Afternoon Tea in Cheltenham

Afternoon Tea at Queens Hotel, Cheltenham

Earlier this month, the calm of the Cotswolds was disturbed momentarily. Why?

For the Cheltenham Festival, of course!

One of the biggest events in horse racing, every March ladies and gents flock from the world over to glorious Gloucestershire, ready to place a bet on their favourite runners, dress up in their finery, and enjoy a tipple or two. Anyone who's anyone is sure to be seen at the course - including the Duchess of Cambridge on several occasions - so you could say that it's quite an important event on the social calendar.

Mum and I had a much better idea, though.


Spring Lust List

Spring is most certainly on its way!

How do I know?

Because there's a beautiful bunch of blooming daffodils on our dining table, the days are getting lighter and brighter, and I've spotted the first hot cross buns edging their way onto the supermarket shelves.

You can also feel it in the air, can't you? That little edge of optimism as people go about their day with a 'spring' in their step... {Sorry, couldn't resist.}

A new season means a fresh start: a chance to clear out the wardrobe, shove the winter woollies right to the back - and treat yourself to a few new pieces, of course!

Never one to resist creating a wish list {a girl can dream} I've gathered up some of my favourite clothes, beauty buys and homewares hitting our high street right now - so grab a cup of tea and an Easter biscuit, and get clicking!


There are some really gorgeous items around this spring - I particularly love Joules' and Boden's offerings. My favourites have got to be the Hallie top with its charming clematis print - perfect as a Mother's Day gift for green-fingered mums! - and the meadow green Angelica T-bar flats, ideal for adding a pop of colour to any outfit.

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