Favourite things from August


  1. Starting the day with a cup of hot water and lemon. This is something that I started to do when I did the 5 day juice plan and I enjoyed it so much I’ve continued with it. I wasn’t sure I liked lemon before that, but I’ve really acquired a taste for it, it’s very refreshing.

2. Dreamtime Baby bath milk and massage oil. This is beautiful! I picked it up from a wonderful shop in Frome called ‘Herbs on the Hill’. Frey has a teaspoon of the milk in his bath water, then I massage a couple of drops of the oil onto him before bedtime. It contains a gentle blend of rose, geranium and lavender and smells divine. The first night we used it he slept so well.. however that may have been a fluke if the last week is anything to go by! However, anything to make bedtime more relaxing for him is good by me.

3. Avocados. Or more specifically, mashed avocados on toast. I don’t know why I haven’t discovered this sooner! I started to mash avocados to give Frey for breakfast, and as he doesn’t eat much, I thought I’d try spreading the rest on a piece of toast for myself. How delicious! It’s definitely my new favourite breakfast.

4. This month’s favourite scents are this Rose and Vanilla candle from Copenhagen Candle Company. When I went to Cardiff I took a trip to Homesense to build up my stash of candles, which had got unusually low. I’ve tried this one before and it really is beautiful. I have it burning in the bedroom and it’s lovely and strong. I’m also enjoying using Dream Cream from Lush as a body moisturiser. Dream Cream has been a Lush staple product for years and I can see why, it’s perfect for sensitive skin and has a lovely light fragrance.

5. Cardiff. One of my favourite things this month was our trip to Cardiff. We were only there for four days but packed so much in, and it was wonderful to spend time with my Mum and Dad. My Dad has had these mugs for a while, and I admired them each time I visited – this time he surprised me by buying me my own set! They’re by I loves The ‘Diff.

6. Rainbows! I picked up this rainbow for Frey’s room from Sainsburys, and I also couldn’t resist buying him the cutest pair of rainbow dungarees from Mothercare.

Rainbow Frey

What have you been enjoying in the month of August?

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Mama of two beautiful boys. I’m veggie, vintage loving, a bit of a crafter and a bit of a hippy. I love the countryside and pretty things.


  1. Lukeosaurus And Me | 11th Sep 15

    Beautiful pictures, my love. I love lemon water too; I really really love cucumber water. It’s so refreshing! Ray xx #thelist

    • thesparklenest | 15th Sep 15

      Thank you! I haven’t tried cucumber water, that does sound good! x

  2. hannah mum's days | 17th Sep 15

    OOoh where have you been to have only just discovered avocado on toast?! Hehehe I love it and like to add a bit of bacon at the weekend 😉 Very happy to see the front of the little bird suit, so cute! Again beautiful photos! Thanks for linking up to #TheList xx

    • thesparklenest | 29th Sep 15

      I know, I don’t know how it’s taken me so long! I fancy trying it with some fried mushrooms too :-) x

  3. Melissa | 19th Sep 15

    How cute is that little rainbow outfit!! Gorgeous.

    Funnily enough, I only had avocado on toast for the first time ever this week, I agree – delicious!

    • thesparklenest | 29th Sep 15

      It’s so good isn’t it? It’s my new addiction!

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