new year. new pals: CamBlogMeet!

Hello all!

Apologies for the silence this week - I've had a week of scary mary interviews and so my mind has very much been a little per-occupied!

Alas though - yesterday I got my hands on my GORGEOUS new baby, the baby whose keyboard on which I type! I bought a new retina display MacBook Pro...and I think I'm in love!

Anyway, enough of that - onto the exciting part of this post - the CamBlogMeet! So, as you probably already know, probably definitely, myself, Claire, Harriet & Stacie organised a little creative meet up in Cambridge - hoorah! Well, last Saturday the day was upon us, and Harriet, Laura and I got the train up to Cambridge...

We started with a yummy little lunch accompanied by smoothies and the odd cocktail at TaBouche, which was super awesome. Claire had pulled together some awesome goodie bags which us little organisers added our own little additions for everyone too! After lunch we headed into the centre of town for a lovely sunny touristy walk!

You can see right there...amazeballs cattoos from Harriet, a little 'hello friend' card by moi, awesome stickers from Stacie, a sweet little postcard from the lovely Emma Block :) a cute little ring by Claire, as well as sweet smelling soap courtesy of Lush, Tea from Teapigs, wash tape from washitapes.co.uk and a little bag of goodies from the ladies at Crafty Creatives! Thank you all for so many sweet gifts!
Photo courtesy of the lovely Harriet Gray!
Those last three were courtesy of the ace Claire! :)
The rest of the photos were taken by yours truly! Isn't Cambridge beautiful eh? I got city envy!
Thanks to Tyrrells for our free crispies! :)
It was ace to finally meet Stacie and Claire and Kelly {I'd already meet my bezzies Laura and Harriet}, as well as meet the lovely Emma Block and Emma Carlisle. Not only did I meet these ladies, but lots of new creative pals too!

Thank you to all of the lovely ladies that attended, it was amazing to meet so many lovely like-minded people! 

I super look forward to the next meet, wherever that may be!

Have a lovely weekend team!
xo.

{hello} introvert re-charging...

Hello all, just a little one today...

No not me, as I'm sure is rather blindingly obvious - I'm no introvert, however I do have a wonderful close friend who is. He lives with his friend who, like me is pretty extroverted and therefore loves to be around people all of the time {I don't ever seem to find I want alone time, weird eh?}. My pal, however   loves  a good bit of time alone to collect his thoughts. He's quite the deep thinker! 

So, he wanted me to make him a cute little door sign that could help tell people when he was happy for them to just bound on into his room, and when he actually just needs his own space.

Here's what we came up with and I'm very pleased to announce that he LOVED it. 

I hope you like it! 

xo.




{moroccan travel} our mini adventure...

Hello!

As I'm sure all of you are aware, I have just returned from a short break to the wonderfully culture-filled capital of Morocco - Marrakech! Bing and I decided we ought to get away somewhere warm this summer, even if for just 4 nights {and warm it certainly was!}.

Apologies for the fairly small number or Souk photos compared to pool side shots...as you can probably guess we did spend most of our time attempting to catch some rays - well I did. Bing turned super tanned like Malibu Barbie...I have, unfortunately remained Casper white, perhaps a shade closer to the colour of living beings! With the temperature reaching 50 Degrees {120 Fahrenheit!} I must admit I did retreat to the shade a fair bit!

We started at Gatwick North Terminal, having left the house at the disgustingly early hour of 1.30am! Jamie Oliver has just opened a restaurant in the terminal so to say we sprinted there at 6am is an understatement. Bing had the Full Monty - it looked literally insanely good, and I had a fresh pink grapefruit juice and scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and tatty scones - it was totally nom!
Safety first!
Yes window seat!
Looking pretty hot already!
 {hello!} The pool was dreamy
 View from our room at night!
 Entering the Souk - cheeky little look from that gent in the van!
 Wish these dates were ripe...
 This little man was collecting all of the used orange skins from the millions of fresh orange juice stalls
{SO nom nom nom and only 4 Dirham that's 30p!}
 We didn't brave a ride on one of these - the horses were pretty stinky, and they looked pretty over worked :(
 On our way to the Medina
So much spice!
I don't think I've ever had a more bizarre spa experience! Loved the cringey typography though!
 This face mask burned so much we literally kept it on for like 30 seconds...
 This was the life...
Trying to rock a fringe despite the insane humidity.
Homeward bound...

Marrakech is a wonderfully diverse and actually really safe city, I would definitely vouch for it to anyone considering a short, hot, city break. A good deal can be had in the markets, there is an amazing wealth of spices, jewellery and hand made leather and wooden goods. Food is really inexpensive and the tagines are out of this world, also it's super cheap for a glass of orange juice squeezed right before your eyes! A word for the wise though - don't drink the tap water, or have ice in drinks and be careful with fresh fruit - no one likes a dicky tummy on holiday eh? Our hotel was apparently 5* and to be honest it was really nice and clean and the staff were great but it certainly didn't feel like European or US 5* more like 3* or 4*.

I must say thanks to the ever lovely Bing Bong, she kindly allowed me to steal her iPhone 4S every five seconds as I've managed to scratch the camera on my phone to oblivion!

All in all we had the most wonderful time, just enough to relax and unwind and not long enough to get bored or antsy. Such a shame the weather back home has been so miserable - but {wahey!} to sunshine next week - bring it on!

xo.



{happy friday!} thought for the weekend...

{image} besotted brand - a pretty ace blog actually!

I saw this lovely quote and I just thought you know what, that's a really beautiful and profound statement. Today, instead of a blog post on a particular topic I'm just going to share this. It's nice to just think about it for a while, such a simple and actually, obvious statement but one I think everyone should try to live by. Steve Jobs is a MASSIVE inspiration to me, as I'm sure he is to millions the world over. He was awe inspiring. I'm just starting to read his biography actually - I highly recommend it. It genuinely makes you think, as he wanted, different.

Anyway, I didn't want to cloud the above statement with a tonne of my own ramblings so I'll leave it at that. Have a fantastic weekend all - let's hope this sun sticks around!

xo.