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Sunday, 5 July 2015

LIFESTYLE: June in Review

Rachel Anne Bee and Dann

Another month is done and we're already over half way through 2015. It's been a busy month filled with new things and progress. Some sad and some happy.

This post has been edited since it's original publish date. Someone I was once very fond of was upset and hurt by a comment here so I have decided to remove it. No names were mentioned but I believe that to be a better person I need to consider more the feelings of others, and take the high ground, so have edited this post to reflect that. 
I do not want to cause offence or drama in the blogging world, or in fact for my own life. 
So my advice to you - which I have learnt a lot this year - and to quote Cinderella 'have courage and be kind' - stand up for what you believe in, but be kind always and fair too. 

Anyway on to more positive things. 

Well my first week of June was spent in sunny Turkey having a relaxing and chilled week away. You can read all about my trip in this post, but a brief note here, just to say please do give Turkey a try if you've never been. It is a beautiful country, with really lovely people who are truly suffering from the lack of tourism. And it was genuinely felt like one of the safest places I've visited.

Bodrum Turkey

We're still working away on the house and garden. The garden needed a lot of maintenance as the previous owners left approximately 100 pots and plants for us to sort and get rid of. Four trips to the tip later, and some heavy graft from Dann and we have a relatively tidy garden.

Illustrated Teacup Garden Work

I also dabbled in some baking. This is an unusual habit for me. I'm not a house-wifey person but I did find baking quite cathartic.
We also had a mix of visitors and visiting so the baking came in handy. We took some to see some friends, and I baked ahead of my little sister visiting for the weekend.

Illustrated Teacup Baking

As always there was lots of work, and I've been getting my blogging back on track, which you can read about in this post.

For now I am looking forward to a very busy July! And I will definitely be making the most of taking lots of photos. In the meantime, check out my Instagram for daily (almost) updates on my life!


  1. Your blog has inspired me to spent a little more time on my own and updating posts.

    Really like your monthly rounds ups, and am desperately hoping one of those chocolate brownies is left over :P

    Well done on keeping the positive vibes and taking the learning from what life throws at you, here's to a happy July x

    1. Thanks Natasha, I'm glad I could inspire you, and personally I really like your blog.
      And you'll be pleased to know I'm baking ahead of the BBQ this weekend and there will be plenty to go around! :)

      Happy July to you too! xx


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