I’m going to assume that I was busy in May. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.05-20131

May consisted of puppy, puppy, more puppy, puppy and friends, finally making a home for my blue tea set, meeting chickens and ducks, making things (at last!!!), lots of WI stuff and being obsessed about home furnishings. Oh, and obscene salads.


March (even though we’re a week into April)

So it turns out that the majority of my photos last month were of the cats being cute and stuff I sold on eBay. I did find enough for a little round-up though.03-2013

I’ve been fighting with an unfamiliar washing machine today. Think I won. I hope I won. I will not be bested by white goods. It’s a little cold this weekend but the sun is out so I’ve actually hung the washing OUTSIDE! I know, right? It’s been years since I’ve put things outside to dry. It’s a novelty I am enjoying very much. Gotta love domesticity 🙂


February round-up

Well, there went February. It was ok. I fauiled epically at Project 365 in February, though I did take a load of photos, just not one every day. Sadly this meant I didn’t finish the #14daysoflove challenge too. Poo!02-2013

52 weeks of baking has gone out of the window too. Total things baked in February = 0. Oops.I did draw faces on some very disappointing satsumas though.

February has been pretty darn cold. Luckily I’ve had the cwtchiest cats to cwtch with. I like it when Pickle is so loving, everyone thinks she’s evil. She’s so not evil.DSC01663

DSC_1671Also I cut my fringe. I like it one day out of seven, so not a total fail.


365 photo challenge – January

I actually managed to do January. Good for me! Last year I think I got 5 days in and that was it. I will say that it makes a heck of a difference having a nice camera on my phone. Yes, I know Instagram is lame BUT I LIKE IT!

01-2013There is an extra one on there that’s not on Jux, basically because 31 makes for an untidy photo grid!

I did take my proper camera out too, but didn’t really go anywhere other than work this month which is why all my pictures are of snow, crochet and cats! This is one of my favourite pictures EVER. The sky was actually that colour. It chucked it down a few hours later.DSC01615So bring on February. It’s only 28 days. I’ll be doing Mandy‘s #14daysoflove challenge too.


Obsessing over: bunting.  I’m planning some for my WI group. We have a logo (almost) but no banners or anything fun for our meetings. I will get Ellie (my sewing machine) fired up this week I think. It’s nice to be feeling creative again. We’re also planning a calendar. Not a nude one, that’s so overdone! Exciting times.

Working on: ALL the crochet! Due to all the snow this weekend I’ve done pretty much nothing but make blankets and cushions and generally finish unfinished projects (which is good, because I’m not allowed to start new things like the bunting until I’ve finished the ones in the box!)IMG_20130118_134159IMG_20130119_194837IMG_20130120_131742The top and bottom ones are much bigger than these, though I’ve run out of Noro-type wool for the top one. Oh no, I’ll have to go and buy wool. Like I need an excuse. Besides, I’m de-stashing with all these blankets.

Anticipating:  the snow leaving so I can wear my new shoes again. Suede is no friend of snow, and I do love these shoes. 403296_MOLEI got them in the sale at White Stuff. I saw them before Christmas and didn’t buy them (I was on a gift mission, no time for shoes for me!) and then thought about them all over Christmas time until I finally bought them last week. Score! I clomp about less in shoes with a heel, and these are oh-so-comfy. Also I can drive in them, double score.

Listening to: lo-fi, or “jangly indie crap” as Ant called it (he may not have been so polite). I’m quite enjoying the happy California vibe of it, even though most of the bands are from Brooklyn or somewhere less sunny than the West Coast. It’s nice. My inner hipster would be so proud. Pretty sure you can’t be a hipster when you’re a few months off being 30 mind. Hipsters can’t be in their 30s. Ha ha ha ha…. *laughs for a while* I’ve been listening to the Best Coast channel on and while some of it is too twee and erring on the side of Mumford & Sons (unacceptable) the majority is good stuff. Some is quite grungey – you can tell who grew up listening to Pearl Jam – and there’s some nice electro-synthy-shoegazey stuff too. All good.

Wishing: I didn’t have to go to work tomorrow. I can’t use snow as an excuse again, at least not ’til it comes back on Tuesday and everything breaks again. Britain is so good at being broken when it snows.