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My week in pictures

When I started writing this I had my blog open in another window, and after coming back to my post halfway through I had a burst of motivation and decided to have a bit of a redesign - what do you think? I owe it all to poweredbypastries.com as I installed one of their blog templates and followed a tutorial to do the header, so I can't claim any of the credit I'm afraid.

Anyway... I can't believe it's Saturday again and I haven't had a chance to blog during the week. This year is flying by so fast! I can't believe how much my life has changed over the last few weeks, and at the same time how much I'm settling into my new lifestyle. I absolutely loved living in the city centre - walking into town to meet friends, not having to get a taxi to go out for dinner, spending lazy afternoons in local beer gardens, but as I take the train to work through the forest in the morning it all just feels so much more me. I bought a new bike this week and last night I came in from work and cooked dinner, and then we went out for a bike ride to watch the sun go down over the quay. Riding back through the smell of woodsmoke in the dusk I just felt so content and happy - and I finished the evening by cracking open a bottle of wine and stuffing myself with M&S snacks. Perfect. 

Talking of new things I have bought this week (the bike, silly!) I had several packages turn up to the house from things I'd ordered on the internet over the last couple of weeks. The first was a box of things from an HeyYoYo's Etsy shop - they sell a whole array of lovely things and I bought lots of bits including cupcake cases and stickers - and, how awesome are the vintage-y looking popcorn bags? I thought they would be great to send out letters and postcards in.


I also bought three books from Amazon - two on mail and mail art (Good Mail Day and Mail Me Art), and one recipe book for our new slow cooker (a special thanks to Tom's Mum and Dad for that brilliant housewarming present!)

I also finally got around to spending the £50 lomography voucher I bought from Groupon last month. After a lot of deliberating I went for a 35mm Twin Lens Reflex Holga. The Twin Lens Reflex means you can hold it down at your waist and look down to see what you're shooting.  I can't wait to take it out for a test run!


I was very excited to come home from work on Thursday and see that my tulips had started to open up, so I took a quick snap - here is one of them in the rain on Thursday, and one of them in the sunshine on Friday! It makes me feel so cheerful to come home and see them, and even though the tulips won't last too long it reminds me that Spring is here!




We haven't done as much on the house this week as I would have liked, but it's difficult to fit in DIY around working. I just don't feel like putting on my painting clothes when I come in after a day at work. Nonetheless I've been trying to add some pretty things to the craft room to make it a bit more homely.  This is my favourite corner at the moment...


Finally, a big thanks to the very lovely Jennie at Sailboat for featuring me in her 'Five blogs I love Friday'; and hello to the new people who have found me recently - I have some ideas for a little giveaway soon to thank you all for being so wonderful so watch this space!


26 comments

  1. I love your new blog lay out, it's very pretty. And what a lovely post. I could imagine your bike ride, it make me love spring that little bit more than I already do. I love your blog.
    Katie
    x

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  2. Gorgeous new blog layout, so pretty :)
    Great post too - I want a lomography camera! Thinking of getting the diana F+ dreamer - any ideas on what it's like? x

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  3. I really, really love the new layout hun!! You are living my life so early, I am so jealous!! I get super excited when my flowers start to open!! Wish you lived closer! Love the corner, I bet your house is going to look lovely if you do it all like that xxx

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  4. Loving the layout, great photos!

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  5. Adoring the purchases from Hey YoYo and love the new lay out, it's beautiful. Do we get to see the new bike?

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  6. AHHHH! Your house is looking so lovelY! Is that map bunting I see?! Homemade?! Im glad to hear you are settling in, and the lifestlye suits you.


    xxx

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  7. Your house is looking super, and your etsy buys are ADORABLE, and your new life in the country sounds very cosy indeed ♥ The new holga is fab too, cant wait to see pics from it. Loving the new layout too, its the exact same one that I have! :) xx

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  8. I love the minature bunting in your craft room! It's nice to see how other people do up their houses, and as I'm saving and saving for a deposit trawling rightmove and looking at other people's houses is becoming a bit of an obsession.

    And in an attempt not to sound too stalkery I stole your malteaser cupcake idea ages ago and they turned out great so thanks for that! Made them again tonight

    xx

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  9. Your tulips look gorgeous and those popcorn bags are so cute! They would be really good for "grown up" party bags haha

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  10. Your new blog design is gorgeous! Really lovely :) Your craft room looks so nice, that bunting and HOME sign is lovely shabby chic :) xoxo

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  11. digging the new blog look. DIY for the home should take time. Don't rush it.

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  12. Oh wow, bit smitten with your layout! <3
    Such cute items from HeyYoYo too - must check out their etsy asap! x x

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  13. I love your new layout! My blog is in need of a makeover but I just can't muster up the motivation or inspiration to do it :( Your new house is looking so lovely!!

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  14. New to your blog but I love what you've got here! Looks like you had a great week! I've got some tulips myself that I will be sad to see go - but I guess they're just the start of the great spring season to come! And those snail mail books look really interesting too! Excited to poke around your site a bit more!

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  15. Love the new layout Rosie! That little corner of your house is gorgeous, I really can't wait to see more of it. You have a really nice style. I've still got my Lomo voucher to spend but I really don't know what to get! I keep on thinking fisheye.. but hmm, not sure yet! xx

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  16. ooh yummy cupcake and your holga looks lovely xx

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  17. Your layout is so cute! Didn't know groupon had a lomo offer...darn! xo

    www.pearlslaceandruffles.com

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  18. I love your layout - so cute and pink! Plus, how gorgeous are the flowers at this time of year? :)

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  19. Everything about this post - love love love it! And I'm not surprised that's your favourite little corner of your new home right now, it looks ridiculously adorable.

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  20. your blog is so cute...the border makes me crave sweets :)

    http://bottleblack.blogspot.com

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  21. your blog design is yummy. seriously yummy! haha great choice and good work with the header.

    you got a lot of pretty things in the mail and im quite jealous of your holga. i want one so badly!!

    i'm a new follower of your blog {excited about your upcoming giveaway} you should come say hello sometime and follow back if you'd like. we'd absolutely love to have you around :)

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  22. I think we'd make the sweetest friends. You are made of sugar. And we like the same things.
    Always nice x

    kisses,
    amy !
    www.amyflyingakite.com

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  23. Great post,and lovely week in photos! Really happy i've come across your blog, its ace! Care to follow one another!? Newly following you sweetie :) xx

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  24. OOO what a lovely week!

    Just to let you know, ive tagged you as Kreativ blogger award here http://ciderwithsophie.blogspot.com/2011/04/kreativ-blogger-award.html

    xxx

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  25. Lovely tulips and even more lovely blog you have here!

    Hugs from your fan in Paris xx

    Camille @ Paris in Pink

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