentally aware city, with a hippy vibe and cool goings on) and Blackpool (for tacky souvenirs and the blackpool illuminations).

This completes our list of recommendations for a visit to the UK (this list is not conclusive). 
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Please come and see us soon,        
With love
Coz, Nom & Malc                              



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Perth

We had a relaxing time in Perth, which was great, but probably means we're not qualified to give a thorough list of "Things to do and see". Here are some of the things we enjoyed doing incase you might like them too. We've mingled in some tunes from our holiday experience as well.


In Perth
Kings Park is pretty cool- its full of native plants and when you get bored of looking at them it has great views across the centre of the city from its high vantage point. During the summer months it also is the host of Mooonlight Cinema: a temporary outdoor cinema showing a variety of movies (including exciting advanced releases). You can buy popcorn and rent a chaise lounge shaped bean bag to recline on.



For other greenish, outdoor activities you could take the free CAT hop off by Mt hospital and cross the road to John Oldham Park. Its a nice spot of shady green in an unexpected spot surrounded by major roads and there were plenty of birds to wonder at. Or you could go down to Point Walter and walk out along the sandbank into the middle of the river.

Perth is a city that feels small an manageable rather than huge and cosmopolitan, but it still has its hidden gems and its big city lights. The best place to see those lights is from the South Perth foreshore. And the best place to enjoy its small, friendliness... at someones house in their pool.