I’m back from my UK trip, recovered from the jet lag (well, Lila has recovered from the jet lag- because when you have a have a wee one, you only sleep as well as your kid does!), and ready to get back into the swing of things! Here’s a round up of some photos from our trip:
Top row, from left to right: Guy and Lila outside our favourite English pub, Lila checking out the local cows, giraffes at the zoo (I adore giraffes), Raglan Castle, Wales. Second row: Paddington Station- London, Bristol’s Watershed, Lila in a big bin of cider at the Weston distillery, and a fun fun WIP with English Roses in the background. Third row: Bristol Cathedral and people enjoying a bit of good weather, the colourful row houses of Clifton, a close up of a beautiful mosaic wall in Bristol, and a Banksy- ‘Mobile Lovers’. Fourth row: a fun colour shadow photo of myself from the Bristol science museum, some amazing scone sandwiches with strawberry jam and clotted cream; one of the buildings at Bristol University, and a very cool art installation at the Bristol Museum, English Magic. And then these gorgeous roses:
I read a fair number of blogs (or try to!), and I really enjoyed the Taking Stock post over on Knit Happens, and decided to join in, but with fewer prompts.
Making: a Featherweight Cardigan, finally!
Drinking: So much tea. David’s Tea is near my office and I love buying all the delicious new combos they come up with. I often do the Earl Grey Creme, Milk Oolong, and Rooibos Birthday Cake (yum!).
Reading: A Death in the Family, by Karl Ove Knausgaard. Knausgaard is pretty much a modern, Norwegian Proust.
Wanting: to get my butt into the gym more regularly. so that I feel less guilty about paying for the membership.
Wishing: I didn’t need to sleep so much. I’d love to stay up late and get more done, but by 10 p.m., I’m crazy tired.
Feeling: Not that great, actually. I’m fighting off something, maybe a cold, definitely throat/sinus related.
Wondering: how to get more done in the day. Seriously, I need more hours in the day.
Watching:Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. It’s about a glamourous lady detective in Australia in the 1920s (with so many fabulous costumes!) If you like the jazz age and enjoy Downton Abbey, then you’ll like this too, I promise.
Smelling: Tom Ford’s Neroli Portofino. A friend gave me a sample (it’s crazy expensive in real life), and this is a heady orange blossom affair. a bit rich for me, but still- it’s fun to try new fragrances.
Wearing: My awesome vintage camera blouse, as seen on this Instagram.
Buying: gifts for Guy. Not only is father’s day around the corner, but it’s his birthday, too! And he’s so hard to shop for. He does that thing where if he wants something, he just goes out and buys it. But if it’s Christmas, or our anniversary, or father’s day, or his birthday, he says “I don’t know….” and then ends up with whatever the heck I can drum up while shopping on my lunch break.
Disliking: floral crowns. I just don’t get it. (suddenly remembering my parents have a picture of me wearing a floral crown I made from wildflowers in Ireland when I was 22….) Hmm. I guess I do like floral crowns after all, on twentysomethings. So I’ll revise my answer to be… baby corn. I dislike baby corn.
Giggling: This is cracking me up. I don’t even know why.
Coveting: a whole new underwear drawer. I don’t think I’ve been shopping for underthings in a very long time.
Listening: I’m on the hunt for new music, listening to a lot of Songza playlists (any recommendations?). But I think I’m really liking Foxes. I love that song I linked to in particular.