Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Etsy Is My Vice - Wednesday Wants

I wouldn’t call myself an addict but I really cannot get enough of Etsy.  I regularly find myself trawling through vintage trinkets, furniture and artwork.  Once furniture was a no go, as nearly everything was stateside, but now, there is a burgeoning collective of UK shops.  Really utilizing the search function is key to unearthing a gem or two and keeping in mind shipping costs.  I’ve been lucky enough to find items that I’ve genuinely been looking for and some that just screamed BUY ME.  I love that people have taken the time to style and photograph their wares appropriately (unlike on ebay).  It makes the searching and buying all the more seductive. Have you been seduced or had a successful quest on Etsy?  Sometimes I feel like the only one.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Online this week - link love

It’s so very nearly the weekend! I hope you've had time in the last few weeks to enjoy all this lovely sunshine.  As for me, I’ve been enjoying plenty of short stints outdoors (only so long a 10 month old can cope in the warm weather) it's been super gorgeous and Milo loves it. I’ve also got my research hat on, now that schools out for summer and I’m no longer teaching. Hopefully some exciting stuff to share with you in the future.  I’ve also been getting back up to speed with my blog reading.

So here are a few good links worth a view in my opinion:

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Timeout Thursday - Norfolk Beaches

Whenever I go away somewhere rural in England I always wonder what it would be like to live there.  My DH always jokes that he’d have to be a bank manager and I’d have to run Mary’s Big Hair Boutique (I might point out I can barely style my own short hair, let alone anyone else’s). I’m always surprised that we jump to these clich├ęs first, when in this digital age, it doesn’t really matter where you live.

We’ve just had a week on the North Norfolk coast.  We had a brilliant time, unlike Annie from Insideology when she visited the area. And yes I idled away a few moments imagining a life there; it was short lived, as I love my buzzy city too much. BUT The North Norfolk coast really is an absolute breath of fresh air, literally and figuratively. Big wide skies and sandy beaches, steam trains and great pubs. Oh and crab sandwiches. It’s why I love it so much. I know I live beside the sea but the Norfolk coast is a million miles from Brighton.

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