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30 August 2017

Wonderful Wednesday ... 56


Ah, well a bank holiday weekend always makes you feel fabulous! I in fact had a half day on Friday and then enjoyed a good 3 days off work, bliss. Loads of good things to smile about of late...

29 August 2017

Bank Holiday Camping in Borrowdale


This weekend we went camping, it was super! We decided a couple of weeks ago that we hadn't been camping in a good while and we should go. The weather of course has been pretty pants lately up here in Cumbria and you really are just tempting fate going on the August Bank Holiday weekend.   Sod the weather though, we said. If you wait for good weather up here you will never do anything or go anywhere. So we stuck to our plans, and I'm very glad we did.


25 August 2017

Succulents collection


I'm super proud of my little cute collection of succulents, so I thought I would show them off a little...

I'm obsessed with succulents and cacti, I've been collecting them since I was a kid. They are really the only kind of plants I want in my house, plus the only ones I can keep alive! I always go straight to the cute little succulents whenever I visit a garden centre or plant shop, I have no self control when it comes to buying these little guys.

23 August 2017

Wonderful Wednesday ... 55


Well hello there Wednesday gang! Welcome to another wonderful week.  I won't lie the last week hasn't been super wonderful for me. This time of year is pretty full for universities and I was away from home working hard at other campuses this week. I worked 7 full loooong days in fact.  But I still manged to squeeze some happy bits in... shall we....

18 August 2017

A family illustration commission for my sister

My little sister got married recently and as soon as she announced her engagement I knew what I was getting her for a wedding present. I had always wanted to commission a family illustration after seeing them all over Etsy and obviously Instagram and Pinterest etc etc. 

16 August 2017

Wonderful Wednesday ... 54


Oh dear, failed last week. I totally had my little list and had an image sorted and everything but just didn't get round to it for whatever reason. I think I do recall it being one of 'those' days, you know the kind, where a large family bar of chocolate is picked up from the shop on the way home. Moan and groan, they seem to be quite frequent recently (although not all resulting in quite so much chocolate I will add!)

I'm trying to be organised this week and on top of myself, so I am typing this on Tuesday lunchtime, as I am off to Lancaster and then Ambleside for a few days for work from tomorrow and I think if I don't get it done now I will very likely just forget again...

But always in amongst the busyness there are always the wonderful things... these are from the last couple of weeks...

2 August 2017

Wonderful Wednesday ... 53


Here's my little list of stuff that's keeping the smile on my face this week: