Category Archives: Bertie

A Very Bertie Photoshoot

23rd June 2014
I used the new lens for my camera for the first time the other day – and it was love at first click! I desperately needed something, anything, to take photos of so I went straight for my favourite subject – my long-suffering and eternally patient pet, Bertie.

Now, I talk about Bertie a *lot* on Twitter and Instagram but he’s so darned awesome it’s impossible not to. He makes me laugh every single day and he’s the smartest dog I’ve ever met in my twenty six years – not that I’m biased or anything. He just turned four in April and, if I do say so myself, I think he makes a pretty perfect model. I did just snap these photos to test out my new lens but after seeing how great they turned out I decided to share a few of my favourites.
I can pretend this was a yawn until the cows come home but I’m pretty sure I snapped him mid ‘stahhhhp taking photos’ face
So there we go, another post dedicated to that fluffy-eared fuzzball that is my loyal hound. Now, er, did someone say walkies?

More Doggy Photos!

20th April 2014

So I know not everybody out there is a fan of dogs but, well, I am so prepare for another instalment of dog walk photos!

We had family visiting last weekend so after a huge Sunday roast we headed off on a family dog walk with our dog (Bertie), my mum’s dog (Ernie) and my uncle’s dog (Star). We had a lovely mooch through our village, across the fields and then down the canal to get home; it was a gorgeous day and it always makes me smile to see the three dogs playing together. Love those pooches!
Anyway, I took a few photos and I love some of them so much I wanted to share them with you. What do you think?

January Favourites!

3rd February 2014
At the risk of sounding like every single person blogging today, didn’t January fly by?
As tradition dictates, I wanted to share my monthly favourites with you guys, so you can hopefully get tempted into buying a couple of these gorgeous products yourselves, because if I can’t enable you to spend your cash on cosmetics then I’m failing as a blogger!


So falling under the make up category we’ve got:
Lancome Hynpose mascara, which makes my lashes super curly and thick.
Rimmel Match Perfection foundation, which hides my pores, is the absolute perfect match for my skintone and provides the perfect medium coverage all day long.
Benefit Sunbeam, which is providing a much needed bit of glow to my face when these dark, rainy days make my skin look lacklustre and dull.
Skin and body care: 
Emma Hardie Cleanser, which makes my skin soft and moisturised and removes every single trace of make up. Every rave review you’ve read of this is oh so true.
Herbal Essence Clarifying Shampoo, which has saved my roots from being a lank, greasy mess. Definitely interested to try other clarifying shampoos now I’ve seen what they can do!
Lush Rose Jam Shower Gel, which I picked up on a whim in the post-Christmas sale. Dear lord, this smells incredible (it’s the same scent as Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner).
And, finally, tools and misc. products:
ELF fan brush, which is perfect for dusting highlighter on my cheek bones to inject a bit of somethin’ somethin’ into my make up look.
Tangle Teezer, which means I no longer destroy my hair by brushing it while it’s wet. This glides through any tangles and really is as good as everybody says. I already have one for my dressing table and one in my shower and I want to get another one for my handbag soon. Addicted!
Diptyque candles, which unfortunately are just as beautiful as everybody says. Oh dear. That’s one expensive candle habit I’ve picked up…

So, what have you been loving so far in 2014? Let me know. And to finish, a picture of Bertie look very ‘Monday morning’ indeed.