Blog Every Day in May: Spring is Here!

“What is your favourite thing about Spring? What plans do you have to enjoy it?”

Taken on yesterday morning’s walk, the 1st May!

And by stark contrast, this was taken on this morning’s walk!

 

Spring is probably my favourite season. Well, at least equal to Autumn. At this time of year (or whenever the UK decides to be Spring-like, which seems to vary greatly there days!) I’m always wandering about thinking “what beautiful colours” and “here’s the promise of some warmer months!” And Autumn is much the same really….stunning colours, and the promise of Christmas too!

I suppose then that my favourite thing about Spring really ought to be something unique to this season, and whilst some years I’d say “I get to pack away my thermals and big knits”, at the moment there is no way I’m risking anything as bold as that! Still, it is all feeling very fresh and lush and lovely outdoors (where you have to be to really appreciate this particular season in my opinion) and so perhaps my favourite thing about Spring is that it’s finally nice enough to want to actually spend time outdoors! I love that feeling of wanting to sit out with the sun on my skin (even if it is just the skin on my face…I’ve yet to venture out with arms or legs uncovered!), perhaps even having a meal outdoors, and craving salads and barbecues and long glasses of gin.

And that’s exactly how I’m planning to enjoy the Spring….getting outdoors….walking the hound through our gorgeous local countryside….and drinking gin of course.

Ems x

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Blog Every Day in May: 5 Lines

“Introduce yourself or sum yourself up in just 5 lines. Include a photograph that you are proud of.”

My name is Emily, and I’m a blogging, crafting, thrifting treasure hunter and events producer living in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

I’m a little bit into everything, and to say my taste is eclectic would be a serious understatement…..I like to think I can see beauty in everything.

I can’t think of any music that I don’t like, there is certainly no food that I won’t eat (with the exception of Marmite which isn’t really a food), and I just don’t believe that any colours clash.

My greatest loves are my wonderful fiance Adam, my darling lurcher Special Agent Doggie Cooper, weddings, blowing bubbles, the TV Tower in Berlin, blue skies and stationery.

I hate having photos taken of me, but I love to take photos of pretty much anything else…. especially road works, buildings that other people think are ugly, and enchanted places where fairies probably live.

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Our secret garden, St Dunstans in the East, near to where we used to live in London. Taken with my Diana analogue camera with 120mm colour negative slide film.

Blog Every Day in May

I’ve been feeling for a while now that my blog has been a little lacking. I suppose I’m in a bit of a rut with it, as I’ve not really been giving it much of my time, so I’m just posting my regular weekly ‘standards’ and not much else. There’s loads I want to blog about, but I never quite pull my finger out to do it, so I’m very glad to have been given a little push….

I have long since loved the wonderful Rosalilium blog, hosted by the gorgeous Elizabeth. We have stacks in common and I really enjoy her writing. So, when Elizabeth announced she’d be hosting a blog-every-day-challenge for May, I thought that was just the perfect thing to get me back into the swing of things!

Blog Every Day in May  is just what you’d expect from the name….Elizabeth challenges fellow bloggers to post every day for the entire month of May, and has thoughtfully come up with a new topic for every one. It’s super easy to sign up on her blog and then you can just download the scheduled topics from her special Google calendar. I love the idea that the project will build a little community as we all encourage each other and get to know each other through our posts. My fiance Adam is also taking part on his blog, and I look forward to finding lots of new blogs to delve into too!

So, why not take on the challenge yourself?

Ems x

 

 

 

Under a Glass Sky Give Away on Rosalilium!

Quick! Quick! Head to Rosalilium! I have a give away currently open there!

You can win all of this……

 

That’s a custom ribbon banner necklace (winner chooses the name and colour)…… a set of four ‘It Bird’ prints (which is a flamingo, an owl, a parrot and a peacock)….. a bubble gum necklace in pink, green and blue….. AND a bubble gum ring in pink, green and blue!
Head over to Rosalilium now to join in!

 

Ems x