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Monthly Favourites – August #17

What a month August was… it was amazing – with lots of time spent travelling and with family and friends. I took a trip to Malta at the beginning of the month with Theo and Arabella, celebrated my mum and dad’s 30th wedding anniversary, watched Kara find out the gender of her baby, hosted another Milton Keynes Blogger Network brunch and then jumped on another flight over to Malmo in Sweden with my best friend. Here are my monthly favourites….

 

A family holiday to Malta & Gozo

Since visiting Malta in July it has quickly crept up my ‘favourites’ list. There is simply so much to see and do in this wonderfully historic country, from it’s beautiful cliff edges, to stunning architecture, and friendly locals to clear waters, it is an island with many sides. Me and Theo flew out to Malta at the beginning of the summer holidays with the little one to spend a week here, and we were delighted with what we found. Another wonderful country added to my list… Read all my posts from Malta here.

 

MK Blogger Network Summer Social

Last month I hosted the third Milton Keynes Blogger Network event of 2018 at The Wheatsheaf in Bow Brickhill. Having visited the pub previously with friends last year I couldn’t wait to head back to The Wheatsheaf to try out their new summer menu and cocktails.

If you didn’t know I am founder of the Milton Keynes Blogger Network, a group I set up a few years ago back in 2016, when I moved to Milton Keynes and realised there was an abundance of bloggers in the local area, but no one had brought us all together. So I set up a little group, where we could all chat about blogging, exchange tips and tricks and meet up every quarter to get to know each other a little better. Fast forward two years and this was our 8th social…. Read my post from the event here.

 

Exploring London with Keetoo

I headed to London at the beginning of the month with Theo and Arabella and we played tourist the for day, jumping on the Original Tour London bus and going back in time at the Tower of London. We explored London using a new app called Keetoo where you can buy access to lots of London attractions at discounted prices and the app was easy to use and saved us ££££!

 

Kara Gender Reveal

One of my best blogger besties Kara from Heels in my Backpack announced she was pregnant last month (see her Instagram post here) and she kindly invited me and Theo to her gender reveal and engagement party in August. As we both live in Milton Keynes we catch up regularly and I was honoured she asked me to come along to spend a few hours with her family and friends. OH AND SHE’S HAVING A GIRL!

 

Taking a trip with the bestie to Malmo

As you may have seen on my Instagram I’ve just returned from a weekend trip to Malmo in Sweden and absolutely fell in love with this lesser known Scandinavian city. It’s full of the best cafes, the freshest food, the cosiest apartments, the coolest neighbourhoods and activities galore. Me and Katie take a trip together every year, and this year I’ve been lucky enough to take two trips with her, firstly to Iceland in April (you can read all of these posts here) and this trip to Malmo. It was a lovely few days and I felt so grateful for having such a wonderful friend once we got home!

 

Mum and Dad’s Anniversary Meal

And my final highlight of the month was celebrating my mum and dads 30th wedding anniversary with their closest family and friends at 185 Watling Street in Towcester. We hired out a private dining room and invited close family for a surprise dinner on the weekend of their anniversary. They thought they were just meeting me and Jack for dinner, but when they arrived they were delighted to see that there was all their favourite people, including mums best friend and partner, and my aunties and uncles! It was such a lovely evening, full of love and laughter! Love you mum and dad xxxxx