Wednesday, February 27, 2013

february loves.

# Fresh flowers.

# Ballet pumps making a brief appearance on my feet.

# Eating more healthily again.

# My hair slowly getting a bit longer.

# Taking up new things.

# Getting post.

# Strawberries.

# The Hills.

# Clearing out- it feels like starting again.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

come in, from out of the cold.

Cold, wintery and slightly snowy days in February are all about settling in to watch the rugby and we did just that. Although we spent the morning out on a massive walk and getting supplies the afternoon was spent making an indoor picnic. We've made indoor picnics before (here) but this one had no bbq food (it was 0 degrees outside after all!); this was all abut crisps, dips, fruit and the winter staple of sausage rolls. What a great way to spend a very cold Saturday afternoon: indoors and in the warm.

Monday, February 25, 2013

my week, according to the photos i've taken.

Such a healthy week for me and long may it continue. I'm already starting to feel better from it and this is making me push myself further to continue doing it. It's also been so very snow- have you all seen the teeny tiny flakes of snow falling. I'm a huge winter fan but even I'm ready to shed some layers and not have to wear the same things all the time because its so cold; its March next week surely it can start getting warmer then right?!

Sunday, February 24, 2013


Sometimes all you need is a really long catch up about anything and everything, with a really good friend. And I was in luck and had exactly these two things happen last weekend. The fact that it happened over a couple gin and lemonades and I got belated homemade birthday presents made it better again. We took a longer walked than planned to find a bar and raced for the nearest available table and didn't stop talking until it was time to head home. I need to stop taking London, and how close I live to central, for granted and head it for drinks and the sights more often, because a night like the one I had was very much needed and so much fun.

weekly wishes.

(image via thetomkatstudio)
# To stay focused.
# To add a couple of things to my cv.
# To clean out our jam packed storage cupboard.
# To bake this weekend.
Weekly wishes #46
# To keep going with eating/drinking healthily.
# Finish getting some presents.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

frugal february.

Evening in with friends. || 2-4-1 cinema trips. || Boxset marathons. || Taking lunch to work.

March is a pretty expensive month so I'm trying to save some money but still not to scrimp to the point of being a recluse. I think I'm doing pretty well so far, and the saving for March is coming along.

Monday, February 18, 2013

my week, according to the photos i've taken.

Such lovely things came all week; belated birthday presents (book and the fabulous mug warmer-made by my fantastic friend) and some new nail varnish. Why does Essie have to be so expensive- I feel like I need them all!! I also had a lovely catch up with said talented, crafty friend of mine and spent the weekend enjoying this sunshine.

weekly wishes.

(image via flickr)

# To sort out our own Orange Wednesdays.
# To find a new lipstick (but not necessarily buy it).
# To save as much money as possible.

Weekly Wishes #45

# To stay focused.
# To add a couple of things to my cv.
# To clean out our jam packed storage cupboard.
# To bake this weekend.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

no mid week slump for me.

I love having friends over; no special occassions, no big news- just for a catch up and some good food.
Last week, Alex went ot and so it was the perfect opportunity to have a girlie catch up with a vry good friend of mine. I even made food! Although, while making it, I did have a mini stress: I was cooking lasagne for an Italian! But I got the seal of approval from her and so I'm pretty pleased with myself. We ate, talked about everything and watched The Hills (god, I love that show!)- it was the best Wednesday I've had in a while.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

a fox away from home.

Back in Devon we have an amazing local where pretty much all my friends and family go. I'll admit there have been many a late night and taxis from there. So, when Alex and I found a place called The Fox up here, it just had to be tried. It was such a cozy little place- anywhere that uses fairy lights for decoration is a winner in my books. The food was fantastic as well, we went for lunch, and had a mini selection of a few things (and the portions weren't as mini as they let on!). It such a lovely place we're already planning another trip back there soon and many more after that I'm sure.

Monday, February 11, 2013

my week, accorrding to the photos i've taken.

Well it started to look like Spring (even though the boots stayed on) and then it just became the usual February and rained lots! I brightened up the place with some tulips, they are so pretty. I also managed to hurt my shoulder (goodness knows how) and so I've been a walking invalid over the weekend, trying to do anything to free it up. I also spent my Sunday watching the Baftas under mountains of blankets. Did you watch the Baftas? Not many dresses were on my list of loves, however, how amazing did Anne Hathaway look? Gorgeous.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

weekly wishes.

(image via inspired-design)

# To book another theatre trip. (we're saving for one instead).
# To both relax and use the last week of my holiday for the best.
# To find some pretty lanterns.

Weekly wishes #44

# To sort out our own Orange Wednesdays.
# To find a new lipstick (but not necessarily buy it).
# To save as much money as possible.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

home is.

So two weekends ago, I packed up my bags and headed home for the weekend (here), it was lovely to be home so soon after Christmas, and to have a second birthday at home. Although I wasn't home for my actually it was still treated like one. I haven't had a birthday at home in 4 years so it was nice, I even got given my all time favourite cake- always a winner!
We didn't do too much when I went home; it was nice to just chill. Although, we did do a bit of shopping on the Monday before my train and on Saturday we managed to rack up a huge bar bill. So not bad trip home.

God- I love this cake!

Friday, February 8, 2013


Whenever I go to a musical I always reckon I'd be fantastic in them- my jazz hands and dancing abilities are, of course, top notch. And my singing? Well it matches my dancing! Obviously, I am joking, but my mind really does take over and my long-time wish of being in the West End appears.
For a birthday treat we went to see Wicked, it was so good; amazing costumes, people flying and the most outstanding voice I've heard on the stage, it even made the people next to us cry! It was pretty fantastic but (yes a but, and coming from a musical lover this is a biggie)- there was an awful lot of singing. I mean a lot! Once you got use to this though it was a lovely night.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

january loves.

# Theatre trips.

# Telling my boss I'm looking for something new (here) and the heaviness that's lifted by doing so.

# Being able to go home so soon after Christmas.

# My belated (by 2 days) birthday at home.

# Toast.

# Essie nail varnishes.

# My friend moving to London.

# Our new bathroom plant.

# My hair conditioner.


Where I was going: Home to Devon
What I drank: Coca-cola
What I ate: Chilli and lemon crisps
What I read: The Great Gatsby
My view: Lots of snowy fields.


Where I was going: Home to London
What I drank: Water.
Read: Heat and Glamour
My view: Hundreds of feet on the commute home- yes I got caught in rush hour with a suitcase!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

my week(s), according to the photos i've taken.

I'm back, my goodness that has been a long week and a bit without a laptop, especially when I have so many posts planned and other bits and pieces to do! So any way, this is the last two weeks of photos I've taken. I had a birthday, a theatre visit as a birthday present from Alex, a trip home and general time out on my holiday. Oh and this little old blog of mine has received over 10,000 views!!