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instalife

Life, as ever, has been full of surprises over the last few weeks. Autumn has hit us like an icey cold rain storm, literally, and I’ve been prepping for winter hibernation.

I embraced my last few daylight hour riding Borris, a pleasant break from the pounding rain .

Scott got slightly addicted to his 3-way-chess-board.

I was lured in by London. As ever, it is the most captivating place I have ever been in my life.

We had a lovely date night at my favourite Bournemouth resturant, Tiien. Their shared platter is so incredible, I’m going to try re-creating it.

I was like a kid at Christmas when my special edition Glossybox arrived! (Note – first mention of Christmas!!)

We coasteered along the Jurassic Coast finishing off with the grande-finale – jumping off Durdle Door.

I tried Rose’s “Beercan Jerk Chicken“, just hoping that the chicken liked Fosters!

Autumn stuck Bournemouth Gardens (shortly after this happened)

I glammed myself up for the Enchanted Garden Ball.

We danced the night away at Bournemouth’s ultimate gay bar, Does Your Mother Know.  Cool name huh?

Bella enjoyed some autumnal weather on Sandbanks beach.

We ventured to Salisbury to watch my best friend skydive. The weather was perfect and she raised over £500 for Diverse Albilites. Bravooo

So obviously we had to celebrate her survival with a night at The Sevens Boatshed (more on this later) and Camden Bar.

the shopping list

Its that time of year where we have to sucker up and just accept that the weather is changing. Typical British weather however means we’re having better weather now that we have had for 4 months…although we’re not stupid. Rain is always around the corner.

As we hold onto the sun while we can, I’ve been Polyvore‘ing some items I’ve been coveting for my August/September shopping list.

1. Fedora’s are great for covering up bad beach hair. If you’re like me and struggle to keep your locks tame at the beach, a hat is a great accessory. I like this one too.

2. The Straw Bag. I have to take everything down to the beach with me – iPad, magazines, towel(s!), makeup…and the list goes on. A Straw bag holds everything.

3. Denim. For those nippy evening BBQ’s after a long day of sunbathing, a cosy denim jacket is small enough to stuff in your beach bag in the day and by night, light enough to not make you feel like you’re still in the sun.

4. Sandals. “Fit like a glove” leather sandals. Wear with anything – my favourite kind of shoe!

5. Print shorts. I could talk forever about print shorts. More here, here, here. Or my favourite Zara shorts here.

I’m also keeping autumn fashion on my radar as the summer sales end, and the shops fill their windows with thick jumpers and winter boots. Having just booked a trip to Venice in October, I’ll be looking out for all of the above too…!

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