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Going from the past month or so of absolute chaos to this week, which has been relatively quiet, has been odd. That’s not to say I haven’t been keeping myself occupied (that magazine and this blog ain’t gonna write themselves!) but I’ve said no to every invitation, turned down meetings and spent 99.9% of my time in my house, wearing sequinned sweatpants. Last week
I wrote about how being busy and ‘in-demand’ is not an indication of how valuable you are as a person, and I’ve been trying to practice what I preach.
So what else did I do? Well I made my first roast dinner on Sunday (it was yum, just don’t tell my mother I used frozen roast potatoes, she’d be horrified!) and I attempted to do my first ever home DIY project! I’m certainly no crafting expert, which was demonstrated very clearly as I tried to dip-dye some polyester voiles pink for our living room. Actually that’s not true, my execution was fine (even if Gareth did hang around like a deranged nanny, wiping up every little splash I made on the kitchen counter!) but it turns out polyester doesn’t really take dye… So
actually what I’ve created it more of suggestion of baby pink at the bottom of the curtains. Not really the look I was going for. But at least now I know I can do it, I just need to find some curtains that weren’t £3 from Primark for my next try. Maybe next week…
I hope, whatever you’ve been up to, you’ve had a good one too.
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♥ Did to see the new A Beautiful Mess shop!? It’s SO CUTE. I want all the things! But for starters I signed up for their Happy Mail subscription. I can’t wait to get my first package!
♥ I might have to give up blogging because I just found my dream job
Soymilk Wedding make adorable films combining paper pop up books and animation. These are so clever and cute!! Laura and Stu had this made to play at their recent wedding.
♥ Stairway to Heaven is one of my favourite songs of all time and I’ve always had a soft spot for Heart. The two together is pure magic. I dare you not to watch this with a huge grin on your face…
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Happy Thursday my little muffins! The weekend is nearly upon us as we're edging closer and closer to the big C... oh yes I am so excited for Christmas already. We haven't got our tree up yet but - and this is a big but - I have managed to start my Christmas shopping which is always a huge weight off my shoulders. Does anybody else get Christmas shopping anxiety!? I never want to be the one to buy the rubbish gifts! Anyway, I've broken the seal this year and - shock horror - I've actually been enjoying it. I am on the look out for gift guides for geeky, picky and very specific long haired men though. Gareth is impossible to buy for! Any ideas?
Thursday Treats: Blissful Spa Days, Koala Cuddles and Surfing Beach Babes!
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Well, Queensland you certainly haven't disappointed! After a 24 hour journey (London to Dubai to Singapore to Brisbane) I touched down in Australia just before 1am on Sunday morning. I was dreading having such a long flight but I need not have worried. I flew with Emirates, who I’ve never experienced before, and they were amazing! The planes not only had wifi (!!) but power outlets behind every seat… which, when you’re a computer addict like me is a total revelation! I spent most of my time in the air obsessively devouring Homeland episodes (my latest TV obsession) and writing – bliss!
Thursday Treats: OMG Australia, Here I Come!
October 24, 2013
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Thursday Treats – 26th July 2012: Hello Sunshine!
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I also found out this week that I'm going to be featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine! I don't usually mention my press features here anymore but this is a really exciting one. I'm going to be profiled in their 'So you think you want my job?' section and oh boy I can't wait. Squeeeeeal!
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Thursday Treats: 14th June 2012 – Pleeeease Vote for me?!
June 14, 2012
I'm not one to beg but... Who am I kidding? Yes I am! But why the begging today you ask? Well last week I had a rather exciting letter through my door informing me that I'd be nominated for a Perfect Wedding Award! Now I know awards are not the be all and end all... but hell, I'm not gonna lie, I really want a shiny trophy to put on my mantelpiece!
To vote for me and a plethora of other UK suppliers in the awards, simply click the button below. Voting is opening until 6th August 2012 and the winners will be announced in the magazine out on 5th September... Plus there's even a fancy awards dinner...and I like dinner...and awards... (OK promise I'll shut up now!)