Happy Monday!

After a very busy Saturday I was so glad to have a wonderfully lazy Sunday – for the first time in week’s I got to spend the morning lying in bed, catching up on my favourite blogs while enjoying a good coffee. Bliss! I give this relaxing Sunday full credit for feeling so perky this Monday morning – such a nice change! Whether you’re feeling energised or a little worse-for-wear, here are five things  to help make your Monday even better.


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Friends, Babies & Cake


Friends, babies, celebrating, cake… what’s not to love about baby showers?

Yesterday Kevin and I had the pleasure of throwing a surprise baby shower for a very special family. Two of our closest friends, the wonderful Rhys and Joy, are just weeks away from welcoming the latest addition to their family – a little boy to join their beautiful 17 month-old daughter, Tilly.

To say we’re looking forward to his arrival is an understatement – we’re beyond excited, and know lots of other people are too. So while we wait the last few weeks until he finally enters the world, Kevin and I decided to surprise Joy with a party in celebration of her growing family.

With the time before the new addition arrives speeding by and weekends filling fast, Kevin and I worked with Rhys to pull together the party in little over a week.

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Happy Monday!

Somehow I don’t think many of you will have a case of ‘the Mondays’ this morning – it’s Easter Monday so you’ve probably had a sleep in, leisurely breakfast and an Easter egg or two to get the day off to a good start (I know I have!) But to make your day even brighter – or give you something to read with morning tea – here are five of my favourite things this week.


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Here’s the first edition of a new feature on High Tea with Dragons called Mondayitis!

If you’re anything like me, Monday’s are often a bit of a struggle – the weekend’s never long enough, I’ve never had enough sleep and there’s a mountain of things to do at work. So each Monday morning I’m going to share five things that have brightened up my day in the hopes it will do the same for you.

I hope you like it! Let me know what you think.

And without further ado, here are five things to cure your Mondayitis…


How about some miniature Shetland ponies to brighten up your Monday? Oh, I forgot to mention… they’re wearing knitted jumpers!

Here’s a website that will turn a map into an instant work of art! Just search for the location you want and select various effects like high contract and (my favourite) water colour.

Feeling like a Monday splurge? Then check out this awesome squirrel cookie jar!

Want florist flowers without the price tag? Here are three ways to arrange supermarket flowers so they look like you spent a fortune.

If you like milkshakes and cupcakes then you’ll love these ‘cupshakes’ – adorable cupcakes that look as milkshakey as the real deal.



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