Tuesday link treasury: small but perfectly formed

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From EightHourDay

  • I love coffee, and I love cheesecake, so this recipe is a must-try! 
  • And I really like this skirt…although it looks really plain in the picture I think it might just be the perfect summer skirt.
  • It’s getting closer and closer to when Tony and I buy a house, and I can’t stop looking at decorating/home tips. These wallpapers are pretty awesome, but I think I would only use them in a small, very specific place. 
  • I know we’re heading to Spring now, but Naiiv has the most beautiful knitwear. My friend bought me a pair of gloves and a bag back from Latvia when she visited their store, and I want to collect all their pieces!

Big love on this sunny Tuesday! ❤

Tuesday Link Treasury: words of wisdom and songs

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  • Should local shops open outside of the normal 9-5 hours to encourage after-work shopping? This is something I am in agreement with, although I understand that most local shops don’t have the resources of big supermarket chains. However, anyone who knows me knows I LOVE Licata on Picton St, and the fact that they’re open til 7pm each night is a massive help whenever I want to pick up some food after work.
  • If you’re in Brighton, check our Alice’s workshop for practical advice on starting your own business!
  • Charlotte of Restoration Cake has launched a book! Her cupcakes at the Blogacademy were to die for!
  • I came across this post about the meaning of dreams through Nubby Twiglet’s link love post last week. It is so interesting to think about what your dreams mean. I’ve been having some crazy dreams lately and wish I took the time to write the down more and figure out what they mean. 

 

This is one our mates bands, Plastic Mermaids. Check out this awesome song!

And this song by London Grammar has been on Radio 6 music a lot this week, enjoy!

The week in words and pictures: blue sky, yellow flowers and pink macarons

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sky, blue

It’s been a full on couple of weeks, but i’ve now handed in my assignment and feel so much better about the next few months! Last weekend I was in Brighton for a hen do and it was such a beautiful weekend! We stayed in this amazing house called Pandora’s Emporium of Curiosities, and it had this beautiful terrace garden which we lay in on the Sunday after a pretty heavy Saturday night.

sunshine, cat

Leanne even made friends with a local cat…

macaron, pink

And apologies for the awful pic, but just look at this huge pink Macaron! Raspberry and Pistachio and absolutely heavenly. It made our ridiculously long journey back from Brighton to Bristol just about bearable, even with all the delays.

daffodils

Even with the Arctic weather, it’s been feeling very spring-like in the office with Caroline bringing in Daffodils to brighten up our mantelpiece.

tapas2 tapas1We’ve been plotting our Madrid trip, and what better way to plan a trip to Spain than by eating Tapas?! 15 dishes between four of us…we did pretty well!

selfie, self portrait

It’s also been soooo cold this last week! This was my outfit to go out yesterday: poloneck h&m dress, lambswool French Connection cardie, my vintage tweed coat (that was my grans!) wooly hat and my alpaca scarf. I cycled in to town and I have to say I was  a bit warm cycling back up the hill…

shoes, vintage, gold

I did some shopping on Saturday and came across these amazing shoes in Repsycho on the Gloucester Road. I immediately tried the right foot on and it fit perfectly, however the left foot was way too big for my foot! Such a disaster! At only £15 I probably should have bought them anyway, but I decided to take a photo and just remind myself of how lovely they were…

brooch, costume jewellery

I also bought this lovely brooch for £3 – i’m wearing it on my coat but I think it might blend in a bit too much. What do you think?!

Cider, bristol, the apple, pub

Saturday night took us to the Apple for some yummy cider and possibly the best drink in the world: the Golden Green. Bristolians, there is no better rum cocktail than this. Green Island Spiced Gold rum, cloudy apple juice, ice and lemon. It is an apple crumble and custard in a glass. So. Good.

And i’m super-excited because tomorrow is my birthday! Tony’s taking me out for a meal but I don’t know where yet…it’s a surprise and i’m dying to know!

So how has your week been?

Back from the brink!

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Hello again!

I feel like i’ve come out of a long, hard two months of winter nights, studying for the second of my digital marketing assessments and just generally being so busy i’ve had no room to breathe!

I’ve handed the assignment in today, and although i’ve still got one more to do in 4 months time I feel so much better about where I am and what the Spring and Summer is going to bring.

As you can see there’s no Tuesday Link Treasury today because i’ve had to concentrate on studies for the past week, however this song by Laura Mvula has really captured my imagination, and it feels like it’s come just at the right time!

Is that super cheesy? Probably, but I don’t really care right now!

The next month is going to be all about getting this blog in order and finally ticking off all the little things I learnt at the Blogcademy.

Wish me luck!

Big love ❤

Tuesday Link Treasury – Happy Pancake-eating day!

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Chocolate brownie
The brownies I made on Sunday.

Happy Tuesday!

Not only is it time for some lovely links, it’s also Pancake Day! How are you spending yours? We’ll be making mini pancakes filled with nutella and banana – a classic combo you can’t go wrong with!

Here’s what i’ve been browsing through this week, enjoy!

  • I’ve already downloaded and printed this pattern for how to make a tulip skirt, and can’t wait to start it!
  • Cute and free, too.
  • I’m jealous some of the Blogcademy girls got to meet up, Scarlett Nymph also wrote about it – a Bristol/South West meet up is in order!
  • Turn your Instagram photos into a book!
  • The museum of costume in Bath has a costume exhibition on at the moment. Check it out! 

Big love! ❤