Tuesday, 21 September 2010

4 simple goals: Update

So I thought I would give a little update on how I'm doing on my 4 simple goals. None of my goals really have a set end result, so I can't really blog when I've achieved them. So I thought little updates would work too!

Me and the man have had lots of date nights and date days! There's been a trip to the zoo, a visit to a farm shop to buy some yummy vegetables for dinner, coffee and cake, takeaway and film nights... I have (accidently) cheated a little bit though, the man has a new job so we actually have time to spend together now! But still, there have been date nights so this goal is going well!

Definately been a bit more creative recently! My bedroom has had a bit of a makeover and I have been making lots of little samples for potential Etsy and Folksy products. I won't say too much because I want to share it all properly but the creative juices have been flowing!

I reckon I've said yes a lot more than I've said no this last month. Which has led to reading some books I would never have read otherwise, being on nights out I would otherwise have left early from and lots of other fun things. Actually thinking about it to write this post, has encouraged me to make even more effort to say yes for the coming month. Wish me luck!

The only goal I haven't been totally great at is the blogging more! But I making so much more effort I promise. This is the goal I am going to focus on most for the next month. Hopefully by the end of the year this will be much improved!

So far, so good I reckon! Its definately making life more interesting...

Monday, 20 September 2010

J is Jewellery

After a rather long hiatus, Folksy Finds is back (and now on a Monday!). I'm starting back again with one of the broadest categories ever but maybe some of the nicest finds on Folksy.

These vintage knitting needle bangles are just lovely. Available from Ingrid Nation, £10 for all three

This necklace is so dainty, I would want to wear a seriously pretty dress with it! (Lonely Hearts, £12.50)

 Just what I need on the commute so I can disappear off into my literary world, available from Bookity for £4.50

This ring has been inspired by autumn and I love the colours! Kiwi Chick Creations, £7.50

Such a quirky octopus! (Cherryloco Jewellry, £16)

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Four Stories: Swimming

So over at Freckled Nest, there is a new idea to blog four stories about a particular topic every week. And this week its swimming.

Story One:

When I was younger I had swimming lessons every Saturday morning. They were always super early but I never minded, because swimming was actually one sport I was fairly good at. Then I would sit in the spectator deck above the pool doing my homework while my sister had her lessons. It just wasn't the weekend if my hair didn't have a faint smell of chlorine!

Story Two:

By the time I got to the end of high school, my lessons had fizzled out and I only swam really occassionally (the pressure of swimming competitively had caused me to give it up completely a couple of years before). But me and my friends would always pick swimming as our PE option because that meant we could leave the school site during the day and finish school early! We didn't even properly swim, just splashed about doing various underwater gymnastics. That was about as rebellious as I got back then!!

Story Three:

On my summer holiday this year, me and the man swam out from the shore to an old shipwreck that must have been about a mile out to sea. The water was so beautifully warm and crystal clear. Little tropical fish were swimming around us and our only worry was trying not to brush against any sea anenomes! The view of the beach and our hotel from the wreck was absolutely amazing. So amazing in fact, we did it all over again a couple of days later with an waterproof disposable camera and a snorkel to try and capture some of the memories!

Story Four:

This is less of a story and more of a dream! After my holiday I had a sudden urge to learn to scuba dive so I could get even closer to the tropical wildlife I experienced. I've even found a place to do it just down the road from where I live. Now I just need to find the time and the money to manage it...

Head over to Freckled Nest to read LA's stories and learn more about taking part as well! I would love to read some more swimming related stories!!

Hope your day has gone swimmingly!

Friday, 17 September 2010

Shopping, shopping, shopping

So last week, I went to an exclusive shopping event at Harrods organised by Glamour magazine. It was so much fun to have a look at all the new season clothes. And there was free icecream!

At the entrance, we were given a lanyard to tick all the freebies we could collect throughout the evening. There were makeovers by Dainty Doll and facials with Kiehl's.

And this key, which if your code matched could win you a pair of Kurt Geiger shoes! Sadly, there were no free shoes for me :(

 I bought a gorgeous cardigan from Warehouse (that I wore the next day with my skinny jeans and a plain white t). 

But had to resist buying this amazing Ted Baker jumpsuit...

Then we all got given a goodie bag filled with lovely pieces!

It was a really great way to spend the evening, I can't wait to start buying AW pieces now!

Have a lovely day
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