Friday, 24 August 2012

This Week I've Mostly Been ...

Baking bread

I love home baked bread. OK so it's a pain to slice evenly and it only lasts a couple of days because it has no preservatives etc in it. But you can't beat fresh bread smothered in honey or lemon curd. Or a doorstop slice toasted and dripping with butter.

I'm no domestic goddess - I have a breadmaker. And I highly recommend them!

Starting a journal

I've been feeling a bit bogged down lately and thought that writing my feelings down might help me make sense of them.

It's years since I've written a journal. I remember having one when I was about 18 and my mum found it in the bottom of my wardrobe, had a good read then tackled me about some of the more um ... unsavoury entries. Yeah, that did not go down well!

Reliving my childhood

Last year I started a Winter tradition of buying old books from my childhood to re-read in front of the fire on rainy days.

I began with Flambards, my all time favourite series. I've even got the DVD box set which I think was made in the seventies - I remember my mum telling me that she and my dad watched it on ITV!

This year it's Patricia Leitch's Jinny & Shantih books. I'm really looking forward to reading them again, as an adult.

Implementing a beauty spending ban

I've gone a bit crazy with my beauty spending this month and I need to rein it in. There are things I am saving up for and I could be saving more towards them if I cut back on my beauty spending.

So I'm going to try to use up all the unopened products I own - I have a huge list of products to review too - before buying any more.

Trying to come up with design ideas for my blog

This is so hard. I have enlisted the services of the super-talented Dana over at Wonder Forest to help me out with a design that will make my blog look a bit more special but I seriously have no ideas of what I want. This in itself is a bit depressing - how uncreative am I?? But I want it to be perfect!

I hope you've all had a great week, Happy Friday!!


  1. Journal writing is such a cathartic thing, I think I'd feel lost without it - definitely helps to make sense of your thoughts and writing them down is good for purging negativity. Really hope you find it helps :-)

    Jem xXx

  2. I also had a diary through my teenage years, never want to read it again though, mega embarrassment! Your reading tradition is awesome, one year I re-read all my Princess Diaries books and it was beautiful xxx

    1. I find it quite funny to look back on old diaries, I used to think I was so cool, it's super cringeworthy! I love my old books too, I'm thinking I might revisit some Enid Blyton school stories next, I bet they are hilariously old fashioned now! xx

  3. Ive been reliving my childhood tonight too, reading 101 dalmations! Loving the moomin journal, i have moomin pants haha sexy xx

  4. I remember that book having THE BEST pictures, I always used to count the puppies! So pleased I'm not alone in my Moomin obsession, where on earth did you find Moomin pants?? xx


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