We are enjoying half term to it’s fullest. I think this week has been a funny mixture of blurry busy and chilled out. I like balance. We didn’t have anything preplanned but somehow our days kept filling up. But we have also stayed in bed, every morning, far too late which was blissful. I loved every minute of it and also thank the kids for joining me in my laziness. It’s great not to have the school run even if a few days MM still attended preschool, late. I am sort of sad thinking of the kids going back to school next week. I even got the chance to have some amazing one on one time with my eldest. You can tell he really gets a lot out of that extra special attention.
Last week, I talked about photo walks. They are amazing. I only wish I had more days to do them and nicer weather to do them more often. I met up with #littleloves beautiful host and took in the city near us. Funny enough, I have taken the train from here to London a million times but never really took the time to appreciate the city. Morgana really showed me around and we even found an amazing little coffee place that I can’t wait to go back to called Ham & Jam. We had so much fun joking around with various places we could take photos and then sat down to warm up with a nice cuppa. I love that we live close enough to see each other often. If you haven’t seen her new hair it’s amazing. I wish I could have copper hair!
THIS WEEK I AM LOVING…
I have been cheating on my books this week having had the King’s Cage delivered which is the fourth book in the Red Queen books but I am back to finishing the Grisha Trilogy. I have about twenty pages until I am done. Then I am finally in the position to go book shopping. There is nothing I love more than pouring over books in the bookshop. I call it “me time”. I can’t wait. Any new book suggestions pour them in comments below.
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We have been making the most of half term with a visit to Legoland. I haven’t taken my kids before so they were super excited. I love taking them for days out and seeing their face light up when we watched the 4D show was amazing. You can watch bits of it here with our Day in the Life during half term.
I got to go on not only one photo walk with a lovely friend but two photo walks last week with two different lovely friends. I had so much fun both times snapping each other up and trying not to laugh too hard or feel awkward in front of the camera while people pass us. I don’t know about you but my husband hates taking photos. So it was nice to be able to get some outfit shots without the thumb over the half the photo or grumbling. hahaha I was strutting my pastel wardrobe last week and you can see more over on Laura Ashley blog today but I also was wearing all black too. It never happens I know, don’t gasp. I fell in love with this gorgeous black floral jacket in the sale. I also scored these black suede boots at primark at xmas and thought they would go great together.
I am making over parts of my house this year. While we have done the big changes last year the little touches haven’t been made. Slowly over the last year, I have made endless pinterest boards for inspiration. The walls are in need of new frames and styles possibly some new paint too. I feel like the shelves need to be rearranged and a bit of a knickknack clear out. I have been in search for the perfect dressing table chair. I am thinking it should be small fabric armchair. I would love to find one with grey velvet fabric to go with the grey wallpaper in the spare room.
When I find that perfect chair next on my list will be some nice new lamps for my spare room to complete the look. I haven’t decide whether I should go with a classic lamp style or modern style? Have you heard of LampCommerce? They have amazing modern designs that I have been getting inspired by like Fabbian, Tom Dixon to Flos lamps. I can’t decide if I should go oversize either. I like styles that are different. I think lamps are really making a statement this year in the home interior trends. Even last year, I saw more unique trends showing up in my interior magazines. I wish I was brave enough to go for the bold colors that went along with the bold new shapes and sizes.
That’s what I love most about home interior designs. It’s constantly changing, evolving and wowing us with it’s new trends and styles. If I could afford it I think I would be one of those that redecorate every year. I am never drawn to just one home style for long. What is your favorite home style?
Do you love instagram as much as I do? I hope so! If you do, come join me in sharing your #lifecloseup snapshots over on our hashtag community. It’s such a supportive group of instagrammers. I love seeing what everyone is snapping up and here is some of my favorite instagrammers tagging in this week!
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