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Printsfield Socks - Personlised gifts

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I'm quite picky these days when it comes to product reviews and sponsored posts, so when I saw Printsfield were looking for bloggers to review a pair of their socks with a picture of your fur-baby, I was in!
Having seven fur-babies it took me forever to decide who to have immortalised on a pair of socks. I went through them all trying to decide. The guilt was real when trying to decide I can assure you. Should I pick Dusty our youngest, all cute, playful and fluffy? Or our dainty lovable Luna who has the sweetest face? But then there's Rae who is just too squishy and a Garfield lookalike! Then we have Mumma Bear who again is a big fluffy beauty. Sylvie with her adorable 'felix the cat' face and Lily with her beautiful green eyes and mischievous look.
I finally decided to choose Poppy, our eldest fur-baby who lo…
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Mil Palmeras - Roman Quarry

Don't you love to have a little bit of history right on your doorstep?

Located between two beautiful beaches, Mil Palmeras and Cala de la Lombriz we have our very own Roman Quarry dating back to the 1st and 2nd centuries BC.

Quite amazing really to have the original quarry in perfect reach where you're even able to walk through the quarry feeling the history between your toes.

The reason for the quarry was to dig up the sandstone building blocks to be used in construction. It also says that it is possible that the quarry was not only used in Roman rule but also the middle ages and modern times too.










I love that there's now a viewing platform so you can get a really good view of the quarry and also the beautiful views out to sea.

I'm hoping to find more little pieces of history and fun information to share with you from around our beautiful coastline here on the Costa Blanca.

x Heather


The week after lockdown

Wow what a week. I can't believe it's already Sunday and we're looking back at the events of the past week. Last weekend it was announced that our area on the Costa Blanca would enter phase one of the de-escalation plan. So excited for a little bit of freedom and see the little part of the world we live in after being housebound for eight weeks.

During the eight week lockdown I only ventured out twice. The first time was on the very first Monday in week one when I had to take Mumma Bear to the vets for her booster, her appointment was already in place so it was fine for that to be honored. The second time I ventured out was about week three or four when I popped out to do some groceries. I went to one of the local supermarkets in the village which is literally a three minute drive from our house. Well, when I got there I came over all panicky and flustered. Walking around the shop was all a bit of a blur and I just couldn't find anything on my list. I just grabbed a f…

Garden projects

The first few weeks of lockdown seemed to be a rotation of going from bed and pj's to settee and 'day' pj's. We did feel very unmotivated and fed up to be honest as we had constant rain, miserable weather and nothing really on the T.V to watch. Then the rain finally stopped, the sun came out and our local builders merchant opened for deliveries to the general public. We were in full swing again.

Mark and I love our diy and garden projects. The garden is what sold us our place. A complete overgrown mess, on a slope, trees fallen down, crazy spiky overgrown cactus everywhere, but we fell in love and instantly could see the gardens potential and many fun garden projects ahead.





One of the biggest jobs is to clear the garden. The other day, I started concentrating on one area then I will slowly work around the garden. We have a waterfall going through the garden, well technically it's the water runaway for the street as when it rains here it absolutely chucks it down! …

Get ready to host guests again with a pop-up canopy

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~ 'Get ready to host guests again with a pop-up canopy' is a collaborative post which you can read more about my collaborations in my disclaimerhere. I was keen to share this post with you all because as you know we have many garden projects planned ourselves and one of them is to have our own pergola. There's some great tips and ideas in the post about being able to spruce up our outside space with pop-up canopies to get ourselves ready for when we can socialize with friends and family again ~
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A pop-up canopy is a product that can provide any homeowner with a wealth of benefits. From aesthetic appeal to practical use; pop up canopies tick all of the boxes. It is very unlikely that we will ever see the day whereby this product falls out of favour. If you currently do not own a pop-up canopy, read on to discover the reasons why this is a purchase you should definitely consider making…

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Diary chats - past the expiry date

I've wanted to write out a few blog posts on here for a while now, but I feel I've literally procrastinated so much that everything I had in my head is all a little expired and feels far too much in the past and past the fact even to be able to fill you in on the little bit's that have been happening here and there.

Especially when I do like my blog to be in the here and now, in the present.

My previous post about La Manga, again was posted completely past the fact. I had every intention on sharing our trip immediately after we got back, but again time just slipped away. Even though I have posted about it the other day, I admit myself that the post feels a bit bland and with not much oomph in it because I've literally written about it way past the expiry date.

I always say to Mark 'Oh I'm gonna pop that on my blog', but by the time I actually get round to do it it does feel the 'story or event is way to past it's expiry date to be of any interest o…

La Manga Club Principe Felipe

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Back in January for Mark's Birthday we went to La Manga for the night and stayed at the La Manga Club Principe Felipe Hotel. 
It was well over due to do something special for Mark's Birthday and after the previous six months (health wise and hideous commute) he definitely deserved a little treat, we both did.
We've wanted to go to La Manga ever since we bought our first house here on the Costa Blanca. It's only an hour away and after 6 years of being here in Spain we finally got round to it.
The drive was so easy and the roads were nice and quiet.
The weather was a beautiful sunny day with just a little chill in the air.
We drove up to the grounds of  La Manga Cluband it instantly felt special and had that little bit of luxury we'd been looking for.
On c…