Celebrating RHS Chelsea Flower Show in Woburn Sands

The sweetest floral, the most delicate potted treasures and rows upon rows of, well, sandwiches.

Hello June 2015. Btw, can I borrow your umbrella?

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Only a couple of days ago in true Brit style, it was splashed across all the front pages that the UK was about to experience a scorching heatwave to start June off in style. We are now only two days in and we’ve experienced heavy rain, gale force winds and in my household we even had the heating on!

I don’t pretend to understand how the weather works and how one day’s weather report becomes the complete opposite within 24 hours however, I do love how it’s the British way, to report in the media that we will be under ‘attack’ by some sort of extreme weather. Like the ‘weather bomb’ early in 2015, the ‘Frozen Britain’ snow blizzards that ended up being a spot of rain, or the extreme summer heat waves that don’t even give us a chance to heat up the BBQ.

Maybe it’s a Milton Keynes thing. Are we sheltered due to being an inland town, smack in the middle of an island? Or, maybe it’s a UK/island thing in general.

My only advice to you is to always have a contingency plan. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket where the weather is concerned. Get ready to bring your picnic indoors, take your umbrellas to weddings and definitely do not buy sun lotion on 3 for 2.

June isn’t shaping up to be all bad though. We have Glastonbury and Download Festivals. Queens and Wimbledon tennis championships. Pimms and Prosecco (Just don’t drink us dry Milton Keynes – there’s apparently a shortage!)

WIN WIN WIN Properstock Festival 2015 tickets!

I can’t believe it’s now May. Summer is really just around the corner YAY! I know I’m not alone in my love of this time of year. The summer months are fab. The long sunny nights. Picnics and BBQs. Sun kissed tans. And one of my most favourite pastimes, MUSIC FESTIVALS!

#Festival season is nearly upon us!

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Aside from the cut off shorts, wellington boots and trying to figure out the best hair style that will wear well for three days straight (Girl problems!) – It’s all about the music. The louder the better in my book. Standing in a field with a pint of beer in the sunshine with live music is pretty hard to beat. Of course there are the big ones. Download Festival, Glastonbury, Isle Of Wight Festival, Creamfields etc. etc. etc. BUT did you know Milton Keynes has its very own music festival?!

Now preparing for their fifth year PROPERSTOCK will be here 17th – 19th July with well over 100 bands, DJs and performers across the three days including Seeth, Our Man In The Bronze Age and Ocasan.

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Maybe you’ve been to Properstock over the past few years but you’ve yet to experience it quite like this. 2015 is the first year they are offering camping for the full weekend! Now don’t be thinking it’s going to cost the earth. You will never guess the price for a weekend ticket plus camping. Seriously, you won’t. Here it comes… £45.00 AHEM… £45.00 for a whole weekend of music including camping. (This will increase to £55.00 with camping

when this wave of tickets sells out but still, amazingly well priced). I really like that these tickets are purchased and printed off yourself or sent to your mobile device so, no expensive special delivery postage charges too!

To find out more information and to buy tickets visit www.properstockmusicfestival.com

Lastly, the lovely guys at Properstock are just too freaking cool and have very generously donated a pair of tickets for the festival. So if you’d like to be in with a chance to win a pair of tickets to Properstock 2015 AND two rather fetching Properstock T Shirts then just head over to my Facebook page to enter.