#positivityremains | Hello! Hooray!
#positivityremains

Today has been a bit of a strange day. We woke up to find that the UK had decided to leave the EU, and as one of the 48% of people who voted to remain I was pretty gutted to be honest. I spent most of the morning watching the coverage on the telly, trying desperately to make sense of a country that is quite clearly divided over so many things, let alone the issue of Europe. I’ve never really shared my political views publicly, certainly not on my blog or social media before, but I felt really strongly that we should remain a part of the EU to be stronger together. That doesn’t mean that I don’t recognise that there are issues with it, and I do realise that the EU has done quite a lot for us both good and bad. But I feel that there’s an overall sense of negativity today, which I have been guilty of feeling too. I want to show that #positivityremains.  Read More

Birds on a wire | Hello! Hooray!
Bits & Bobs: August 2015

I genuinely have no idea where this month has gone! We’re finally on holiday now so it’s great to be catching up with things that need to be done and enjoying some well-needed rest. The weather has been a bit hit and miss this month, but we’ve made the most of it when we could!  Read More

Colourful houses in Newcastle
Bits & bobs: July 2015

Hello! Sorry for my little blog absence over the past week or so. July was another really busy month – so busy, that I’m a little (well, quite) late with my monthly round-up post again! The weather hasn’t been amazing up here in Newcastle, but we’ve been trying to make the best of it anyway. We’re hoping that it will be good when we finally get a holiday at the end of this month! Read More

Craft for the Soul | Hello! Hooray!
Craft for the Soul

Pip Lincolne’s latest book, Craft for the Soul, came out in Australia earlier this year and having seen various snippets of it via Instagram and Pip’s blog I knew I’d have to read it! I spent a long time online trying to find out when the UK release date is, to no avail. Eventually I had the idea to search for it on eBay and I found an Australian seller who would post worldwide, and so I ordered my copy. A couple of weeks later (and thankfully with no additional import postage taxes, which I have been hit by before) my copy arrived, just in time for me to take it on my journey to Blogtacular. Yay! 🙂  Read More

Pretty wild poppies
Bits & Bobs: June 2015

My bits & bobs post for last month is a little late – sorry! I have been really poorly over the last week with this horrible virus that’s going around, so haven’t really been doing anything other than sleeping. And to be honest, I’m not really a sleepy person so it has been a bit strange for me! It felt like someone stole our weekend last weekend (Tom had it too) so we’re looking forward to doing some of the things we had planned to do this weekend. Fingers crossed for nice weather so we can get out in the garden! These poppies in the main photo are growing on the old waggonway near our house, and I’m keeping an eye on them so that I can get some seeds from them when they’re ready. Read More

One week until Blogtacular! | Hello! Hooray!
One week until Blogtacular!

I can’t believe it’s only one week until Blogtacular – this time next week I’ll be on the train to London! I bought an early bird ticket last year and have been really looking forward to it since then. There have been so many exciting things happening in the build-up that I’m even more excited about it every day, and I didn’t think it was possible to be more excited than I was before! But I am, and I have a few things to do in preparation for what promises to be an incredible event… Read More