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June is my birthday month and so quite a few of my favourites are gifts that I received. Quite a few items are book themed which I absolutely love. There are a few other items featured that are non birthday related and I've watched some good bits mainly on Netflix this month.

Disney + 


Absolutely loved it! Estella is a young and clever grifter who's determined to make a name for herself in the fashion world. She soon meets a pair of thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they build a life for themselves on the streets of London. However, when Estella befriends fashion legend Baroness von Hellman, she embraces her wicked side to become the raucous and revenge-bent Cruella.


Two Summers 

The story of a group of bosom friends who come into conflict when they are extorted with images of a fateful evening during a holiday thirty years ago. 

City of Ember 

Not sure why I've not watched it sooner as its a great family film. The main generator in the City of Ember, a post-apocalyptic underground city, is beginning to fail. Two teenagers must unlock an ancient mystery before the lights go out for good.

Man Vs Bee

A man starts a new job as a housesitter, wacky hi-jinks ensue as he tries to take care of this house while pursued by a mischievous bee. Stuart and I watched the whole series in one night and it was hilarious. The episodes are really short approx 10-20 minutes each. 

You don't know me

A young man from South London is in the dock for murder. The evidence against him is overwhelming, but rather than let one of the barristers decide what's in his best interest, he chooses to exercise his right to tell his own story, in his own words. His story is extraordinary, it's about the woman he loves, who got herself into dangerous trouble. It's about how he risked everything to save her. He swears he's innocent, but in the end, the only thing that matters, is if you believe his story or not.

Chickenhare and the hamster of darkness 

In this fun family film a brave young animal explorer teams up with two trusty friends to find a powerful artefact before his greedy uncle can get his paws on it.

This gorgeous book sleeve has such a beautiful illustration of a girl surrounded by books. There are two compartments, one has a zipper. You can fit two books if you use the font compartment for a paperback. The main compartment from my experience is able to fit either a paperback or hardback. 

* The Library metal bookend 
A perfect gift for avid readers and bookworms. This bookend is perfect for your shelf, I personally use mine as an ornament instead of a bookend. 

This lightweight top is ideal for bookworms. I'd advise ordering a size up then you would normally go for.

This light pink rose Teddy bear is made with soap flower artificial flowers to make the bear shape. The bear is 10" tall and comes with string fairy lights. It looks stunning both without the lights and also lit up. 

Caldero Lounge
For my birthday Stuart took me out for lunch at Caldero Lounge a restaurant we've not been to before that is fairly new. The food was delicious although pricey. I also treated myself to a cocktail called the Betty Blue which was delicious.

Cocktail cans
We went out for another meal the next day with friends and they got me a joint gift which included 2 cans of Mojito's. We also had drinks when we went back to theirs and added vodka to these Arizona cocktail mixers. I ended up buying more and trying a few other cocktail cans too.

Book stamp
As a treat to myself I purchased this gorgeous book stamp and ink from Sweet blackflip over on Etsy. There are so many beautiful designs to choose from so it took me awhile to decided. In the end I opted for the hand with stars and flower design. 

Trip to the seaside 
Over the jubilee Bank Holiday on the Friday we headed to Cleethorpes with family and had a great time. We hopefully will be able to go again during the summer just the 3 of us.

Rainbow wine glasses
I found these rainbow wine glasses over on Vinted new in box for sale. They are originally from Asda but I'm not too sure if they still do them. They aren't glass so ideal for using outdoors.

Caramel Twirl 
Twirl is one of my favourite chocolate bars and this new limited edition flavour is amazing. You definitely need to try it especially if you love caramel.

Follow your dreams sign 
I found this sign in one of the local charity shops for £2.50. I keep meaning to put it on our bedroom wall above our bed.

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