10 {simple} things

Hello all!

Happy Monday to you! Today is my first day back at work after the poorly back saga - so wish me luck!!

I hope you all enjoyed that stonker of a weekend we just had AND what about Andy Murray winning the tennis eh? That was an awesome match, what a good lad!

Anyway, last week was pretty awesome, the osteopath gave me a good cracking which seemed to really help and I managed to get out the house a little more :)

Here's the TEN top things that made last week particularly ace!
1//. this awesome lunch of salad {homegrown lettuce} & healthy turkey burgers for hitting the spot on a hot day!
2//. these amazing goodies I ordered that arrived from the WONDEROUS Isobel Kho! I have not put my ET bag down since I received it!
3//. these summery nails, because I just couldn't decide on one colour!
4//. this passionfruit Rekorderlig which I added frozen berries to for being the best summer refresher.
5//. these absolutely breathtakingly beautiful {the photo doesn't do them justice at all} embroidered table cloths, made by my lovely Grandma before she was married, so pre 1950!! The stitching is so intricate and the colours are SO beautiful, her giving these to me made my YEAR!
6//. this breakfast that Jack made me, because I can always go for pancakes.
7//. this beautiful tree outside my house for inspiring some new patterns!
8//. this little flaming katy that Harriet sent me - another little plant baby for me to smother!
9//. this little outfit that got several nice comments - made by my awesome necklace by Charlotte Mei & pug brooch from the Craft Party goodie bag by the awesomesauce Zoe of Ladybird Likes!
10//. these awesssssome icecreams we got from 'Sprinkles' gelato in Portswood for being a cooling treat after walking around Southampton University with my sister & her pal {felt so strange to be back there after so many years!}.
Hopefully you had a similarly good week? If not, hey ho - here's to the week ahead!

xo.

5 {simple} things

Hello all,

Happy Monday again! I hope you all had a good week? Here's the things that made last week ace. 

Apologies for the fairly poor photography this week - there were a distinct lack of white backgrounds out & about!
1//. this awesome cone of raspberry pavlova & coconut gelato with sprinkles {excuse the post allotment nail polish!} for starting the week off right!
2//. these & several other parcels of goodies for arriving throughout the week & filling me with child-like glee!
3//. this little beauty for doing so well after its 'beheading' - no less than 7 new baby plants have grown from the stump!
4//. these lovely new allotment additions for being grown by people with mental health problems & learning disabilities which in turn raises much needed money & awareness for the charity 'mind'.
5//. THIS awesome homemade Sunday breakfast for reminding me just how good having a rare weekend off work can be!
All in all a great week - other than suffering from hideous back pain {helped by copious amounts of Ibuprofen!}.

As always, here's to another good week & lots of opportunities to enjoy the small stuff!

xo.

p.s. here's a bonus simple thing that made me chuckle:
benji enjoying his car ride home last week!

5 {simple} things

Hello all,

Happy Monday to you! I hope you all had a really lovely weekend - I sadly worked all weekend, but I have Tuesday off, and it's set to be an exciting day indeed {so I'm sure it'll make up for a weekend of work!}. From Tuesday we will be doggy sitting two little canine pals - Titch & Benji - so expect some dogs based simple things next week {hopefully the dogs will stay still long enough for a good picture!!}.

Last week, as always I tried to look for those little things that made my week, so without further ado - here are last weeks five simple things:
1//. this amazing ice-cream constructed by the very lovely Katrina because it was naughty - but had fresh raspberries & blueberries inside!
2//. these scrambled eggs for starting Sunday off the right way!
3//. this little chap for continuing to blossom.
4//. this zine & accompanying envelope from Paul aka Alpha Wham which I won {yippee}. thanks Paul :)
5//.  & this little greedy bottom for knocking his food tin over whilst I wasn't looking & climbing in...he makes me laugh!
I hope you all had at least 5 little things that made you smile last week. So much happens every day its so easy to let it all pass you by as the days merge and you finish each week in much the same place you started. It's good to capture those fleeting moments that allow you to appreciate the small things.

Until tomorrow,
xo.