On Saturday, we decided to go for a walk. Unfortunately we chose badly and it was a pretty boring walk. Far too pathy – I much prefer the kind where you get stinging-nettle-legs and lots of mud. It was just outside Wimborne on the Kingston Lacy estate. We only ended up being out for an hour.
Saturday night was my sister’s engagement party. I’ll be honest, I didn’t stay long. I’m far too much of an old lady and the music was giving me a headache. (As you can see, I don’t do party-wear well – I literally stared blankly into my wardrobe for about 20 minutes and then resigned to go for comfort instead)
Today we went to Nick’s parents as it was his Dad’s birthday in the week but they were away so we celebrated today instead.
It was insanely warm in the garden (thermometer said 26 degrees!) so I sat in the sun for as long as possible. Best February EVER.
We stopped at the beach on the way home for some quick photos. I know I probably look the same to the rest of you and I’m sorry to keep going on about it, but I find myself unrecognisable in these photos. I didn’t realise that a stone would make such a big difference to my appearance!
(I was jumping up and down to keep warm and I needed a wee!)
Last week I finally got around to making a calendar using our travel photos. I’ve wanted to do this for years and as the office was shut this Christmas, it meant that I had the spare time I needed to make one. I absolutely love it! I’ve been using Bob Books for about 4 years now to print my annual photo book but this is the first calendar I’ve had done with them and I’m very impressed! The quality is fantastic. I think it cost £16 including postage so a bit more than a regular calendar would cost and a lot more than the 99p advert for Vistaprint I saw the other day but it’s so perfect that I don’t mind. I’ve also pre-entered everyone’s birthdays so they are all nice and neatly typed
Here’s some of my favourite months:
Also, I wanted to say Happy Birthday to one of my best friends, Lauren. She is 24 today and I love her to bits
And here’s my dull outfit of the day. Honestly, I get so embarrassed when I tell people I have a style blog.
Back to work today so I decided to make getting dressed extremely easy for myself by just chucking on this easy ensemble. Plus, a skirt and heels wouldn’t have been the best idea in this hurricane-esque weather!
Me and Nick are thinking about going to Japan in the spring. To help us decide we ordered the Encounter guide on Tokyo. Nick took a photo of one of the pages earlier and sent it to me at work on an email. It’s safe to say that my mind is now definitely made up. They better let adults play in that cat bus!
Tonight is my first night working to my new evening schedule. For me this is a nightmarish way to live. I enjoy spontaneity. But I felt a strict, timed schedule was necessary to keep my stress levels down and to manage my time effectively. On the plus side, I’ve scheduled some pure Twitter time in there so hopefully I’ll be able to have some lovely conversations with everyone and get to know people better now! You can follow me here if you’d like a chat!
If you have a second then you should watch this comical short video from my friend Jimmy of Jimmy’s Iced Coffee as he tries to make a white russian in the rain and blustering wind that we had this morning.
I hope all of your first days have been good to you – it was a bit of a shock getting out of bed at 6.30am! I’d forgotten how dark it is!
P.S. I can’t say too much at the moment but I’ll hopefully be hosting a very exciting giveaway to celebrate my birthday next week!