I came across Bombay Duck London a few weeks ago and I am in love with everything they sell. The company was started by two sisters who loved to travel and got their ideas from travelling and England. For anybody out there who loves pretty home ware and colourful patterns they should definitely check out their page.
I have seen many bloggers with Initial Cups and I went looking for some online, these are beautiful!
They are £12.95/approx €18 each, click here to buy. They are a brilliant idea for a gift for anybody and I love the gold. They also come in black instead of gold.
They have so many mugs to pick from, here is another really cute one with quote on it. It is the same price as above, click here if you want to buy it 🙂
You should definitely check out their site for cute gifts. They don’t deliver to Ireland however you can use Parcel Motel who offer you a virtual address for deliveries to Ireland. It is a great service, register and get a unique code for you and an address to get the items delivered to. It costs €3.95, and the parcel will be left in a Parcel Motel location for collection at a time that suits you, click here to find out more about Parcel Motel.
Photos are courtesy of Bombay Duck London and used with their permission . Bombay Duck did not contact me or ask me to write this blog post, I wrote it as I fell in love with all the products on their site.
Struggling with last minute presents for Christmas presents?
You should check out Nova Lily jewellery on Etsy. There is some gorgeous handmade pieces, I got this bracelet last year and I love it! I am obsessed with penguins and got this gorgeous penguin charm on it.
This cute jewellery set is €17, great bargain and something original for a fussy person, click here to buy!
For all the Frozen obsessed children out there, check out the beautiful Frozen themed bracelets, for approximately €11.50. Click here to buy.
You can also get some custom pieces made and the forms are available on the Etsy store to order whatever you want!
Definitely go and check out the page if you want some original jewellery.
Also for the month of December, spend £20 and get 25% with the discount code DECEMBER25.
Pictures of the button necklace and frozen bracelet are courtesy of Nova Lily Jewellery
In my last fitness blog post I mentioned at the end had I caught the running bug, click here to read.
Have I caught the running bug I am really hoping so because I signed up to do the Connemara half marathon!! I don’t know why I signed up for it, I think it was partly to do with the stunning scenery in Connemara and that it might distract me from the running 🙂
I started a beginner half marathon training plan last week, I had to change it around a little bit due to the Christmas events all starting! On Tuesday I was due to run 3 miles and 2 miles on Wednesday, to change it around as I had plans on Wednesday I ran 5 miles on Tuesday. I really enjoyed the run and went a different route out by the coast. On Thursday I went out and ran 3 miles like planned, Friday was a rest day and eh Saturday turned into a rest day. Ireland got hit by Storm Desmond over the weekend, here is a link to a weather report about the storm, click here here for a bit of fun.
On Saturday I was due to run for 30 minutes but instead I braved putting up a new Christmas tree in our new house 🙂 (I will do a blog post when we move in properly and get it decorated). Saturday night I had my Christmas party so pretty much was throwing the training out the window for a 4 mile run on Sunday. Surprisingly enough I went for a run on Sunday, I didn’t make the 4 miles but got to about 3 miles which I was happy with after a night out.
This week the plan should hopefully be a bit better, I have another Christmas party on Thursday so I may check out what this weeks rest days are and try and change the plan to suit.
One good thing about starting the half marathon training plan before Christmas is I don’t feel as guilty about all the food I am eating 😦