Marv and Austen 1

Welcome, June!



Check out my video of what’ll be in your amazing Tarte Today’s Special Value this Saturday. A lot easier to show you than writing a list of everything because there’s so much in it! Wowzer!

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Tackling the topiary!


We have a bit of a jungle outside our house. So the Bank Holiday weekend was a mixture of buying a hedgetrimmer and  our first ever BBQ, then working hard at cutting the topiary back, pulling up weeds and cracking on with the main bedroom. But Austen and I also made time for family fun at the local street food festival (with my youngest niece Nadine) and then my eldest brother, Tony, who adores cooking for lots of people, made a crazily delicious lamb feast! No better way to spend the weekends, eh?

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See you soon!




  1. lorraine June 1, 2016 at 3:10 pm -  Reply

    Hi Marv!! love tarte TSV and what a lovely garden you have too! have you got a water feature in there from qvc? Glad you are still working with beer ;} x

  2. Marverine Cole June 2, 2016 at 10:03 am -  Reply

    HI Lorraine, our garden needs a lot of TLC though but thanks for being so nice about it.Everything in it, we’ve inherited and we might just dig it all up and start afresh next year. We’ve been thinking about a water fountain but that’s for next summer. Right now we’re just trying to keep on top of the grass – it grows like crazy but we’ve been using Lawn Magic on it, so that might explain things! ha ha ha

  3. Susan June 2, 2016 at 3:58 pm -  Reply

    Lovely photos of you and Austen and the family Marv! Glad you had a fun bank hol!x

  4. Sue Wotton June 4, 2016 at 12:18 pm -  Reply

    Marv I have purchased Today’s Special Valve and a couple of Artscape tops. As you are part of my extended family. Its dangerous when you’re on, I do try to be selective with my purchases. Noticed you had Clarks Sandals on which I have on waitlist as I want the black leather ones.

  5. susan bickerton June 6, 2016 at 12:06 pm -  Reply

    Great garden Marverine , Hows the decorating going ?

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