Saturday, 31 August 2013

London baby!

Yesterday was a lovely day my mum, sisters and myself went to London for the day. We visited the Tate and I wanted to see the Dan Flavin collection in the artists rooms. His work is so amazing, I love how modern his work was for its time. We then had a little potter around and how amazing is the Tate?! Incredible. We went for lunch on the South Bank and visited Borough Market which was rather tasty! We met up with my uncle and cousin who took us on a mini tour of the South Bank, was a fab day for it! Walked over Tower Bridge, visited the Tower of London, St Paul's and walked back over Millennium Bridge. We then had a race back to Euston as we had about half an hour to get on two different lines, which stopped off at 7 stops prior to ours, walking in between and a run to the train on the platform! And 2 minutes to spare!! Good work team! 

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Wilkinsons Stationery!

Last year I worked on stationery for Wilkinsons and worked on I think three ranges, Sustain, Urban and Wilde. Low and behold, I spotted them in store! How lovely is the window display also! Come on kiddies and fellow office workers, stock up on your goodies! 

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Cotswolds Visit

Today mum and myself visited Bourton-on-the-Water which was lovely. We pottered around the shops, had cream teas, ate ice creams and got lost in a maze! How that maze was suitable for children is beyond me! 

There were some really sweet shops there, like a glass shop which had little glass garden mushrooms out the front and some lovely looking and smelling eateries! 

There was even a duck race!! 

Monday, 26 August 2013

Nice weather and good coffee!

Mum and I had coffee in the garden this afternoon, how cute are these cups?! My mums home is great! 


So this week I've booked the week off. Which is great because I haven't taken any holidays this year so far, other than the odd day off for my graduation, birthday and hen do. So I'm going to spend this week with my mum and sisters, something I want to do before I go to Australia.

So tomorrow we've got planned a day out to Kelmscott Manor in Gloucestershire to see one of the homes of William Morris, which I am really looking forward to. I did want to go to Red House in Kent, because I think it looks beautiful, but Kent is more of a stop over trip and I'm trying to watch the pennies! I'm really looking forward to it, we are going to combine the visit with a stop off in the Cotwolds at Bourton-on-the-Water, for a cream tea and a peruse, so should be nice and pretty, so be kind to me please english weather!!

I'm hopefully going to go to London for the day also to visit the Tate Modern as I've never been before and visit an exhibition by Dan Flavin who I studied when undergoing my Interior Design degree, so I'm looking forward to that and hopefully combining that with a little potter around London.

Really looking forward to zoning out this week and relaxing for once in a long while.


Sunday, 25 August 2013

The Carlon's Photo Booth Experience!

Poor Colin didn't stand a chance of getting in the frame!
How adorable!

Just a little something from a wedding reception I went to the other week. It was a friend from netball, who looked stunning, it was such a lovely day for the two of them to share with their friends and families. They had a photo booth at the evening do, which was fabulous! After a few drinks all the netball girls were addicted to some black and white, wind blowing, propped action!!!

I bumped into some friends there and we had some pics taken and so did I with this little monkey who loved it and kept going in on his own all night!!

What a fab idea!! Thoroughly entertaining!

Fun times :)


So after a rather busy nearly 9 months, I'm back in the game! I've completed my degree in Interior Design and qualified with a Distinction, which I am over the moon about! I have been at my job now for 9 months and I'm moving going to Australia end of this year on a working holiday visa looking to hopefully settle there. So all is good and busy! 

Last week I put a load of my vintage clothes on Ebay, so if you want to take a look be my guest! So much more to come on as well, but I'll start doing that once I've shifted some of this. I'm having an "Australia" clear out! It needs to be done! 

I have actually had sewing machine lessons this year as well, which I kept meaning to do last year, so I have done a few basic classes and am now quite excited about getting creative with it!

Work is okay, I get to work on a lot of different accounts which I enjoy dabbling in. I've designed products now for the V & A Museum, The National Trust, House of Fraser, Sainsbury's, Tesco, John Lewis, Waitrose, Marks and Spencer, Dobbies, Dunelm Mill, TK Maxx, TJ Maxx, Harris Scarfe and many more! Which is exciting working on so many different markets and with different clients. It's not quite the mood board dream job that was originally portrayed to me, as you might already know I love mood boards and trend research and travelling and the position has not really met my expectations, especially with regards to travelling, it's non existence. So I must admit, I have been disappointed. I will upload my latest boards for AW14 in the next couple of weeks. 

This year so far, I've taken up boxing, which was super fun, but am back at netball training now for the new season, I've tried Zumba (never again! No rhythm), I've been to a Buddist class, to try and find some spiritual enlightenment, I have had sewing machine lessons, I've gone back to indoor netball, which by the way is ridiculously aggressive!! I went to Go Ape on my birthday which was fab! I graduated in June at Trentham Gardens in Staffordshire, I went to Brighton after graduating. I've been on my first hen do! And I've got a wedding and a wedding reception to go to both in September, so have just sorted out the finishing touches to one of my wedding outfits. There is me in a nutshell this year. 

Righty, on with the trend boards and photos I think! I am happy to say that finally I have a new phone in the shape of an iPhone so will be able to uploaded wayyyy better quality images! Thank godness. And advise for anyone about to get a new phone, do not get a Blackberry and put yourself through the torture of having a phone which constantly freezes, internet constantly struggles to open and load any web page, not being able to re-read messages anything older than like a month, poor quality photos and just general rubbish-ness!! 

Get yourself on my Ebay and check out the shop, see if anything tickles you ready for Autumn and Winter! Or grab yourself a last minute Summer bargain!! Look at my lovely friend in my fab green jacket!

Hope you are all well and are getting prepared for the colder months if you're in the UK. Don't you just love cold days and wrapping up warm?! You can't get away with it in the Summer when you're a bit chilly, you just look like a freak-a-troid. I love any excuse to wear jumpers, cardies, tights and boots!! 

Stay well :)