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Bits & Bobs: June 2015

By Clare Albans / 02 Jul 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…

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Blogtacular 2015

By Clare Albans / 18 Jun 2015

It has taken me a few days to even begin to process all of the things I heard, saw and learnt at Blogtacular last weekend (which is why I’m only just getting around to posting this!). When I bought my early-bird ticket for Blogtacular 2015, I knew that this was an even not to be…

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Bits & Bobs: May 2015

By Clare Albans / 31 May 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1433098037507{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]It’s time for my monthly round up of Bits & Bobs for the month – yay! This month has been really busy in our day jobs, and I haven’t felt like I’ve had much time or headspace to do lots of crafting. So I’m really looking forward to having more time in June…

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Leicester University Botanic Garden

By Clare Albans / 21 Apr 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I was away at a conference this weekend with my day job, as a few of us were speaking about a reading test that we have developed for our international students. I was really worried about it, but thankfully it went much better than it played out in my head beforehand and I’m very relieved…

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Mollie Makes specials

By Clare Albans / 16 Apr 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1429178532445{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]I am a huge Mollie Makes fan and when I saw that they had published another special, I knew it would be right up my street! The latest one is all about social media, and as I found the blogging special to be very helpful I decided to add it to my…

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Bits & Bobs: March 2015

By Clare Albans / 02 Apr 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1427962023771{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]Regular readers of my blog may well have been expecting the usual Instagram Gallery on the last day of the month, but I’ve been having a little spring clean on my blog, and decided to mix things up a bit (I am also a little late with it for various reasons –…

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Birkheads Secret Gardens in spring

By Clare Albans / 12 Mar 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1426092243686{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]We went to Birkheads Secret Gardens for the first time last summer, and bought a season ticket so that we could go again. The gardens opened again a couple of weeks ago, and last weekend we went to have a potter around. The weather forecast had been great all week, but typically…

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365 Grateful: Hello! Hooray! 2015

By Clare Albans / 01 Jan 2015

Have you heard of  365 Grateful? If not, don’t worry – it’s new to me too! I first read about it in Flow Magazine (international edition, issue 7) last month, and was really inspired by the story of how Hailey Bartholomew set up this project. She took polaroid photos every day in order to appreciate the little…

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A handmade Christmas

By Clare Albans / 30 Dec 2014

Christmas is a pretty busy time for crafters, and this year has been no exception for me – it’s definitely a handmade Christmas in our house!

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Scarborough fun

By Clare Albans / 07 Nov 2014

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1415388076521{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]We had such a lovely time staying at Ox Pasture Hall last week (click here to see my post). After checking out we had a little bit of time before we caught the train back to York, which meant that we could have a little potter around. It was quite a foggy,…

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Instagram gallery: June 2014

By Clare Albans / 30 Jun 2014

This year is absolutely flying by – I can hardly believe I’m putting together my Instagram gallery for June! It has been a fun month of crafting and I’ve learnt so many new skills

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Instagram gallery: May 2014

By Clare Albans / 31 May 2014

This month has been another busy one – I started my #100happydays challenge (which you can follow on my Instagram account) and there has been lots of crafting as usual! I hope you enjoy this gallery of some of my favourite moments!

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