Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Spring 2015 Hobby Craft Haul!

I know I said in my last collective haul post that I don't usually shop often enough to warrant separate haul posts, but what with working and all now and having a little extra money, I accidentally gave Hobby Craft some money in exchange for new DIY-ey items.
I seriously can't even remember why I went on the website - maybe I was looking for scrapbooks actually. Either way I placed a little order and after it arrived I decided that I wanted more and placed another haha. Thankfully the deals and sales on at the moment are super good and I think I got about £60 worth of stuff for £44. Boom. Here's the low down on what I all got.

Scrapbooks! So maybe if you've been here a while you'll of seen my post all about my giant memory box (if not you can see it here), anyways I love having all my tickets and leaflets etc etc of places we've been and things we've done, but I feel it a bit of a shame that they're just stuck in a box and I only get it out to have a shifty through every so often.
So yeah, I'm gonna start to attempt and sort the last 3 years into these 3 books. I ordered one and when it arrived decided that I wanted to do them a year per book as they were the best saving. Only £5 each instead of £10 each!
Do many of you scrapbook? I won't be being overly fancy and decorating them a lot but I'm happy with them so far.

The next photo of sparkliness is all of my 'spur of the moment' stuff! For some reason free shipping is always more appealing than having to pay 3 odd quid so I literally spent about 2 hours looking in every section for something to make up the money to £30 to qualify for it. I decided to try some of the clear stamps with the acrylic blocks for when I'm making cards. Anyone that's had a card from me will know first hand that my freehand lettering is like that of a young child making Christmas cards at nursery.
Following on another thing to round up the money was these gem numbers. I thought they'd be nice to go on the cover of my scrapbooks to title each year. I also grabbed some fabric dye as apparently nowhere in my town sells it and I need it for a couple of things; some chalkboard paint as I've been after it since my last Hobby Craft order circa Halloween 2014 but it was out of stock; photo corners for putting things into the scrapbooks; the ink pad to go along with the afor mentioned clear stamps and a gold and silver pen. Everyone needs a gold and silver pen and I have none left!

Lastly was something I got with my first order. The embroidery thread that I use to create my hair wraps and handmade friendship bracelets. I wanted some brighter, spring-like colours and these kind of reminded me of Rapunzel. :)

So that's everything! Are you a crafty person? Do you like to buy craft supplies? If so where is your favorite place to shop?

Monday, 27 April 2015

25 Random Facts About Me

This post was intended to be a nice and easy, factual post to let new and old followers alike learn a little more about me as an individual. However, maybe you can relate, but I really struggle to come up with any 'facts' about myself let alone interesting ones fact this post has taken a few weeks to complete.

I started out aiming to do 50, that was never gonna happen - so I was pretty happy when I got to 25.
Let me know if you share any of my traits or if similar things have happened to you etc. Here we go!

  1. In my lifetime I've had a dog, a guinea pig, 4 rabbits, 5 fish and 8 hamsters.
  2. I was named after my Granda, who was actually called Andrew...but people knew him as Danny.
  3. For my 21st birthday instead of a party I did a skydive to raise money for a cause close to my heart.
  4. The number of true 'friends' I have can be counted on one hand.
  5. I have an obsession with birds of all species and say good morning to those I pass on my way to work.
  6. My first camera was a Nikon D60.
  7. I am completely tee total.
  8. Worlds fussiest eater award goes to me! 
  9. My hair is naturally 'auburn' but it has been red, bright orange, yellow blonde, teal green, purple, pink, all shades of brown and black! (Currently my natural which has turned to a dark auburn/light brown)
  10. I am anemic, asthmatic, have dermatillomania, early arthritis, an irregular heartbeat and repetitive strain injury and probably something else! Aka a hypochondriac according to many haha.

  11. Born in 1990! Making me a true 90s kid.
  12. If I ate any more Italian food I would turn into it.
  13. When I first moved out I lived in 3 different flats in 4 years, until we moved to our current house.
  14. Similarly, I have lived in a seaside town for 22 years out of my 24 years of life.
  15. Trypophobia (fear of holes), Lepidopterophobia (fear of moths and butterflies) and 'social anxiety' are among my most serious hurdles in daily life.
  16. truly believe that creatures such as fairies and mermaids exist on this planet.
  17. Despite being an atheist, the Duggar and Bates families way of life are inspirations to me.
  18. Certain/incessant noises easily annoy me.
  19. My hair is long but very, very thin and fine.
  20. In middle school I was a Librarian and Vice Captain for my house!

  21. There are at the very least 10 Disney items in every room of our home, minus maybe the bathrooms.
  22. My first car was a Nissan Almera and I miss it.
  23. I only have 6 tattoos (counting chest as 1), but if I had the spare money I'd be covered.
  24. My musical taste is extremely diverse.
  25. I'm a Hufflepuff.

    Phew! So much harder than you think. If any of your have posts similar to this please link them in the comments and then we can all learn more about each other.
    You never know, maybe I'll do another of these in the future. Your posts might inspire me and give me inspiration for more facts ;)

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Weekly Reflections // Week 29

April 19th -  25th.

Favorite Photo.

Top Thankful or Happy Moments.
♥ Baker having his first proper swim (not just paddle) in about 6/7 months.

♥ The birds all sounding so happy in the sunshine.
♥ It being said that I 'inspired' a post! Thank you so much Jade <3
♥ A kind lady talking to Baker outside her house as we passed and popping in to fetch him a treat.
♥ A random man telling me I had a 'good dog' in passing while crossing the road.
♥ Birdy footprints in the sand.
♥ Being able to hang out and actually fully dry all my laundry!
♥ Another Hobby Craft order arriving. (My last buy in a long while I promise.)
♥ Having all housework done by 9am!
♥ Shawna listed me in her 'Blogs to Follow' post!! 
♥ The shop opening a hour later on a Sunday, means an extra hour in bed for me!

Best Blogs or Posts I've Enjoyed.

A Taste of Wonderland by Love in Modern Life
Today We Are 4! by Lisa's Life
Baby: Introducing... by Treasure Every Moment
From Bangkok Girl To Cumbria Girl by Bangkok Girl
Putting the Caste into Newcastle by New Girl in Toon
My Birthday Haul by Bloo N Stuff
Snapshots || Springtime In Leuven by Crumbs in the Bed
New Additions by Life as Amazzable
Woof Wednesday: Doggy Health by Lisa's Life
These Lazy Sunshine Days by Paper Crowned
Celebrating Shakespeare Day by Prompts by Dee
Growing older, in TV quotes by Tartanmouth

Bloggers Group Hug.
Bloggers Group Hug = S.U.S, Support, Unity & Similarity. Read all about it here, & join!

This weeks word is Treasure. 
Treasure is usually defined as a quantity of valuable objects, you know, like a big old chest crammed with golden coins and diamond encrusted everything. To me though my treasure is priceless. My greatest treasure is 100% Baker! At the end of the day possessions can be replaced but our loved ones can't. 

Next weeks word is Bloom.(And you have to take part or I will personally come to your house and make you do it :P)

Other Articles etc of Interest.

Couple bought Beanie Baby for £10 at car boot sale - without realising it was the rarest in the world worth £62,500

Skategirls of Kabul in Pictures 
Australian student Tommy Connolly, 23, adopts his pregnant, homeless 17-year-old cousin to give her a chance at 'a better life'
First-Ever Picture Taken of a Rare African Monkey
Lad’s Girlfriend Tells Him He Can’t Have Geeky Toys In The House, So Look What He Does
Why Do Dogs Chase Their Own Tails
Chimps are now ‘legal persons'—here's what that means...

What I've Watched.

[!] Game of Thrones Series 5 

[!] Saved By The Bell: The New Class Series 7
[!] Get Hard

[!] Mortdecai 
[!] First Kid

[!] Disney Nature's Chimpanzee
[!] They Came Together

Question of the Week.

What was your first thought upon waking up this morning? 
Well I'll tell you what it was this (Saturday) morning because I'll be at work when you are reading this. Today Jake came in from night shift and it woke me up, so of course I checked my phone to see the time as I thought my alarm hadn't gone off. Turns out he'd gotten home early and I could of had an extra 20mins thoughts were angry, sleepy ones. It is not good to wake a sleeping Danielle. 

Friday, 24 April 2015

Who Do They Think You Are #11

Hello again strangers! To find out more about this series please click here.
And let the guessing begin...

A 23 year old Female had these guesses! - 
Name: Kerry or Louise 
Age: Around 26ish
Location: Lancashire/Preston/some other place up here.
Occupation: A nurse or something with a creative aspect.
Hobbies: Reading, music, travelling maybe? Exploring local treasures? Haha I don't know lol
Musical taste: Indie, electro, rock.
Other: She looks friendly & like maybe she does a caring or creative kind of job or hobbies. Maybe she is quite outgoing and as much as she loves a cosy night in with a takeaway and a glass of wine, nothing beats classy cocktails and dinner with the girls (though not a party girl). I kind of feel like maybe she's quite family oriented too like she's close to her family they have fun together :)

A 36 year old Female thought this - 
Name:  Claire
Age: 31
Location: Leeds
Occupation: Nurse
Hobbies include: Martial arts
Musical taste: Pop/dance 
Other: Very sociable, easy to get on with, likes a laugh.

A 34 year old Male had this to say -
Name: Anna 
Age: 22
Location: South coast UK.
Occupation: Student. 
Hobbies include: Reading and Cooking.
Musical taste: Mainstream top 40s
Other: Fun-loving, easy going. Genuine sort of person who is well liked by her peer group.  Studious sort who enjoys the study and does well. 

A 25 year old female answered the following - 
Name: Elizabeth
Age: 20
Location: London
Occupation: She looks like she could be a teacher for small children. Maybe at a daycare!
Hobbies: I don't know why, but I could see her playing the flute.
Music: Mainstream music... anything that plays on the radio.
Other: She looks like the quiet type. Not really shy, just more reserved and to herself. I feel like she sticks to a good schedule, like going to bed early, eating three meals a day, etc. haha

The Lady herself tells us the truth about! -
Name: Sarah
Age: 24
Location: South West, UK. Middle of the countryside!
Occupation: Stay at home mum
Hobbies include: Blogging, crafting, massive movie obsessive.
Musical taste: Feel good Pop (the cheesy stuff), Rock, anything really, just not R & B!
Other: Friendly and Down to earth. Slightly OTT and immature sense of humour! 
Soon to be mum of 2. Would like to train as a primary school teacher.

Pop over and check out Sarah's brilliant blog at Whimsical Mumblings!

For the background behind this series click here. And to take part by either being judged or judging a photo please email me at underlandtowonderland[@] with 'STRANGERS' in the subject line!

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

How To: Photograph Your Pet

I always get comments on my photography, especially my nature and animal portraits, I even get the odd request to do photography 'tip' posts.
Despite having an A Level, National Diploma and having worked both under another photographer in their studio as well as for myself as a freelance portrait and wedding photographer, I just don't feel that it's my place to teach (amongst all the other bloggers telling you how to take better blog photos) anyone how to take photos.

You'll probably think me contradictory of what I've just said with what the title of the post is, but I plan not to tell you how to use your camera with this 'how to', but how to get your animals to cooperate so that you can get great photo memories of them, whether you are using anything from a DSLR to a phone camera.

Lots of Light.
And I don't mean so that you can have white, bright, beauty product type of photos. Animals move a lot and so as to minimize motion blur light is needed. When using a DSLR this is when you'll have the shutter speed high and with point and shoots that auto adjust, having lots of light is how to get a sharp image.
Oh and try not to shoot with the sun/light source coming from behind your buddy unless you are aiming for a silhouette image.

Be the Distraction.
Try and take the photos in a place where there is nothing that will steal your pets attention and make them look/run away. Create a distraction by any means you can or alternatively have a helper do so for you. Baker responds well to noise. So once he is positioned where needed, I will back up and repeat stay (just as we would when training or playing), then when I am ready to take the shot, if he isn't looking I'll call 'Baker, Baker, Baker' in a high pitched voice or make a high pitch lalala noise. haha!
I may get silly looks but it works..most of the time! Though it may also cause them to run toward you - which helps in the long run to get those fantastic action shots but you must work quickly to focus them. This method, along with holding up a favorite toy as a focal point or jingling keys are tried and tested methods as well - just like we've done with kiddies in the studio!

Reward Your Model.
Of course once you get the model to do what they were meant to you should thank them. It doesn't always have to be in food or treat form, to be fair telling them they have done well and giving them the toy that was being used as distraction is good enough.
For us it now is usually just a 'good booyyyy' and lots of physical praise, seeing as he has grown up with a camera in his face and is quite the pro afterall.

Think Fast!
Do everything you need to do at light speed! If you are using manual settings make sure you have tested out your location and adjusted the settings accordingly, only getting your pet in position once you are 100% ready to press the button and snap the image.
If your device takes sequence shots you could utilize this option by taking many of the same shot and then upon looking back on them keeping the best of the bunch. To be fair...that's also useful with kiddies or groups of people to make sure all faces are looking in the direction they're meant to and there is no blinking!

Candid vs. Posed.
This is down to personal preference but my style of photography has always been more natural than making people and animals sit and pose, because lets be real how often are they in those posed positions? I'd rather capture things as they are and have those as memories of the true events.
In this case just let your pet play and snap along as they do. To catch them unawares (Bananas in Pajamas anyone?? lol) you could even call their name while they are playing and capture the shot just as they turn to look at you - it makes for some fab candid images.

There we have it, a few of the techniques and such that Baker and I use on a weekly basis to get great photos and document his life. I actually had quite the job narrowing down some photos to include as we take so many and in one folder alone had over 500...haha! You can never have to many memories eh?
I'd love to know your thoughts on this. Do you take regular portraits of  your pet? If so how do you get them to cooperate? And do they actually cooperate? lol
Remember this isn't 'professional photography' tips but just my personal experience and preference.
Hope you enjoyed!!

Monday, 20 April 2015

My Life in Photos // Museum Hopping in March

3 months into this new venture of mine and I'm going strong, yay me! I'm bringing you on another different type of day this month. We've had a day out to the beach, a normal day of housework and now a very busy day indeed...

1 // Early train for two to Edinburgh!
2 // We weren't even in the city 10 minutes before whipping our cameras out and photographing the beautiful North Bridge.
3 // Before the first of the museums opened, we took to Greyfriars Graveyard to pay our respects to Bobby!
4 // The literally 'awesome' great hall of the National Museum of Scotland.

5 // We spent so much time in the extensive National Museum of Scotland that I had to include another photo. This is from the Restless Earth exhibition.
6 // Our lunch break at the Chinese buffet was so fast that I forgot to even take a photo! But straight after we headed on the hunt for the somewhat hidden Writers Museum. This is a portrait of many of those of whom the museum is dedicated to.
7 //  This lamppost in the square outside of the Writers Museum reminded me of Narnia and I needed a photo there!
8 // A highlight of the day was seeing Claire getting to hold a couple of birds of prey and talking to the handlers about the history of falconry, as well as where wearing the glove on the left came from.

9 // In the Museum of Childhood (which I have visited a couple times previously), I spotted something I hadn't seen before there. A couple of the legendary Brothers Grimm Fairytale books!
10 // Next port of call and last due to it getting nearing closing time, was the Museum of Edinburgh. Despite its bright exterior I didn't even know it existed. I will be returned on my next visit however as time was limited and there were still lots to see!
11 // Home time and some Millie's Cookies for the journey. Our feet were so tired that these 45mins travelling were welcomed.
12 // Back to my boys <3

As you can see Claire and I spent a lovely, jam packed day in the capital of Scotland, celebrating her Birthday early. If you kept count you will see that along our way spent time at 5 main places of interest. If you are interested in seeing more about each of these places there will be full length posts to follow in the coming weeks.

I am always interested in hearing your stories, so let me know what you enjoy doing or seeing in Edinburgh in the comments! 

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Weekly Reflections // Week 28

April 13th -  19th.

Favourite Photo.

Top Thankful or Happy Moments.
♥ Jake winning a bet for a change :P
♥ Playing at the field with Baker and my Dad.
♥ My new laptop finally arriving. 
♥ Baker loving the giant box that Jake's new shoes arrived in.
♥ Getting registered with the dentist.
♥ Sunny (but windy) walk to the beach.
♥ Ordering 3 new books and some craft supplies for under £20 (before shipping)!
♥ Seeing all the birdies flying about with stuff for their nests!
♥ Goat Simulator.
♥ Taking Nana out in the wheelchair and her getting to see people she hasn't seen in aggges.
♥ Having my boss phone me to say how happy he, the staff and the district manager are with my work.
♥ Buying more pre loved books in town. Building my collection so I read something other than Harry Potter.
♥ Sunny walk with Jake and Baker.

Best Blogs or Posts I've Enjoyed.
Disney Trip Adventures- The Princess Challenge by Cakey Dreamer
Treats for Pete (and Betty) by Life Outside London
Easy Carved Eraser Stamp by By The Lock
North Yorkshire by Wanderness
Things That Have Been Making Me Happy by Disasters of a Twenty Something
Cheap Spring Homeware Haul by More About Cat
Our Newest Additions (And It's Not Who You'd Think)! by Tiny Bird Heart
Finished Product | A Crochet Giraffe by Floral and Feather
The Edge of the World by Life As Amazzable
Housesteads Roman Fort, Hadrians Wall by Scottish Outlander
Life Lately | New Kittens by Got Meghan
Calton Hill - Great View for Little Effort by Running White Horses
7 Days in (Little) Tibet – McLeodganj by A Boy Who Travels
Friday Five | Happy Things No. 2 by Bethan Likes

Bloggers Group Hug.
Bloggers Group Hug = S.U.S, Support, Unity & Similarity. Read all about it here, & join!

STOP! YOU THERE!!! YES, YOUUU!! We need you! *Points finger*

Bloggers Group Hug has gone from a brilliant segment, bringing together fantastic bloggers from all over the world, to sadly kind of dwindling away and only having a handful of us participating.
Jade has put a lot of time, thought and effort into BGH, so I am writing this in the hopes that more of you would like to join in.

You can click here to get all of the information but if you have been keeping up with this part of my Weekly Reflections for the past while you'll know that, in short, each week there is a new word and you must describe that word either in an image you have taken, art work your have created or a paragraph you have written.
Please do make sure to pop over to Jades blog for more info and get involved!

Next weeks word is - Treasure

Other Articles etc of Interest.

Terrifying Photo of an Angry Lion Just Moments Before it Charged
Emma Watson celebrates 25th birthday: Harry Potter actress's life so far in pictures
This Man Makes Beautiful Origami Out Of Your Election Leaflets
Humans love pet dogs as much as their children and the feeling is mutual
Is this why your hair is thinning? The key causes of misery that strike millions.

This Gorilla Almost Broke Through Glass When He Saw A Little Girl Beat Her Chest

What I've Watched.

[!] Saved by the Bell: The New Class Series 5 & 6
[!] Game of Thrones Series 5 
[!] The Big Wedding

Question of the Week.

Would you rather lose all your senses minus your sight, or lose your sight and keep all your other senses?
Without a shadow of a doubt I'd keep my sight. I'm sure any photographer would say the same but not just that, anyone that knows me is aware of my over sensitivity/annoyance to noises so I really wouldn't be too bothered at all.
That being said I'm not taking it away people who are deaf , I know of course it isn't nice but given the choice I'd rather see my dogs face than hear him bark.

Friday, 17 April 2015

YouTube Videos You NEED To See #16

Just another installment of awesome videos that I've been favourite-ing lately! Enjoy!
Oh and let me know which you enjoyed the most in the comments ;)

If You Need Any More Proof That Animals Have Souls, Feelings and the Like, See Below -  

Why Must The Alcohol Companies Be The Ones To Take Advantage Of My Over Sensitivity?! haha

All He Wants Is Some Affection...Makes You Think.

Tattoos Can Change Lives.

A Moving Story, With An Amazing Outcome...

She Is So Down To Earth & Nervous, That I Can't Stop Watching Interviews With Her!

“Sometimes those who give the most are the ones with the least to spare.”

Tree Change Dolls Are What All Little Girls Should Be Playing With!

An Ingenious Invention For A Special Member Of The Club

Anne Hathaway As We've Never Seen Her Before!

If You Only Watch One of These Videos, Make it This One. (via Bloo N Stuff)


Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Exploring Berwick || Castle Vale Park

Castle Vale Park is a beautiful area that lies to the right of our Railway Station upon entry to the town, named so due to its close proximity to the remaining castle ruins 'below' the station which is actually where the great hall once stood.

Recently, within the past 2 years or so, renovation works have been completed on Castle Vale Park as well as Coronation Park, restoring them to the serene, nature filled seating areas that were first opened to the public in the 30s.

You see the frost in the ground and the frozen over lily pond? Yep, these photos were taken all the way back in December 2014. Even then with the winter elements, with sun beating down it was a fabulous place to walk with Baker and Claire, then to sit and take in the world around us.
I can imagine it being a different place come the summer though, when the holiday makers flock to our popular little seaside town; kids playing chase around the pond, couples sitting eating fish and chips on the benches and the lots of glorious sunshine reflecting off the river.

There is no rich history here, apart from the obvious close location to the Walls and Castle, however the views are what put a spell on you here - another must visit place in my magical town.

This last photo was taken this side of Christmas and shows one of the stairways down to the riverside walk from Castle Vale Park. We walk to the left when leaving the stairs and cross the smallest bridge, known as the 'old' bridge and we are home. I know. Very lucky are we to live in such stunning surroundings.
Show me your home town!!

Monday, 13 April 2015

Disney Movie Secrets and Easter Eggs

As well as collecting Disney memorabilia, visiting Disneyland, watching Disney movies, wearing Disney clothes and singing Disney songs, I also have a very strong interest in all things 'inside' Disney. The history and life of the late, great Walter Elias Disney is a favourite subject of mine to look into, however hidden secrets and 'Easter eggs' within the movies are a close second.

Today I thought it would be fun to share some of the many cool little extras that you may not know of, that I have come across the past few years. Here we go...

Hidden Mickeys. 
Obviously the most well known type of  'easter egg' is the Disney's Hidden Mickey; a representation of the shape of our wonderful Mickey Mouse's face. You find them everywhere, in everyday objects, at the Disney parks, at home - everywhere! They are very popular features in a whole range of Disney and Pixar movies movies aswell. Far too many to list might I add... So, I'll show you some of my favourites shall I?

Switching Places.
You might be aware of this fun 'Where's Wally' style Disney secret, that of Disney characters that pop into fellow Disney movies. Most well known recently is probably the appearance of Rapunzel and Flynn at the coronation in Frozen, there are a however many, many more from over the years - I have chosen just a handful below to share with you.

One Hundred and One Dalmatians 
Lady and the Tramp are in the street and Peg from the same movie is in the pet shop, both during the bark scene.

The Black Cauldron 
Tinkerbell appears among the other colourful fairy folk.

The Great Mouse Detective 
Dumbo makes a cameo as a bubble toy & Bill the Lizard from Alice in Wonderland is in Ratigan's gang. 

Oliver and Company
Princess Aurora is secretly walking the streets of the city. Also Jock, Peg and Trusty of Lady and the Tramp are all seen in the same quick scene. 
During the 'Perfect Isn't Easy' sequence, Georgette has a framed photo of Ratigan from The Great Mouse Detective 

The Little Mermaid 
Some special guests at Ariel and Erics wedding are the King and Grand Duke from Cinderella. Mickey, Donald, Goofy and Kermit the Frog can also be spotted in the crowd as King Triton arrives.

Scar, Simba's uncle from the Lion King is presented in a less terrifying manner, infact he's Herc's trophy.

Mrs Potts and the rest of the tea set get banged around by Terk.

The shadow of the dog? Yep, that's Doug from Up! 

The Princess and the Frog
Aladdin's magic carpet can be spotted in the opening scenes.  
King Triton is super sized when he appears as a mardi gras float.
While Mama Odie throws things around, you may catch a glimps of another of Aladdin's items, the magic lamp!

As I say there are lots more but I'll let you discover them for yourself. I don't want to take all the fun out of it after all! ;)
Oh, and you know the Pixar ball and Pizza Planet Truck from Toy Story? They both can also be found in a huge range of Pixar movies, just like the A113 code. More on that now.

Something that not all would take note of, unless already aware of the Easter egg, is that the code 'A113' which features in many different ways through almost every Disney Pixar movie. Not only that but it has also featured in many non-Disney animations, TV shows and live action obviously the strange code cannot just be Walt Disney related.
In fact A113 is a very simple inside joke for animators who learnt their trade at the famous California Institute of Arts: the number of a classroom.

I've included a few of my favourite appearances of A113 below, though yet again there are an abundance more! Have you spotted any of them before?

I hope you found out a secret that you didn't already know, did you? Share some of your favourite Disney movie Easter eggs or things you've seen and heard in the comments below!

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Weekly Reflections // Week 27

April 5th - 11th.

Favourite Photo.

Top Thankful or Happy Moment.
♥ Having a Twitter break.
♥ Finishing my book.
♥ 3 ducks flying so low over my head I could feel the air move my hair.
♥ Seeing Elena's new baby bunnies.
♥ Being back into a nightly yoga routine.
♥ Getting to see a Bullfinch for the first time on my way home from work.
♥ Rice pudding.
♥ Dad and Jake putting my retractable washing line up replacing the whirly!
♥ Baker loving his frizbee and playing at the beach.
♥ Looking into and getting ready to start saving for Disney 2016.
♥ Being a part of Zusterschap!
♥ Picking up some beautiful homey bits in the Ponden Mill sale.

Best Blogs or Posts I've Enjoyed.

TMI Travel Tag by Crumbs in the Bed
The Love of Green by Sally Tangle
Pets n Stuff // Edwins 1st Birthday by Bloo N Stuff
Re-visiting Places by Life as Amazzable
Big Kid Circus by Scottish Outlander
A Few Snaps From: Easter Weekend by The Good Life
Things to See and Do in Arundel by Wrapped Up in Rainbows
Weekly Happenings #25 : Small Victories by Live Love Laugh
16 Reasons Why Sunny Days in Britain Are The Best Thing Ever by Kirsty Talks
Things I Loved in March by Aimee Dot
Fun Shoot Friday 2 by Hike and Seek
Feel Good Friday #15 by Tartan Mouth
My Bucket List by Simply Being Young

Other Articles etc of Interest.

23 Parents Who Shouldn't Text. (Try and read without laughing!)Burger King picking up tab for Burger-King weddingDog Waits Five Years to Be Adopted, One Picture Changes His Life
Jill (Duggar) Dillard and Husband Derick Welcome First Child
Man dressing as Spiderman and feeding the homeless
Virgin Media Paws TV remote for pets is a real thing, not a belated April Fools
24 Celebs Who Literally Came To The Rescue For Their Pups
17 Animals Who are Probably Better Photographers Than You

What I've Watched.

[!] Saved by the Bell: The New Class Series 5

[!] Game of Thrones Series 2, 3 & 4
[!] Cinderella (2015) ...yes, again! haha
[!] The Woman in Black: Angel of Death 
[!] The Greatest Game Ever Played

A bit of a shorter post this week (did you notice what was missing?) because right now it's 8.50pm on Saturday night and I have to head to bed for work in the morning. Most of my other posts are pre-written and scheduled but these are the only ones I do during the week as an when I find posts etc and I finish off on a Saturday. 

Things should be back to normal next week when I pull my finger out and get it done haha.

Hope you are all well!