All posts by Poppy Loves

Let’s all stop wasting food. Now.

Vegetables and sandals

At least once a week I find myself chucking something out of the fridge that’s gone off. A bit of left-over coleslaw, a limp courgette, a forgotten-about-mouldy-stuck-at-the-back bag of salad leaves (I KNOW that’s not just me)… and every time, I feel guilty.

Guilty that I didn’t eat it, guilty that I forgot about it, guilty that there are so many in this country that don’t have enough food and guilty that I’m contributing to the ever-growing pile of food waste that this country generates. And it’s a very, very big pile.

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Holiday snaps from my week in Crete

Crete Poppy Loves

Oh hello.

I’m home.

Crete was wonderful. A completely stop-everything-do-nothing-eat-taramasalata-all-day-long holiday, with no work, no phones beeping and no laptop or camera in sight, (which is why all these pics are snapped on my phone).

Taking these few days to stop and reset with my partner in crime and all things HAPPY, was exactly what I needed. I ate more Greek salad than I thought was actually possible, listened to podcasts, stared out to sea and got a bit addicted to The Beach Boys…

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Postcard from Crete

The Blue Palace Resort, Crete

 

Hello from beautiful Crete.

I’m doing nothing.

Apart from swimming. Eating. Lying down…

I’m home again next week, but wanted to say hi.

Hi.

I’m recharging. I can feel it. Like a Duracell bunny. Can’t wait to get hold of that drum.

See you all soon…

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Sale away, sale away, sale away

I do love a sale. And I especially love an Anthropologie sale, once their prices have been SLASHED.

I’ve been drooling over their website for the past hour and thought I’d share some of my favourite homeware finds with you…

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Thank you herdysleep, for my perfect luxurious snooze

Herdy Sleep Mattress

Bit by bit we are working through the various projects in our home, to transform it into a shiny spanking dilly of a Victorian terraced house.

We’ve done the floors upstairs, we’ve had our sash windows draft-proofed (and in our bedroom, double glazed – flippin expensive but it’s made the most incredible difference to our sleep) and some other smaller bits and pieces.

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Cocktails on the terrace, anyone?

Summer in London means the endless search for cool (as in temperature) shady and outdoor pretty spots to sip cocktails with friends on hazy weekends or for a cheeky tipple after work. There are gorgeous little terraces that pop up all over the city and one of my favourites this year is The Churchill Bar & Terrace at Hyatt Regency London – newly designed, in association with the National Trust’s Chartwell,  and looking stunning.

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London Lidos & Wonderful Wild Swimming

Ruislip Lido

Ruislip Lido

I’m hot. Are you hot? We’re all hot. Let’s go swimming. And let’s go swimming in the most glorious places that London has to offer. Ponds, beaches (beaches!!) lakes & lidos. Here are eleven of my favourite hotspots to cool down.

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