Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Balcony in bloom: autumn/winter update 2017

It's been awhile since my last balcony in bloom update and I though it is time to catch up. Last month I've been busy repotting and trimming my little garden to prepare it for the cooler months. Recent winters in London were not harsh and I believe that this year won't be any different, so I have hopes for few blooms even during the winter.

Here is how my balcony looks at the moment. Not a sunny day outside, so it is a treat to see a bit of colour and occasional blooms. This little corner is one of way I tend to distress from my busy life. Do share your distress tips in the comments below.


I have added Azalea Japonica and some Pansies to freshen up the overall look. Azalea I believe will bloom in spring. I have it in a light pink shade and it looks hardy enough to last. Pansies are usually good with cold and will provide my little corner with a bit of yellow and purple colours.

I am glad to say that I still have basket Begonia, yellow Primula and Geranium, which you can see in my previous updates. I have planted some beautiful Fuchsia this summer and it looks they might last the winter and bloom again next year. My first Fuchsia was attacked by green bugs and sadly didn't survive, so I am thrilled to have a bit more success with it this time.

I can see tiny shoots of Narcissus and Hyacinth already, looking forward to enjoy them coming spring. My mint and succulents are doing well too, mind you without much effort on my side. I guess, some plants just love to be left alone to thrive.


I would love to hear about your balconies and plants you grow. Do you like blooms or prefer greens, share in the comments below.
Marija

Thursday, 16 November 2017

MWgifts - November 2017 update

I know it's been awhile since my last MWgifts update, but I have something exquisite to share with you today. I came across this little beauty just few days ago and posted it today on eBay for the auction.


This is a Franz porcelain retired Spring Freesia cup and saucer set FZ00030, which is signed by designer and sculptor. It has beautiful floral detailing and in excellent condition free of chips, cracks or scratches. A fabulous gift or a show item for your home. It is available for global shipping, see more photos and other details on MWgift eBay page.

I hope to have a bit more time for all my hobbies from now on and am looking forward to other beautiful discoveries.

Happy shopping everyone!
Marija

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

November's beauty favourite



I got this little bottle in one of my Glossyboxes and been using it for few weeks now. This is an energising hair mask with cooling effect. It has beautifully refreshing scent which stays with hair for quite awhile; lovely consistency and it looks gorgeous on my bathroom shelf. But the best bit is the result. This hair mask made my hair soft and more easily manageable. I am not sure what is the cooling effect for? I don't usually apply hair mask on my scalp, where I believe this effect would be refreshingly beneficial. But anyway, my hair ends look nourished and healthy.

Have you tried anything from Valquer?
Marija