Ashley And Laurie’s Link Up

Hi Everyone!

Well if ever there was a jam-packed week That’s what mine has been. I’ve had so much going on and to be totally honest I am cream crackered and in much need of a couple of days rest! (chance would be a fine thing!)  I have had so much fun since Saturday though, lots of laughter, fun and friendship I will explain

I will start the week in reverse order….


I had such a fun day today meeting up with my partner in crime Ashley to attend a JD Williams event and from there we went on to meet the fabulous Anna from Anna’s Island Style. I have been waiting to meet Anna for such a long time and it was fantastic. We just didn’t have anywhere near enough time to talk! I’m sure this will be continued in another meet up another time. I’m determined to visit her beautiful island!

It was great to catch up with Ashley too, and there will be a post coming up about our day out. We had such a laugh! plus of course, the JD Williams event was fabulous (wait till you see their gorgeous Christmas selection.

Roll back to Saturday night

I had an awful journey to Newcastle late afternoon till around 10 pm We actually drove through the countryside during storm Brian and I was scared! No lights on the road and we hit a flooded part of the road and our car actually took off above it!

Staying with friends that live in the countryside was an absolute joy once the storm subsided and this was the view from the bedroom


This is where I intended to take photos for those gorgeous boots I posted about yesterday, but the weather just wasn’t playing. We had fun trying though and boy could I show you some real bloopers!


Meat Laura Caleb and Indie-Mae

I just love those cheeky poses by the kids! But that wasn’t the only reason we drove up to Newcastle!……


Meet Beau!

A new puppy! And she is absolutely gorgeous! I love her already even though I forgot that having a puppy is like having a baby! Up a couple of times, a night at the moment is very tiring!

Lot’s of cuddles though!


And that’s not all! There was one other special part to my weekend

I met up with Gail from Is This Mutton and Hilda from Over The Hilda for a photo shoot for The Bias-Cut.  Of course, there will also be a follow-on post for this day too, but for me meeting the girls was a delight. Both are lovely ladies and again just not enough time was available.

So. All in all yes I have had a busy few days! Please take a look at the post for the gorgeous boots though. They are specially designed for health reasons, but they are so stylish and comfortable! Catch the post here

My two featured bloggers from last week

Pamela Grahams take on what Autumn Colours will suit you best is very interesting And Amy’s beautiful photos from her travels are just breathtaking.

Sorry for such a long winded post my friends, let’s crack on with the link up! I look forward to seeing your posts! And don’t forget to go visit Ashley to see her chosen favourites.



Every Thursday from 7 am.


Link to Ashley and me, even better link to both of us? This will equal more visibility for your blog too.


Any post on any subject you like from the last week. Instagram pics welcome too!


  1. You will discover new blogs to read and other people can discover your blog too. Win win!
  2. Ashley and I will each pick someone to feature each week from the week before, on both our blogs.
  3. It’s going to be lots of fun.

How to:

The easiest way is to simply add a link to this page into the post you want to link-up with us.

Then come back to our Weekly Thursday posts and add your own link.  A comment is always appreciated too, plus it’s a great way for us all to get to know each other.

If you tweet or share we will do our best to tweet or share your posts too!

Link-up Etiquette

“We don’t like rules, so anything goes…so play nice and be polite” 

However, because you are getting two links for the price of one, all we ask is that you leave a comment on both our blogs?  Afterall you wouldn’t go to a party and ignore the host now, would you?


We may choose to remove your link if you haven’t done this!

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Xo Laurie




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  1. Miri
    October 29, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    Ohh, your puppy is so adorable! And you are right, at the beginning, they are like babies. :-))
    Hugs and have a lovely rest of the weekend,

  2. October 29, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    You’ve had an interesting and varied week Laurie. I’m so glad you have Beau now. That’s a handful that is going to keep you so busy now.

  3. October 28, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    You really did have a busy week! Congratulations on the new puppy, she’s gorgeous!

    Emma xxx

    • laurie
      October 29, 2017 / 12:06 am

      Thank you Emma. She’s a real sweetie xx

  4. October 28, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    Aw that is the cutest little puppy Laurie. Yes, it is like having a child. Was up twice this week at 3.45 in the morning because something was off with her stomach. But when she is cuddling up on the blankey at my feet and waiting for me to finish posting…ya know…btw totally luuuv your ootd over at Nicole’s link-up. You are to me the perfect 70s Charlie’s Angel…xxxxx Sabina

    • laurie
      October 29, 2017 / 12:07 am

      Aw, Sabina. Thank you! xx

  5. October 27, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    Beau looks a cutie, though your drive sounded horrendous. Was so great to meet you and Hilda.

    • laurie
      October 29, 2017 / 12:08 am

      That is one drive I won’t forget in a hurry Gail! Worth it in the end though xx

    • laurie
      October 29, 2017 / 12:08 am

      Ditto on that! I loved it too xx

  6. October 27, 2017 / 6:43 pm

    OMG, Beau is so adorable! Congratulations on your new puppy—I hope your weekend has lots and lots of snuggles!

    • laurie
      October 29, 2017 / 12:10 am

      Thank you Cheryl. And yes lots of snuggles and keeping me busy too! xx

  7. October 27, 2017 / 2:58 pm

    Oh my God! What a doll! I would be all around her alll day long. And what a fabuleus meetings you had! Want to read all about it! Enjoy your weekend.

    • laurie
      October 29, 2017 / 5:13 am

      Thank you Nancy! And of course I will be telling you all about it xx

  8. October 27, 2017 / 2:57 pm

    Thanks for sharing your experiences with us. It’s wonderful to have a peek into your daily life. I’m beyond thrilled that you have the opportunity to get together with your blogging buddies. Sending big hugs to all of you! Xo Jonet

    • laurie
      October 29, 2017 / 5:11 am

      It was a hectic week but a fantastic week Jonet. It was absolutely fantastic to see the girls xx

  9. October 27, 2017 / 1:39 pm

    What a fun week and your puppy is SO cute!

    • laurie
      October 29, 2017 / 5:14 am

      Thank you Heather! I absolutely love her xx

  10. October 27, 2017 / 12:49 am

    Wow! What an exciting week you’ve had! And I’m so happy you found a new puppy! What a sweetie!

    • laurie
      October 29, 2017 / 5:15 am

      Thank you Amy she’s a joy xx

  11. October 26, 2017 / 6:41 pm

    Sounds like my week, Laurie! Come to think about it, sounds like my month (lol)! As for your sweet new puppy…in love! Absolutely adorable! The early days are always hard bit so worth it! Enjoy! And how fun to meet up with other bloggers! Would so enjoy doing that some day! I already feel like I know you but it would be great to finally meet in person!

    Have a wonderful weekend!


    • laurie
      October 29, 2017 / 5:16 am

      Oh Mary, I would love to meet you too! I know I would love to have a nose in that huge wardrobe of yours! xx

  12. October 26, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    What a cute puppy! Well worth the drive, and a few sleepless nights, too. And how wonderful you got to meet so many bloggers. I can certainly relate to feeling busy, I’ve been knackered for so weeks now, and there’s no end in sight yet…

    • laurie
      October 29, 2017 / 5:18 am

      She is so cute Tina! I feel your pain my friend! I never seem to catch up xx

  13. jodie filogomo
    October 26, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    What a fabulous time to meet up with all of these bloggers, Laurie!! It’s the best part of blogging!!
    And yay to a new puppy!! They bring such joy and love!

    • laurie
      October 29, 2017 / 5:18 am

      Isn’t it Jodie? Nothing better than blogging girls getting together xx

  14. October 26, 2017 / 1:17 pm

    Oh wow Laurie, what a great week. I would love to meet up with you all sometime 🙂 Your little fur baby is adorable, aww fun and games, I remember them well with Mollie. Thanks for hosting.

    • laurie
      October 29, 2017 / 5:21 am

      Thank you Claire. I have enjoyed watching Mollie grow up! I hope Beau has a similar character xx

  15. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    October 26, 2017 / 1:17 pm

    Wow wonderfull busy week….. oh a new puppy… so cute.;)

    • laurie
      October 29, 2017 / 5:22 am

      Isn’t she just? I love her already! xx

  16. October 26, 2017 / 11:32 am

    Laurie, what a fabulous week you had! It makes the exhaustion well worth it, doesn’t it?! Beau really is a handsome little guy. And those little ones are quite cheeky…but ever so adorable, too! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing week with us.


    • laurie
      October 29, 2017 / 5:23 am

      Thank you Shelbee. Just keeping me a little bit busier but she’s worth it xx

  17. October 26, 2017 / 10:55 am

    Hello oh wow what a wonderful week you have had !
    Such a lovely day yesterday looking forward to the next one !
    Beau is beautiful so cute too! Good luck with the late nights
    Ash xxxx

  18. October 26, 2017 / 10:46 am

    Busy week, it’s lovely to see you’ve met up with the girls, such a shame you can’t make Saturday. x Hope to catch up with you another time Laurie. Thanks for hosting the link-up. Jacqui

    • laurie
      October 29, 2017 / 5:23 am

      I’m sure we will meet at some point Jacqui xx

  19. October 26, 2017 / 9:31 am

    Wow, what a busy week, I’m crackered just reading it.
    Beautiful new addition to your family, so cute, you must be so happy.
    But what amazing meet ups. Well done for organising this. So far I’ve only met the lovely bubbly Anna from your pics … maybe one day you and I will finally meet!
    Hugs, x

    • laurie
      October 29, 2017 / 5:24 am

      I so hope so Mary! I’m going to make it happen xx

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