Tag Archives: blogs

March Moments.

So March has passed at the speed of a pair of Mad March Hares frolicking in a field. A nice spring image for you there! Here is my quick round up post of what I’ve been up to in the merry month of March.

Reading ~Β  Each month I am trying to read at least one book. And I have managed two. Hurrah! The first was the Ira Levin thriller ‘A Kiss Before Dying’ which is the story of an all American golden boy, who will stop at nothing not even murder, to get what he wants. Written in the 1950’s this cautionary tale preluded Levin’s more well known works such as ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and ‘The Stepford Wives’. The second book I read is a brand newbie. ‘The Girl On The Train’ by Paula Hawkins might appeal to those of you who enjoyed ‘Gone Girl’. Have you ever looked out of the window on a train and wondered about the lives of the people in the houses you pass? Have you ever spotted something a bit strange near the tracks? This is a creepy thriller with complex characters and a gripping storyline. Great for commutes on the train hey. πŸ˜‰

On the Box ~ ~ Well need I say more! The luscious Aiden Turner as Ross Poldark makes my Sunday nights. Poldark 9pm BBC1.

image

A Tale Of Two Cities. ~ I had two days out with the girls in two Northern cities. πŸ™‚ For my friend’s 40th , Manchester was our destination. A Gentleman’s Afternoon tea at Opus One , Cocktails in a subterranean Β drinking den ( The Gas Lamp ) nr Spinningfields and shopping in Pepperberry were included in our day.

image

Also myself and my friend Arwen met up with our mate Gill in Leeds on Saturday. There is more to explore but we were impressed with the brand spanking new Trinity Shopping Centre and Gill booked us into Browns for lunch. Always happy to go somewhere that serves my fave Mr Fitzpatricks Rhubarb Cordial. πŸ™‚ I didn’t buy much but I did come away with a golden egg bath bomb from Lush.

Teacup Trolley ~

wpid-img_20150307_072424.jpg

This month I bought a tea trolley to display my teacup candles in my friends shop Chillimoon. She spruced it up with some duck egg blue paint and I added some Cath Kidston style bunting. I quite like it. πŸ™‚

Blog Love ~
Been enjoying discovering a few new blogs recently. Have a gander at these. πŸ™‚

Life and Wanderlust recreates a popular Icelandic Seafood dish.

I would love to try Llama trekking in the Lakes like That Ideas Girl.

Dear Ms Leigh kicks the butt of any misconceptions you may have about Detroit. Such a fascinating….and beautiful city.

Daft Dog ~

image

Hugo is looking sorry for himself here as he decided to eat a pheasant! The tale feathers got stuck in his stomach resulting in an operation to retrieve a Sitting Bull’s headress worth from his belly.Luckilly he is doing fine now.But I keep spying him eyeing up birds. 😦 Have any of your pets eaten anything they shouldn’t?

What have you been up to this month?

Liebster Award :-D

image
So I am a very lucky blogger indeed as I have been awarded a Liebster Award by the lovely ‘ Girl In Brogues’ herself, Saskia. The award is really all about getting to know some of your fave bloggers.:) The idea is to answer a mini questionaire written by whoever nominated you, then nominate a few blogs you follow to answer your own set of questions. I would just like to thank the wonderful Josie and also the lovely Lisa for doing the honor of giving me this award in the past. I’m sorry I never got round to posting about it until now. Pure laziness on my part!

Anyway here are Saskia’s questions and my answers. πŸ™‚

1. What did you want to be when you were a kid? ~ I wanted to work in a library and I wanted to write. So having this blog is like a dream come true. πŸ™‚
2. If you were in a police movie, who would be your crime-fighting partner? ~ I’m thinking Sealy Booth from Bones. Ha I loved that actor in Buffy the Vampire Slayer too.
3. What are your favourite flowers? ~ I love most flowers. At the moment I’m loving dahlias, if they could speak they would say ‘Autumns round the corner, but summers still here’.
4. What is your favourite catchphrase? ~ Naughty but Nice!
5. Pick a TV programme – Who Do You Think You Are?, Eastenders or Broadchurch? Broadchurch. ~ I’m not a soap fan but I love a good drama. When Broadchurch was on, I was seriously addicted.
6. Describe your perfect evening gown. ~ I’m not really an evening gown type of person. Anything long swamps me as i’m so short.
7. What are you better at, fibbing or breaking bad news? ~ I’m really bad at both!
8. You have to pick an outrageous outfit to wear for Halloween – what would it be? ~ With my mad mop, I’m thinking Cousin It. πŸ™‚
9. Pick another blogger and tell us why you love them. ~ Goodness there are so many. I shall pick Mary from Adventures with the blonde coyote as I love reading about her travels around America in her teardrop caravan with her two dogs.
10. What’s your breakfast cereal? ~ When i’m being good its special K with added blueberries but most of the time its coco pops. πŸ™‚
11. Who’s your favourite TV chef? ~ Simon Rimmer on Sunday Brunch.

image
I love blueberries with my cereal. πŸ™‚

And now I would like to award the Liebster Award to the following bloggers and leave ten questions for you guys to hopefully answer.Yes you guys…or girls and one guy!

Nina from London-Edinburgh.
Emily from Emily’s Vintage World.
Andy from City Jackdaw.
Kit from The Eagle and other bikes.
Cathy from Red Rose Style.

1. Whats the last boxset you watched?
2. Are you a cat or a dog person?
3. Lakeside or seashore?
4. What do you like to do to wind down?
5. Do you have a sweet tooth?
6. What was your favorite book as a child?
7. Audrey Hepburn or Marilyn Monroe?
8. Which Festival would you really like to go to?
9. What is your favorite season?
10. Where in the world would your holiday home be?

image
I love both. πŸ™‚

I am excited to see peoples answers. πŸ˜€ .Thanks again for my award. I shall take my leave and take a bow. πŸ˜€

Five Favourite Blogs.:)

I have been blogging on WordPress now for, goodness,nearly nine whole months.Before I started I was inspired by other bloggers and thought ahah….maybe I can do this too.:) I must say one of the loveliest perks of blogging is getting to read some amazing,informative,amusing and intriguing insights into people’s every day lives.And Photo’s!There are some amazing photographers out there in the Bloggersphere too. It’s practically impossible to choose five of my favorites as all the blogs I follow ,are of course absolutely awesome. πŸ˜‰
Here though is a quick list of my current five faves :

Jem describe’s herself as a Vintage Clutterbug πŸ™‚ This blog is so beautifully written and such care is taken with every descriptive detail. If you love vintage and thrifting and pretty things you will adore Beautiful Clutter.A feast for your eyes.

Beautiful Clutter.
Beautiful Clutter.

The Blonde Coyote. I never tire of reading about Mary’s travels in her teardrop caravan accross the United States.Accompanied by her two dogs Bowie and Dio and occasionally a half deaf coyote called Freckles ,Mary is an experienced Hiker and certainly discovers amazing out of the way places.Her photo’s are breathtakingly stunning.

The Blonde Coyote.
The Blonde Coyote.

Draped In CloudletsRike lives in Cologne and I love how she documents her days by photographing the cityscapes,nature,art and the lovely outfits she often makes and sews herself.Plus I love the title of her blog ‘Draped In Cloudlets’

Draped In Cloudlets.
Enchanted Seashells Comfessions of a Tug Boat Captains Wifeis a feisty and entertaining read.This lady with attitude always has something to say about anything and everything.She doesn’t shy away from any subject and she really is a Tugboat Captains wife which often presents its own challenges.;)
]Enchanted Seashells. Enchanted Seashells.

Olive and Harry I love reading about Tracy and her mad menagerie of animals.She lives in a forest,helps run a farm for rescued rare breeds,quite often gives up her house to a motley crew of mischievous goats and sews and knits darling creations to raise money so they can all live happily ever after.:)

Olive and Harry.....and Gretel the Goat making herself comfy!
Olive and Harry…..and Gretel the Goat making herself comfy!

Hope you enjoy these blogs as much as I do. Please take a peek at them all.X

This post is linked to the Blog Every day in May challenge at Rosalilium.( another awesome blog πŸ™‚ )