Posted in purchases

Jam Art Factory

I’ve been seeing them a lot on social media lately – that might be because I started to follow them recently (Who Knew?!).

ANYWAY!  One of their prints has caught my eye and I think next week will see me being the proud owner of this:


This picture (☝) is by Marta Barcikowska, actually they have a lot of pictures that I think I need to get.  Last year I picked up this little beauty:

If you like the two that I have shown, here are a few links for Jam Art Factory:

Website: http://jamartprints.com
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/jamartfactory/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jam_art_factory/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamartfactory

Pay them a visit online or in person

Posted in Bloggage, general, Life

I’m Back

I’ve had a year of distraction between one thing and another.  However this morning it feels like I’m the old me again.  I didn’t wake ’til almost 09:00!  don’t you love a Saturday that doesn’t start early?  I’ve pottered about, had my breakfast.  I’ve started to use almond milk on my porridge – it’s a flavour combo I think works well together and the almond milk also reminds me of the Horchata we had when we were in Valencia earlier this year.  I’ve posted a photo over on my other blog Here, I’ve dipped into blog feeds I haven’t opened in months!  and I have a blanket on my hook that is calling to me.  I think all in all I’m starting to feel a lot more settled in myself and that makes me very happy.  Now I’m off to do a little of my Duolingo (one of the things that has occupied my time for the last year – I’m on a 233 day streak!) and then I have to actually start the day.

Have a great Saturday and here’s a lovely picture to start your… Afternoon!

Posted in Bloggage, Celebration, Childhood Memories, Films, Life, Links, YouTube

Ethel & Ernest

I love the work of Raymond Briggs!  So it is with great joy and glee to read on the Ethel & Ernest blog that there is a trailer for the up and coming film by Lupus films.  October 28th is now in the diary and I can’t wait!!!!

 

(Trailer via Flickeringmyth)

Posted in Bloggage, Home, Life, Links, Seasons

Snuggled Up

Yesterday I bought a “thing” – it’s a throw with a hood and mittens.  It’s one of the softest things I have bought in a long time (normally it’s balls of wool).  I spent most of the afternoon offering my purchase around for people to feel – it really is that soft!

When I got home I unwrapped it and posted a photo of me proudly sporting my new throw.  I have to say when the evenings get cooler I really am going to be as snug as a bug! 

Peep
Peep

I am so excited about this – it’s currently being used as a cushion, as it folds up into the hood – it really works as a comforter 

Posted in Bloggage, Instagram, Links, Not Taken By Me, Photography, Social Media

4 on Instagram

Every Saturday morning I go through my instagram feed for the week, this is no small endeavour!  Here is a selection of 4 – I love the way they dress their photos and their lighting is exquisite, they make me smile 🙂

@localmilk

@silverpebble

@zynp

@permillion44

 

 

Personal blogs of the ladies above:

Zynp365
SilverPebble etsy
Local Milk
Sadly nothing for Permillion44

Posted in Bloggage, Life, Photography

If I Was A Cat I’d Purr

There are two things I love about getting my hair cut:-

  1.  Somebody washing my hair.  As the title suggests it really would make me purr, if I won the lottery this would be my luxury – having somebody wash my hair.  There is something so soothing about it.
  2. I no longer do a rather good impression of an old English Sheepdog  – think Dulux Dog!

As part of the eternal list of things I like, yesterday I got my hair cut.

Here’s how it turned out – I’m also rather impressed with the photos – who knew it was difficult to photograph the back of your own head!!

 

Posted in Bloggage, Celebration, Life, Photography, Weight Watchers

Cake!

I read in a book recently that it helps to make lists of things that make you happy in an effort to boost your mood.  So I thought that as this blog is about things that make me smile, why not use it to boost my mood – your mood even.

Today is Thursday.  For me Thursday was has been the day I treat myself.  Twice in the last week I’ve seen the phrase of Cheat Day – I don’t think of it as cheat – more treat.  All week long I’ve had a longing on me for a cream cake but I resisted, knowing that I would have it on Thursday.  Had I had it when I originally wanted it, I probably wouldn’t have stopped at one!  So as a reward for not going over the top – today I had a cream donut and it was delicious!

CAKE
I wonder what will be next weeks reward…

Posted in Books, Celebration, YouTube

It’s Bloomsday!

I’ve probably posted this before (if so, I do apologise!)

Now in fairness I’m not a fan of James Joyce – but this little sketch is pure great!

Posted in Childhood Memories, Family, Films, YouTube

The Tooth Fairy has been busy

My niece has lost a tooth, this means a visit from the Tooth fairy