Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Quick hello: Blakeney


Hello friends!  How are you today?  I'm tired, but I think that may have something to do with this being my first day back at work after a lovely long weekend in Norfolk celebrating my Nanna-Sue and Papa's 25th wedding anniversary.  I have many more (proper) photos to show you, but for the meantime you can get a glimpse of the lovely surroundings we had the pleasure to be a part of for the few days we were there.

Be back soon x

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Style crush: Binki Shapiro (again)

Binki Shapiro Closet Interview for StyleLikeU from StyleLikeU on Vimeo.

Yes I've posted about Binki before, but I couldn't resist sharing this video interview with her for 'StyleLikeU'. I have to say, I think she's my favourite style icon. I literally love everything she wears and would kill for her wardrobe... I think I need to do another clear out.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

In my living room

It's cold outside and this old building of ours is chilly and damp.  It's still home though and I love it.  We've got a few extra things lying around since Christmas so the place is looking a little cluttered.  I'm looking forward to having a good spring clean sometime soon!

1. Plant pots and our living tree.
2. Condensation.
3. Sugar skull on our mantlepiece.
4. Busy busy fireplace!
5. Things on our wall.
6. Photo from our first holiday in Filey.

Saturday, 19 January 2013


With the exception of cleaning my flat, I have not got a lot done today.  I'm feeling a bit lost and I'm not sure why.  I had my little brother living with me for the last month - he left a couple of nights ago and since then I can't seem to get back into the swing of 'normality' for me.  I think a new project should spark things, but I'm having trouble deciding on what to do there as well!  *big sigh*

Until I get my mojo back I'll continue to pootle about... here are three things:
1. My new hand-embroidered cushion cover I treated myself to whilst Christmas shopping.
2. Wooden ducks on my mantlepiece.
3. My Christmas present from Floyd - a portrait of Betty painted by one of my best friend's, Amanda.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

12 things I did in 2012

2012 is over and I must admit, I got quite a lot done!  Here are just a few of my highlights...

We saw our good friends Gem and Shaun get married - love these two!

I also saw my little step-sister get married.  It was such a special day and we all had so much fun (and shed plenty of tears).

We took Betty along to a doggy fun day at our local park.  I laughed so hard watching Floyd parade her around to the sounds of "who let the dogs out?".

We went to a fun festival in Manchester, but managed to miss the main act we were excited about by going to the wrong stage and waiting way too long for them to come on (we may have been a little drunk).

I opened up my Etsy shop.

Floyd proposed!  Definitely the highlight of the year - and my life so far!

We celebrated Floyd's birthday by spending a couple of nights in a lovely (dog friendly) hotel in Dovedale, Derbyshire.

I started posting DIY's on this here Blog of mine.  Something I plan to do more of in 2013.

I began my mission to find my style and was brave enough to start documenting it here (I'm usually quite camera shy).

I spent a relaxing week in Spain.

 My lovely little niece turned one - isn't she a beauty!

My Nana and Bampie celebrated their Golden wedding anniversary.  They are my romantic role models - they are the perfect couple and I love them both so much!

Well 2012 definitely shaped up to be a great year.  I'm already excited about what 2013 has to offer - I think it may be the best yet.

Sunday, 6 January 2013


Hello again (said a little sheepishly).  I'm sorry for my total absence of late... I won't go into detail, but I've had a rather turbulent few weeks coupled with a broken laptop which resulted in this complete lack of blogging.  Sorry.
Anyway I'm back now and ready to spring into the new year with enthusiasm.  I've got lots of ideas and can't wait to share them with you.  We'll have a proper catch up soon :)