I spent the weekend before last within the city walls of Cite de Carcassone in the South of France for my best friend's wedding. I think you'll agree that waking up to a view other than a medieval castle, breathtaking cathedral or quaint cobbled streets is somewhat of a comedown. Which is why the offer of trialling Debenhams' Flowers by Post service couldn't have come at a better time! Our bridesmaid bouquets were made up of white roses and peonies so I opted for 'Peony Perfection' to relieve the happy memories. In actual fact, I browsed the summer collection and was impressed with the range they had to offer! I've never received/bought 'proper' flowers before (sob!) and thought that the prices seemed really reasonable. Debenhams even offer 'next day flowers', and this beautiful posy arrived safe and sound on Saturday morning. And even better, if you fancy getting your hands on a bouquet, Debenhams are offering 25% off their flower delivery service with the code DFBLOG25.
So what else is new? Half term has arrived! I'm looking forward to a week of catching up on blogs and books, possibly filming, all finished off with a shopping day with Lizzie. H&M Home has finally come to Reading so we're making a dedicated trip there! My birthday's coming up in a couple of weeks, so I think a little pre-birthday splurge is a must.
In all honesty, I've become a little lazy with aspects of blogging. I love the look of flat-lay photos, but feel like I've been relying on them too much. No doubt about it, they're quick to take and have that minimalistic style that I love, but it's always good to step outside of your comfort zone and go for something different. For this post I cracked out my full DSLR with its 50mm lens to capture the beauty of the flowers. I'm really pleased with how the photos came out and this process has served as a little reminder to add in the extra effort sometimes.
So there's my resolution for the next few months....what's yours?