Lovely Things #13 – April 2016

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Welcome to April’s Lovely Things. Has everyone had a lovely March? Sorry this month’s Lovely Things is incredibly late – a week late in fact! Unfortunately I have been pretty unwell this past week or so, so I have had to take a step back from the blog. On Friday in my Monthly Review I said I thought that I had food poisoning or maybe gastro-enteritis, however, a trip to the out of ours doctor over the weekend and it would seem I have problems with my gall bladder. So not such a fun time.  On a positive note, it’s helped me shed those Easter chocolate pounds! But I feel like the children had a pretty rubbish second week of their Easter holidays and unfortunately we had to leave a friend’s wedding early last week as I was just too unwell. However, here are my lovely things from March and I cannot wait to read about yours.

A Weekend Away To Bluestone

Last year, we were given the very lovely opportunity to go an stay at Bluestone in Wales in exchange for a review. We really enjoyed and it was a great place to take the children. So we decided to go back again this year too – at our own expense this time.

It was a lovely weekend of activities where we swam every day with the children, enjoyed the on-site activities such as soft play and the park, went to Tenby to see the sea where we got the children fun matching shark hats, ate out at the lovely grill restaurant which has been refurbished since we went last week and so much nicer and quite frankly we didn’t want to come home! Family time really is precious.

Easter

On our return from Bluestone we had Easter and the Easter holidays to look forward to. First of all we needed to organise little man’s Easter bonnet for his Easter bonnet parade at pre-school. He was very proud of his creation! Then we had a fab long weekend together with yummy food and of course chocolate!

easter bonnet

A Make-Up Party

I have to give a quick mention to a make-up party I went to at a friend’s house. A little escape is always welcome and this was an invitation to a My Showcase party – think of it a bit like tupperware, but with make up. I am always a sucker for new make-up and came away with some fab new goodies. I will be writing a summary of my buys very soon. But for now, here’s a sneak peak.

my showcase order

Stationery Love

No handbags for you this month, I do however have instead some lovely stationery. I was contacted by Pen Heaven to review a couple of their products, they sent me this gorgeous personalised, patent filofax and pen. I am completely in love with them and I also found some great planner stickers on Etsy to complement them.

filofax and stickers

That was my lovely things from March – what are yours?

The Rules

The first Monday of every month I will host the Linky, all you need to do to join is:

– Write about something lovely, be it a new purchase, a favourite item you’ve had forever but want to share, a great book, home decorating, maybe a lovely experience like a beauty treatment or coffee with a friend, new shoes, make-up, handbag, whatever it is as long as it’s lovely I want to know about it! 🙂

– This Linky is open to every type of blogger no matter what your chosen blogging subject.

– Grab the Lovely Things badge and pop it in your post

– Use the #lovelythings hashtag on Twitter and Instagram

– Comment on the host’s post

– Share the love – try and read & comment on 3 other blogs listed on the Linky

– Tweet me (@laurasummers) with your Link up and & I will retweet it to my followers

– The linky will remain open for one week

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5 thoughts on “Lovely Things #13 – April 2016”

  1. I have not been to Wales and looking at this place you’ve visited made me include it in my bucket list of places to visit. What a lovely Easter hat! my kids have made the same out of cardboard which is also beautiful, however it didn’t last long after they have been playing with it. It’s a shame that you were unwell last month, hope you’re feeling better now! #lovelythings

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