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!