Thursday, February 24, 2011


A tinge of sadness in the air as holidays come to a close.  No more beach-side cocktails, sun-kissed days, dips in the pool, lazing under the shade of a tropical palm, not having to worry about the time, or much else for that matter.  But with the end of holidays comes a kind of renewal, a rejuvenation of mind, body & spirit and an excitement of what new things lie ahead........and knowing that holiday time will come around again.....eventually  :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

It's in the Bag....

Not unlike love, searching for the perfect handbag is very tricky...

...but I do LOVE the new Agatha bag from Smythson! X

Friday, February 11, 2011

How do I love thee?....

"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death" 

- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Never give up...

L.O.V.E. am a hopeless romantic and being so, I thought as we are approaching Valentine's Day, it would be nice to spread some love and good vibes with a few "loveydovey" posts to get you in a romantic mood.....X

Legend has it that Valentine was a priest who served during third century Rome. There was an Emperor at that time by the name of Claudius II. Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those that were married. With this thought in mind he outlawed marriage for young men in hopes of building a stronger military base. Supposedly, Valentine decided this decree just wasn't fair and chose to marry young couples secretly. When Emperor Claudius II found out about Valentine's actions he had him put to death on February 14th.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

#1 The Swiss Family Robinson

I chose to read The Swiss Family Robinson first as I've had it sitting in my shelf for a while and I've wanted to read it for ages - so what better place to start?

Friday, February 4, 2011

Small Fox Ornament Swap - Part 3

These little cuties are my score from the Small Fox 2nd Annual Ornament Swap! 

Thank you so much to those who made the lovely above pictured goodies – LOVE! Xxx

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Year's Read-olution

One of my new year’s resolutions is to do a LOT more reading.  Growing up I hated to read & I do mean HATE.  I would do just about anything to avoid it – I just thought it was boring and I’d much prefer to be painting or playing.  It was only until I had finished my last year of high school that I heard about these supposedly amazing books entitled Harry Potter.  I had heard such rave reports about these books that I had to find out for myself what all the fuss was about!  Well, I read them and the rest is history – I’ve been hooked on reading ever since. 

....But now I need to catch up on all the years that I wasn’t I’ve decided to give myself the Gilmore Reading List Challenge.  It’s a list of all the books read or mentioned on the Gilmore Girls series.  The range of books is amazing and comprises of 350 + titles.  I’ve also added some books that weren’t on the list that I personally want to read.  They say, on average, it should take about 3 years to complete – but I’m quite a slow reader so it could take me quite a bit longer – but I’m up for it – are you??

Each time I start a new book I’ll post it up and perhaps you would like to join in with me and discuss what we are reading and how we are going?.....stay tune for the first title.....YAY!!