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I have spotted quite a few people doing these sort of lists on blogs all around the place and it seems like such a great way of giving a little snap shot of life at that moment and also documenting it. Anyway I thought I would give it a go and see how it went. If I get into it maybe I will make it a regular feature or maybe it will get a bit boring...but hey I like trying new things!

Making: lots of prints to sell in my new etsy shop. So excited to hopefully launch it in Sept. Still so much work to do

Cooking: things with our own home grown courgettes! We picked our first ones the other day and looking forward to sampling them this evening with dinner

Watching: lots of things on Amazon prime instant video - usually in the middle of the night when I can't sleep due to coughing fits. (looks like I might have whooping cough!)

Reading: The most wonderful book given to me by a friend for my birthday. Its called 'One thousand gifts' by Ann Voskamp - and the tag line which I love is 'A dare to live fully right where you are' - I need to learn that for sure.

Wearing: A couple of new clothes that I got for our holiday next week (woohoo!)

Noticing: that we are living a better pace of life these days. We still have a lot of work to do to get the right balance but have been feeling very happy and content the last few months.

Thinking: about ways that we can be better with our money. Trying to get into better habit of spending less.

Grateful: for a husband who looks after me so well when I am sick!

Starting: to take on some more freelance jobs after a break earlier this year. If you have any design needs and fancy working with me - let me know!

Obsessed: with avocado's - seriously can't get enough of them.

Looking: for the perfect black maxi dress. Haven't found it yet but the hunt is on. I want to really simplify my wardrobe this year and have lots of simple and classic pieces that will last a long time.

Wanting: to meet a new little man that has just arrived into the world. Even though I haven't met him yet I love him already!

Enjoying: gardening. Seriously never thought I would say that, but there is something so satisfying and exciting seeing something you have planted grow.

Loving: the fact that I will be seeing lots of family that I don't get to see very often soon.

Dreaming: about having my feet in the sand and swimming in the sea in a couple of weeks time.

Little Loves // 05

The weather has been pretty grey this week and there was a horrible smog over the city but I have been enjoying being outdoors. Am looking forward to the easter break for more gardening times and just chilling out. Here are some of the little things I loved this week - 1. Discovering the beautiful Battersea Flower Station - you go through this gate off the main road and then suddenly this long garden centre lays before you and it is really beautiful and kind of exciting to explore because it is so hidden. Who would have thought this gem was in battersea. I bought some seeds and a couple of indoor plants. Excited to come back here.

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2. Taking pics with the lovely Samee in Battersea Park. It was pretty grey and drizzly and we stumbled across a little fun fair. It made me realise how rusty have got at using my SLR. Need to get back on it with the whole photography thing and stop being lazy and just using my phone. Samee gave me some good tips and got me inspired. Hanging out with fellow creatives is the best.

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3. Stickers for my etsy shop. Exciting. It is still a very long way from being ready to launch but enjoyed getting these stickers in the mail in preparation.

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4. Early morning walks along the river on my way to work. I decided to walk part of the way to work for a bit of exercise and felt really good (apart from a gross smog on the first day) - It involved getting up a little bit early but was dooable. Lets hope I keep it up - I am aiming to walk in a couple of days each week.

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5. I did some gardening! Hurrah! I have notoriously had black thumbs but am determined to turn them green. I got started with some courgettes, carrots and sweet williams. I really enjoyed getting my hands all muddy and dirty. Lets hope they grow.

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6. Ok I know I am no food photographer but NM made me some Indian scrambled eggs on english muffins and it was DELISH.

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