It’s such a treat to be kicking off this week with a round up of the wonderful blogs I’ve been reading this month, and that’ve been linked here on Cider with Rosie throughout January. There’s a blog for everyone linked just below- some are lifestyle focused, others concentrate on the creation and sharing of recipes, some centre around travel, and others touch on a little bit of everything and more besides! It’s been such a pleasure getting to know each of these blogs and bloggers in turn, and I’m so excited to be sharing them here today! So, get ready to add a whole heap of new blogs to your reading list…
Life is Worth the Fight
I feel as though I’ve ‘known’ Stacie for such a long time now (I came across her blog not all that long after setting up my own!) and so it’s such a pleasure to have her blog linked here once again! Life is Worth the Fight is such a lovely blog- a mixture of fun beauty posts, stories about her lovely family, and Stacie’s thoughts about her experience of waiting for a double heart and lung transplant. I love how incredibly honest her writing is, and never fail to come away inspired. Life is Worth the Fight just so happens to be the very best place to visit if you find yourself in need of a Lush product recommendation, too!
Favourite post of the past month? Valentine’s Lush haul.
A Simple Elegance
I’ve so enjoyed getting to know Arielle in the months since she first took up a place in my sidebar- and I know a fair few CwR readers have done too! Arielle lives on a beautiful Caribbean Island with her husband, and shares posts about their adventures and experiences of setting up a life abroad. I love how simple and beautiful everything Arielle shares on her blog is, and find each and every posts she writes to be so very personable and friendly. And oh my, her photos from the island on which she lives make me kind of wish Jason’s work would take us over to the Caribbean for a sabbatical, too! ;)
Favourite post of the past month? Apartment Sweet Apartment.
Mel Bakes Things
I’ve fallen clean in love with Mel’s blog over the past few months, and I’m telling you, she’s outdone herself on the recipe-front throughout January! Mel’s blog, as you might’ve guessed from its name, is a food-focused one, and is full of some of the most tempting recipes around! In January, Mel’s shared recipes for a salted caramel and coconut hot chocolate (just you WAIT until you see the photos!), oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies, and cherry infused marshmallows to go into a black forest hot chocolate! I can’t recommend it highly enough- you’re going to just love it!
Favourite post of the past month? Salted caramel + coconut hot chocolate.
Oh, Angie’s blog is such a brilliantly fun one to follow! Silverspoon London is a luxury lifestyle blog, and documents all of Angie’s travels and adventures. It’s the type of blog I like to lose myself in…and maybe live vicariously through a little bit, too ;) I love how well-written all of Angie’s posts are- they’re so incredibly informative and her blog is the most incredible guide to dining out in London and the best of international travel too! Such an amazing blog to read for a little escapism from these dreary winter days, and for planning your next adventure…
Favourite post of the past month? A Tale of Two Anniversaries and Dinner at Fera, Claridges.
Life Outside London
I’m pretty sure Michelle is my soul-sister ;) Spaniel owner- check! Countryside dweller- check! More comfy in wellies than any other type of shoe?- check! Life Outside London is a lifestyle blog, full of stories and photographs from Michelle’s adventures down in Devon. It’s Michelle’s writing that I love the most- she makes me laugh out loud on a regular basis! Life Outside London is the sort of blog that you’ll get completely hooked on, whether it’s the book reviews, the recipes, or just the photos of Pete & Betty (two of the most gorgeous spaniels you ever did see!) that get you. Add to your reading list on the double!
Favourite post of the past month? Three go to Elberry Cove.
I’m so, so glad to have been introduced to Beth’s blog over the past couple of weeks. Alphabet is first and foremost a blog about books, and is fast becoming my go-to site for reading recommendations! I love Beth’s ‘book haul’ posts, and find her passion and enthusiasm for what she reads rubs off on me every single time I visit her blog! Her writing too is just lovely, and aside from book recommendations Beth shares gorgeous lifestyle posts, snippets from her Instagram feed, and the odd ‘tag’ post too! It’s just such a lovely read, and one I’ll be returning to every time I’m in search of a recommendation of what book to pick up next!
Favourite post of the past month? A December/January Book and Poetry Haul.
Follow Your Sunshine
Follow Your Sunshine is another blog that was new to me in January, and I’m so excited to introduce you to it, too! Last year Polly emigrated to Doha, and is blogging all about her adventures in Qatar via her lovely blog! Her posts are so fascinating to read, ranging from hot tips about the best places to visit in Doha, where fellow British expats can find the goods from home, and about the high and low points of living so far away from home. I’ve absolutely loved reading back through Polly’s archives, and now you’re going to fall hard for this one! Follow along for a little winter sunshine ;)
Favourite post of the past month? 6 of my Favourite Childhood Memories.
Cecilia in the Rain
From one side of the world, to the other! Cecilia is originally from Sweden and now blogs from Scotland- and her blog is such a sweet one! Cecilia in the Rain is a lifestyle blog, with all sorts of posts that’ll capture your heart right from the off. Whether she’s sharing stunning photographs and fun tales from trips back to Sweden, or snippets of craft projects, or snapshots of Scotland, Cecilia’s posts are always so engaging and well put together. If you’re fond of effortlessly charming lifestyle blogs, then Cecilia in the Rain is one for you!
Favourite post of the past month? Back to my old stomping grounds.
This Particular has been a regular read of mine for *months* now, and is one I know so many of you have fallen in love with recently too! On This Particular, Ala shares musings and goings on from her life in London, and does so in such a way that made me feel as though I knew her in person long before I actually had the pleasure of meeting her in real life. Her posts are always so engaging (Ala’s recommendations for where to eat in London never fail!), and I know when clicking through to This Particular I can always count on having a smile on my face by the time I’m done reading. Very highly recommended!
Favourite post of the past month? Franco Manca | East Dulwich.
A Little Lusciousness
It’s always such a pleasure to have Rosie’s beautiful blog linked in my sidebar- it’s such a lovely one to check in on each day! A Little Lusciousness is a food blog, first and foremost, and Rosie’s passion and enthusiasm for food, whether she’s cooking or just enjoying eating it, is so infectious! In the past month Rosie shared her thoughts on a meal she ate at pop-up restaurant The Little Yellow Door (she also runs a pop-up from her very own home!), ate some epic looking pizzas at Pizza Union, and enjoyed an idyllic weekend in a cabin in the woods for her anniversary! You’re going to just love this one, I know.
Favourite post of the past month? A Weekend in Churt.
A Dash of Ginger
I never fail to be impressed by Kirsty’s blog, and not to mention inspired too! A Dash of Ginger is a food blog, full of the most divine-looking recipes you could wish for! In the past month, Kirsty’s whipped up a roasted cauliflower salad (that I cannot wait to try!), cinnamon maple pecan granola (too too perfect for cold winter mornings) and, the stuff dreams are made of- coffee cake with Nutella frosting! I just love how beautifully styled Kirsty’s photos are, and find myself returning to A Dash of Ginger time and again for inspiration. I highly recommend adding it to your reading list!
Favourite post of the past month? Nutella frosted Coffee Cake.
Rhyme & Ribbons
Each month, I fall more and more in love with Rhyme & Ribbons. It’s just the loveliest read! Rhyme and Ribbons is a lifestyle blog, and one I find myself returning to time and again. This month Amanda’s shared an outfit that features the sweetest jumper around (complete with neon coral bobbles!), popped down to Brighton for the day with her other half Sam, and shared a recipe for a yellow cake with chocolate frosting that almost had me licking my computer screen. You’ll want to settle in for a good long read of this one, so make sure you’re settled down with a coffee, and then dive in!
Favourite post of the past month? By The Sea, oh I Know You’d Love It.
A few more beautiful blogs to read + fall in love with ::
Miranda’s Notebook || Favourite post? Burns Night Orange Marmalade Cake
The Awkward Blog || Favourite post? How not to plan a wedding
Get the Skinny || Favourite post? 6 Tips to Beat the Christmas Bloat
Kimi and Me || Favourite post? Hair Today
Coffee Sugar Lemonade || Favourite post? Life Affirmations for 2015
Uncia + Tigris || Favourite post? Couch to 5k – week 1 in review
Me & Orla || Favourite post? Scandinavian coconut biscuits with sea salt
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