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Sunday Sevens Sun 19th February.

Instagram #brilliantphotoaday Polkadots.

Hey I’m joining in with  Natalie’s  Sunday Sevens today and posting 7 ( or maybe more! ) photographs from my week.

Above is a photo from Instagram.I am trying to post a piccie each day as part of Kate Gabrielle’s #brilliantphotoaday challenge. Oneday the prompt was Polkadots so my whirly windmill came in very useful. 🙂


 Tuesday was of course Valentine’s Day  and Wil and I exchanged cards. I got him a humerous yet vaguely insulting card and he got me a lovely romantic card. Hurrah!  I celebrate …because for years we chose cards for each other that we would rather have got ourselves. He likes funnies so he would get me something silly. I like pretty romantic cards so that’s what I would get him. We would joke that we should ‘swap’ cards.  At last though, we have maybe got it right? Only taken us nearly 12 years! 🙂

 

  On Thursday morning we took Hugo a walk up past Standen Hall, which was a good exscuse to look at all the lovely Snowdrops. It’s a private residence but I couldn’t resist stumbling over the cattle grid and taking a few photos. There were even some turkeys and a grey squirrel too! I hope those turkeys are not being fattened up for Christmas…

Friday night was a great fun night out with the girls…..but I have got to say, I am still recovering!  Friend Fi arranged for 6 of us to try out a Cocktail Mixing Masterclass at  Escape Coffee & Cocktails
 
In Clitheroe. The class was upstairs in our own little private bar area and after a demo from Ben our Mixologist, we each got to make five very different cocktails….and drink them of course. After experiencing a welcome Belini, a Mojito, a Happy Holidays, a Porn Star Martini, a Delightful Trifle, a Long Island Iced Tea and a glass of prosecco, I may just not be able to remember enough to write a full post about it. ;). All I can say is at £35 per head it was great value for money, and a good time was had by all! 

Yesrerday I did manage to emerge from the house and meet up with a pal for tea and cake at Callooh Callay in town. This Alice In Wonderland inspired tea room has had new owners of late, so we were a little worried it may have changed beyond recognition.  Happily it is still devoted to all things ‘Alice’ ,though the new proprietor isn’t English, he presented us with some dates to try before our tea came. I guess that only adds to the quirkyness! 🙂 

Thanks for dropping by.♡♡
 
 

  

 

   

 

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Could you give up social media for a month?

Could you give up Social Media for a month??  This is the question I have been asking myself for quite a while now. Let me show you my typical day!  I wake up when my alarm goes off on my phone. To help me wake up I check what’s been going on in Facebook land. During breakfast I might read a few Blog posts. Once at work my breaks are taken up with checking Facebook again. I will probably scroll through lots of pretty pictures on Instagram. If work is quiet I may even add some pins to my Pinterest boards.Hmm sound familiar?  The day’s not over yet though and I must admit most of my evening is taken up with the same. Even before I go to  sleep I’m back Facebook browsing. I’m so nosy and i’m scared, really scared of missing out on something………

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The Back in Time for the weekend family, wishing they could take a few selfies. 🙂

So anyhow, I’ve decided I will try a little experiment. I’ve decided I will do my best to give up Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for a month. No more checking In, photographing my lunch or pinning countless pictures of Audrey Hepburn and Avocado recipes. How will I cope! Hopefully I will have more time to read books, watch films and even pick up the phone and have conversations with my friends.

But because my blog is my baby ( along with my fur babies of course 🙂 ) , I will keep on blogging and reading blogs too. I can’t give up everything can I !

I will start my new challenge on Monday. Wish me luck. X

Photo an hour ~ March.

I think it may be twelve months since I first joined in with the #photoanhour challenge on Instagram. Its still going strong and Janey and Louisa do a good job of organizing everyone so if you fancy having a go in April you can follow both girls on Twitter. Anyway the Saturday just gone was the day Louisa chose for March. Here in the North West it turned out to be a sunny spring day. Perfect for popping through the park to the shops and taking the dooog to a beer garden. :0).

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8AM ~ Browsing through a magazine in bed. Slinky seems to be giving me dirty looks here. Think she wants the bed to herself.

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9AM ~ Wil had already been to the shops, walked Hugo, and done a load of washing before I got up. He had even bought croissants. He really is a star. 🙂

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10AM ~ The daffodils are blooming in the park. I’m off to do some errands in town.

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11AM ~ Admiring the Easter display in the supermarket. How lovely do they look!

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12PM ~ Heres Hugo being a big softy. He is a real cuddle monster. 🙂

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1PM ~ Back in the park and taking pictures for my Park Life post. Spring is really here as blossom is starting to bloom.

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2PM ~ Met up with friends and kids to watch a circus clown performance in st Marys Church Hall. Friends with kids are always handy for accompanying you to on outings like this. 🙂

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3PM ~ Still clowning around…

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4PM ~ Found Wil and Hugo enjoying a pint in the sunshine. It was Beer Garden weather.

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5PM ~ A piccie of the cockeyed pink flamingo necklace I have been wearing today.

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6PM ~ Tea by the telly.Thats Paloma Faith on the box by the way.

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7PM ~ My last photo of the day.Myself and two friends.We were out to celebrate Fi’s 40th Bday. Fi, Jo and I have known each other since we lived on the same street in our twenties.How time flies!

So there you have it.Maybe you would like to join in in April? X

One Hundred Happy Days. :)

Between April and August I took part in the 100 Happy Days Challenge on Instagram. The idea is ~ take a photo every day for 100 days of something that makes you smile or feel happy.  It seems quite a simple premise and an easy one too. But actually the challenge can be a toughie , especially if your having a bad day. The end result though, I think for me, is that joy and appreciation can be discovered in the little  things. I thought I would post a small selection of my photographs on my blog. To see them all you can follow me on Instagram.

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3/100 Happiness is a Dandelion clock.
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8/100 My brother made me pancakes for breakfast.
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16/100 Finding Slinky chillaxing with a pal.
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20/100 Out for a drink with my other half and wearing my new spoon ring.
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27/100 Reading my fave mag with a fruity tea.
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29/100 Beautiful hawthorn blossom spied on a country walk.
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42/100 Dogs in beer gardens.Love them.
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44/100 Blue sky in my home town.
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59/100 Spending the day with my sis.
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60/100 Found some cute china.
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65/100 Out for my besties birthday.
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71/100 Sense of achievment. Made it up the Buttertubs pass to see the Tour in Yorkshire.
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80/100 50p glass bambi bargain.
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Spending time with my gorgeous niece and nephew.
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87/100 Came home to find Wil had painted the patio set blue. Love it!
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92/100 Happy Happy Happy to be in Paris. My first time.
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Nothing like your own cozy bed.

Hope you liked my pics. A quick insight into my life over the summer. Maybe you should try the 100 Happy Days challenge. Give it a go! x