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Owly

Since getting a kitten that looks a bit like an owl, it suddenly appears that owls are everywhere!

These guys were papped hanging out at the gift shop on a recent visit to the V&A. With their gold ‘feathers’ and red beaks, they’re almost as glamorous as the Ballgowns exhibit.

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The name’s Bru.

Irn Bru.

And it’s the drink of champions.

Irn Bru. Scottish. Scotland. Girders.

Look at that colour!

If this doesn’t cure your hangover, you might have to give up.

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More is more

Was it Coco Chanel who said “Less is more”? I wonder what she’d think about an above the knuckle ring from Wired Jewellery.

Make a wish...

Sterling silver wishbone £10

Perhaps she’d think it was one accessory too many… but then I’d imagine she’d reconsider when she saw just how delicate and pretty they were…

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Sorry to sound like a Gran, but I’m quite looking forward to replanting my window box!

I’d wanted one for a while, especially when I lived in a teeny box sized flat in Camden, without a speck of outside space, but, being on the first floor, I was worried it might fall and kill someone (a bit like a penny falling from the Eiffel Tower… except with more mud).  So when I moved to the relative safety of a garden flat (basement flat, but rebranded), a window box was purchased and filled to the brim with all sorts of cool blooms. It was brilliant! They were so colourful and lasted for AGES. It even had its own resident bee (it really did!).

window box , flowers, fuchsia, ivy

But I kept forgetting to water it. And it died…

The same thing happened again last spring. It’s all so exciting at first, and then you find yourself thinking ‘must remember to water the window box’ while dashing to work… poor wee window box.

The third set of white flower carcasses have been in the dried up window box since the end of summer, and I think now might be the time to get rid of them. But what to plant…?! Perhaps a cactus?

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Ker-ching!

Dear HMRC

Thanks for my tax rebate. I’ll put it to good use:

Topshop Jeeves 2

Topshop £65

Oasis £40

River Island £40

Tatty Devine £33

Dahlia £62

Love Three Small Apples

xx

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It might be because it’s raining. It might be because I’m tired. It might be because I’m cold. It might be because it’s Sunday… but whatever the reason, sometimes a pair of jeans and a t-shirt is all I can think/be bothered to wear.

But what if I’m cold, tired, hungry AND want to go out without looking like a bag lady? Well they’re only one thing for it, and it’s statement jewellery.

Using couture embroidery, antique lace, vintage fabrics, and embellishing with Swarovski Crystals, Jan Knibbs has created a collection of one-off pieces that start from £65.

If one of these bib necklaces can’t pull your outfit out of the doldrums, then it’s best that you stay indoors.

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I’ve been gagging for a cat ever since I was about 5, when I befriended a chubby half-blind tabby that I named Big-Eyed Boris (RIP BEB!).  Unfortunately, for all animal loving kids everywhere, you can’t have pets if your mum hates animals. Especially cats.

Despite my declaration that I was “definitely getting a cat as soon as I moved out“, it’s taken my quite a long time to actually get round to fulfilling the promise. Flatmates, landlords and moving every few years don’t really bode well with pets.

So, hurrah for Three Small Apples HQ!! Not only do I have a place that I’m finally allowed to decorate (within reason… although compromise can be so boring!! What do you mean I can’t have everything my way all the time?!), but I’ve got a home (and garden) that I can offer to a little ball of fur. Or two.

Black and White Kitten, Celia Hammond Animal Trust, CHAT

Meet Har Gao.

Black and White Kitten, Celia Hammond Animal Trust, CHAT

And Siu Mai.

Two little chums, named after the most popular dumplings in Dim Sum, and adopted from Celia Hammond Animal Trust just yesterday!

As expected, I’m obsessed with them. Note to self: Don’t turn into a crazy cat lady.

Although I fear it might be too late…

And this super cute, gold-plated, kitty necklace from Little Nell is definitely not helping!

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