Poetry Slam Night: Thursday 7th April | 7pm | De Koffie Pot cafe

Landscape Floral Border slam poster

๐Ÿ’› ๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿ’› ๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿ’› ๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿ’œ ๐Ÿ’›ย ๐Ÿ’› ๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿ’œย ๐Ÿ’› ๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿ’œย ๐Ÿ’›

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โ™ก Love your Bed โ™ก Treat yourself to Fresh, New, Pretty bedding.

JpegSince the start of this year I have been carefully and patient purchasing new bedding for myself. And this weekend I finally has all the necessary parts to give my bed a fresh start to Spring! First off was an intense steam-cleaning of every side of the mattress, the headboard and the rest of the bed using my H20x5- 5 in 1 Steam Cleaner. It was a laborious task!
JpegAnyhooo, in Debenhams this Duvet by Fogarty was on sale. 70% off it’s ยฃ80 RRP. It is the 12 tog Soft & Warm duvet with “supremely soft hollowfibre filling encased in a luxury microfibre cover.” It is non-allergenic, polyester lining and filling alongside being machine washable. At ยฃ24 I was very pleased with this selection.

JpegThe only slight drawback was that is was not as thick and plush as I had imagined. There’s definitely a big difference between a 12 tog and a heavenly plush 13.5 tog duvet that we have elsewhere in the house. Oh well!

JpegAs I have sensitive skin this M & S Home anti-allergy mattress protector (ยฃ25) is vital. The cover is 100% cotton with a 100% polyester dacronยฎ allerbanยฎย filling. Although it states filling it is notย noticeable-very thin.ย JpegThen we have the bedsheets. This perfect pastel pink shade was from Dunelm and a delightful combed cotton. It was ยฃ24.99 and surprising it acme with of course the fitted bed sheet, a flat sheet and pillowcase! I had simply done a click and collect on it because I loved the colour and the fact that it was combed cotton the extras were a nice surprise. The downside to the fitted sheet is that the seams at the corner do not run vertically down they are bizarrely diagonal.ย JpegOn too more prettier items! The Laura Ashley matching ” Couture Rose” printed ย duvet cover and pillowcase (sold separately) are 100% cotton, 200 thread count. The cover retailed at ยฃ60, the case ยฃ22. But of course I bought these pretties in the January sale at 40% off: ยฃ36 and ยฃ13.20. ๐Ÿ™‚
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JpegThis is the opposite side of the floral duvet, both sides have a slight sheen.JpegAll together! It is very girly-like me! ๐Ÿ™‚Jpeg


Perfume review: Juicy Couture’s eponymous fragrance: “Juicy Couture.”

JpegI have owned this eau du parfumย for 5 years and it has maintained the same scent throughout all those years without losing its freshness. Incredible! This is the 50ml which retails at ยฃ45. It comes with a little brown bracelet (wrapped around the audacious jewel-like lid.) It smells as pretty as it looks. Notably it is a warmer and heavier scent most suitable for chilly autumn walks home. Although the first hit of scent is of fresh watermelon and apple (among others), the Marigold, Vanilla and Tuberose give it a richer, thicker and mature linger. It is a pretty keepsake perfume to transition from adolescence to adult. I must confess it is not one I like to use often because it is too heavy and potent.

Jpegย In conclusion this rates at 5/10 because this is only desirable to perfume lovers of warm, musky notes whereas fresh, light notes delight my nose! Though we can all agree the bottle is utterly lovely!