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Ну вы поняли, где в понедельник были все 🙈 я в хорошем настроении, так сказать #xingkickoff2019 #internations  You are strong when you know your weaknesses. You are beautiful when you appreciate your flaws. You are wise when you learn from your mistakes . . . . #howtobeparisian #thestreetnetwork #gloomandglow #myalmanacmoment #weeklyspread #alifeofwords #aseasonalyear #beautyundermynose #livemoremagic #somenotnone #slowandglow #ofcosymoments
Happy Sunday! Keeping cosy with blankets and a hot toddy or two today. We’re a whiskey household up here in the eaves, with an inexplicably large collection of tiny bottles. What can I say, they make us feel like giants 🤷🏼‍♀️🥃
Dry bracken in winter. Talking about the new Fern leaf project in my stories today. Tune in there.  Wishing you a lovely Sunday!
Happy Sunday ☕️
Yesterday I had the first day off on a Saturday in what feels like years, rich in adventures with this big snoot ❤️ We came back home literally exhausted (seriously if there’s something that surprises me more than how quick puppies grow is how many energies they can store in those tiny bodies 🙈) but switching off felt SO good ✨ . Today I’m back at the desk instead, working at some behind-the-scenes (see Stories! 😉) and catching up with client work. What about you?! Hope you’re having a great Sunday ✨ #mielcafedesign
I met a very kind and sweet little dog lady yesterday which increased my happiness instantly & I just wish my parents agreed on adopting another dog because I really miss having an animal friend 💛 #vielegrüßevonkatinkaausdemhundehimmel #livemoremagic #beautyundermynose #slowandglow  #ofcosymoments #gloomandglow #theslowdowncollective #dogsandpals #animalfriends #embracingtheseasons #dogsarelife #hundewelt #hundeliebe
New old plates from the goldmine that is @bumlingochsoderstrom |
Antique glassware, romantic light, fucking charming shadows? Do excuse me while I adjust my boner.
We’re away for the weekend and enjoying a lazy Sunday morning reading on the sofa - Martha’s determined not to miss out on snuggles. I’m sure she thinks she’s a cat. 😍
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Sunday morning vibes 💛 there’s been a lot of baths this week while I try and smooth my sore stomach and aching limbs. Also a lot of my favourite Kiehl’s Aloe face mask to sooth my grumpy skin. Bath, please fix me! What are your favourite bathtime products? 🛁
Just some pretty flowers innit... happy Sunday! I’m lying in bed listening to the church bells ringing. Such a dulcet rich tone, I miss the country. Have a lovely day whatever your doing, im going to start my day with Panettone ☺️#winning ✨#beachbling
* Bortset fra de beskidte vinduer • ________  Jeg har taget et par smågrene fra magnoliatræet ind. Hvis jeg er heldig, springer de ud med små miniatureblomster. Hvis det ikke lykkes, ved jeg hvor der vokser mirabeller. Dem kan man godt tage ind nu, og efter en uges tid, har man små hvide blomster der dufter af forår.  Måske bliver det i dag jeg går i gang med at pudse vinduer. Jeg har tænkt på det længe, og lige præcis når solen skinner, kan man se hvor beskidte de egentlig er. 🙈  Det bliver en dejlig dag - kan man andet end at blive glad i låget af de solstråler? ☀️😊 ________  Longing for spring, so I brought in some branches from my magnolia tree. If I am lucky, they will bloom in a week ore two.  When the sun is shining, I can really see how dirty the windows are. Maybe I should do something about it.  _________  #calmversation  #homevibe #beautyundermynose #hverdagslivet #lovespring #slowandglow  #fleetingmoments #consciousliving #seeksimplicity #smallmomentsofcalm #cherishandrelish_january #cornersofmyworld #seasonpoetry #magnolia #forårsblomster #foråristuen #magnoliatree #stjernemagnolia #vinduesvask #hejsolskin #boligliv #boliginteriør #stuen
⭐️Competition Time⭐️ A night of traditional Scottish feasting and a time to enjoy a wee dram or two, Burns Night is less than a week away! To mark this time-honoured celebration, we’re giving away a 200g pack of our Whisky smoked salmon and a 750ml bottle of @thebalvenie Whisky – the very one we use to infuse our Whisky Smoked Salmon. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To enter: ⭐️ Like this post ⭐️ Tag a friend you'd share this prize with ⭐️ Follow @johnrossjrsmokedsalmon ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We'll announce the winner on Wednesday 23rd January *By entering this competition you confirm that you are over legal drinking age. For full terms and conditions, see our Facebook Page . . . . . #johnrossjr #burnsnight #scottishsmokedsalmon #competitiontime #giveaway #winterfeast #raiseadram #robertburns #scotlandspoet #burnsnightsupper #johnrossjr #aseasonalyear #livemoremagic #slowandglow #ofcosymoments #myseasonaltable #thequietwinter #quietchaotics #aseasonalshift  #lovescotland #thisisscotland #scottishcollective #scotspirit #scotlandsbeauty #enjoyresponsibly #scotchwhisky #whiskygram #instawhisky #scotchtime #dramoftheday
Good morning, Munich.. Life is temporary. And during this precious time alive, what do we do? We run around in circles, chasing after desires, pleasure, ambitions, fame, fortune, and so on, hoping this will bring us happiness. But what is that fortune worth at the moment of death? Where is that security you desperately sought after? How will that nice house or that expensive car help you in that fateful moment? Why do we spend so much time chasing after material things, grasping at objects to bring us happiness? What happiness can we find in such things when they are impermanent? When our very attachment to them causes our own misery? Is this what life is really worth? A nice job, nice things, the illusion of security?  We are confused by the mind and all its desires, hopes, and fears, and we let this fearful mind control and direct our actions. It thinks of the past, reminiscing how great it was. It thinks of the future and of the promise of happiness it will find there. But it so easily overlooks the peace that is here and now, in this sacred moment. In this moment, there is no need for public approval, for a promise of temporary security, for nice objects or any of the things we spend so much time chasing after. In this moment all is well, all is whole and complete, perfect just as it is. But as long as we are distracted by the mind, as long as we believe in the thoughts that come and go endlessly, and identify our existence with those thoughts, they will continue to blind us from this moment, and they will continue to create our pain.  How foolish these thoughts are, how unnecessary, how illusory - yet when we believe them to be true, how destructive, how damaging, how serious they can seem. Can we drop the whole mess of thoughts all together through the directness of our own awareness? Can we cultivate the mind that recognizes every thought that arises, and doesn’t act on them, but simple let’s them dissolve of their own accord?  Can we let go of our
Baked apple porridge 🍎🍏 . . . Cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, pecans & grated apple. Something about baking porridge makes it that bit creamier and more indulgent. Recipe via @we_are_food! Have a cosy Sunday, all ❤️
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This is the view from my eldest girl's bed. She's been a bit under the weather and has been lying gazing at this grey sky listening to audio books. I like this view: the urban Rear Window vibes and the wonder of a wild gorse-covered peak in the city (Holyrood Park) . Have a lovely Sunday all. . . . . #windowviews #holyroodpark  #myedinburghhome #apartmentliving #slowandglow #visitscotland #thisisscotland #lovescotland #ig_scotland #cornersofmyworld  #tenament #viewfrommywindow #thisisedinburgh #edinburghstory #rearwindow #myeverydaymagic #slowandsimpledays #seekinspirecreate #caoturequiet #nestandthrive #smallpauses #capturequiet #aquietstyle #simpleandstill #littlestoriesofmylife #littlecornersofmyhome #gloomandglow #moodygrams #neutralpalette #momentsofmine
Fabulous way to start the week: sun, sand, surf and two besties. 💕 Aren’t we blessed in Australia for this to be our backyard? ✨ #thelifeexpansive #whpwanderlust
Do you ever feel invisible? Like everyone is steaming ahead and you're left behind? This week's blog is for you. It's a note on it being OK to go slow (in business and in life) and getting to know your brand of treacle (...this will make way more sense after reading the post!). Link to the blog is in my bio - would love to hear your thoughts 💭
I’ve got lots to do today, but I’m looking forward to snatching a moment to settle down with a cup of tea and start this book! What are you up to today? #spitalfieldslifebooks
S U N D A Y Yesterdays sunrise was spectacular, so beautiful and changeable and made me so thankful. I'm looking forward to heading into the country park today, definitely in need of being out in nature, breathing deeply and letting myself relax. How do you relax after a stressful event? . . . . . . . . . . #sunrise #goodmorning #hastings #hastingshappyplace #naturewalks #naturebathing #savouringtheseason #mentalhealthmatters #fromwhereistand #hastingscountypark #hastingsismagical #hastingsisok #cloudporn #pinksky #gloomandglow #beautyundermynose #slowandglow #natureandnourish #naturelover #myalmanacmoment #naturephotography
Good Morning lovely ones! So I'm nearing the very end of my maternity leave for dearest Zachary and I'm oh so excited to tell you about how I'm carving a little life that I love 💗 As hopefully you know, I have founded and run @jumpnjivetots and we're just moving into a new exciting chapter with a Friday class at the little oasis that is the @bright.and.well.studio 🌳 When I return to school, I will no longer be leading the SEN but will instead be establishing a Forest School - how awesome is that! 🌲And if you thought life couldn't be more charmed for a Baptist Ministers Wife 😄 well I am also launching as an Independent Consultant for Neal's Yard Remedies! 💙  I have come to love this brand so much, so I'm so so pleased that I can share it with you. You may already know the brand but I think, like me you'll be surprised by just how much they do. I've popped my a link to my NYRO shop if you're interested in having a browse. If you are familiar with the brand then you'll also know that this beautiful, organic and ethical brand have their own high street shops and website, so why order through me? Well if you DM me directly with any blue bottle love requests then that's where I get to add the personal touches, like gift wrapping, free of charge 🌼 If you're Suffolk or Essex based and would like to experience the products yourself with friends then drop me a line. I'm celebrating the launch with an open house daytime pamper with friends on February 19th - and as its half term, babies & children can come too 😊 (DM me if you'd like to come along too). And I'm running a self-care evening with the lovely Sarah of @lushtumsipswich and Anna of Relax and Pamper at Sarah's @bright.and.well.studio this will be a chance to sample the products, learn some meditation techniques, about aromatherapy and how we can use it in pregnancy and birth, receive a relaxing massage and take away some Neal's Yard Remedy samples. So if you're a woman in need of self care then
Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week... I saw this quote recently and thought, so it does. Mr M and I are having a pub lunch out with friends today. Whatever you’re up to, enjoy clearing away the rust of your week everyone!💫 . . . . #country_stillife #pocket_home #raw_homestyle #slowandglow #wintercolourquest #ofquietmoments #cosymood #smallmomentsofcalm #theslowdowncollective #simplelife #seeksimplicity #aquietstyle #simplify #presentmoment #slowlivingforlife #calmversation #calm_collected #livesimple #myhyggehome #ofcosymoments #countryinteriors #cottagestyle #shabbychicliving #shabbychichome #romanticstyle  #simplehomestyle #antijanuaryblues #mytaleofwinter #mybedroomview #mybedroomstyle
Good morning world 😊 what a beauty 😍 have a lovey day peeps 💖
One of our neighbours’ little bower yesterday. The cute little roof was covered with snow ❄️❄️ • #winterlovers #mycountrylife #embracingtheseasons #happy_life_captures #cherishandrelish_january #aseasonalyear #gloomandglow #slowandglow #rurallife #rural_love #hibernationseason #oftheeveryday #lovewhereilive #slowandsimpledays #findingbeauty #countrylove #tv_living_nm2 #rsa_ladies #tv_foggy #fiftyshades_of_nature #allthingsofbeauty_ #country_feautures #trb_rural #explore_countryside #swedenljud #everything_imaginable #transfer_visions #royalsnappingartists #mydailymagic #backpocketnature
Best start to 2019🎊🎉 Got accepted to this year’s Finders Keepers Sydney (yee har grandma!!), so the prepping starts NOW! Even though it’s in May...every second counts 3️⃣2️⃣1️⃣. Gotta make more room to fit in my yarn order that arrives this week-I don’t think I can go any higher...
- anticipation - Isn’t it such a wonderful feeling when you notice a little shift in seasons, like these climbing hydrangea’s buds reaching forward outside my studio? With some spring bulbs that I eagerly planted at the end of last year, I am quietly enjoying this ‘waiting’ period, probably more than any other time of year. Did someone say snow? ❄️🙊 How about you? What do you like about this time of year? . スタジオ前のつたあじさいのつぼみが伸びてきました。 季節の小さな変化が、一年のうちで一番嬉しい時期です。 ヨークシャーは雪予報だけど。 #storiesoftheeveryday
Almost gave this little guy all my money last night, because of this song. The tune will forever stop me in my tracks and bring a tiny little lump to my throat (and @isky_xo too❤️). It’s every Sunday morning of my childhood memories and backyard guitar hangs with you. Miss you dadio, listening to this on repeat xxx
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We’ve been in the sand and the sun all day long with dips in the ocean every now and then. 🌞 Her dad and I haven’t seen this girl this happy in almost a year. This magical place is restoring our spirits and I’m very grateful.
Spent today trying new kinds of photography, reading some Psalms, + starting a new journal. The snow has swirling through the trees all day, dancing like faeries in the wind + clinging to the tree branches and window panes. I pray that more days will be like this one: slow + simple + maybe a little snowy too. 🌬❄️✨🦌 - - - - - - - Also big thanks to @aclotheshorse for spurring this idea! - - - - - - - #gloomandglow #myalmanamoment #weeklyspread #alifeofwords #aseasonalyear #beautyundermynose #livemoremagic #slowandglow #ofcosymoments #quietinthewild #shyinnature #whimsicalwonderfulwild #littlewoodlandwhimsies #amomentwiththetrees #folkwild #aseasonalshift #acolourpaletteofnature #aslowmoment #seekingbeautyamidstthemundane #ofquietmoments #cornersofmyworld #christiancreative #thewildernesstonic #bookstagram #bookflatlay #wintermood
Reading and drawing whilst the storm is moving towards us. Grateful to have a home tonight. Double duvet .
We popped up to Canary Wharf this evening to see the #winterlights and they didn’t disappoint! See stories for more ... #lovelondon #familytime #winterwonder #ilovecolour #happyjanuary #slowandglow #colourinspiration #inspiredbycolour #creativityforwellness
Keep readin’ readin’ readin’ 🌝 i’m trying to read more fiction this year, it’s something I keep getting distracted from! thanks @matsmithdesign for my copy of ‘Rivers of London’, so far I’m loving it 💕 . . . . #sunset #resolutions #gloomandglow  #myalmanacmoment #aseasonalyear  #portraitphotography  #somenotnone #slowandglow  #ofcosymoments  #tenerife  #canaryislands  #graceloveslondon  #theprettycities  #gracelovestravel  #passionpassport #cornersofmyworld #spaintravel  #canariesislands  #freelancerlife  #canaries #icu_spain #ok_spain  #seetheworld  #travelgram  #wintersun  #adventures #freelancelife #natureforsoul  #ccseasonal  #summerinjanuary
It’s a Saturday like any other except that the promise of snow has yet to be seen, I haven’t yet baked and my little darling is still sporting a temp today. We’re making the best of it with extra cuddles, blueberry pancakes and multiple rounds of book reading… • Next week, I think you’ll *finally* be seeing some content from me - a blog post and, if I can get my thoughts together, something special on Friday. For that something special on Friday, it’s an idea that will be interactive, but I have a few questions. If you wouldn’t mind to head over to my stories today and answer a few polls, I’d be ever so appreciative… • That said, I hope your Saturday is a bit more cheerful than mine. And as always, I hope you carve out a bit of time to enjoy something yummy. I’d love to know what you lovelies are up to today!
“Yoga takes us to the present moment, the only place where life exists.” – Ellen Brenneman.⠀ I'm facilitating another morning yoga session at @wearewellness on Wednesday, 06:30-07:30am.  Give time to yourself to find and be in the present moment x
Jeg tror ikke, jeg har været alene med Pil, siden min barsel sluttede for 3 måneder siden. Jeg tror dog, det er længere siden, jeg har haft en dag alene med Bille. Det må jeg gøre inden længe. For i dag var særlig 🌙 • • • #mystoryoflight #untoldvisuals ##ofcosymoments #gloomandgrow #littlestoriesofmylife #kindredmoments #livemoremagic #aseasonalyear #natureandnourish #savourtheseasonalshift #theartofslowliving #slowlivingforlife #astilllife #livethelittlethings #thatsdarling #nothingsordinary #daysofsmallthings #slowandglow #smallmomentsofcalm #nordiskehjem #mynestandburrow #littlecornersofmyhome #letthembelittle #magicofchildhood #honestmotherhood #mytinygreatmoments #pilbp
Sometimes you find a human who inherently makes your life easier. Who understands you better than anyone else ever has. Who knows your extensive and unpredictable food allergies oftentimes better than yourself, or, well, maybe that’s just us (thanks for figuring out that I thought tamarinds were fruits when they’re actually legumes to which I am anaphylactic 🤦🏻‍♀️). There are so many mountains left to climb. I’m glad they’ll always be with you. . . . #bedeeplyrooted #todaysgoodthing #aseasonalyear #livemoremagic #slowandglow #thelocalwayfarer #natureandnourish #shyinnature #dreaminginpictures #thatauthenticfeeling #thewildernesstonic #slowdownwithstills #mountainmoment #gloomandglow #seasonspoetry #whimsicalwonderfulwild
Is there anything more satisfying than a bowl of warm soup on a cold day? I've been making a batch of this butternut squash soup the past few weekends, enough to get me through a few lunches and snacks during the week. Last weekend I took a mug of soup up into bed to nourish myself while I knit, and I don't think I've ever done anything quite as decadent. It felt luxurious, even a little taboo. Here's to more soup, more small moments of decadence, more pleasure in the simple things...
Weekend plans 📷 from @stacieflinner
Paddling in Loch Lomond the other week. There were two very brave ladies in bobble hats having a swim there too. Thank you to my lovely pal @thefleetingthings for telling us how pretty Luss is, we loved it . . . . . . #aseasonalyear #livemoremagic #myalmanacmoment #gloomandglow #distractionsandinspirations #slowandglow #ofcosymoments #myeverydaymagic #amomentofwhimsy #asecondofwhimsy #aseasonalyear #seasonspoetry #beautifuldestinations #roamtheplanet #postcardsfromtheworld #faceless_friday
It’s this time of year that ‘gets’ me. The after Christmas yearning for Spring tingles even though you know Winter lasts until at least April AND that even if there’s peepings of green here and there you can be sure it’s really minus ‘who knows what’ and going anywhere without gloves or tights that you can almost pull up to your chin is futile. ———————————————————————— I always yearn for a refresh. New ‘Somethings.’ New ‘Anythings’: a ‘light’ to banish the longest greyest month right back to where it came from. ———————————————————————— This year though, instead of ‘stuff’ I told myself I’d spend nothing. A #nospendjanuary if you will. There’s been no mass sort-out, throw out or rolling up of anything anywhere {not yet anyway, I like my clothes folded thanks} but I’m already over halfway through and despite several ‘wobbles’ I’ve stuck to it and I’ve learnt a lot. ———————————————————————— This week I so badly wanted to buy flowers: bright colourful sunny, smiley bunches of daffodils. But I didn’t. I resisted and picked a few stalks of wild holly and a sprig of hawthorn and they’re sat pretty on our kitchen windowsill, nestled among the string of clear fairy lights that run along its length. ———————————————————————— It might not be Christmas anymore but I’m hanging onto all of the light I can until these days become a little longer and brighter! ————————————————————————ps I SO enjoyed writing this - I miss words and  writing and #wonderfulwednesday s etc etc. ———————————————————————— #seasonspoetry  #natureonthepage #aseasonalyear #ofcosymoments #oneperfectthing  #amonthoflovely  #myalmanacmoment  #ofquietmoments
I took this picture last Sunday, just before I had to go into full crisis mode... Now, as life appears about to go back to normal, seems a good time to post it. A candle can mean so many things: comfort, relaxation, ritual or celebration, a guiding light in the dark. Let it be all this today.  #objectproject_candle . . . . #stillswithstories #folkandstory #seasonspoetry #handsinframes #the_gentle_manifesto #everysquareastory #awakethelight #mystoryoflight #myeverydaymagic #themidwintermovement #aquietwinter #simpleandstill #mytaleofwinter #facelessportrait #selfiesforintroverts #smallmomentsofcalm #wintermood #ofcosymoments #capturequiet #gloomandglow #slowandglow
So glad I ignored the weather forecast and went for a wander anyway-turned out to be a beautiful afternoon 😍
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and be understood. - Seneca
Fun on the farm* . . . *vineyard. What better way to spend a misty January Saturday than with friends and wine. Well, maybe a warmer vineyard. Booking my next trip right now! . . . #iamatraveler #sheisnotlost #vineyard #whpwanderlust
Thank you Hamburg ❤️❤️❤️ Why are you stingy with yourself? Why are you holding back? What are you saving for - for another time? There are not other times. There is only now. Right now. Balanchine . . . . #howtobeparisian #thestreetnetwork #gloomandglow #myalmanacmoment #weeklyspread #alifeofwords #aseasonalyear #beautyundermynose #livemoremagic #somenotnone #slowandglow #ofcosymoments
Can you see the moon?
These are afew of my favourite things 🎶  The best kind of lunch, am I right? 😏
Yesterday morning I was running through the fields behind our home in total panic mode as the sun was rising and the frost would disappear soon. I’m a visual thinker and having used cameras for a while I tend to see beautiful settings and compostions everywhere I go. Sometimes people look at me weirdly as I am shooting and visualize the outcome when edited, while they probably think: why are you capturing weeds 🤪. However, I am sure my neighbours had a good laugh during breakfast; watching a girl pop up out of the grass every once in a while 🙈
Same Tantrums, Better Scenery-Life Hack # 1 .  Snacks, snacks, and more snacks. Notice how both these kids seem some what content? That is due to the magic power of snacks. Are they healthy organic treats? NO! Are they homemade with fresh ingredients? NO! Baby steps you guys, baby steps. .  We made it outside and hiked with minimal tantrums and maximum fun. (Ok not maximum fun, but that sentance had a nice ring to it). Fact is, getting out and doing more outside was hard to begin with, but these girls are starting to love these new adventures...even if I do have to bribe them with sugar filled goodness at the end of the trail. 😉 .  What are your plans for the weekend? ♥️
Cosying up in my favourite spot before braving the cold again....is it nearly Spring yet? ❄️💓
Take sometime to cherish yourself this weekend, lovely friends. Relax with @_lovenara . . . . . @lovenara #independentbusiness #attitudeofgratitude #slowandglow #livethelittlethings #livebeautifully #pocketofmyhome #lovewhereyoudwell  #cornersofmyworld #nestandflourish #interiorboom  #behomefree #ofcosymoments
Look up! My FIL is visiting us and when we have a visitor with a car we like to go places that are difficult to get to without one, so we went to have lunch at @pillarsofherculesfife. (Locals, I know there’s a bus stop outside but it takes over an hour and costs a fortune from where we live, instead of 20 minutes in the car.) This is an organic farm, shop and vegetarian café selling lots of lovely things. My garlic mushrooms on toast were very tasty, and the 6 year old amazingly chose a flapjack over a brownie and loved it. #pillarsofhercules #fife #falkland #lovefife #lookup #light #cafe #scotland #scotspirit #gloomandglow #slowandglow #ofcosymoments
Out and about on a lovely Saturday morning before the shops are opened.
Likin’
January for me is a time to look forward and make tentative plans for the year ahead. With the allotment safely covered over and the compost heaps built (and slowly filling) my thoughts have turned to what I'm going to grow this year. I've spent many evenings immersed in research but now my seeds (both veg and flowers) have been ordered and it's nearly time to put my plans into action.  But maybe just one more cosy weekend at home first - it is bitterly cold after all ❄️ I hope you're having a joyful weekend so far ✨
If you watched my stories yesterday, you’d know that I was in Brighton. I actually came down for a gathering organised by the lovely Emma from @aquietstyle (thank you so much for having me!). If you missed it, head to my highlights to watch the whole story. ⠀ When I wrote down the date in my calendar last year, I thought to myself - I’ll take the whole day off, why the hell not. I don’t often travel alone. I used to feel uncomfortable and somewhat self-conscious when doing anything by myself. I guess it was a symptom of my insecurities.⠀ But yesterday was different - I really enjoyed exploring Brighton at my own, unique pace. I only had myself and my whims to satisfy. I felt free. ⠀ I went down to the beach, and stood in the cold, watching the waves crash onto the shore, and finally heard myself say:⠀ It’s ok to do things alone sometimes.
dolphins & whales were spotted!🐬🙌🏻🐋 we were so pleased to see bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales in their natural habitat. they live around the island all year round and eat the squid also chilling in the water. I have no idea why anyone would pay to see these beautiful animals in captivity when you can see them happy and healthy in their home seas! . . . .  #gloomandglow  #myalmanacmoment #aseasonalyear  #beautyundermynose  #somenotnone #slowandglow  #ofcosymoments  #tenerife  #canaryislands  #graceloveslondon  #theprettycities  #gracelovestravel  #passionpassport #cornersofmyworld #embracingtheseasons #canariesislands  #canaries #icu_spain #ok_spain  #seetheworld  #travelgram  #freelancelife #natureforsoul  #ccseasonal #whalespotting #natureporn  #marineconservation  #savethewhales #littlejoysofjanuary #notoanimalcruelty
Blimey. She's only gone and posted something.  Hello!!! Are you still there? I'm not sure what happened. A couple of weeks off posting over Christmas quickly turned into 6. I don't know if anyone else ever feels like this, but if I don't post for a while I end up not having a clue what I want to post. So I've decided this year to post what I want to. Less worrying about a 'theme' and people pleasing.  I took this photo last weekend in Southwold, but darn Instagram won't let me get the whole photo in frame, so you've lost the pretty doorways 😡  I hope 2019 has started how you wanted it to. It's been a funny old year so far. Lots going on and too much to think about. I'm never one to be energised by a new year. I tend to go into a bit of a slump if anything. Time to start making some plans for spring. Perhaps the turn of the season will bring the energy I need. How's your year going so far?
25th January is dydd Santes Dwynwen and we have this beautiful herbal blend of lavender, rose and oatstraw to drink and celebrate with your cariad. Pop into the shop today and we try some, we have a pot brewing and infusing the shop with a lovely aroma.  #dyddsantesdwynwen #cariad #myalmanacmoment #aseasonalyear #beautyundermynose #plasticfree #looseleaftea #herbalife #herbalteas #floral #slowandglow #ofcosymoments #tealovers #myseasonaltable #ofsimplethings
I discovered Hobbii Twister from Denmark! It is gorgeous and my mind is spinning with ideas for this colour. It wants to be so many things! Decisions, Decisions. 🍭#crochetgirlgang #bhooked #ourmakerlife #yarnspirations #crochetcrew #thehooknookers #yarnlove #falltrends #abmcrafty #makersgonnamake #theeverygirlathome #makeology #crochetgram #todaysgoodthing #creativehappylife #crochetisbae #slowandglow #beautyundermynose #crochetcrazy #haakverslaafd #craftsposure #crocheterapia #hobbiitwister #hobbii
Well HI there 👋🏼 . I’ve noticed new faces round here (welcome welcome 🤗!) and so I thought I’d do a little re-introduction to me 🙋🏻‍♀️ . I’m Monica (middle name Beatrice), and I’m the founder of the lifestyle blog The Elgin Avenue + co-host of the podcast Let’s Discuss. This is my ninth year blogging (9?! Really?!) and before that I was a student/waitress/intern/you-name-it 😆! . I live in the English countryside with my boyfriend Oli, and this year we are getting married 💍! . My family is a mix of British (Paps) and Italian (Mama) which is where my love of the Mediterranean comes from. We have a home in Menorca, which is where Oli and I have chosen to say “I do” 🌴 . I LOVE flowers, cushions (truly, you can barely sit down on my sofa 🤣!) and that first cup of coffee in the morning. . I’m a glass half-full person unless I drop half a pastry (as I did recently on a holiday in Paris), and then I’m inconsolable 😂! I mean, it’s SUCH a waste! . So, that’s a little about me! I’d love to know a bit about you too!!! Where are you from? How did you find my Instagram account? And how would you feel if you dropped half a pastry on the floor?! 🥐✖️! But seriously. #weekendintroductions #monicabeatrice #tellmeaboutyou #pastrygate | Ph. @CharlotteBryerAsh
Eyes on the prize  And today my prize will be coffee and cosy fires and reading books and playing some board games with the kids. You don’t have to always have your sights set on greatness. You don’t need to feel that if you haven’t done a park run by 10am on a Saturday, or if you haven’t DIY’d all day, or if you haven’t all driven to some far off location to stomp round a cold national trust property, or if you aren’t hitting the hottest spot in town tonight, that you are in some way not living your best life. The small things can be just as good - and just as important (I’m telling myself this as well as anyone else 😉) I have some special plans with Mr Brightside tomorrow but for today, we all need cosy & slow. What’s your plans for this cold and rainy January weekend? . . . . . . . #alifeofwords #acuriouschildhood #myhonestmotherhood #motherhoodslens  #feelgoodmotherhood #aseasonalyear #beautyundermynose #livemoremagic #slowandglow  #ofcosymoments #niblogger  #daysofsmallthings #awakethelight #wintermagic #thehonestlens #joyfulmamas #feelgoodmotherhood #livecolourfully #colourcolourlovers
Spring bulbs + fairy lights ✨🌿💓 It’s finally Friday evening after another crazy week. Plan for tonight is homemade tapas & definitely a fire, it’s blooming Baltic out there! 🍷🔥

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