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Say hello // Sophie in the Sticks

August 31, 2014

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Hi I’m Sophie and blog over at Sophie in the Sticks. If you’ve not come across my blog before there are some things you ought to know; I’m a girl who loves living deep in the countryside; I relish taking in as much of the great outdoors as possible and sharing it as best as I can. You can expect a diverse mix of posts from style posts shot out and about, countryside adventures, what goes on in our kitchen, restaurant reviews, health and fitness, all things Norfolk, discoveries and updates as well as anything else that enthuses me. After getting on for four years of blogging I feel really at home with my blog, a year ago I renamed it to suit myself that little bit better; it’s me in the middle of nowhere – Sophie in the Sticks. Continue Reading…

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Great British Bake Off challenge #2 – Florentines

August 28, 2014

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Florentines. They look easy. I paid close attention to the contestants mistakes. I’ll nail them, you wait and see.

Oh how wrong I can be.

Even with my fancy new oven thermometer I still couldn’t get this bake right. My first batch were far too small and left in for too long. My second batch not long enough. My third batch too long again. Continue Reading…

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Postcards from // History Lover’s Guidebook and Every Bit Samantha

August 27, 2014

Don’t forget that I’m offering 10% off all ad spaces bought between now and the end of September. Just use the code SEPTEMBER10 when going through the checkout!

I have two bloggers to introduce you to today, both firm favourites of mine and both return visitors to Sunny Sweet Pea. Let me tell you why they’re blogs you should all be following!

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History Lover’s Guidebook

Beth’s blog has quickly become a firm favourite. A not so guilty pleasure and the first place I turn to when I need to feed my inner history nerd. If it wasn’t for Beth’s post on the poppies at the Tower, I wouldn’t have known about them. I also turn to Beth for historical fiction recommendations and reviews of the wonderful historical attractions the UK has to offer. Beth has been a little absent this month as the lucky duck has been in Thailand. I can’t wait to read her posts on the country, all with a dash of history no doubt.

Post of the month: Hatfield House: House of a Queen – letters written by Elizabeth I and Henry VIII!? Be still my nerdy Tudor heart.

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Every Bit Samantha

I probably don’t need to tell you how much I love this girl. I’ve told you before that she’s amazing in so many ways. Her courage, strength and confidence in herself truly inspire me. I’m not sure I would have signed up for this creative writing course if it wasn’t for Samantha. Plus she puts up with my tardiness.

Post of the month: A Day Trip to National Trust Houghton Mill – Samantha took loads of beautiful pictures of our little day trip. Mainly whilst waiting for me to arrive. Sorry Samantha!

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I’m offering 10% off all ad spaces in September, just use the code SEPTEMBER10 during checkout. All new ads will now start on the 1st September.

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Tabnabs, Mattishall

August 26, 2014

Ben and I cycled to this lovely tea room on Saturday. Tabnabs is in a beautiful little village near Dereham, called Mattishall. It was a 37 mile round trip for us, so officially my longest bike ride ever!

It was also the first time I’ve fallen off my bike. Except I did it twice, in exactly the same way both times. A very graceful topple to the floor. It’s one of a number of things I hate about road bikes, having your feet strapped to the pedals. Continue Reading…

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Our new kitchen!

August 23, 2014

The big reveal! Although you’ve probably all seen it in various You Tube videos, here are a few snaps of our newly not so newly revamped kitchen. The title is slightly misleading. All we’ve done is paint the walls. I told you previously that our kitchen was a horrid purple colour. Think Premier Inn purple, for those of you who live in the UK. A timely door handle through the wall, meant that Ben couldn’t possibly leave them looking patchy, and Premier Inn purple was replaced with Enchanted Locket.

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Wall Clock from John Lewis | Sky Planters* from Out There Interiors | Radio in Forget-Me-Not from John Lewis

Amazing what a lick of paint can do. We made a few little purchases to finish the room off. It’s the one room in the house that feels finished. There’s no room for anything else in there, so I have no choice anyway. Continue Reading…

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Postcards from // Sophie in the Sticks, Creative Countryside and Little Apple Tree

August 21, 2014

First thing’s first, I am offering 10% off all ad spaces in September. Just use the code SEPTEMBER10 when you check out.

It’s that time of the month when I start to introduce you to the lovely bloggers in my sidebar. I hope you enjoy reading the postcards from Sophie, Eleanor and Angela.

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Sophie in the Sticks

Sophie is one of the few privileged bloggers that has had the pleasure of meeting me (ah-em). She’s a fellow Norfolk dwelling countryside lover, and her blog showcases the beauty of the county we live in to the full. She’s a real sweetie and a pleasure to know in real life.

Post of the month: Riverside riverie – because this is the Norfolk I know and love. So beautiful.

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Creative Countryside

Eleanor’s blog is be-au-tiful! And I’m not just saying this because our blogs look very similar :P Eleanor’s blog is the sort that I love and I’m glad I get to read blogs like hers through running sponsorship on mine. Her blog is all about living the simple life, she’s a fellow book worm and she holidays in the Lake District. Ticks all my boxes.

Post of the month: How to plan the perfect picnic: a guest post, but the sort of post you should expect from Eleanor. Beautiful photography and simple living.

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Little Apple Tree

It’s always a pleasure to welcome Angela back to the blog. Her’s is a favourite of mine anyway and on my daily reading list. Swiss rolls, strawberry jam recipes, book reviews, sunflowers – I promise I’m not trying to make it sound super twee, I just love it! And you will too, so go!

Post of the month: Great Bloggers Bake Off Swiss Roll – Angela is taking on the same challenge as me! Hers looks better though, I’m trying not to be bitter.

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These postcards form part of my advertising packages. If you’d like to see your blog in my sidebar and featured in this post, then I offer a great variety of packages starting from around £15 a month. A maximum of ten bloggers feature in my sidebar. That way, you’re rest assured that you’ll never be lost in the crowd.

I’m offering 10% off all ad spaces in September, just use the code SEPTEMBER10 during checkout. All new ads will now start on the 1st September.