Friday, 25 January 2013

Bedding Excitement

Today, I very naughtily stopped at the shops on my way home from work. I wasn't looking at anything inparticular, just 'browsing'. The department shop I was in had an extra 20% off their sale prices. Whilst looking in the Joules section, I noticed that they had their bedding reduced. I already have the bright turqoise set of Joules bedding and love it!
So...yes, I ended up buying this.
I do think that good quality bedding is worth spending a bit of money on. I find that bedding that is a mixture of polyester and cotton doesn't wash well and the colour fades in the wash. This is why it's great that this duvet cover is 100%. Of course, as soon as I got home, I just HAD to put it on the bed!
Unfortunately, the photo is a bit dark but the bedding really is lovely. I do like Cath Kidston bedding, but the colours are just a little too sickly sweet for the style of my bedroom.
Anyway, after a relaxing and Friday evening, watching T.V. and keeping warm with cups of tea, I am excited for getting into bed with my new, clean, pretty and oh-so-soft bedding.
Sleep Well!
Rachel x

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Turning 26

On the 11th January, I turned 26. My birthday has always been a little low key with it being after Christmas. Often, people are people have celebrated so much over Christmas they are not in the mood, or they are busy getting back into a routine and forget to send a card. However, this year, I wasn't that bothered, I was more worried about my actual age than anything else. Now that I'm passed 25, I feel pressured to be settling down with a husband and family, when in reality, I'm nowhere near that happening! I keep reminding myself that I'm still young and need to have some fun. So....on Saturday night, I went out, in the snow and ice, wearing ridiculous 5inch heels, drank some cocktails and danced, and yes, I enjoyed myself.
My fantastic family and friends didn't let my birthday pass without spoiling me as usual. I received a iPad mini which I am incredibly excited about. However, I need advice on apps to use, and any good ways to customize/personalise it!? Has anyone seen any nice cases for the minis anywhere?
I also got these stunning flowers, the colours are very me and such a gorgeous start to the Spring season.
How do you feel about birthdays? Do you think there's a certain age where you begin to wish everyone would forget them!?
Thanks for reading,
Rachel x