Magic Monday: Eating out and royal memories

The last few days have been really quite emotional. Last Thursday I was at Windsor Castle watching my dad’s Investiture, and it was an incredibly proud moment.  The night before we stayed in The Oakley Court.  If you are ever that way, check our their restaurant, we just picked their daily market menu, which is a set price of £30 per person. It was the best food I have ever eaten, and really quite well priced for the quantity and the friendly service we received.


The Oakley Court Food


Windsor Castle was an amazing sight, from driving up the long walk straight to the entrance, its stands magnificent right in the centre of Windsor. I think Dad would have preferred to receive his MBE at Buckingham Palace, but they only do 4 Investitures a year at the castle so it made it more special. Plus we used to live there when I was a toddler, so it made it extra magical to return.



Unfortunately you are not allowed to take cameras into the castle, which is such a shame, its so beautiful inside! On a plus we were so lucky to have front row seats, sitting literally a few feet from Prince William! Its a long event, watching each person receive their medal and have a chat with William, but the wait was soon over, it was time for dad to receive his medal! Wow such a proud moment, I was so nervous for him, but he did good! He received his MBE for services to defence catering.


crown and glory outfit


I would like to say a public thank you to Sophie from Crown & Glory, for making me a custom headband based on the new Shella headband from the range with Rock N Roll Bride. It was a perfect match to my dress! Every one loved it! My dress came from M&Co, and my shrug was a bargain £6 from Asda (must have this arty season to cover your arms).


Some other bits of magic to cheer you up this Monday and make your week start with some good vibes.




Amazing Bridges from around the world. < Wow! I have added some to my bucket list to go visit.

Don’t fall into this trap that could destroy your blog < Be honest, how many of you have done this?

How to self promote (without being a total dickbag) < Some really good tips here and the title did make me giggle

Ikea making you feel good about yourself! < Who doesn’t like a compliment?





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RECIPE: Campfire Cocktails

This makes a delicious warming treat, perfect for a chilly evening sat by the campfire. Complete with toasted marshmallows! Inspiration taken from a s’more, a campfire treat from the states. They use Graham crackers, chocolate and a toasted marshmallow.


campfire cocktails - s'more inspired cocktail recipe




  • Chocolate Sauce
  • Baileys
  • Vanilla Vodka
  • Single Cream
  • Lotus Biscoff Spread
  • Marshmallows




  1. Spread some of the biscuit spread on a plate and dip the rim of the glass into it.
  2. In the bottom of the glass add a squirt of chocolate spread.
  3. Add a double shot of Baileys Irish Cream.
  4. Add a single shot of vanilla Vodka
  5. Top with a bit of cream,
  6. Toast a marshmallow and balance on a cocktail stick over the glass.




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