9 Things I'm Thinking Right Now


Saturday, 8 August 2015

It probably would have made more sense to be 10 things I'm thinking about right now, but when I jotted down the little things going around my head, it was simply 9, so there we are... 

BTW, I make no claims that these thoughts are deep, meaningful or interesting!

1. I really, really want to fly out to NYC for a holiday. Like now.

2. I'm really pleased with my new bedside table (Kilo, from Habitat by the way, in white)

3. I love our new dog, Ted, but he's a pain in the ass! No really.

4. Kids are tiring. Cute though!

5. I really want these sunglasses. Like badly.

6. I hope camping is fun next week - I really need to get organised. 

7. Is it possible not to buy any clothes, shoes or accessories for myself for 1 month? (And if not then do I have a shopping addiction?)

(No image, just see above, point 5.)

8. I need to eat healthier tomorrow

9. Maybe I'll get a new lamp for my bedside table...

Night y'all x

I Heart Copenhagen


Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Well, it's sure been a while. I think I'll just start all my blog posts like this now! I'd like to say I've been super busy or engrossed in something new and exciting, but actually life around here has been the norm. Some fun things have been happening too of course though. Like my wonderful husband surprising me with an anniversary weekend away to Copenhagen last month! Pretty awesome surprise I'll say, and somewhere I've been wanting to visit for ages. I've been meaning to share my trip on here since our return a couple of weeks ago, mainly because I just want to tell everyone how great Copenhagen is, but it's taken me until now to get my act together.

Here are some photos from our trip if you'd like to see.  I found the whole place just so cool - the buildings, the people, the food, the bikes. The street style was ridiculous - effortless, minimal, cool... But of course it was the one thing I couldn't really photograph without approaching random strangers.  But I did take lots of other pictures which hopefully give you a sense of the place. And sorry, there's quite a few, did I mention I loved it all!?

The streets and buildings around the Indre By area were great - a mix of apartments, businesses, and shops, this was probably my favourite area of Copenhagen.

Bikes everywhere!

Watching parents biking their children around in big bike carts was so interesting - some kids had cushions and blankets in there and were just snoozing! 

The shopping was so good, especially for homewares, obviously! This homewares shop was full of lots of things I liked and we ended up buying some neon orange flex for our dining room light fittings at home - snazzy :)

Just a few of the things that caught my eye - a whole department store for design-led homewares and interiors, I didn't know what to look at first! The HAY shop was fab and I loved the DLM tables and the wall loop hooks. 

On the saturday we found a little cafe for breakfast, it was so cute - we wanted to take this teapot, below, home with us!

By the canal that runs through the city to the river

The Black Diamond building, and below, the view opposite across the river

The harbour - too touristy unfortunately but still cool to see the iconic buildings along the harbour

Another pit stop for coffee & tea - my cake doesn't look all that appetising, but it was good - chocolate and nut rye bread. Quite bitter but nice with tea (and a few mouthfuls of Mec's super-sweet coconut volcano-type cake thing!)

On sunday we headed to the Design Museum - do you think I could find room for this chair at home?!

The ceiling in the entrance to the Design Museum

Danish open sandwich - rye bread, sliced beef, salad and peppers - so good!

We rode bikes around town one afternoon - loads of fun but not as easy as the Danes make it look! 

Dotted all around town, Joe the Juice was a great pit stop - this is strawberry, apple and banana, yum!

Finally, we couldn't help but smile at the sockets, like little happy faces! This one looked like he was wearing a hat!

I'm definitely planning to go back to Copenhagen again sometime, only an hour's flight, easy peasy! Have you been? I highly recommend it :)

A Little Mother's Day Gift Guide


Thursday, 12 March 2015

It's Mother's Day this weekend of course and I for one am looking forward to breakfast in bed, preferably with tea, pain au chocolat, a magazine, and if I'm very lucky hopefully a couple of homemade cards from the kids! I'm always torn on Mother's Day between wanting to spend the day as a family, enjoying quality time together and feeling thankful for being a mum to two lovely little kiddos (assuming that is that everyone is on their best behaviour of course, no nail varnish is being painted on the newly painted walls - yes that happened this week - and we're not arguing about how it's not nice to call mummy a meanie every 2 minutes when things don't go their way!) and wanting a whole day off, all to myself, without the kids, which might sound a little harsh but would be oh so lovely!

At 5 and almost 3, my two are still a bit young to co-ordinate any sort of present buying themselves, so it kind of falls on my husband's shoulders to arrange a gift for me, if that's what's happening this year... As a I said, breakfast in bed, flowers and cards (homemade or otherwise) are always a delight on Mother's Day but sometimes a treat in the form of a present is nice too of course!

So here's my sort of gift guide to Mother's Day this year...

1. A classic stripe tee is perfect for day to day wear with the kids, and this tee from Chinti & Parker has a fun twist which I love.
2. A bit budget-busting, but if you're on the look out for something extra special, this gold necklace from MayaBrenner.com is perfect. I'd have T and S obviously for Tabitha and Sam, but it would also be nice with just your own initial too.
3. I've been eyeing up these triangle earrings by Tom Pigeon for ages now, and would be great for adding a little extra something to an everyday outfit of jumper and jeans. They come in lots of colours, but these pale grey ones are just so pretty.
4. You can't go wrong with a leather pouch, for cards and small change, or for carrying around make up bits, etc, and this Mog Leather Zip Pouch from Donna Wilson is just the right side of quirky!
5. I don't know about you but I generally seem to carry around about 4 different lip balms at any one time, and yet I still think I could find room in my life for this one - Mojito Lip Balm from Malin + Goetz sounds too good to pass up!
6. I recently bought myself this little cat enamel brooch on a bit of an impulse but as soon as I saw it I couldn't resist. It's cute right?! (And no this post is not sponsored by Donna Wilson, ha ha!)

I hope you all have a lovely Mother's Day, whether with your kids, your own mum, or whatever you do... Enjoy!


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