photo 042BoatonBeachGP2_zpsd8e9e5d2.jpg  photo 058LavenderPSGP2_zps78e05370.jpg  photo 0041010102_zps8f05d8b3.jpg  photo 255SunsetPS_zpse44eb3af.jpg

10 Life Lessons we can learn from Plants

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

I've been thinking a lot about connecting with nature recently. As autumn begins to turn to winter, I've been spending time in the garden, planting bulbs and thinking ahead to the new life I want to see next spring.

I've picked out a few shots from the archives which, together with some lovely quotes, speak to me and make me think about how plants are indeed pretty wise. Make of them what you will...

1 // Take only what you need to thrive //

2 // Choose to face the sunshine //

3 // You never know how deep the roots go, so be gentle //

4 // Build your own defences //

5 // The beauty of life comes in different colours //

6 // Dirt is part of life //

7 // There is power in silence //

8 // Giving feels good //

9 // Be content with yourself //

10 // Small growth is still growth //


Mid-week Inspiration

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Weekend Picks

Friday, 13 November 2015

Life's pretty good at the moment. We're enjoying the house, loving watching little Monty grow & develop and I feel revitalised in my new job, all the better for no longer having to use the tube every day!

So, what have I been reading online this last week? Here's a selection of favourites...

: : Shoot
Are you still enjoying taking photographs? Interesting to be reminded that the point isn't to be a good photographer, but to enjoy life

: : Nourish
This pear & cardamom tart looks perfect for cosy autumn weekends in

: : Inspire
Take a structured approach to reducing stress with these 10 ways to de-stress your day hour by hour

Enjoy your weekend, whatever you're up to



Sunday, 8 November 2015

// Enjoying the autumn colours
I've been blown away this year by the amazing trees in our new area. Another reason I'm so happy we moved here!

// Exercising in the morning
Since we came back from holidays I've been keeping up my new habit of exercising early in the day. Getting on with it first thing really seems to work for me ~ there's less time to think about it & it's great to have my workout out of the way...

// Making vegan hot chocolate
It may not sound very appealing, but it really works!
1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 2 tbs date syrup, 2 tsp raw cacao, 1 tsp almond butter - blend & heat through - yum!!

// Experimenting with Shellac
I've found a local beauty salon which I like, so I thought I'd finally give Shellac a go, with a view to having it again when we're travelling over Christmas. I have to say I'm seriously impressed. After a week of full-on real-life wear I'm still chip free & glossy.

// Getting deeper into yoga
I've been spending more time on the mat recently & I've finally reached the point where my mind stops buzzing & clears. That's given me the motivation to keep working at it & hopefully start taking this feeling with me from my practice into my day-to-day.

// Creating
I've been working on getting together a selection of photos from both sides of our families. I'm almost done, just a couple more to finish framing & then we can start thinking about where to display them. All the pictures are black & white. I'll update more on this project when I'm done!


Mid-week Inspiration


Weekend Picks

Friday, 23 October 2015

It's been a very exciting week. Apart from the usual kitty antics going on around here these days, I've got a new job! After a bit of time off, I'm so looking forward to a new challenge in a new environment.

Monty's getting bigger every day and he's into everything - especially if it moves! We've taken him out into the garden a bit more, which he really loves.

Here's my pick of links from this past week...

: : Wander
This infographic showing where in the world it's safe to drink tap water is interesting ~ not sure I completely agree with all the countries though!

: : Nourish
Courgette hummus ~ yum, definitely adding this to my hummus repertoire!

: : Nest
Get ready to spend more time indoors over the winter with these 9 easy ways to create good vibes in your home

: : Inspire
This article really spoke to me: Letting go or all or nothing

Have a great weekend ~ see you back here soon!


Mid-week Inspiration

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

I had some great news this week, born out of much patience!