Thursday, 28 May 2015
Making: My first ever granny square cushion cover, started on holiday in Wales (see above pic!)
Cooking: Being cooked for largely as I've resumed my temping role at Leicester uni, tonight was a yummy quorn, mushroom and broccoli risotto (did I mention C is veggie before? I love it and eat mostly veggie too)
Drinking: Tea. Lots of tea, although my new alcoholic tipple of choice is now cider. I've moved on from white wine spritzers ;)
Reading: Just finished 'On Green Dolphin Street' by Sebastian Faulkes, I quite enjoyed it but it wasn't a patch on some of his other work.
Wanting: This thesis break to go on forever. Or a permanent job. Hopefully I'll combine both one day!
Looking: Forward to some 'me time' on Saturday, C is playing cricket and I will have the luxury of a sunny day to myself for the first time this year.
Enjoying: Reading for pleasure, I have a commute in which to dive into my unread books that have been piling up for far too long.
Waiting: For first thesis comments on Monday, not looking forward to that at all.
Liking: My new wooden duck (see above pic). He was bought at the RHS Spring Show at Malvern with C and my MIL. He is called Ed and C only agreed to bring him home because he thought he was an outdoor duck. For an intelligent chap he's quite clueless sometimes. Ed now lives on our fireplace.
Wondering: Whether it will be sunny for our first planned BBQ of the year next Weds, to be fair we've probably jinxed it by planning it!
Loving: The long sunny evenings.
Pondering: Anything and everything, my brain is all of a whir at the moment.
Buying: Nothing, am still being good!
Watching: Britain's got Talent, someone C played cricket with is in it so we're rooting for them!
Marvelling: At our clematis (above) - it flowers for different lengths of time every year, this year it's been a couple of weeks and counting. It's so pretty, I think it's my favourite garden plant.
Needing: More hours in the day!
Wearing: Work clothes... a shock to the system of a scruffy postgrad student!
Thinking: About my Nana a lot at the moment.
Sorting: Clothes, time to put away the winter wardrobe and install the Spring.
Getting: Excited about summer.
Coveting: A yarn winder, my stash is distinctly messy.
Opening: Lots of anniversary cards, we've just passed the first year of marriage!
Snacking: Yummy sultana and cranberry cake made by mum.
Helping: Myself to cake.
Hearing: Olly Murs on Britain's got Talent, not keen on the new song at all.
Monday, 18 May 2015
Last Saturday we visited my lovely mother-in-law who lives in the beautiful Malvern Hills. We went to the RHS Malvern Spring Festival and had a wander around, there were so many flowers I was in awe! If we weren't planning on moving soon then I'd have been spending a fair few pounds on stocking up the garden, but maybe next year :) On the Sunday we went for a walk in the hills. On the hill opposite my MIL's house there are lots of bluebells and they were in bloom for us, apparently some years they're brighter so I will need to check in again next year. We walked around the bluebells and then up into the hills for a wander, it was a bit cloudy but the views never fail to disappoint.
As we walked down into Great Malvern we found some yarn bombing in the centre, how cute is this?! I especially love the slug.
And then from Malvern we travelled to wonderful Pembrokeshire, back to my parents' static caravan. We had such a relaxed week together, we went back to old haunts and explored new ones, up on the rugged cliffs, down in sheltered bays, the coastline really has something for everyone!
And I was super lucky to spend my birthday in this wonderful place. Spoiled by all the lovely people in my life :)
C and I needed the time away together, I've been a pretty rubbish wife of late, I turned into a bit of an automaton in the final weeks of putting my first draft together. He's been so wonderful and supportive, I'm a very lucky girl.
And now back to the real world, it's nice to be home if a little daunting that the next paths aren't known yet. I hope that you are all well my dear readers, I have missed this space and blogland a lot over the last month.
Thursday, 14 May 2015
My thesis is with my supervisors, I am in beautiful Pembrokeshire. You could say all is well in the world :) I have missed blogland more than I could possibly write here but as soon as I have a reliable internet connection I will be back.
For now I leave you with a beautiful coastal picture and I will be back with more substance next week. This is my first post on my phone so apologies for any formatting issues!