Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Lavinia's Teaparty

Just a quick note to introduce you to a new blog Lavinia's Teaparty For lots of vintage teasets to hire for special occasions and news and updates about vintage events in and around the Cotswolds.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Busy Busy Bee

Hey long time no blog!

Ive been really busy recently and havent had much spare time to blog at all.

I spent jubilee weekend in Cirencester visiting Ben's family.
I also visited mine in the Midlands for a few days. We did a spot of shopping at Solihull's Touchwood centre. Its one of my favourite places to shop because it has lots of stores I don't get to go in often like French Connection. It isn't too big either, sometimes I walk into Topshop in Cardiff and walk straight back out because there is simply too much to look at. Im a bit of a weird shopper I need to know what I am buying before I go somewhere (or at least have a solid idea in my head) I don't like browsing for hours and hours. This sums me up in general I am impatient!!

I didn't get anything too exciting as money is sparse this month but I bought some exercise gear because I'm joining the gym, I am determined for me and Ben to get fit and healthy :) DSCF8784DSCF8888
Trainers £37 Sports Direct, Sports bra £12.99 H&M.

This fitness regime had to wait though as I spent the end of last week eating out with family and friends. We went to Pomeroys in Kenilworth a new bar and restaurant and enjoyed some amazing food (beautifully presented as well) and some delicious cocktails. DSCF8844DSCF8850 This was the fantastic pork loin with caramelised apples my sister ordered, I had the rack of lamb but forgot to take a picture.
thats all for now todays to do list is a long one. what ever happened to a relaxing day off?!

Emily x

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

'Lets go to the Beach Beach!'

...'lets go to the waves!' Sunny day in Southerndown South Wales
We drew in the sand, we ate a picnic and we paddled up to our knees (weather may be mega hot but the sea was FREEZING!!)

'Last Friday Night!'

A fun night out on Friday. Me and my friend Alexa
Me and Ben
Me and the bear :)

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Leisurely day shopping

I spent this lovely sunshiny day shopping. I had a little splurge in the bargain store round the corner to top up my craft box.

I bought some white cards and envelopes for card making. DSCF8708

PVA - an essential, I use so much of it! I use it for all my decoupage projects.

The crazy birds! They clip onto things, I wanted some over christmas for my tree but the ones in Paperchase were really expensive! So when I saw these I had to get them. I want do something more creative with them. Any ideas?

A recent online purchase were these jelly lenses for your camera phone or digital camera.
A Beautiful Mess did a post on them and I just had to get some of my own!
DSCF8673 I can't wait to take them out into the park later!

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Finished at last!

I finished my paint by numbers! here it is: DSCF8707 I cannot wait to hang this on the wall in our new flat!

I also have a new Chamilia bead, it is the thin one with yellow stones in. I think I will buy another so I have more yellow on my bracelet and so its symmetrical (sort of).
I got the bead from Ernest Jones

Do you have a charm bracelet? I would love to know which kind and what charms you have.

Emily x

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Sunny weekend!

Ive been enjoying the fabulous weather this weekend. Me and my boyfriend Benjamin spent Saturday viewing flats. because we are trying to save for a deposit to buy our own house sadly we will be moving from our beautiful flat to a cheaper one. We explored a new area of Cardiff and stumbled upon Thompson park, another pretty spot enclosed with an iron fence. It has a fountain and pond with ducks and lots of pretty trees and plants. The Victorians sure do know how to plan a park! Sunday me and a friend went to a car boot sale by the SEA! Wales rocks sometimes, check the view: DSCF8687
I bought some Mac eyeliner from a stall that had lots of great makeup for really cheap, including benefit and O.P.I nail polish. I also bought some card making bits from a crafty stall. I didn't buy anything second hand, since we are downsizing I showed a lot of restraint that I normally wouldn't. For instance there was a stall selling owl ornaments (I think someone was getting rid of their collection) the table was just covered in owls and owl pictures I would have had a field day usually! Then we went round the corner to Cosmeston a nature park with lakes and a medieval village. We just stuck to the lakes this time but I would love to go back soon.
More photos of birds, I like photographing them because they are constantly moving it feels like a real achievement when you actually get a good shot. DSCF8696