Thursday, 30 April 2015


Current Situation • Motivation • Cutest Mug Ever • Reading and Listening • Urban Jungle • Spring Tulips • Homemade Granola with Cherries and Pistachios • Obligatory Magnolia • Tegs Loving the Beach • Easter • Hair Goals • Netflix for Breakfast • Catching Up • Kingley Vale • Salem is Life • Stormy Seas and Blue Skies

Hello all! So much for April showers, eh? I think this has been the loveliest sunniest warmest April for a long time. And, as you can probably see, I've spent the majority of my time out and about exploring the great outdoors. There's also the regular intervals of delicious breakfast shots of pastries with plenty of tea but the less said about those the better!

So yes, the amazing weather has totally encouraged me to get outside. This is where having a dog comes in handy because not only do you HAVE to go out every day, but you're constantly on the lookout for new and exciting places to go on dog walks. A couple of weeks ago we drove to West Stoke and tackled Kingley Vale. I was so up for it - sometimes you just really fancy a long walk, you know - but I didn't realise it was basically 4 miles of steep uphill climbs. So fun. My legs were killing but oh my goodness, the views were totally worth it. When we got to the top you could see for miles and it was beautifully clear too. I definitely want to go again but it proved to me just how unfit I am, oh dear...

And, of course, living five minutes away from the beach obviously means walks lead to the shore. We kind of avoid the beach because Tegs gets so messy, but she had her Spring haircut and bath this month so I decided to take her to the beach beforehand and she just adores it. She doesn't like the ocean and getting wet but she loves running along the beach - most of the time in circles - and chasing all the seabirds. She's also known to drink from the rock pools which I do not advise! Either way, beach walks are a rare treat and I enjoy them just as much as my dog.

I also love how Spring has truly sprung and there are blossoms e v e r y w h e r e. I don't think I've made it day through April scrolling through my Instagram feed without seeing a photo of some kind of pink or white blossom. I think I liked them all too. It just makes me feel so happy. That, and all the pretty tulips about (granted, mostly in the supermarkets). I can't go to Sainsbury's without picking up a bunch every week now. They last for ages as well, which is so impressive to me. What are your favourite Spring flowers? 

Finally, this month called for a catch-up with one of my best friends. She lives and studies in Swansea so we don't see each other too often, but we've been friends since we were 13 so we always make the effort. I love hanging out with her because we tend to chat about everything and anything, and it makes the time go by so quickly. Pancakes and coffee were much needed so we met at our favourite place in the local village. Every time she visits we always go for pancakes - it's basically our tradition now. And we always seem to get whatever the other is having... I guess that stops the food envy. We had a lovely catch-up and even decided to plan a trip to Bath in the Summer. Very excited about that! We're going to be proper tourists and I just know that it'll be fab!

Next stop: May...


  1. You have a new follower in your Instagram, for your pictures are absolute perfection! :) I am glad you have been enjoying Spring and the company of the people who make you smile! :) Have a happy weekend. :)

    Love x
    Catarina //

  2. Wow, your insta is beautiful! Such gorgeous pictures!! I love going out for dog walks in the sunshine too. I've spent most of my time out in the garden this month though because I have to do my dissertation - although the sunshine does help! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

    1. Thank you Jessie! Hope your dissertation went well - I went through the same thing last year and felt like I couldn't do any relaxing until it all done! Xx

  3. Can't believe it's May already! Hoping that it will be just as awesome as April. Also, your instagram feed is pretty amazing. x

    1. I know, where is the time going? Thank you Sara! Xx

  4. Your instagram feed is lovely!

  5. Your Instagram feed is absolutely beautiful, definitely gonna have to give you a follow.
    Zeynab x
    The Beauty Load


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