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I must go down to the seas again





When I was lying in bed yesterday morning I was thinking about how easy it is, in the winter, to fall into that trap of becoming a bit of a hermit.  Because of my assignment I've spent the last three weekends holed up in my pajamas only breaking from bashing away at the keyboard to make a cup of tea, tackle some of my giant pile of ironing or do some sneaky internet shopping.

This weekend was one of the first free weekends I've had in ages (and one of the first with my other half now he's moved jobs) and so when we woke up on Sunday, what did we do? Well, we slobbed around in our pajamas for the first hour or so watching Top Gear and eating breakfast. I'm pretty sure we would have done this all day if I hadn't forced myself into my hat and coat and dragged Bodhi and the boyfriend out the door. My weekdays have been even more uninspiring; I bought a Five Year Diary with some Christmas money and I've lost count of the amount of days I've had to try hard to not end up writing 'Work, bath, bed' in every entry.  Now, don't get me wrong, coming home from work, slipping on my fleece lined slippers and taking a book into the bathroom to read whilst enjoying a long bubble bath is pretty much my perfect evening (especially if you throw in a movie under a blanket, a glass of wine and a big ol' bowl of pasta), but not every night right? I think you have to have a bit of excitement to balance out the laziness, otherwise 2013 will roll around and I'll be sat in my onesie watching Twin Peaks episodes wondering why I haven't crossed anything off my to do list!

Personally, I can't wait for Summer to roll around so we can start getting out and about in the camper van again, having barbecues in the garden, camping in the forest and enjoying cold drinks on roof terraces.  In the meantime I am making a list of fun things to do when it's cold or rainy outside.  Yesterday we took Bodhi for a walk to Hurst Castle (well, nearly, we turned back because it was so cold!) from Milford on Sea, and it was good to get out and get some fresh air!

When we came back we framed some photos and pictures we'd been meaning to for absolutely ages, ordered a rug and picked a sofa for the living room.  We've been majorly slacking off on the DIY front and a freezing cold day is a good day to start getting things sorted.  Can't wait to show you the living room when it's all finished! Here are a few instagrams from yesterday.

Our mantelpiece with lovely cards from Chloe, Ayden and Gem -
I am so lucky to count these ladies as friends!

Our new Ikea frame of family photos

Framed prints from the spare room.  Prints from here.
Unfortunately I think I may have overdone it yesterday as I've been off sick from work today. Had a terrible headache last night and woke up feeling all bunged up and absolutely rotten.  Hope I'm not coming down with something, I have things to do!

16 comments

  1. Oh Rosie, hope you feel better soon. Being sickly is just so not fun. Big get well/stay safe hugs.

    I know what you mean about getting out and about. I get a bit stuck in hibernation. I get up, I go to work, I go to uni, I come home, I sleep. I repeat. It's so bloody cold here that I really had to make myself leave the house yesterday, to have a case conference with my friend for our competition tomorrow. **sigh**

    Loving the collection of cards and pictures, I have some ikea frames with postcards from my time away and various memories etc, but I only have one hanging right at the moment.

    Muchos Love and hugs and well/healthy wishes.

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  2. I meant to mention in the essay also, loving the new look on the blog, very clean, very nice.

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  3. These photos are beautiful Rosie. You're very lucky to be able to go for walks by the sea at the weekend. Living in the surburbs of London and not being able to drive means my local scenery is just residential houses and busy roads. One day I'll have my cottage by the sea and I'll go out for walks instead of hibernating under my duvet looking at pictures of the coast on Tumblr! x
    P.S. love your framed sea-themed prints!

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  4. Aw, I hope you aren't coming down with something and feel better soon! It sounds like you had a busy day yesterday though, definitely morfe productive than mine! I need to take a leaf out of your book. The frames look lovely. xx

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  5. Beautiful pictures. I agree on the whole winter hibernation thing, I don't like ending up indoors all day at weekends. It's tough not too atm because of uni work. Looking forward to half term next week though I already have some outings planed yay! Also I will post your postcards when I can get to a post office :P Can't believe how big your pup has got now! Such a cutie.

    L x

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  6. I also love the seaside, although I'm too much of a wuss to go for walks when it's cold unfortunately! Summer definitely needs to hurry up, it's much easier to leave my bed and flat when the weather is lovely. Instead I end up doing things like I am now, sitting in and watching weirdly compelling TV about the Queen...!

    xx

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  7. Those prints are lovely! I know what you mean with hibernation, what with the freezing weather and being on bed rest for most of winter I've barely got out! Just a couple more weeks until I should be well enough to get out and about, and hopefully by then the weather will have improved a bit! Wish I could get to the beach more often x

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  8. Seems like the perfect Sunday to me!!
    I love the beach so much I literally couldn't live without it! :)
    x x x

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  9. aww, so cute! love these photos and your blog :)


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  10. Your photos are adorable. I loved this post it makes me feel all inspired and invigorated. I need to get cracking with my monthly and my new year goals.
    Katie x

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  11. Is Hurst Castle out on that long stretch of pebbly bits stuck right out at sea? If so, I was there in August with a few friends and their dogs... it was a clear sunny day, then suddenly became overcast with huge dark clouds, then the heavens opened! It was dramatic (and wet!!!) I need to dig that picture out!
    Sorry... off topic, especially if it isnt the same place!
    I hope you are not getting sick, but sometimes its better to let it happen and then recover! (and secretly enjoy being off work sick!)
    I know what you mean about being a hermit, so I have made plans every day this week after work until Sunday, so when Sunday rolls around I can lounge around without guilt!
    xx

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  12. Haha I've been doing the same thing, I've been on holidays since November and they don't finish until the end of this month. It has been excellent doing nothing but I neeeed exciting things to do so I don't go crazy! I like your family photos, Ikea has the best things!

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  13. I adore those prints of yours! I went and had a sneaky peek at their Etsy shop and I'm in love!
    It's just choosing which I want to buy now...

    xox

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  14. Lovely photos! Your wee dog is so cute! :)

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  15. aaw look at Bodhi by the sea :) My dog has never beenb to the sea, I'm going to pursuade my borther to drive us to Barry Island and take her for a walk. So nice to get out and get some fresh air... although I stayed in and watched Misfits in my pj's all weekend ;) xx

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