Better late than never, eh?! The fact that this should’ve been posted on Saturday shows how busy I’ve been but I wanted to write it so I could say that I wrote something for every day. I’ve really enjoyed the #BEDN challenge and am amazed at how much it helped new people find my little blog. I didn’t appreciate how much time it would take up, not that that’s a bad thing. I’ve really enjoyed blogging away.
Are you as jealous of this bed as I am?! How comfy does Poppy look? She wouldn’t even let me finish getting it out of the bag before she jumped in!
I’d like to say thanks to everyone who took the time to read & comment on my blog posts. I also want to thank Elizabeth over at Rosalilium for organising the #BEDN challenge. It’s been really great fun! Normal service resumes now!
Blimey! Hasn’t November gone quickly?! I am so not ready for Christmas, though I have bought some Christmas cards so I’m getting there. I have also been thinking about what I want for Christmas, which is the most important thing, obviously!
1. Felt MacBook Satchel via Etsy £36.99 // 2. Camden Ditsy Dress via Cath Kidston £55 // 3. Name Necklace via Finest Imaginary £17.50 // 4. Colour block hat via Cath Kidston £25 // 5. Dachshund Umbrella via Dogs Trust £19.99 // 6. Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood //
Some of these are on my actual list but I’ve only discovered some recently and are on my ‘if no one gets me these, I’ll have to treat myself’ wish list!
I’ve struggled to find a bag suitable for my latptop, that fits other stuff, that doesn’t look like every other bag out there. I have high hopes for this little felt beauty! I don’t wear enough dresses. I live in jeans, but I need to remember that other clothes are an option and love this dress by Cath Kidston. Add on a lovely little cardi & you’ll be well away. I also love the Colour Block range that they do, including the hat & the mittens. I have a real love of woolly hats and mittens – I’d love to add these to my collection! Growing up, I really struggled to get anything with my name on because it has an unusual spelling. Now I’m older, I’m used to people spelling it wrong (even when I spell it out to them!) but this lovely necklace from Finest Imaginary would solve all those problems! (Am going to hint a lot to my OH to see if he gets me this!) We’re having a similar issue with Poppy. As she’s a strange mix of breeds, it’s highly unlikely we’ll be able to get any dog stuff with her on it, but this lovely Dachshund umbrella is pretty close. I love it! I’m a huge fan of Margaret Atwood and am looking forward to her latest novel being released in paperback. I don’t buy books very often, I’m happy to go to the library, but I have the other two books in this series and so want to add the latest instalment to my collection.
What are you hoping to open on Christmas Day? Will you be restrained and wait until after lunch or will you be opening them in your jammies while eating lots of delicious chocolate?!
I really enjoy walking around in the countryside or on the beach. One of the reasons we wanted to get a dog was to make us do this more. We’re very lucky that Poppy will walk as much or as little as we want! She was a real trooper on our recent holiday to Cornwall. While we were there, I got a bit video happy! Here are a few videos of our Cornish escapades!
We stumbled across this pebble beach on one of our walks out of Cadgwith. I was being all ‘experimental’ videoing the water while Poppy was getting bold with the sea. She’s not a massive fan of going in the sea (neither am I to be honest) so this was quite an adventurous step for her.
This was at the Lizard Point and if you watch it long enough, you’ll hear the fog horn that went off while we were there and aged us all by about 10 years! When we arrived at the Point, it was a pretty nice day. Slightly overcast, but nothing too bad. We watched the bad weather roll in off the sea and before long, the fog horn was blowing! Time to head home.
Being by the sea is my favourite, though I love being in the countryside and feel very lucky that living in Oxfordshire means you’re never far away from a country walk and pub!
I don’t think I’ve had too many ‘Yes’ moments. I spend most of my time worrying about stuff I can’t control (and yes, I know how pointless that is). But I did have quite a moment not long after my Nana died. I realised how short life is and that you probably shouldn’t waste it doing things that you don’t enjoy. Obviously, you have to do some things you don’t like, for me that would be going to the dentist. Hello panic attack. But on the whole, you should do things that make you happy as much as you can. Because life is hard and very short so don’t waste it on doing things you hate. No one will thank you for that, least of all you.