Monthly Archives: August 2010

>This week!

>Hello my lovelies! Sorry for the lack of updates this week, I am currently cameraless, so am waiting to borrow my sisters. Which will be fantastic, because then I can show you my beautiful new dress! I ordered it from an amazing Etsy shop a few weeks ago Sally Jane Vintage, and I absolutely love it!

Hope to see you tomorrow for ‘Things I’m thinking about Thursday’, and, with fingers crossed, my new dress!

Ros xxx

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>Saturday Steals- Plums!

>So I know I’m a little late this weekend, but its defiantly worth it! I’m so stocked about my steal.

This morning James and I went plum picking at my Dads. In his back garden there is this huge plum tree which he has been growing since before I was born. I spent my childhood climbing this tree, hiding on the wall behind it and laying out on the top of my Dads shed (which sits right behind it) and reading. In my book this is a most excellent tree!

Made even more excellent today by the amazing haul it gave to us. The photo below shows only half of what we managed to pick- though if felt like we barely made a dent in all the fruit on it today!

I see many jars of plum jam, sauce and plum crumble in my future! And best of all they were free! Which considering that boxes of about eight plums in the supermarket can cost about £1.99, I feel that thats a pretty cool saving!

Head on over to Archives of Our Lives to check out some more excellent steals!

I hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend, I will see everyone next week! xxx

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>Things I’m thinking of Thursday…

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I plan to attempt these one day…

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Summer flowers…

I may have to recreate this I love it so much

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Unless I mentioned it, all images from weheartit.com. If you see a photo thats yours and you’d like me to give more credit, feel free to drop me a line!

Have an excellent Thursday!

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>Stardust

>Today was a good day. Not only was it beautifully sunny but I also scored a fantastic new skirt at a thrift shop near my work. (Photos to come tomorrow!) I’m so happy about it its ridiculous, just my style and a really good fit. What more could a girl ask for?! In addition for the first time in ages I managed to remember my sketch pad when I left the house meaning that I got the chance to exercise my long neglecting sketching skills!

All in all, many good things! Then to top it off, James took me out for dinner. Nando’s is a good way to finish the day methinks! Then if that wasn’t enough James managed to fix the drawing tablet for the computer so i’ve spent all evening messing around with computer art. If only every day could be this creative then I would be one happy lady!

Unfortunately I must now go to sleep, if I want to stand any chance of being coherent at work tomorrow morning. A trait which i’m pretty sure my bosses would appreciate!

So I leave you with this lovely little nugget from Lawrence Krauss:

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements – the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution and for life – weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way for them to get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.”

I couldn’t stop thinking about this when I first read it!

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>Hiatus

>So I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus recently. The hours I have been working are insane and my energy levels were at a all time low. Let’s also be honest about this, I wasn’t the worlds happiest camper either, and who wants to listen to someone complain about how tired they are all the time anyway?!

But I’ve had a bit of an epiphany in the last couple of weeks if you can call it that. I have decide that I’m tired of being cynical and ungrateful, I can complain all I like about working 60 hour weeks at two jobs, but it’s hardly a fair attitude when I know what friends of mine are struggling to get jobs after university. I should be happy that I at least have a job. So here is my pledge- no more unnessacary complaining. No more moaning, just because I can, just because I feel I have earned a good moan. I don’t think that it’s healthy for me, emotionally or physically. Because here is the wacky thing, I think in part that I was so tired because I was telling myself that I was so tired. My negative attitude was having a physical effect- as weird as that sounds. So James and I have started going to the gym. And it’s really helping. As contradictory as it sounds tiring myself out physically is actually helping me not be so tired.

So here I am. Hopefully back. Hopefully not so tired. Hopefully not so self pitying. Definently happy to be writing again.

Happy Tuesday everyone, hope you had a stella day!

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