Mini Home Bargains Haul

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Wahhhh so we don’t live anywhere remotely near to a home bargains, meaning we never get to go there unless we travel a distance. Whilst visiting the inlaws though, they kindly took us to a huge Home Bargains in Glastonbury, so felt it was only right to do a mini haul.

We have a friends 21st birthday party in a couple of days so needed to get some little bits for her, we already have a bottle of something bubbly for her, but today we picked out these for her..

Aren’t they all just the cutest little bits? So there’s the gift bag which was only 49p – can you even believe that? The letter A candle which is cute and personalised with the letter of her name for 99p, a gorgeous body mist which smells amazing for £1.49, a super cute and very on trend pineapple photo frame in gold, which was £2.49, and the two mini candle holders, again on trend, one with pineapple print and the other with flamingos, both 75p each! An absolute bargain. I’m sure she’ll love all of these bits, I know I’d love to be gifted this sort of thing. Let me know your thoughts?

Next up, a few bits I just, just because…

Zoflora – I am obsessed with the stuff! Maybe that’s for another blog post entirely – my favourite scents are country garden and lavender. What are your favourite scents? What do you use yours for? I picked up these two today from home bargains just to add to my ever growing stash under the kitchen sink, both priced at £1 each! You can’t not really.

Crackle Wick Candle – seen these all over social media the past few weeks, so had to get my hands on one! They are the dupe of the Woodwick candles which are insanely pricey, averaging between £25-30!!! This one though from Home Bargains was £6.99 and smells amazing! Would definitely recommend getting one of these if you’re a candle addict like us.

Sheet face mask – I am just really really into sheet masks at the moment! Especially the Garnier ones as I feel like they’re full of moisture and really do leave your face feeling like it’s had a good drink! Amazing for hydration and soothing all skin types. This was £1.99 and they had different varieties too.

Tealights – I mean, we got these for obvious reasons. We are newly married, they look super cute, we are candle addicts and they smell lush. These were just £1! Absolute bargain!

Mouthwash – I never used to be into Listerine, until Tazmyn got me hooked! This is my favourite one and it was just £1! Always good to have.

So that’s my mini Home Bargains haul, what are your latest buys from there? Is it somewhere you go regularly or is it a bit hit and miss? Let me know if you like any of the products I’ve mentioned above too 💗

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Day One

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We survived the 3 train journey to Dorset. Train 3 was probably the most challenging as we didn’t get a seat so were forced to sit in the doorway right by the toilet on a little pull down seat, surrounded by the smell of shit from passenger after passenger deciding to take a dump. Brilliant!

When we arrived at my Tazmyn’s parents house, my mother in law had put on an afternoon tea for us which was super cute and so sweet of her. Homemade scones too! 😍😍

In the afternoon we headed to Perry’s Cider Farm in Illminster. It’s one of my favourite places to visit here, when Tazmyn and I briefly lived in Somerset, we’d go to Perry’s often, sometimes for a cream tea, sometimes for lunch and sometimes just for a mooch about the farm shop. I do love farm shops! We brought a few things, how could we not?

The standard, cider for the wife, strawberry jam for me, and a bar of chocolate each too, Eton mess white chocolate and Bakewell tart milk chocolate. So excited to try those!

The in laws treated us to dinner too, we went to a lovely little pub called The Stonemasons, again in Illminster, I had steak, my favourite. Tazmyn, of course had a burger, always has a burger! They took us to this really cute ice cream place in the evening in Sherborne called Ecco Gelato. I mean, how cute an actual ice cream shop with fairy lights, cool seating and just about every flavour of gelato you can possibly imagine! I had raspberry sorbet and coconut ice cream with sprinkles!

When we got back to the house, I made myself at home on Izzy’s bed, the most comfortable bed in the history of the universe. Tazmyn and Izzy played on the PlayStation and Poppy and I lay on the bed chatting. I adore those two girls, I genuinely don’t think I could have picked two better sister in laws to have. Izzy is the most beautiful girl, even more so because she doesn’t know it, and Poppy is so funny, the things she comes out with are hilarious. I love them, and I love that we’re now family. Izzy was talking about her prom which will be later on this year at school and I’m so excited knowing I’ll get to see what she looks like on that special day, I’m just excited to watch both of them grow, they’re amazing.

Day 1 in Dorset has been lovely, as always, I’ll blog again tomorrow.

With love,

Dorset.

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I always call it Somerset, and the wife always corrects me and tells me it’s Dorset, well to me they’re the same thing. Aren’t they? 🤦🏻‍♀️

Anyway, today we’re off to “Dorset” to visit the inlaws for a couple of days. Inlaws, it’s so weird to think they’re actually my inlaws now for real. Izzy and Poppy are my sister inlaws, oh I love that. This morning has been manic, I’m terrible at packing, Tazmyn writes lists on her phone 3 weeks prior and has her case packed at least 10 days before we are due to go anywhere! Me on the other hand, leaves it all until the morning we’re going! Brownie points for the effort though, because I did set my alarm for 7am this morning and by 8am I was showered and my make up was done, even if half of my clothes were still in the tumble dryer! Cool, calm and collected Tazmyn is casually styling her hair in the bedroom and I’m packing the last minute things to the case. Charger! My phone charger is always the last thing to be packed, but thank god I didn’t forget it.

Its now 8:36am, technically we don’t need to leave the house until 9:30, our train is just before 10, oh did I forget to say we have to get 3 trains? It’s okay though, my travel sickness doesn’t really come into affect on trains for some bizarre reason, only on busses, planes and cars. Tazmyns packed us cans of fizzy drink for the journey, just one of the reasons why I married her! And we both have portable hand held rechargeable electric fans that we carry everywhere with us, for those moments we’re stressed and sweaty, which is more often than not! I really need to blog about those fans, they’re a bloody lifesaver! We’re currently sat at the dining room table, drinking tea with chocolate and ginger biscuits that my mum just brought back from her weekend in Whitby, I’m in between typing this post and checking out the window to see if it’s started to rain yet – please don’t rain, I’ve straightened my hair!!

Looking forward to a couple of days in Dorset though, I’ll blog again tomorrow morning.

Wish this drama queen luck on this 3 train journey! And pray it doesn’t rain!

With love, always