I love the start of a new school year; there’s just the right amount of nervous excitement floating around to help me kick start some new ideas. For the benefit of my husband who is probably panicking at this point…I’m not planning any major changes, just a few tweaks to my usual lifestyle!
How about you? Are you planning any radical changes this term? I’m hoping that our garden room might finally be finished so that we can stop spending money and start having some fun! This week has been about choosing a pool table and researching garden furniture. I’m hoping we might get some good deals on the latter as we will be in the thick of autumn by the time we actually get to use the garden again.
Anyway, I hope that the ‘back to school’ shenanigans have been a success your end; this is what I’ve been loving this week…
Quite frankly, I’ve been next to useless with reading. I did manage to take my library books back (only a £2.70 fine this time) and choose a couple of new ones but haven’t started on them yet.
I have read some great blog posts though! The first one is really aimed at fellow bloggers, or anyone wanting to up their game on Pinterest. Pinterest is a social media platform that has always eluded me to be honest. How do people get traffic to their website just by sharing a photograph? This and many more questions were answered by Kimberley, explaining how she increased her Pinterest reach by 644% in just 3 months!
I’ve also loved catching up with Emma’s blog, a place I look forward to visiting whilst sipping on a cup of tea mid afternoon. It always feels as though I’m meeting Emma in her actual home. I particularly enjoyed her post on hygge-ing (didn’t know that was a verb but if Emma uses it, it must be!) up her bedroom for autumn. Definitely one of my favourite blogs for interiors inspiration.
My youngest daughter and I headed into London on Friday evening. She’s entering Year 11 (her GCSE year) this week, which I know she has been dreading, so I wanted something fun for us to do as a kind of last hurrah.
We had such a lovely time; went out for a posh meal in Covent Garden (for which we were decidedly under-dressed), enjoyed a scrummy ice cream whilst watching the street artists, took selfies in the Apple Store and then went on to see Annie, the musical.
We both adore Miranda and really enjoy going to the theatre, so this was the perfect treat. It certainly didn’t disappoint!
Guess what? I won a chair on Twitter this week! How amazing is that? This little beauty from Sloane & Sons arrived on Wednesday and fits just perfectly in my new bedroom. It was a very pleasant surprise to hear I had won something when I hadn’t even realised that I had entered the competition!
September is such a weird one for clothes isn’t it? I never know what to wear but particularly on my feet. I have worn my khaki linen Adidas Superstar trainers (which incidentally are only £30.00 in Office at the moment when I paid full price grrr) all summer and I absolutely love them. They are super comfortable and go with so much of my wardrobe.
But (you know what’s coming don’t you?) I was really lacking something to wear when the weather is a little less favourable. So I had a search and found the same style trainer but in black leather with contrasting heel pad. And these ones were in the sale at £49.99 on Amazon. With the weather being so dull, they’ve been the perfect choice this week.
Okay let’s think outside the box a little here and go with the news that we made a trip to Loseley Park gardens this week in Guildford. It was our 20th wedding anniversary on Tuesday so seeing as it was such a great milestone, we thought we would make an exception by actually celebrating it this year!
On 5th September 1997 we held our wedding reception at the Tithe Barn Loseley Park, Guildford. The gardens are now open to the general public so despite the rain, we decided to reminisce.
Unlike us, it has hardly changed a bit in 20 years!
I think we might have a new addition joining our family shortly. Don’t panic, she’s of the four legged variety rather than the two! More news on that one next week.
For now, have a wonderful weekend and I’ll ‘see’ you on the other side.