Hand In Hand

I wanted to share this piece of art work with you today. Entitled Hand In Hand it’s a pen & ink drawing by my step-dad, Simon, whose birthday it would have been today.

Wasn’t he talented? He did a lot of pen & ink mainly of dragons and fairies.  I love this drawing in particular as it reminds me of Escher.

He loved fantasy art, nature, and Native American Indians. And us!

Simon, I miss you xxx

Happy Birthday Mum!

Today is mums birthday, I’m not seeing her unfotunately, but have sent her a present I’d have happily kept for myself (tee hee) and a beautiful card… & of course her first grandson arrived on Sunday!
Like myself mum is also a keen crafter, her passion being papercrafts, although lately she has also taken up beading and I love that when I go and stay with her we almost always end up being crafty!
I am so like her it can be scary… our temperants are very similar and we look so alike, especially when I wear my glasses 🙂 Of course that means my mummy is beautiful!
The last few years have been difficult for her and I want to use this opportunity to tell her that I love her, I’m proud of her and she means so much to me.
Happy birthday mum, I love you xxx

Happy Monday

*Today I’m grateful for supportive friends & family, having a great time over Drummer Boy’s birthday, X Factor, amazing food**, watching Super8 (it’s fanatastic!) and meeting Bump (my soon-to-be nephew!).
*And I’m very excited about my best friends wedding this coming weekend in Cornwall! Eeeeep!

**Edit: It was my other half’s birthday & we went to the Magdalen Arms, Iffley Road, Oxford for dinner & had lamb with dauphinoise potatoes which was heavenly!

Blog Crush #3

I love her photography, tutorials, adorable home & quirky personal sense of style, her cute collections & her blue hair! Kaylah’s blog The Dainty Squid is another eye candy blog crush of mine…

This weekend I went away to Bristol with these girls…

For Pinchy’s birthday (she’s the one on the left, Vaida in the middle & me on the right) we went to Bristol which was awesome! This pic is from when we went in November. This time we went to a karaoke bar, Kobe, & it was so much fun! On the Sunday we went to lunch at Jamie’s which was lovely.
All in all I’ve had a good few days and for once I’m looking forward to the weekend (I’m then on holiday)!
See previous Blog Crush here x