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