Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Wedding anniversary Part 1 - Cosy weekend in the countryside

I cannot believe it’s been a whole year since I got married. A whole year since I stood nervously in the cool sunlight in my childhood town, clutching my Dad’s arm and waiting to walk down the aisle. I literally don’t know where the time has gone! We knew we wanted to do something to celebrate our first anniversary and one of our favourite things to do together is have a long weekend in the English countryside. So that’s exactly what we planned – and it was absolutely perfect. Honestly, this post might make you feel a bit sick because it’s so idyllic #sorrynotsorry!


Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Goodnight my little friend

On Friday 23rd September, after three and a half years of snuffling, burrowing in fluff, eating Cheerios and generally being the cutest thing in the world, my little Pickle gerbil closed his eyes for one last time.
'Hi, this toilet roll is my bed now' 

Thursday, 22 September 2016

A weekend at home for my sister’s baby shower

I still can’t believe that my little sister is having a baby! But the evidence is getting rather unmistakeably clear. Baby Gordon (Baby G to his friends) is well and truly showing at this point, and with only just over a month to go before he is due to make his long awaited appearance (he’s only got about a day to go if you ask my mum), it seemed about the right time to throw him and my sister a baby shower.


Wednesday, 21 September 2016

My Delights

This weekend I read a wonderful article by the even more wonderful Dolly Alderton, one of my favourite journalists and, to be honest, girl crushes. I love everything she writes – I remember reading a quote by Joss Whedon once in which he said that he wishes he could ‘eat someone’s brain and steal their ideas’ – and that’s kind of how I feel about her, except to 'ideas' you could also add 'insane legs'. But her latest piece was one of my favourites -  this beautiful list of all her delights in life. A lot of posts on my blog focus on this idea that happiness is found in the ordinary, but I’ve never been able to sum up as perfectly as Dolly how the beauty of life resides not in the extraordinary but in the everyday. I’m sure I still won’t be able to put it as well as she did, and you are perfectly welcome to click off and go and read her list instead, but I wanted to add my selection – the mundane that I delight in, all the time. 

It’s quite long, I warn you. I’m quite a happy person. Sorry about that. But here we go anyway.


Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Little book round up – what I’ve been reading lately

My last post on the books I’ve been reading recently was much more popular than I expected, and I even got a couple of tweets asking me to include some of the ‘heavier’ books I read! I don’t know that I can quite bring myself to go into all of those but I did think I’d give you a few of my highlights from the last couple of weeks in case there’s anything you’d like to pick up.

Can you even imagine if you had this in your house...

Friday, 16 September 2016

Life loves this week

This week has disappeared – I honestly have no idea what I’ve done with it. I know it’s a cliché, but I don’t know where this year is going – in a couple of weeks’ time it will be my wedding anniversary, and it makes literally no sense to me that it’s been an entire year since I got married, and then my sister will be having her baby, and… basically can we just slow down a bit because otherwise I’m going to be 45, okay thanks?

After that little rant, here are the things I’ve been loving this week…

Thursday, 15 September 2016

5 weird things about Instagram

 I love Instagram, I’m not even ashamed to admit it. (@Catscruse, FOLLOW ME, I take a lot of photos of white wine and sunsets, okay that’s enough, shameless self promotion over.)

I’ve always used Facebook most frequently for sharing photographs, and then along came this entire site dedicated to just that, so I didn’t have to force my pretty avocado on toast upon unwilling family friends and people I used to work with anymore. And ignoring the part where you compare yourself to someone’s edit of a perfect life, and get obsessed with followers and cry over why someone else got 200 likes on their selfie and you only got 189, blah, blah, I think Instagram is mostly a nice thing. It’s fun, it’s pretty, and most people don’t believe it’s real. 

But oh my goodness, sometimes it’s a bit weird, isn’t it? Here are 5 of the weird things about Instagram that I’ve noticed – let me know if you can think of more to put on the list…

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