Life at the moment :: Summer

Durdle Door

  It’s been just over two months since I have shared in this space. The summer has felt like it has come, gone, and come back again just in time for the August bank holiday weekend! As we near the end of the summer my heart drifts back to this space to share my musings once again. Life at the moment over the summer months has felt like it has been shaped by my job change and my day to day routine looking a little different. It has taken time to adjust to the new pace of my week, the fullness […]

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Capturing the Details :: Spring – Mapping my journey of change through images

Lavender

  Discovering life from a different view point can be refreshing. Getting up close with the detail and taking a few minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the day to capture the details, is my way of creating space for me and allows me to spend time being creative. Photography is my way of making a mindful moment in my day and is one of my passion projects that has been part of my life for many years. Many of these images have been captured in our small urban garden over the past few months and others have been captured […]

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Life at the moment :: Musings from February and March

Juno in February

It has taken until this week to feel ready to write…how can I explain this most recent break from this space?…I thought best by telling you a few updates from me…Part of my own mindful practice is to appreciate what I have been doing each month, to document life where I can through photos to capture my memories, and to reflect on my thoughts and feelings through my ‘life at the moment’ musings. The past few months have seen some lows and big highs and I’ve needed a break from the digital space…I’m taking a step forwards to being back here to share […]

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Creating a new foundation chain

I’m someone who loves working on and completing a project, for me it is about feeling the sense of achievement and seeing the results, that spurs me on to get to the finish point. During the summer months I spent most of my spare time making handmade items for our wedding day. The feelings associated with the starting phase of a project, seeing it take shape, then completing it, and using it as part of our day, gave me the drive and desire to continue making things that have a purpose and meaning. At this time of year as the weather is turning colder and the […]

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Life at the moment – November

  The month of November for me was all about getting back in to the swing of things after having a few weeks off work for our wedding and honeymoon. I’ve allowed myself time and space to get my head back into the day to day after a few months of having our wedding at the forefront of my mind, and sculpting my weekends and evenings throughout the late summer months. November was a wonderful month full of catch ups with friends, looking through our wedding memories and taking moments to stop, plan and sort out our home. The beginning of […]

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My journey so far…

  This is where I stand…It’s Autumn and my favourite time of year. The autumnal months for me evoke feelings of fresh starts, a new momentum gathers inside of me, and I relish the chance to embrace and notice change. For Mr C and I Autumn is now marked by something extra special in our lives…on Saturday 8th October we got married! We celebrated by creating a personalised day that was full of details and moments that we will cherish forever. Preparing for the day was a real adventure, it took courage, planning, problem solving, drive and dedication. The past five months have […]

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A moment in bloom :: my summer

I look back at my last blog post from June, my manifesto, and where I was at that point in the year. It feels like such a long time ago and an extended summer break from this space that I love. I’m gradually heading back as I come out of a full few months of completing once in a lifetime experiences that I will treasure… As I sit here writing this in our attic room I can see evidence of what the summer has been for me this year. There are beautiful origami cranes, delicately strung on fishing line waiting to […]

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Musings :: thoughts from the past year…and plans for the year ahead

  I’m writing this on the day before my birthday, taking a little time for quiet contemplation and reflection. As I grow older the years begin to merge and time seems to pass, and so for me taking a moment to sit back and reflect is important. Like the blossom in this photo, this year I’ve felt that I’ve come out of a hibernation that I have been in for a few years and have started to awaken from a slumber. Whilst sitting at the train station this morning I was overcome with thoughts and reflections on the year that has been, and […]

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Awakening…

Like the blossom on trees and spring flowers starting to appear, my time of dormancy is coming to an end. It’s time to awaken…You may have noticed that I’ve been a little quiet over here and there are good reasons for that. I made the decision to take advantage of winter, the time of year when hibernation is part of the natural seasonal cycle. Hibernation brings with it the chance to focus energy where it is needed most. Perhaps for me this winter has meant a focus of energy on my roots, of who I am, what I do and what […]

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He asked…and I said yes!

I find this time of year really magical, maybe it’s all the fairy lights, candles, pretty decorations and get togethers with family and friends that make me feel grateful for all that I have… I’ve been trying to write this post in my mind for the past few weeks and it has almost been too exciting for me to put it into words… but the time has arrived to write and to share some lovely news with you… Mr C and I are engaged! He proposed over a delicious brunch on Saturday 12th December! He knew I wouldn’t suspect anything would […]

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