OFF THE RECORD: HENS, HOUSES & HAPPY EGGS!
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I really do hate starting these posts by talking about the weather and I realise it is totally unoriginal, but my gosh, for those of you living in the UK, hasn’t it been glorious? It is amazing what a difference a little bit of sunshine can make. suddenly everyone seems so much more happier, friendlier even? Everything comes to life and there are gorgeous colours everywhere! I really think Spring is the most beautiful time of year! If you are a blogger you will also appreciate the fact that you get so many more hours of natural daylight which just makes your life so much easier, not forgetting to mention you can actually work outside too, which is great for creativity as you finally get to see what is beyond your front door for a change! Fingers crossed the sun is here for the long haul, because I am rather enjoying being this chipper! Here is what else we have been loving this week…
♥ Saturday Night was the first of two hen nights planned for one of my oldest friends. We had so much fun, drinking cocktails and dancing the night away. I feel so fortunate to still have her in my life after 24 years of knowing each other 🙂
♥ I am not going to lie Sunday was mostly spent recovering and eating lots of mini eggs, but I still managed to pull myself together that evening for an awesome dinner cooked by our wonderful friends. They went through lots of effort to make sure they cooked not one, but two separate veggie dishes for me – I was very spoilt and even took home a doggie bag!
♥ Heading to Elan Valley for a Bank Holiday date with Mr T. We visited 4 of the 6 dams, which were all absolutely amazing. Surrounded by the most beautiful valleys, green hills and lots of wildlife. I was seriously in my element and I cant wait to go back in the summer!
♥ Finding random colourful houses! If you follow us on Instagram, you know we basically have an obsession with anything colourful and painted houses is definitely high up on the list of things we love the most. So you can imagine my excitement when I spotted a purple & yellow house in the middle of small village in Wales, that looked like a Cadburys Creme Egg, on Easter Weekend of all the times. Fate!
♥ Did I mention eating Easter Eggs, Mini eggs and Cream eggs? Basically any chocolate egg in general?
♥ Painting our garden furniture the brightest shade of Pink! First up on my list was an old rocking chair I was given by my nan which I have threatened to restore and paint for over a year now! I finally got round to painting it this week and next weekend I will making it into an outdoor planter. I can’t wait to share the results with you!
♥ Going out for the evening with my sister! We got all dressed up and may have had one too many mojitos!
♥ Receiving Easter goodies from LUSH! I was well and truly spoilt not only with chocolate eggs but with egg themed bath bombs too! I can’t wait to run myself a bath and try out the golden egg covered in glitter!
♥ Going for picnics in the sunshine! Me and James headed down to Symonds Yat for the afternoon, took a couple of baguettes with us and enjoyed our lunch sitting my the river, it was bliss!
♥ Watching Paddington, I absolutely LOVED this film! (I’m just a big kid at heart! and was laughing all of the way through!) That bear really loves marmalade!
♥ Spending an evening having a Walking Dead Marathon (Quite the comparison to Paddington I know!!), I’ve finished all of them now but my sister has just started so I keep crashing in on her watching Series 2, it’s just so goddam good I could easily watch them all again!
♥ Creating our DIYS outside! Yay!! I absolutely love it when we get to work outside photographing our DIYs in natural light with the sunshine on our back, it’s such an awesome feeling! I wish we would work outside all year long with the weather like that all the time!
WHAT WE’VE BEEN LOVING AROUND THE WEB…
Photography by Brittni Mehlhoff via Paper n Stitch
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♥ Indian Kitsch Wedding in Goa – I have never seen anything so beautiful!
WORDS OF WISDOM
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Thats all for another week folks! Catch you on the flip-side!