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Reflecting on February

  It’s time to look back over February, my birthday month. Highlights I went charity shopping quite successfully.   My parents came to stay for the weekend and we went to Pontypridd and a craft fair.   Oliver hosted a 30th birthday party for me at our house.   I enjoyed my mystery 30th birthday […]

27 Feb 2017

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#TheThrillerBookClub: February discussion

  At the end of the month, I select one or two thrillers to read and then review the following month for #TheThrillerBookClub.  February’s picks were Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough and Local Girl Missing by Claire Douglas. Behind Her Eyes was featured in a few magazines as an unmissable new thriller with an incredible […]

24 Feb 2017

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What My Twenties Have Taught Me

It’s the final week of my twenties.  Seems like a good time to look back over the decade to tell you what I’ve learnt! Cancer isn’t over Cancer has been physically over for seventeen years.  While that sentence brings me untold pleasure, I’ve had to come to terms with the fact that cancer isn’t over […]

21 Feb 2017

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A tour around my dressing table

Welcome to my dressing table! I can’t wait to show you around. I’ve had it for four years, since we moved into our house, and I really love the wood. My dressing table is very much my space, and I like that it’s a bit kitcsh with lots of variety! On the very left you […]

20 Feb 2017

creativity

I heart drawing

I picked this book up ages ago and finally actually got around to drawing in it!   Every page has a finished image, with instructions then for you to follow over a series of five images.  It could be a pattern, an object or an animal.   You get a few lines to start, then […]

17 Feb 2017

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A look at my bullet journal

Today I’m opening up my bullet journal for you.  While bullet journals have exploded I have to say I am not finding it the easiest thing in the world, but I think I’ve found a spread that works for me.  If you feel intimidated by the perfect Pinterest bojo spreads, this is the bullet journal […]

16 Feb 2017

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Weekend recap 11-12 Feb: Pontypridd and a craft fair

I’m really enjoying writing these weekend recap posts, so why not continue?  It’s such a nice way for me to look back at my weekends and brings more ‘real life’ into the blog. Last weekend my parents were visiting.  It’s the second time my mum has been to stay since Christmas, which is fab.  On […]

15 Feb 2017

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Embroidered Hoop for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!  To celebrate I decided to order an embroidered hoop to commemorate mine and Oliver’s relationship. I saw on Facebook that Emily had made one for her and her boyfriend and I thought it would be cute to have one for us to put on the wall in our living room.  In two seconds […]

14 Feb 2017

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Three bands I’d love to see live

  There are some bands that I would love to see live… I could probably make a long list but here are my top three. The Killers I can still remember how Hot Fuss set the music world alight (that was 13 years ago!).  That album produced anthem after anthem and they still move me […]

9 Feb 2017

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Snail mail plans for February

I love snail mail and have several penpals, and I really need to discuss this more on the blog.  Here are my snail mail plans for February. Mail tag A mail tag is a list of questions to ask your penpal.  It could be simple questions like ‘What did you do at the weekend?’ or […]

8 Feb 2017