Our week that was: Fizz, flowers and a haircut!

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This week is the first time this year when it has felt like summer has finally arrived. We’ve been out in T-shirts and the sky is still bright on our evening dog walks.

Bottle of Castillo De Sierra Rosado rosé cava


With the onset of long, warm, sunny days, we’ve started eating our evening meals al fresco. Outdoor This week, we discovered a delicious pink fizz; Castillo De Sierra Rosado Cava from Morrisons. It’s really dry with hints of strawberry and cherry… and best of all, it’s really affordable at just £5.99 per bottle. In fact, we like it so much, we’ve just returned to buy six more bottles – and we saved 25% for buying it in bulk, making it £4.49 each!

Welsh poppies in our garden Lilac shrub in our garden
Red campion in our garden 'Korresia' rose in our garden
clockwise from top left: Welsh poppies, lilac, rose Korresia, red campion


Again, because of the warm weather (and preceding weeks of rainfall) our garden is suddenly blooming this week. The first of our roses, Korresia, is coming into flower.

My 3rd haircut


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My 1st haircut


For over 30 years, I didn’t go to the hairdresser… without having my hair cut. When we moved to Wales, I noticed that there’s a curly hair specialist in Aberystwyth town centre. After the end of lockdown, I contacted Richard – aka Cyrl Cymru – to make an appointment. He told me that his book was full and that he wouldn’t be taking any new clients for the rest of the year… that was more than 6 months away!

Anyway, he eventually contacted me to see if I was still interested in having my hair cut… I was! I’ve now been to him 3 times in the last 5 months, the condition of my hair gets better and better with each visit.

Price Points: New Year’s Eve bubbly

Selection of New Year's Eve bubbly | H is for Home

What are you doing on New Year’s Eve? We’ll be having a quiet one at home, probably watching a film and then maybe Jools Holland’s Hootenanny on the box. We’ll be enjoying a bottle or two of New Year’s Eve bubbly listening to the fireworks going off around the neighbourhood.

We can heartily recommend all the bottles featured below – we’ve personally tested them ourselves! Who needs to spend hundreds of pounds on Cristal Champagne and the like? These are excellent value and taste great!

What’s your tipple of choice on New Year’s Eve?

  1. Wm Morrison Vintage Cava Brut: £6.50, Morrisons
  2. Astoria Corderie Prosecco Di Valdobbiadene Extra Dry: £11.25 Gerrard Seel
  3. Tesco Finest Vintage Champagne: £25, Tesco