Fresh Finds Friday // 6

It's Friiiiiiday!  I don't know about you, but I am EXTRA glad the weekend is here. This week has been hard and sad in lots of ways, not least as we said goodbye to Dave's beloved Granny Peggy.  I once heard that when an old person dies, a library burns to the ground - there are so many memories and tales from the past that are now gone.  She lived a wonderful life, faithful to her family, an incredible neighbour and friend and her send off was a testament to that.

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On a brighter note, I have some lovely finds for you this week (no categories - just goodness) here we go, iiiiiittttt's....

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-  My pal Matt and his beautiful wife Christina are expecting their first child really soon.  Matt is documenting snippets of his thoughts about becoming a dad on his blog and it is really funny/heartwarming to hear his very real and entertaining take on preparing for this.  His posts are all entitled 'Raising a Dad' - based on some sage advice another dad friend gave him when they found out they were expecting.

-  Have you seen James Corden's new Cadbury's advert yet?  It's pretty fun - he expertly lip-synchs Estelle's song 'Free' through the streets of London.  What ever happened to Estelle anyway?  Makes me miss London.  And then I remember that if I had to commute in rush hour again, I'd likely kill someone.

-  I'm starting to think about Spring.  I know, the weather is bonkers right now, but it's coming.  Last year I planted an organic vegetable garden for the first time using the Seed to Plate system - I really recommend it for beginners and although they aren't selling seeds anymore, I really like that you can map your plot online and it has great tips and grow guides.  Last year we got some good carrots, spring onions, and rocket.  I bombed at leeks, courgette and tomatoes but they will be conquered this year now that I've learned my lesson!  Any recommendations for organic seed companies this year would be FAB.

-  Oh my.  I came across these beautiful prints by OhMyDeer on pinterest the other day and plan on ordering some for my favourite girlfriends.  'Eshet Chayil' is Hebrew for 'Woman of Valor' - a phrase of empowerment that I became familiar with while reading Rachel Held-Evans' hilarious book 'A Year of Biblical Womanhood'.    I just LOVE the gold scroll type.  So elegant.  (The Etsy shop is on vacation at the minute but will be back at the beginning of March).

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-  Finally - my Dave is doing a year long project, giving himself one challenge per month.  He IS raising money for a local charity although I think it's more about self-discipline than raising cash.  He drank only water in January, is not eating chocolate in February, in March he is going to write one meaningful letter a day and April he's not watching any TV or Netflix:/  He's documenting it a bit over here.  I'm thinking of joining him for April...although if The Good Wife is airing I might have to just cheer him on from the sidelines.

We're off to Cardiff today to visit my brother and sister-in-law for a long weekend - I can't WAIT!  I predict a lot of eating and charity shopping.

Happy Weekend to YOU! x

Mel