Thursday 31 October 2013

October Update!

I hate winter it is official but thankfully October has been relatively mild and sunny in parts so it is not all bad, plus we have just booked our belated honeymoon to Mauritius so we have that to look forward to before Christmas which will be here before we know it!

The wedding season has started to slow down after the crazy summer whirlwind of fabulous weddings I was lucky enough to be involved in.  I have now had time to catch up on the admin' that has been piling up and recharge my batteries a little!

I love Christmas and am very organised this year I have made two Christmas puddings and a Christmas cake.  I have also already started the Christmas shopping and gift wrapping already!

My Macmillan coffee morning held at the beginning of the month raised £281.00 which I am thrilled about.

Below are some of my pictures from October.

Bridal shoot at Hertford Castle

                                         Christmas puds in the making!

Wedding fashion show at Offley Place

  Glamour magazine shoot on the beach in Southwold
 Home made strawberry cupcakes ;)
  Homemade Chocolate cherry brownies were a firm favorite!

  Behind the scenes at a Good Housekeeping Magazine shoot
Another day another shoot all set up ready for action!

Tuesday 29 October 2013

Monday 21 October 2013

Results of my Macmillan Coffee Morning!

I recently held a Macmillan coffee morning, I am really pleased to say I have added up the final amount after receiving the results from the "Guess the weight of the cake" competition and together we have raised a grand total of £281.00!

A huge thank you to all those friends, family and Harpenden people who showed lots of support and helped me to raise this for such a wonderful charity.

Niki x

Wednesday 16 October 2013

La vie en rose!

I am inspired by all things pink at the moment. Here are a few of my daily pink inspirations which you can also follow on pinterest.

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Monday 7 October 2013

Macmillan coffee morning huge success!

On Sunday October 6th I hosted a Macmillan coffee morning.  I did this to coincide with the launch of my new 'make-up tea parties' and with my mother-in-law in mind who has recently beaten breast cancer and praised the huge support she received from the Macmillan nurses.

Coffee morning's are now a hugely popular and easy way of raising money for Macmillan.  In my town Harpenden alone I saw many coffee morning's taking place over the past few weeks. Together so many have got involved to achieve 'Our world's biggest coffee morning'!

I am thrilled to announce my coffee morning raised a wonderful £227.00 so far!
This helps make sure everyone affected by cancer has a Macmillan team in their corner. I still have a few promised donations to collect as well as the results of the 'Guess the cake weight' competition which ends on Thursday 10th at East Hyde Village hall '£1.00 per guess'! I will let everyone know the total amount raised hopefully by Friday 11th.

Every £100.00 raised could give a mum with breast cancer a Macmillan nurse who will answer her questions with sensitivity and expertise. From what to expect after surgery, to how to cope with the side effects of chemotherapy or adjusting to life after cancer.  Together we can make sure no one faces cancer alone. To those that came along thank you for giving so generously. If you would like to donate to Macmillan text COFFEE to 70550.

Again, I would like to thank all those who helped and made such generous donations at my coffee morning to make it such a huge success.

A special thank you to Sarah Barnes who made and donated a beautifully decorated chocolate sponge cake as well as stunning cupcakes.  Chris at East Hyde Village Hall who hired the hall space for my event to take place and offered great ideas and support. My husband and mother who came along to lend a much appreciated helping hand and my friends Andy and Angela who helped greatly in raising a lot more donations for Macmillan.

For more information on my 'Make-up tea parties' please see

For local hall hire please see

For cakes please see

Images below from my coffee morning!