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October 17, 2016

Winter Flower Garden Winter Flower Garden

It’s that time again where my little folder of random photos starts to get a little full, so it’s time for a good old photo dump again!

Winter is my least favourite season, so we’ve been trying to fill the garden up with some autumn and winter flowers! My mum and I popped to the garden centre a few weeks ago and bought a whole load of cyclamen, winter pansies and a few other bits and bobs to make some little plantpots for the front. It’s looking so much nicer out there now, but I’m still not ready for summer to be over yet!

Vegetable Garden - Tomato & Pepper Harvest

I also harvested the last of the tomatoes a few weeks ago! I grew quite a few varieties this year so we had a nice little selection to munch on. I want to try out a few more varieties next year too! I think tomatoes are probably my favourite things to grow!

Graze

I used to get graze boxes back when I was in college and absolutely loved them. I keep getting leaflets for a free box and caved and now I’m obsessed with them again. Those shortbreads with compote were SO good!

French Apple Cake French Apple Cake

I tried to get in the autumn mood a couple weeks ago, so decided to bake my favourite french apple cake. It looked like a bit of a disaster first, but turned out pretty well in the end.

Pumpkins & Gourds Pumpkins & Gourds

We stopped by the farmers market last weekend and I picked up a whole load of pumpkins and gourds. I really want to make stuffed pumpkin for dinner one day, so if anyone has any good recipes let me know!

Keeko Keeko

This little kitten is adorable! Her and Mr are so nice with each other now, and he’s really starting to accept the kittens, which makes me so happy! I threw my blanket in the washing basket one day and she’s now claimed it as her bed. Her little face when she’s outside exploring is my favourite, though it’s almost impossible to get a photo of her as she never stays still long enough.

NYX Lip Cream Swatches

I’ve been obsessed with lipstick lately and I’ve been loving the NYX Lip Creams! I’m slowly growing my collection. Antwerp and Manilla are my favourites right now!

Starbucks Chai Tea Latte Spiced Chai Tea Latte

Spiced chai tea is like my favourite thing lately! I’m not a coffee drinker at all (unless of course it’s a frappucino), so I love this! Starbucks have a really great chai tea latte which I’ve been loving too!

Homemade Mozzarella Homemade Mozzarella

I tried to make some mozzarella, but it was a complete fail! The recipe was for like triple the amount of milk that I had, so I tried to cut it down and I just don’t think the measurements worked out right. I want to try it again though!

Fern Housplant

I’ve been loving filling the house with more houseplants lately! I just can’t stop buying them. I love this little fern plant that I bought a few weeks ago, but I’ve got a whole collection growing lately.

Road Trip

I’m so sad that summer is over! We had the best summer exploring more of the UK and it’s made us so excited for our campervan conversion to be finished already so that we can explore more of Europe next year! Road trips are the best!

Dont’ forget you can follow along on instagram too @aprileveryday

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  • Reply
    Jasmin Charlotte
    October 17, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Aw the kitty is so cute! Glad you had an awesome summer, I’m enjoying Autumn but not ready for winter – I miss the sunlight in the mornings!

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      April
      October 19, 2016 at 8:28 pm

      Ugh, yes! The darkness in the mornings is hard! I just really don’t like getting home from work and it being dark! That’s the worst!
      xo April

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    Darina
    October 18, 2016 at 8:50 am

    The kitten is so sweet! I love your photos, especially the pumpkins! I love to prepare meals with pumkins. I am sad too that Summer is over… I don’t love the dark, cloudy and rainy days we will have these months…:(

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      April
      October 19, 2016 at 8:29 pm

      Thanks so much Darina! I can’t wait to try some pumpkin recipes – I’m planning on trying out pumpkin cupcakes this weekend! The dark is the worst – getting up in the dark and getting home in the dark. Not fun!
      xo April

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    Monique | WritingMonique
    October 19, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Love your photos! You just made me so excited about growing tomatoes: I definitely wanna try that myself next year!

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      April
      October 19, 2016 at 8:29 pm

      Ahh yes! Please do! They are SO amazing when you grow them yourself and super easy too!
      xo April

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    Jade Meneguel
    October 19, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    your “lately” has been pretty awesome! haha. I loved your pumpkins.

    Jade –
    http://tinybigmoments.squarespace.com

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    Lucy
    October 23, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Your photos are beautiful! Do you still use a 500D? (I’m only asking because I have one and my photos never come out this well!!) xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Life, Travel, Italy

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      April
      October 24, 2016 at 7:07 am

      No, I actually don’t anymore. I bought a 70D last summer and it is the best thing ever! I actually find it a lot easier to use than the 500D and you can do a lot more with it. It’s expensive, but we bought ours second hand and I’d definitely recommend it! I think lenses are pretty important too for image quality – we use the Sigma 17-70mm (I think) 2.8 lense with it (it’s my favourite).
      xo April

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        Lucy
        October 26, 2016 at 7:22 am

        Amazing, thanks so much! I’ve been thinking of upgrading for a while and with Christmas AND my birthday coming up I know just what to ask for 😀 xxx

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