Showing posts with label reading. Show all posts
Showing posts with label reading. Show all posts

Monday, 22 June 2015

find a summer read

Day 20 of my '90 days of summer' posts; find a summer read. During the summer holidays, I get to enjoy my love of reading much more often than when I'm at work. The books I like to read are lighthearted, funny and I like to be able to lose myself in them. I'm very often swayed by a pretty cover!

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

around my home

I'm so lucky that I have got a partner that can build practically anything he turns his hand to around my home. It's not what he does for a living but he believes anyone can make things if they put their mind to it. One of the reasons we bought this house was to put our own stamp on it. It's just a modest 1930's house but it still has a lot of its original features.

It has two chimney breasts into which we have put log burners. However, the chimney breasts did present us with a problem. What would we do with the alcoves? We came up with the idea of a DIY bookcase that S promptly designed, then made an MDF box to fit a very awkward space (1930's houses are not the straightest!) S made the shelves different sizes to fit different sized books, vases of flowers and a lamp.

I had quite a few books that I wanted to hand (book hoarder!), and the bookcase is perfect. I love shabby chic and French styles as you can probably see. It houses my fashion and lifestyle books and I do tend to collect pretty notebooks so they stand on there too.

It's amazing how much it actually holds, it definitely adds interest to the room without it feeling cluttered. Everyone who visits my home, including my daughters friends, all make a beeline for the books.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

rainy sunday

What to do with myself on a rainy Sunday?

I love to pass the time reading in one of my favourite places in the house; our bedroom window seat. From here I read, daydream, plan ideas for blog posts and people watch. The book I am reading at the moment is 'A Year in High Heels.' I love this book, it is a twelve month guide to year round fabulousness!

Experimenting with new recipes is another favourite hobby of mine, I have more time to cook or bake something a little more elaborate. Tonight S and I are cooking a meal together, he will usually concentrate on the main and I will prepare the dessert.

As I am sat here watching the world go by, the rain has turned to snow so I think its time for a hot chocolate with a dash of Baileys Irish Cream (a small touch for St Patrick's Day.)

What do you do on rainy Sundays?