The House Party: PYO

I’ve been swept up in all things summer-related from watching The Little Mermaid in the cinema, to reading on the beach, to traveling across the country to see friends and family.

Yesterday marked the launch of the new Instagram app, Threads, and to be honest, I don’t know how I feel about it.

Many are describing it as ‘the new Twitter’ which I was never a big fan of so we’ll see how that goes.

It’s also left me wondering…do I have spare time to give to another app? Probably not.

Pick Your Own

Since I moved to Kent, I’ve been desperate to go fruit picking – the novelty of picking an apple directly from a tree, hey?! I love the idea of being connected to nature (and food) in this way and I’m dreaming of the day I get my own vegetable patch.

To make my dreams come true, my husband and I went to Felderland Farm’s Pick Your Own yesterday and we came home with SO MUCH fruit, we hardly knew what to do with it all. Eventually we settled on a cherry pie and had enough for about four of them. I’m not usually a fruity-desert kind of person, but the pies taste pretty good.


Little Mermaid

Yes, me and my friends are in our thirties and, yes, we did go and watch the Little Mermaid in the cinema together. Let me tell you, I enjoyed it just as much as the original. It felt so nostalgic and I was emotional thinking of my younger self singing and dancing along in the early 90s.

Asteroid City

I, like most Wes Anderson fans, I’m sure, rushed to see Asteroid City – his latest film. Of course, the all star cast and beautiful cinematography were a given and didn’t disappoint, but the storyline was a bit…confusing. If you liked his last film, The French Dispatch, then I think this one will be up your street.

Maybe I can’t call myself a ‘proper fan’ now, how will I carry on?!



At the end of June, I spent the weekend with friends in Cardiff; I’ve not been to Cardiff for years and I’d forgotten how nice it was. We stayed in the Neighbourhood of Pontcanna which was full of brunch spots, coffee shops and independent shops. If you’re planning on a trip to the Welsh capital then I’d highly recommend staying here.

The Homeware Edit:

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Cafetiere – Oliver Bonas £25

Disco ball bulb – Oliver Bonas £35

Gingham duvet cover set – H&M from £39.99

Jute napkin rings – H&M £3.99

Butter dish – H&M £14.99

Highball glasses – H&M £14.99

Linen blend cushion cover – H&M £9.99

Large tray – H&M £14.99

Cotton terry shopper – H&M £17.99

Brio Blue cord kit – Urban Outfitters £39

Pink checkerboard rug – Urban Outfitters £169

Catch up on last month’s edit here.

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