A few of my favourite things #102

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It’s the last time I’ll be doing an end of summer countdown as Jenson starts Big School in a mere four sleeps! Fortunately for him, we’ll still be hanging out with his bestie, even though they’re at different schools (we’ve got a lunch date planned for tomorrow) and we’ve still got a few more days before everything changes. Luke and I are both off all week to prepare for this rather epic milestone, so I might even be able to squeeze in a cheeky lie-in. Here’s a look back at last week’s shenanigans.

Library books

One of my favourite types of emails to get is the one from the library saying that a reservation is available. Last week I picked up How to Style Your Brand by Fiona Humberstone and Burnout: The Secret to Solving the Stress Cycle by Emily and Amelia Nagoski. I’ll report back soon.

How to Style Your Brand

Burnout book

New stationery

Another of my favourite emails is Abrams & Chronicle’s seasonal catalogues and I couldn’t resist this cutie (review copy). I shared a sneak peek of the inside on my Stories but I’m just going to tease you with the cover for now as a review is on the way.

Plots and plans from Abrams & Chronicle

Afternoon tea

There are few things I love more than a good afternoon tea. The Front Room in Penzance recently came under new ownership and it’s even better than before, with cocktails, tapas, silent discos and afternoon teas. I treated my bestie for his birthday last week and I was impressed at the sheer volume of cake. We both would have liked more sandwiches though – maybe we’re showing our age!

Afternoon tea from The Front Room, Penzance

Afternoon tea from The Front Room, Penzance

Afternoon tea from The Front Room, Penzance

Seasonal shift

Autumn may not officially begin until 23 September but I can definitely feel it in the air – and see it on the ground. I love this in between stage where you don’t need a coat yet. It won’t be long until I’m getting home from work in the dark.

Autumn 2019

Weekend bakes

Jenson asked to bake a banana cake yesterday and we threw in some carrot too – he was disappointed not to see carrot cake in our afternoon tea selection! I managed to time this one perfectly and I think we’ll be enjoying this for the next couple of days.

Homemade banana and carrot cake


The Hels Project is one of my favourite Instagram accounts and I love her #averybookishpost community. She’s upped her game this month with a daily challenge and I’m really looking forward to taking part. I loved seeing the initial posts pop up yesterday.

Emma by Jane Austen

While I’m somewhat anxious about Friday, I’m super excited for Saturday because I’m off to Martha Brook’s Stationery Social! I was gifted a ticket and will, of course, be reporting back. Keep an eye on my Stories for all the action live.

Have a great week :)

4 thoughts on “A few of my favourite things #102”

  1. The afternoon tea looks delicious! I also love this time of year where you don’t need to wear a coat yet but there’s definitely signs that autumn is coming with the cooler mornings and evenings.

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