Num8er N1ne

This is my Drummer Boy & his sister Rosie when they played as Num8er N1ne @ The Cellar in Oxford. xoxox 

PS. I’m setting up shop on Etsy.. vintage books, handmade earrings & necklaces, embroidery… all coming soon!


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Gardenberry 2011

So Sunday just gone was a *heatwave* 29 degrees in some areas. The weathermen put out a weather warning & almost everyone in the UK got barbcueing… including us! An impromptu family meet-up turned into a 30-strong lovely family BBQ day! & in the evening when everyone had gone we streamed Glastonbury on Drummer Boys laptop & sat in the garden having our very own ‘Gardenberry 2011’!

There were burgers, kebabs, cakes, a potato salad-off, salads galore, chilled out music, face painting, tents, paddling pools, bunting, water pistols… it was awesome! 
Hope you guys had a great weekend xoxox

Friday Fashion

Oh yes… I now own these adorable Cath Kidston plimsolls… I ❤ them!

I do absolutely love florals! I’m really looking forward to some sunny weather so that I can get out my flowery maxi dresses & skirts… A girl can daydream! It’s raining here now again… I’m off to cook dinner. Have a great weekend! xoxox


To Fringe or Not to Fringe…

(all images via weheartit)

 …….it’s a question I’ve asked myself a lot over the years & every so often I embark on a mission to grow it out. But I just caved… & cut it back in! Anybody else share in my perennial battle??!

Cath Kidston!!!!!

Just a quick post to say that my dad is here hence lack of posting… it’s rained almost non-stop tyhe last couple of days but it didn’t stop us doing a bit of window shopping yesterday & we discovered a Cath Kidston right here in Oxford! I’m so excited, the shop is absolutely gorgeous, I can’t wait till pay day!

I’m just making dinner for dad & Drummer Boy & then we’re off out for a couple of drinks to celebrate dad’s birthday… catch up with you all soon xoxox


Pink Wednesday

(All pics sourced from weheartit)

The flower shot at the top is absolutely stunning, I found it on weheartit but have the person who posted it found it here which might be about to become my new favourite browsing site… Loving the bracelets, they look so pretty, which reminds me I found a DIY for old-school friendship bracelets yesterday which I haven’t tried yet but will be… on HonestlyWTF…. just need to get some more embroidery thread & then I’ll be having a go!

I had a little mess about with Drummer Boy’s new camera yesterday but I don’t think the macro function is particularly great but if I can pull off a few decent photos then that’ll be a bonus & I’ll share! I have my dad coming up to visit tomorrow for his birthday & he’s here til Sunday so I’ll definitely have some fun shots to share by next week!

My brother, me & dad on a previous visit to Oxford. We’re standing outside the famous Bodlian Library a favourite tourist destination. Unfortunately I think it’s meant to rain quite a lot over the next few days so I think I need to buy some wellies & get inventive in order to keep dad entertained! xoxox

(See previous Pink post here)


8 Weeks To A Better Me… Week 1

Hi there… since I only joined the lovely Dani’s ‘8 Weeks To A Better Me’ in week 5 I thought I’d have a look back at the previous weeks. Week one is about blogging inspiration, what you want to blog about and setting yourself three ‘Blog goals’. Having recently signed up for Elsie’s Blog Love e-course where I want to go with my blog & what I want to post on it are things I’ve been thinking about alot recently.

My three blogging goals are…

1. Post up something I’ve created at least once a week… ideally building up gradually so that most of my posts include something creative.

2. Recipe How-To posts… I love cooking & quite often ad-lib my way & cook up some gems! I think it’ll be really fun to photograph the stages along the way… I’d quite like to create a ‘cookbook’ eventually 🙂

3. Keep up my weekly posts, even with my work timetable & I can be more organised & have them planned out in advance!

Thank you Elsie & Dani as your both a fantastic source of inspiration & both seem to be so seem & friendly! I love reading other peoples blogs & find them inspirational in themselves. I love how your blog works as an online journal for you to look back on & as a scrapbook of inspirational photos… it’s something that I really enjoy.

Now I’m off to play with Drummer Boy’s new camera so finally… those earring pics will be coming your way!