How do you Judge Beauty? -A response to Julia Roberts being voted People’s World’s Most Beautiful Woman for 2017

Hey Sweeties,

On Thursday this week, I was just finishing my lunch break and doing a quick scroll through Twitter when I saw a this from InStyle.co.uk –

Julia Roberts

“The Oscar winner has been named People‘s World’s Most Beautiful Woman for 2017 and it’s an honour she has earned for a record fifth time.” –InStyle.co.uk, 19th April 2017

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Sunshine, New Blogger Friends & Afternoon Tea at Hotel Du Vin, Henley-on-Thames

Hey Sweeties,

I don’t know what the weather was like for you guys last weekend, but for me it was stunning! On Saturday, after I spent some time volunteering (see my Insta), I relaxed in my garden reading Sue Perkins book, Spectacles (so funny!); then on Sunday I took myself on a little trip to Henley-on-Thames for an afternoon tea with some fellow bloggers, courtesy of Hotel du Vin.

I had never been to Henley-on-Thames before Sunday, but having driven through it once or twice, I can appreciate how busy it gets, especially on a sunny day. Sophie from Sophie-Rose.co.uk and I were DM’ing on Sunday morning and from that conversation I made the decision to get the train to Henley instead of driving and stressing about parking. Best. Decision. Ever!

Afternoon tea - Hotel du vin

Afternoon tea - Hotel du vin

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First Impressions: British Beauty Brand Glo & Ray Makeup

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If you cast your mind back to the Blogosphere Valentine’s Tea Party (here), you’ll have seen that one of the brands I met at the event were Glo & Ray, a brand to be honest I had never heard of.

Glo & Ray is a British company, drawing inspiration from the natural wonder of light. They look at harnessing each woman’s natural radiance to deliver a stunning collection designed to illuminate individual beauty.

Blogosphere Valentines tea party Glo & Ray makeup

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Why I will not be watching the Grand National

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The Grand National is a death trap for both horses and riders. I disagree with the number of horses entered; 30+ horses galloping at speed all trying to clear huge fences is just stupid and making injury inevitable. While I acknowledge the National is for the elite degree of horses and riders (much of its appeal), the height (and width) of the jumps is too great for a race; and the distance of the course –have you tried jumping a fallen log in the woods when you are feeling a bit tired? Try jumping 30 (two laps of 16) huge hedges, most with ditches before and after, across a five mile stretch.

Sandown races

Sandown Races last August

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A Tale as Old as Time – A Review of the Live Action Disney film, Beauty and the Beast

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I’m not going to lie, I’m thirty-years old in a few months and I still find pleasure in curling up on the sofa and watching a Disney film, I’m not ashamed to say this (read my post too old for Disney). I am not really into all the modern Disney films (I mean, I do not get the hype about Frozen AT all…) but the classic films from my childhood I still love.

When I heard a year or so back about the re-telling of Beauty and the Beast as a live-action film I was intrigued, but it is only when the trailers and teaser scenes started appearing on the internet did I take a deeper interest. Anyway, to cut a short story even shorter, I found myself with little to do on the opening weekend of the film so I took myself to the cinema for a Saturday afternoon screening.

Oh My Days… Beauty and the Beast is so good!

The film made me laugh, it made me want to cry (it is okay, I held my composure in front of the kids), and it made me want to punch Gaston in the face; and when the film finished I wanted to applaud.

Beauty and the Beast

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