Saturday, 31 May 2014

#BEDM: Last day

Before I fall asleep, I have to blog for the final time this month and this Blog Every Day in May challenge. I can't believe I managed to do it - only missing a couple of days (which I did half catch up on) when I moved. I'm pretty proud considering I fluctuate to posting every other day to twice a week usually. I know I can do it now - maybe I'll do it more often?

Today has been exhausting but incredibly fun. I boarded a packed train this morning and made my way to London for Nuffnang's 1st birthday party for their UK network. Unfortunately since my camera charger is currently lost within my belongings and my phone charger was on the blink, I could take absolutely no photos of the day. As a blogger, that kills me inside! Luckily, hanging out with other bloggers has its upsides; EVERYONE has a camera! 

Special thanks to Tiffany, who kindly met me before the event so neither of us had to walk in alone (isn't Twitter awesome?) for these photos below. With my phone dying as well, another thanks to her for getting me to the party in the first place - turns out I overly rely on google maps to find my way!


How about that view? And that weather? We were so lucky to have the one day of sunshine this week.


Left to right: Holly, Louise, Moi, Emily, Tiffany & Francesca 

I met some lovely people today including the awesome ladies above, and look forward to keeping in contact with everyone in the future. Let there be more events!

Happy birthday Nuffnang!

Tomorrow is a new month and it's back to my regular posting so let's see what I come up with. Hell, I might even take a day off (cheeky!). 

How did you enjoy the sunshine today?

Friday, 30 May 2014

#BEDM DAY 30: Talent

It's times like this when I wish I was American instead of British. American culture encourages you from an early age to big yourself up - that confidence is essential to drive you forward in life. I feel very British right now. Having to talk about what I think I'm good at makes me want to curl up in a ball in the corner and hope no one sees this. 

It reminds me of a time at school in England when a girl in my class had bitched about how I apparently thought I was "soooo good at art", behind my back of course (don't you just miss school?). Honestly, I wasn't big headed about it at all so where her outburst came from I really couldn't say. I didn't care how bad or good I was. I just loved art. I would pretend I was injured so I could get out of PE and go to the empty classroom to paint, I doodled during other classes, I made comic books at home, all for the pure love of it.

Dis...dis is mein.

So, I'm going to be brave and share my opinion of my talent with strangers. Lets do this. I'm good at drawing. Scratch that, I'm a freaking FANTABULOUS illustrator! I always wanted to be something creative when I was younger but somewhere along the way I guess I lost my way. I somehow managed to get into business studies at college (definitely not arty), then fashion business (slightly more creative) at uni.

This guy needs some more adventures!

I started this blog to get back in touch with my creative side after working at a boring job and somewhere between losing that job and getting my current one I lost my mojo again. I do have a habit of losing things...

Now that I'm commuting, I'm already making more time for my drawing again - just doing a few doodles here and there to get back in the swing of things. It's just like riding a bike I think; slightly shaky at first, then with practice you're speeding along with the wind in your hair again. 

See what I did there? 

One more: you can go ahead and rain on my parade, I've got an umbrella (boom!).

Well, lots of umbrellas to put it more accurately. 

Long term readers may recognise these prints of mine from quite a long time ago. I just want to do more things like this. This is my way of saying, stay tuned. I don't want to ignore my talent again.

And if you don't think I'm talented at drawing then don't worry, I can also pick up random objects with my toes. See, I told you I'd work that in there somehow, Topher!

What's your talent?

Thursday, 29 May 2014

#BEDM DAY 29: Wishlist

Just a few things I've seen lately. I do love a good wish list. 

It's a necklace that looks like a camera, that's from Ladybird Likes. Enough said. Gimme!


I’d like to think that I could pull these Topshop trousers off but I’d probably just look like I forgot to change out of my pjs...

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Completely twee, but I could so see myself twirling around in a field wearing this dress. Picnic anyone?

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One day I will own a piece of Tatty Devine Jewellery!

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Yes I know I don't need any more stationary but these Paperchase notebooks are pretty hard to resist.
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Since it's my birthday in under a month, I'm going to have to show these to a couple of people, ha ha. 

What's on your wish list?