July RoundUp

July has been a fabby month – glorious weather, trip to London, lots of animals and birthday fun 🙂

Here’s what it looked like in picture form:

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I’m putting weight back on and I blame my lack of will power when it comes to yummy puddings!

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My niece and I had a blast at Edinburgh Zoo one very sunny day. Our impromptu trip ended up costing me a fortune but we had bags of fun so it was all worth it. My particular favourite animals are the tigers but I didn’t manage to get a decent photo. Thankfully Mya wasn’t bothered about seeing the pandas, just as well as all the bookings were sold out.

The weather was scorching and despite wearing SPF 25 I still managed to get burnt

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That white banana shaped mark is from my necklace – I’m so smart sometimes.

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Yet more London photos! I HAD to buy Laduree macarons, also tried some from Fortnum and Mason too. The caramel filled churro is without doubt the best food I have ever eaten. It was from one of the food stalls at Greenwich market. I would quite happily be the size of a house if I could live off these for the rest of my days!

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SpencerClothing have named a skirt after me! They’ve named pieces from their newest collection after some of their Twitter followers which I think is a great idea. I’m ever so pleased with the skirt and am coveting quite a few of the other pieces. SpencerClothing design ladieswear right here in Edinburgh and as I’m very much in support of local businesses I’ve been following these guys on Twitter for quite a while. Feel like I kinda HAVE to buy my namesake skirt now 😉

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Yet more goodies from JiJi KiKi. This time I opted for the Jewellery lucky bag. Worth £20 but only costing a tenner you get a random selection of jewellery and I was impressed with the quality of the pieces especially the necklaces. I couldn’t wait to wear the camera necklace and have rarely taken it off since receiving it.

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A zoo trip and a safari park trip in one month. I was more excited than half the little kids at Blair Drummond Safari Park. It’s been a few years since I was last there, I have some great memories of visiting as a child. Most memorable was years ago when my little brother, who’s now 20 but we never let him forget this, shouted out “look at the dancing camels” needless to say the camels weren’t actually dancing but getting fresh with each other. The big cats are my favourite animals and we repeated “Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!” over and over again. The sea lion show was fantastic and as we were there for my niece’s 6th birthday I asked the show’s host if he could mention it. He did one better than mention it, he had the audience sing happy birthday to a mortified Mya although she did love the sea lions for barking along.

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Yes I was made to go on the pedalos despite me wearing heels and struggling to get into the damn boat. The life jacket was a struggle to get fastened over my boobs and it didn’t help when my darling niece announced (loudly) “oh LeeLee just get the man’s one, that’ll fit over your big boobs” Out of the mouths of babes and all that. I do love this photo though, the look of concentration on her face is so cute and we are both holding the same position.

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Proving yet again what a proper little mini-me she is, Mya chose this unicorn “tattoo” all by herself. It’s amazing, I was sorely tempted to get one for myself. We both had a little nap in the car coming back from the safari park. Stirling isn’t very far from Edinburgh but all that playing at the awesome park must have knackered us out.

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With cake and lollipop trees like these I want it to be MY birthday!

A busy and fun filled month, I’ve loved July. It’s also my bestest’s birthday month but we are waiting until the 9th for her birthday night out. I’m expecting carnage. And a 3 day hangover.

What have you been up to this past month? Any recommendations for avoiding hangovers?!

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