I have been appreciating every little scrap of SUNSHINE that we have had and making no excuses! I feel a squillion times better about everything even just looking at the sun and despite the fact that my fair skin frazzles like a crisp when it gets super duper hot, i have been making a concerted effort to make the most of each ray of sunshine lately. Isn't there always that typically 'British' mind-set that it could be our 'Summer' and that tommorrow it might all be doom and gloom and cold and wet and so you just have to get out and soak it all up, every last drop?! Or is that just me?! Those often sunny days have meant many an after tea bike ride, and chasing the sun back home before it curls up beneath the clouds for another day. It's the best feeling.
I have been using my time inside WISELY too. Spring time showers are far best experienced tucked up inside our pretty loft with 'never too much' tea. I tried my hand at tie-dye after being a little overly obsessed with all things deep blue and indigo on Pinterest (HERE). I remember last trying the craft at…Brownies…?! I was surprised at how well it turned out and i am lining up my next tie-dye project as we speak.
Aside from my usual two-wheeled shaped adventures and forever photographing the sky/clouds/sunsets/sunrises whenever i can, i also TREATED myself to a sweet little book i have been coveting for a long while: 'Pattern' by Orla Kiely. I am so enjoying reading how Orla Kiely came about and where its heart lies. Sneaking alongside my walnut whips have been cheeky handfuls of petal pink, rose chocolate covered roasted almonds - so delicious. I have to stop myself from eating them each time i go into the kitchen.
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In other news i have also::
* Been LOVING watching darling Rosie's vlogs on her channel HERE . I have never really got into vlogs, being much more of a lover of words. I also lose interest as there is only so much time i want to hear about what you have just bought or what 'lip' you have gone for today. I am lucky if i remember to throw some carmex in my bag before i leave the house. Rosie has managed to vlog in a lifestyle way and completelu translate the wonderful-ness of her blog straight to vlog. I am hooked and i am even considering dipping my feet into the vlog world. Thoughts? Do any of you want to see that?
* ADMIRING Caroline's pretty pink hair in her latest post HERE . I have been lucky enough to meet the lovely lady herself in person a few times now and she is just as lovely (if not lovelier!) as she is on her blog. I love the subtle pink highlights and think she should keep it up all of the time!
* FALLING in love with Alex's post on Shibori tie-dying (no brainer really!) there is SO much blue-y goodness in this post that those images may all be jumping onto my pinterest very soon! I love reading Alex's blog, her style is a world away from mine - so beautifully minimal with such thoughtful elegant details.
I feel better now. Just the way you do after a good old catch up with a jolly good friend. If you made it this far thanks for hanging onto to each word - there were a few more than i thought there would be, but like it said, it's been a while.
Hopefully we wont leave it quite as long until next time ;)