Woohoo summer is in full swing, are you loving the heatwave as much as I am?

Well I was lapping it up until I got hit by a car and ended up laid up in bed but that’s a whole other blog post!

I just wanted to show you my snazzy new sofa set I chose from Manomano as those of you who follow me on Instagram will know how indecisive I was about what to get to enhance my beloved garden.


I was supposed to be working with a brand who were going to sort out the whole garden for us as part of a collaboration, then they pulled the plug at the last minute – and after we had got rid of our old garden furniture – so I was quite literally up the creek without a seat to sit on. Sh*t happens though so it was time to make some decisions.

My massive quandary was then whether to invest in another table and chairs combo to eat dinner in the garden or more of a lounging set to kick back and enjoy a glass of wine of a balmy evening or working outside with a cool drink in the day.

Eventually I made the choice to go for lounging as I’m more than partial to a glass of vino and chilling out, but we are not so keen on flies for dinner as a family. Call us fussy but…..

I almost plumped for an Aldi set which was on special offer but it was only rattan effect and I knew when it came I would always be looking at it wishing I’d traded up and that’s where Manomano came in.

I found a cracking set on there, with a table to facilitate drinks and snacks, complete with colour pop cushions.

When I ordered it I wasn’t really in a rush but it came within two days which I was pleasantly surprised about and couldn’t wait to get it put together.

My hubby is no DIY boy so he got a bit frustrated with it but our local handyman had it sorted in a couple of hours as the instructions are clear as a bell and I was delighted to see our new addition to the family fit right in.

The unit consists of a corner seat, footstool and two seats plus table. This module can be used in so many combinations so I can have a feet up lounger sofa, individual chairs or all in one, it’s just so versatile!

It has been lovely chilling out in the garden and getting some work done whilst the kids are at school then having a cheeky glass of my favourite Mirabeau rose of an evening. Crisp and delicious, I was never a big rose fan but since discovering this brand, I’m hooked! The bottles are huge too, so they are fabulous to take to parties, you will be the most welcome guest!



Happily, we haven’t missed the table and chairs one bit but rather, we are loving the new furniture. Snacky food out there is ideal and the kids have been loving spending more time in the garden again, finding some new friends too.


I had our friends round last week, fire pit blazing, tunes on, few drinks and lots of lounging, I’m so chuffed with choice -what do you think?

Before this find, I had never heard of manomano but now they are my go to – they do so many essentials – amazing wallpaper too – pink flamingo feature wall anyone?

Speak soon lovelies. xxx


Disclaimer: I was sent this set at a very generous discount from Manomano but I wanted to share it with you as it makes me really happy and we use it every day.