September 09, 2018

Home from home.

A level results are in, summer is officially over and it's time to cut those apron strings and hope you have prepared your babies for independent survival.

Hopefully the desired UCAS points were ever in their favour - whether they're one hour up the M1 or a five hour plane journey away. 

Looking around there are some really cool and peculiar courses to enroll in - the list is endless. 

A Brewing and Distilling degree at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh?

Or

A Contemporary Circus and Physical Performance degree at Bath Spa University?

 

Your car is laden with all their worldly goods and an array of items purchased from IKEA (including that all important Britta Apple Slicer!)

The reality is that your new student will arrive at their halls to a room far too small for all their belongings. The home shared by 7 barely adults will most probably own 7 Britta Apple slicers because of 7 O.T.T Mummas.

Here are some products from us at Coconutgrass to add to your sprogs' rooms (cupboards). 

https://coconutgrass.com/collections/all-art-prints/products/be-a-flamingo-print

https://coconutgrass.com/collections/aprons-and-tea-towels/products/game-of-thrones-gnomes-tea-towel

Don't worry, they will be home soon for your roast dinner and in-house laundry service.

 

August 19, 2018

September beckons, it's back to school!

There is the school shoe shop. You grab a ticket and you get number 87, then hear the shoe shop assistant call ticket number 44! After you have all reached zombie mode and you have promised a fast food lunch and a treat to keep the troops happy, it's finally your turn. The children's feet are measured and the shop assistant disappears off to see what is in stock - usually the most uncool shoes in the range, or the most expensive. View full article →
July 30, 2018

No good story started with a salad!

With the long spell of blazing sunshine and soaring temperatures all we want to do is relax in the garden and definitely stay outside the kitchen. Salads become the perfect choice for lunch and dinner.

If the idea of eating yet another leafy dinner makes you yawn, salads don’t have to be boring and they don’t have to be just light bowls of lettuce with a random shop bought dressing.

Salads can be exciting, honest! They can be extremely colourful and totally Instagram worthy. You won’t have to worry about them getting cold whilst you get that all important perfect shot of what you are eating for your dinner.

Supermarkets stock more and more exotic ingredients so you can really go to town with your flavours and textures. Here are examples of gorgeous salad recipes.

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Jamie Oliver’s Blackened chicken with San Fran quinoa salad.

 

 

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The Happy Foodie's Fennel, Mint and Orange Salad.

 

Now these are examples of delicious and colourful meals but they do cry out for a beautifully cool, glass of dressed Prosecco to accompany them because.......

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No good story started with a salad.

Stay cool everyone.

 

July 16, 2018

The Wheels on the Bus go to the Wedding!

The journey to your wedding is super exciting, it is essential to choose a form of wedding transport to suit your theme and to allow you to arrive in style.

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We have taken a look at some of the more unusual forms of wedding transport. You may have in mind for your special day, a classic limousine, vintage vehicle or something cool and quirky that will grab everyone’s attention.

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This Jaguar E-type carrying Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews transported the couple from their wedding ceremony. A super special 2 seater car being the oldest surviving Series 1 Roadster, built in 1961.

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This impeccably restored VW camper, made for the wedding industry is absolutey stunning. This charming camper will certainly turn heads and is hired through https://www.campervanwedding.com.

The iconic split screen VW looks fabulous with it's extra special character in wedding pics. Instagram ready.

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Finally we take a look at the Red Wedding Bus. This beauty can transport up to 57 lucky passengers.

The bridal party would travel in style to the ceremony and on to the wedding reception. 

White ribbons adorn the front of the bus with bouquets of beautiful flowers along with personalised blinds & tickets. 

The Red Route Master Wedding Bus shown can be hired from https://www.firstchoiceweddingcars.co.uk.

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Our personalised wedding bus gifts delight their recipients. Fabulous keepsakes.

 

 

July 02, 2018

Anyone for Tennis?

It's the start of world’s oldest tennis tournament at the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club today - Wimbledon.

Tennis fans queue for an age, camping out to see if they can grab those precious Centre Court tickets. Strict rules regulate those campers- they will lose their place if they leave their tent is left unattended for more than 30 minutes. Let's hope they don't all need to visit the toilet queue at the same time!

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The most recent British players to win the singles events were Andy Murray in 2013 (Men’s Singles) and Virginia Wade in 1977 (Women's Singles). Sadly, Murray is still recovering from hip surgery, so will not be competing this year. However, the super awesome American tennis machine that is: Serena Williams, just months after giving birth to daughter Alexis Olympia in September 2017 is back, winning her matches at Wimbledon. Mum Power!

Other than the tennis itself it's all about the dressed Pimms and those delicious servings of strawberries and cream.

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For those who are not fortunate enough to visit, you can watch it on the TV and apply some delicious Strawberries and Cream Lip Balm from Coconutgrass.

https://coconutgrass.com/products/strawberries-and-cream-flavour-lip-balm

 

June 22, 2018

School's Out Forever!

As some of our children are finishing their final exams after weeks of revision, stress and post-it notes stuck everywhere, it is almost time for them to breathe out and think about the long summer holidays stretching out ahead. View full article →
June 10, 2018

World Cup V Love island

Wow, what a dilemma! The 2018 Fifa World Cup  is going to clash with this year's Love Island on television. View full article →
May 28, 2018

Let's Celebrate the Hipster Dad this Father's Day!

The Hipster Dad- is a pretty cool customer. He is up to date with all the latest music and movies. He would be cool enough to be allowed to accompany his kids to a music festival or maybe the kids are just cool enough to accompany him. View full article →
May 20, 2018

Right Royal Daddys and Grandads

What a wonderfully magical Royal Wedding we all had the pleasure of witnessing, like a true-life fairytale. Congratulations to the New Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

It was so amazing to see Prince Philip defy all odds after a recent surgery to walk alongside the Queen to attend his Grandson's wedding.

At the sad news that Meghan's own Father was unable to make the journey over to the UK to attend his daughter's wedding, we were all touched by her request to be given away by Prince Charles.

There was a wonderful moment when Prince Harry thanked his Pop.

The Bridesmaids and Pageboys all were very young and adorable.

 As Prince Harry looked a little nervous waiting for his bride, his brother stood beside him looking equally as apprehensive, awaiting the arrival of his young son and daughter who had the important roles of Pageboy and Bridesmaid. 

Perhaps hoping that they would behave themselves whilst under the watchful eyes of the billions of people watching all over the world.

They both did their Dad proud.

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May 15, 2018

Sporting Dad.

With just one month until the eyes of the world turn to Russia for the start of the 2018 World Cup, help unleash the inner sportsman in you Dad with a sports themed Fathers Day gift. 

Your football fan Dad may travel up and down the country supporting his team through thick and thin. If he can't make the game in person he may shout at the television screen things like "Ref, that's a penalty!"

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Dad will love our football team print which can be personalised as they may wish.

Dad may be a Manchester City Fan, delighted to support English Premier League Champions.

Their manager Pep Guardiola, also is soon to be teeing up alongside Europe’s Number One golfer Tommy Fleetwood in the Celebrity Pro-Am at the BMW PGA Championship.

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Hoping Pep is prepared and that someone has been kind enough to treat him to a tub of tees and golf bag tag!

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