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25 July 2014

Postcards from // Bluebell & Bumpkin, Daydreams of Summertime, Hetero Heroine and Prattle & Froth

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Bluebell & Bumpkin


My favourite post this month: 20 Things I will Never Understand - this list made me chuckle. Especially Dawn O'Porter. Beccy's blog design is beautiful too and I also adore the Silent Saturday posts, I may pinch this idea :P

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Daydreams of Summertime


My favourite post this month: Dubrovnik: The Old Town - such stunning photographs and I now have a sudden urge to visit Croatia. It looks so beautiful.

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Hetero Heroine


My favourite post this month: Summer Cleanse Detox Water - I'm always looking for ways to make water more exciting. The summer fling detox water with its combination of strawberry, mint leaves, cucumber and mandarin segments, sounds perfect in this heat. Says she as she sips on Pimms and lemonade.

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Prattle & Froth


My favourite post this month: Life Beyond Work: why I chose not to be a teacher - Obviously, this post resonates with me massively. And I can also vouch for the fact that there's way more to life than work. Most of our life is spent working, so don't waste that time doing a job you hate.

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24 July 2014

The magic of moths




Sometimes I get to play with little (and not so little) critters at work. When they're flitting around my head I don't enjoy them so much. But when they're docile and perfectly content to sit on my hand, they're possibly the most beautiful, delicate creatures I've ever seen. A moth trap is an acceptable request for your 30th birthday present right?

23 July 2014

30 before 30 #9 go to a music festival


I think I've worked out what festivals are all about. Eating, drinking, eating, drinking, music, drinking, eating. And I loved it. We're already planning the next one.


I may have eased myself in gently with Latitude. Reports of nice toilets, quiet camping, knitting, yoga and poetry had me sold. Actually I didn't do any knitting or yoga, or listen to poetry in fact. But it's nice to know that that's the clientele they're pitching themselves at.


As far as I was concerned the musical line-up wasn't amazing, but there were a few highlights for me. I got to see a band that take me back to my childhood. To music that my parents used to listen to and that I still regularly play on my iPod today. Daryl Hall and John Oates were incredible! I was in my element singing along with the over 50s and even my friend, who hasn't been subjected to them by music enthusiast parents, really enjoyed their set.


My boss also recommended the Augustines to me and I'm so glad I was a big girl and stayed to watch them by myself on the Sunday. They were incredible! I've since bought all their albums and want to go to see them again in December.


I was pleasantly surprised by Kelis and loved Röyksopp & Robyn's set. We also managed to wrestle our way into the comedy tent and watch Dara Ó Briain, who was great and drops the 'f-bomb' way more than he does on the tele box.


We were treated to sunshine filled days, pink evening skies and atmospheric thunderstorms. The leaking tent was less impressive, as were the bastard mosquitos!


I've learnt a few things about festivals.

Be prepared. It's fine to take an entire picnic - blanket, chairs, hamper and just pitch up for the day.

Teenagers can't get to a set on time. They then proceed to push their way to the front in a big chain, like they have their hands glued together. If you break that chain they may just cry, or at least look very panicked.

Even posh people push in the toilet queue. Possibly the most stuck up madam I've ever encountered. Perhaps approaching her with the line 'you may want to join the back of the queue' was just inviting the 'no I'm alright thanks' response. Could have lamped her one.

I'd like a pink sheep as a pet.


We've spoken about Glastonbury next year. I'm wondering if my Latitude experience has me expecting a genteel affair. Should I prepare for my tent to be set alight and to be pushed over in a portaloo?

P.S. I'm way behind on my 30 before 30 challenge.

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