Hello and how are you this week? The weather has not been so kind has it? How very British of me to chat about the weather, but thinking back its something I discus every single week. It matters doesn’t it? In the winter we want frost and snow and in the summer sunshine and blue skies! And why not want a little perfection in life?
But the weather is very much like family life isn’t it? We strive for perfection and never quite get there. But you know what that is ok, I am sure perfection is quite boring. Challenges are what make us strong.
God only knows where that little lot came from, but its true isn’t it? We put ourselves under a lot of pressure to have the right weather, the best memories when actually we probably have no control over any of it anyway. We live in chaos here, and actually I quite like that, in fact I love it. Anyhow after a little waffling, what have I been up to this week?
I asked for busy and I got it! My feet have not touched the ground, and I haven’t even made it to the gym, the renovation plans are all slowly coming into place, and life is manic but I reach Friday with a sense of achievement.
New Blog Theme
There has been lots of drama lately around blog hosting and themes, But I won’t bore you with the details. However it left me not knowing whether to change my theme of not!
You know how it is? The more you think about doing something the more you want to, or is that just me? So in my wisdom or sheer stupidity, I am no sure which! I decided if I was getting a new theme I would build it from scratch.
Challenging does not cut it, it took days, Sunday I sat at my Mac until 2am on the verge of either tears or throwing the towel in. But not one to give up I persevered, and now have something I am pretty pleased with. The main positive being its unique, I figured the only way to truly achieve unique was to do it myself and create something totally bespoke.
There is a lot of work to do, I figure it will be a continual working progress and I am learning as I go along so am happy with that.
Seeing The King And I
As you know I have had an amazing year in theatre. I constantly have new favourites shows. This week I saw the King And I at the Opera House in Manchester. It truly was the most beautiful show I have ever seen. And felt like a big screen production in a theatre, I adore the film and the whole story, which was incredible. But the production was breathtaking and made it even more special.
You remember that scene in Annie when she first goes to the cinema, and even though everyone was dancing and singing around her she felt like she was the only person in the cinema, that is exactly what it felt like.
Adapting To Working And Managing Family Life
It my 3rd week working in the salon and I am loving it, I have joined at such an exciting time as the salon is having a major refit next week which is going to be incredible. Adapting to working 2 days when already there was not enough day in the week has been a challenge. But I never realised how much I missed hairstyling. I am such a creative person and although I get to demonstrate that though my blogging and crafting I felt there was something missing. And despite how busy I am this was it, so yes I am mega busy, juggling life, my good friend who owns the salon is also happy to support my blogging. I am so lucky as this really is having the very best of all worlds.
Customising A T Shirt With My Cricut
I have been wanting to style a bretton t shirt for ages and finally found one I like from All Saints. Its a huge oversized tee perfect for wearing with skinny jeans. It was screaming out for a hint of red. I am thrilled with the result, and it was so very easy to do. With the new garden room looming my next plan is a series of cushions, I am thinking a cactus, pineapple, fox, and the jury is still out on the rest. Its all a but random but that is look I love.
Next week is a big one, I am off on a press trip with an amazing group of travel bloggers to Lake Maggiore. I have never been to the Italian Lakes before, but wow it looks breathtaking. It is somewhere Chris has always wanted to go, so maybe a family trip will be in order too. The scenery looks stunning and we have lots of plans for exploring the region which is all very exciting.
And then on Saturday the salon is having a grand re-opening, I have seen some of the decor and it is going to look amazing. Nothing is more exciting that a brand new salon decor! Its like having a new kitchen but better.
And that’s me for another week, all very exciting and chaotic, but exactly how I like it. Hope you have a glorious Bank Holiday Weekend.
Linking Up With The Ever So Lovely Anne from Raisie Bay