Friday, 18 August 2017

A Slow Lived Summer :: Mindful Moments


So far my Summer hasn't been completely stress free. I haven't really been sticking to a routine like I usually do. I've been slow at posting and my mind has just been elsewhere. But minus all the stress and trying to get my motivation back, I've been trying to do things a little bit differently this Summer. Deciding to take things more slowly and appreciate the littlest things in each day.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Snapshots In Chatsworth Gardens


A couple of weeks back we decided to go and visit Chatsworth Gardens which is located in the Peak District. I'm a little late posting this one but I thought I'd share a couple of snapshots I took whilst wandering around the beautiful gardens.

I was amazed at just how beautiful the gardens were. I never expected the grounds to spread out so far and for there to be so much to discover. There's 105 acres of Chatsworth Gardens to explore, with fountains, sculptures, Victorian rock gardens, a maze, waterfalls and many trails to wander around. It's the perfect way to spend a slow lived Summer's day.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Recently I Have Been...


Recently I have been...

Walking: Around Chatsworth House gardens in the Peak District. I just couldn't believe how beautiful the place was. There were rose gardens, waterfalls, fountains, even a maze to get lost in! And the most amazing rocky gardens with hidden paths and tall trees. We also took a quick browse around the farm shop which had the most colourful range of fruits and vegetables.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

White Chocolate, Sour Cherry & Pistachio Rocky Road


I've been a bit slow posting over the past couple of weeks which I mentioned in my previous post. I lost a bit of motivation and couldn't find any new inspiration for what to write and photograph but after a weeks break I think I'm getting back into the swing of things again! The other week I thinking how I haven't shared a baking post in ages. I had a couple of baking fails in the last could of days, I tried a millionaires shortbread but burnt the caramel, I tried it the second time with ready made caramel but realised it was for a banoffee filling so the caramel didn't set at all!

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Life Lately & Wild Inspiration


It feels like it's been ages since I last shared a post on here, although it has only been a week's break! The quietness is mainly because lately things have been a little slow. It's all been stressing out over job interviews, filling out applications and lots of researching.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Slow Lived Summer: Things To See & Do


As part of my slow lived Summer, I want to spend this Summer focusing on doing things that make me feel happy and relaxed. It's been a stressful couple of weeks as I've been racing around going to different job interviews each week, which I've been getting myself worked up about them causing my anxiety levels to increase.

The last thing I want to do this Summer is to feel anxious and stressed out. Usually when I feel that way I make sure I can take my mind off of anything that's worrying me buy doing some of my favourite activities. So I've created a list of things to see and do this Summer!

Friday, 30 June 2017

Recently I Have Been...


A little round up of the past couple of weeks or so!

Searching for: All the growing wildflowers. I found a large wildflower patch as I was walking around the village and couldn't resist taking loads of photos. We have a few wildflower pots in the garden but my dream is to one day have a garden full of beautiful wildflowers.

Monday, 26 June 2017

An Enthusiasm For Books: Harry Potter


Something I'd really love to start posting about is books. I haven't really posted about what books I've been reading along with reviews and recommendations. But since starting getting back into reading again I'd really love to start including some of my favourites on the blog! So I thought seeing as it is the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone, I just couldn't resist starting my book posts with the mention of Harry Potter!

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

A Slow Lived Summer


I haven't been posting as much lately, mainly because I've been tackling and stressing over interviews over the past couple of weeks. I thought it would be best just to take a week out of writing so I could focus on other things but also having the time to think up new ideas for this little space on the internet.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

A Rainy Days Playlist


I love listening to music all the time for every occasion. Concentration, road trips, commuting, bad days, good days, baking and so on. But I love those chilled out rainy days and so I decided to create a playlist just for that!

Friday, 9 June 2017

Supermarket Flowers


I've always wanted to visit a town where they sell bunches of beautiful flowers in an outside market. You know, the ones you see down Columbia Road in London, oh how I would love to walk down the streets of the flower market with an array of colourful bunches and a huge variety of all the types of flowers you could wish for.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Recently I Have Been...


Here's a little round up of the past week or so!

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Cranberry & Pumpkin Seed Oat Cookies


Back again with another edition of An Enthusiasm For Baking! I am really enjoying getting back into the swing of baking again. I've been struggling with my anxiety again and so baking is something that really helps with relaxation and is my favourite way to chill out away from any stresses or worries. We have a rather small kitchen but I just love when I get the chance to bake with some music playing in the background. The kitchen at the moment is like a greenhouse, the windowsill is overcrowded with seedlings of sunflowers and sweat peas, I'm rather love seeing the colour green in the kitchen!

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Life Lately :: Getting Back On Track


Things have been a little slow lately. A couple of weeks back I posted on Instagram and wrote something on the lines of not having a clear path towards what you want to do and how you can have all the ideas and plans but just not knowing how to go from there onwards. I was surprised to see that I received feedback from others who had also gone through the same sort of feeling.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Learning To Drive With Anxiety


Driving for the first time was really daunting for me. More so especially if you suffer with anxiety or you are overly nervous about driving.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Recently I Have Been...

Pink blossom
Here's a little round up of the last couple of weeks or so!

Monday, 24 April 2017

Snapshots In Matlock

Matlock Town

On a cold, wet, windy and grey Easter Sunday we went out for a drive around the Derbyshire Dales and decided for a little wander around the quaint town of Matlock.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Organising A Simple Spring Wardrobe


One of my favourite things about Spring is when the weather is just right. A balance between not too cold and not too hot. When the sun is a shining warmth, with a breeze in the air and coolness in the shade.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

An Enthusiasm For Baking :: Spring Time Victoria Sponge


I'm loving getting back into baking again! Especially since baking loads of treats over the colder months, I took a little baking break and now I can't wait to start baking loads more for Spring. Last week I had some spare time to bake and when I looked in the fridge and saw we had a bunch of strawberries that needed to be used up, I thought why not bake a classic Victoria Sponge!

Monday, 3 April 2017

March in Quotes



Happy April! I can't believe how quickly March flew by, although I feel like I always say this about all the months as they go by.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Recently I have been...



Here's another little round up of the past couple of weeks or so!

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Life Lately :: Thoughts on just going for it


Having the mentality to just go for it is something I've always struggled with and I've always been one to avoid saying yes to doing the things I've always wanted to do. I used to turn everything down, whether that be due to my anxiety getting in the way or just literally saying no to everything because I was too afraid to step out of my comfort zone.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Things to see and do in Spring


So I think I have established over here that I am excited for Spring! It's pretty odd for me to be excited for the warmer months seeing as I tend to moan about the heat or I just prefer the colder months. But all of a sudden I have grown tired of the cold and I'm fed up of having cold hands and feet all the time. I've been enjoying the sun and going out without having to wear a huge Winter coat! Also Spring is the time for moving away from being stuck inside on cold days wrapped up in so many layers aka hibernation mode. So here are my favourite things to see and do in Spring!

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Spring light


Isn't it lovely to see Spring on it's way? Minus storm Doris which was terrible! I'm glad I only popped out to the shops in the morning because it certainly got worse in the afternoon. There were bins toppled over, rubbish in the streets and flying everywhere and peoples fences falling down. There was even a tree over the road that had completely uprooted and had fallen onto the path towards peoples houses! How did everyone else get on through the storm?

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Recently I have been...


A little round up of the last couple of weeks or so >>

Baking: Lemon drizzle loaf which reminds me of Spring!

Photographing: As many snow drops as I can, they're everywhere I go and they're just so beautiful.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Run Down Winter


For the entire month of January I felt as though my creativity had just curled up into a ball and went into hibernation mode. Maybe it's because it's still just the start of the new year or maybe because it's still Winter, it's too cold and I'm ready for Spring.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

January Favourites


Finally a favourites post! I can't believe how quick January flew by, it was a pretty busy and hectic month, I have to say. I wanted to start the year with a positive outlook, to start fresh and take on new challenges which I did! I started driving lessons which I knew I would be very nervous about so I'm proud of myself for sticking at it and not giving up even if it feels like it's taking ages to get the hang of it.

Monday, 30 January 2017

An Enthusiasm For Baking - Cheese and Poppy Seed Straws


An Enthusiasm For Baking is back! I'm so happy to get back into baking again after having really swollen and painful chilblains on my fingers couple of weeks back. Now that my fingers are back to normal I've been making sure to bake at least once or twice a week.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

My Winter Morning Routine


There's just something about Winter mornings that I have always loved. A sheet of frost over the gardens and house roof's glistening in the sun light, a thick fog hiding the houses and the trees in the distance, chilly mornings where a cosy dressing gown and slippers are a must! And not to mention the beautiful colours of the sky when the sun starts to rise with colours of pinks, purples and peaches. It's all just a simple joy of mine.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Recently I have been...


A little round up of the last week or so >>

Reading: Always With Love by Giovanna Fletcher. I was given this book as a Christmas gift from my brothers, after reading Billy and Me I just had to put the next book on my Christmas list.

Monday, 9 January 2017

New Year New Goals



I was planning on publishing my new year goals post on the first day of 2017 but the first week of January wasn't quite how I expected it to be. I've been run down with the dreaded cold again and then a trip to the doctors to be told I have severe chilblains in my fingers. Oh how lovely. I love the Winter but it doesn't seem like my fingers and toes want to agree with me on that one. But I'm slowly getting better, with plenty of cups of tea, soups, warm clothes and a special chilblain cream!

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