On giving up on pressure to be ‘current’

It is a funny ol’ world the world of a blogger.  Looking back a few years, ok seven (woah), Thankfifi started out as a space to share my outfits and honestly most of those clothes were sourced from Ebay or sales or had been in my closet for years, sometimes many, many years.  I simply was not in a financial…
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A girls weekend in Fayence, France

A photo diary of a weekend in the most beautifully French villa, Les Terraces, just outside Fayence with the most wonderful group of girls. This was in fact a hen weekend but not as we know them…  Yes, there were games of pass the parcel and guess the knickers and an illuminating Mr & Mrs quiz but mostly this was…
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Simple ways to embrace an outdoor life

I have never spent so much time outdoors as I have in this past month (and I have had dogs, for over a decade, who get walked up to four times a day).  And what I have realised is perhaps not exactly groundbreaking but, boy, the outdoors is so good for your soul.  Sunshine helps for sure but that fresh…
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Why I quit the day job

First of all let me be honest…  There was no grand ‘I quit’ moment.  There was no walk out.  Rather more of a ‘me sobbing quietly into my boss’s very understanding arms’ moment and accepting that it was time for things to change. I started working with Fi at Bluebellgray just one month after launching the blog in 2011, wow… …
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Some thoughts on warmth

Weekends are spent here, by this fire, filled with warmth and laughter (and sometimes toasted marshmallows).  This room was what sold the house to us…  The previous owners showed us around and filled our heads with this vignette of cosy family life and whilst we’ve changed the superficialities of the space, the bones remain the same and this roaring fire the centre.  We…
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