{hello} Prague

Hello all!

Did you miss me? I hope you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend and managed to enjoy some of this lovely sun we seem to all of a sudden have been given!

So for those of you that saw last weeks posts {here & here}, I was looking forward to a surprise trip away courtesy of my lovely boyfriend Jack. Well, as you will have guessed from the title of this little post - the mystery location was Prague!!

I'm very lucky to have such a wonderful thoughtful boy - and I can report we had the most amazing time together. It was an absolutely stunning city to visit, the architecture is beautiful, the food was amazing and we had a really relaxing time at the hotel.

Here are a few of my many snaps...I'll be sharing a little more about the city, things to do, sites to see & places to eat later this week...I do hope you'll enjoy!

I hope you I didn't spam you with too many pictures and that you liked what you saw...

Back to work tomorrow :(


{a mini break} & a big birthday.

Hello all and super happy Monday to you!

I have a little announcement for you all - tomorrow it's my birthday and I shall be turning 1/4 of a century - yep the big 25. 

I'm super lucky enough to have 8 days off work starting from today - now that alone is a pretty exciting prospect - however, it gets even better...tomorrow evening we're having a nice meal with friends but then after that it all gets a little bit exciting.

Jack has told me that we're going away for my birthday somewhere - I've known this for a while, but the location, and duration are a complete mystery to me! It's really very exciting, and to be honest I don't even care where we're going - I'm just looking forward to spending some quality time with Jack, and just the thought of the amount of effort he's gone to planning this all and keeping it an exciting surprise is amazing. I'm so lucky.

So - because I'm going to be away for a few days, I hope you won't mind me taking a little weeks break from blogging. I do however have a little post lined up from the super talented Harriet for tomorrow's big day!

I promise that when I get back from wherever I'm going {eeek!} I'll share with you all lots of pictures!

Have a wonderful week my lovelies!


{bon voyage} I'm on my way to Paris..

Hello all,

As you read this I'll be well on my merry way to Paris, with my lovely Jack {hoorah}. It's all rather exciting actually as it's our very first holiday together alone - can't quite believe it actually. It's only taken two and a half years! 

Anyway, with any luck Paris won't disappoint {I know it won't} and we'll have an amazing few days enjoying the delights of french culture, shopping, lots and lots of pastries and other foodie delights as well as many an art gallery I hope!

I've been very prepared...unlike me I know, and got some little posts ready to go over the next couple of days so that the blog won't suffer a tumble weed attack like it did whilst I was in Dallas. 

Then when I get back I can share some of the cheeky little photos I'll hopefully be snapping whilst I'm there and you never know...it might just spur you on to visit the city of love?!


Photo source: here 
{I stumbled upon the site randomly and it's wonderful, so definitely have a little look, the photos are to die for!} 

{j'adore} Paris...

Salut all!

I'm super excited to share with you all that my wonderful boyfriend and I have booked our trip to Paris in November. I cannot wait to stay in an amazing Parisian apartment in the centre of the city and spend four days exploring, enjoying some gorgeous french food, visiting galleries and perhaps doing a bit of shopping too? 

We also happen to love the movie Midnight in Paris...so I'm fully expecting to stumble upon a 1920s party and meet all of the late great artists, writers and philosophers of the time...I'll be most disappointed if this doesn't happen!

Have any of you ever been to Paris? I'd love to know of any lovely little places you stumbled upon, or patisseries; restaurants; boutiques; museums or galleries too...

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend despite the miserable weather? I definitely hit up Ikea and as usual spent way too much - but - I did manage to get some ace ceramics that I'll be illustrating ready for christmas!


{hello} Dallas friends...

Hey y'all


The best part of being in Dallas was the 200 amazing people I got to spend two weeks with! I think next year a road trip round the US is in order...I'm not quite sure how I'll survive without my new fave Americans in my life!

So on our last night in Dallas we were provided with a super ace photobooth and left to our own devices...here's some snaps of the wicked cool kids I got to spend the last two weeks with.

I do hope that England is still rather wonderful? I hear the weather has been pretty alright over the last couple of days..

Love to you all!



{hello} Dallas!

Hello all,

A little life update today for y'all {see what I did there? getting into the spirit of things already!}.
In a mere EIGHT days time I shall be jetting off to Dallas for just under 3 weeks for ongoing training as part of my wonderful job!

I'm a very lucky girl indeed. Whilst I'm there I totally want to explore the city and enjoy all of the delights that the mighty Dallas has to offer...so on that note, *hello* to all of you lovely American readers {and those of you who've visited Dallas too!}. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE for you to recommend me some places to shop/eat/visit.

Also if you know anyone in Dallas I'd be eternally grateful if you might copy them the link to this post in the hope that maybe they might shed some light, and perhaps I can get a little list together of must see's and do's!

Dallas will be the first part of my trip, the second part being Seattle and Vancouver which I posted about earlier this month - I promise to try my very hardest to keep up with my blog posting and hopefully share lots of lovely pictures too! plus I'm hoping to gather lots of wonderful inspiration for next blog posts and {DIYS} whilst I'm out there too...yay!

Please do share your recommendations - and any Dallas {OR Seattle} bloggers out there please do give me a shout - I'd love an international little blogger meet!

Hope you're all having a great week!