10 Chic food shaped table wares for summer | V. I. BUYS

I think my obsession with food shaped table wares started when I was young. My mother had some avocado shaped bowls (it was the seventies!) so, when I found my own many years later in a charity shop needless to say I snapped them up. In fact, thinking about it I think my mum had some sweetcorn shaped dishes too. Anyway, those little bowls got a special outing at my 1970’s themed 40th birthday and sit pride of place next…

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Stylish Birthday Gift ideas I’m popping on my list | V. I. Birthday

It’s my birthday nest week and the husband has asked what I would like – leaving it a bit late don’t you think? ha ha I think the reason he leaves it to the last-minute is because even after years together he still doesn’t really know what to buy me – because in all honestly I don’t really want – or, shall we say need anything. I don’t want that to sound ungrateful but really as I said here when I…

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Welcome to #mamamondays… New Editor Photo, Dorset Cereals & Mahabis

Welcome to  #mamamondays.  Here I try to include anything that is making us happy – and hopefully you too – even though it’s a Monday. And, I have to say it really is making me try to make the most of this often ‘depressing’ day It has been anything from what we’re doing or planning to what we’re eating, watching or reading. I’ve even included items I’m lusting after or buying and anything else that has been inspiring me to…

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Welcome to #mamasmondays… Friction Free Shaving Box, Isla Apothecary and LanaiBLO

Welcome to  #mamamondays.  Here I try to include anything that is making us happy – and hopefully you too – even though it’s a Monday. And, I have to say it really is making me try to make the most of this often ‘depressing’ day It has been anything from what we’re doing or planning to what we’re eating, watching or reading. I’ve even included items I’m lusting after or buying and anything else that has been inspiring me to…

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Let’s play My Little Pony | V. I. BUYS {SP}

At this time of year when I was young I loved nothing better than getting home from school, getting into my pyjamas and playing with my toys – I was a child of the late seventies/early eighties so would have had whatever was the hot toy at the time. One toy I remember having was a My Little Pony. Although, unlike some of my friends I only ever had one and I think it was blue and pink one. Unfortunately,…

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