Friday, 29 June 2012

The week in photos

I love you Instagram
Guess who finally joined the 21st Century and finally got an iPhone? I love it. I've stopped short of sleeping with it under my pillow, but if I did I bet there would be an app to enhance my sleep. Anyway, for a long time I have been meaning to carry a camera with me everywhere. I have consistently failed to do this, but my new love has a great camera and Instagram. I love you too Instagram. So now I can take photos all the time and capture endless dross fascinating insights.

Monday: walking the dog first thing. Life post-dog is very different to life before. I find myself out first thing in the morning walking her for miles and discovering beautiful new landscapes that have always been on our doorstep. I am yet to capture it well, but the view on our regular walk is amazing, the views over Brighton are so expansive that you can see the curve of the earth where the sky meets the sea. After school if the kids are up for it, we do the walk and stop on a bench to enjoy this view. I love that they are out getting exercise and fresh air, they put up less of a fight at bedtime. Win, win.

Another one of my favourite apps is Nike +, last week I covered 50km through walking and the occasional run. So to conclude, if you need a bit of exercise, get a dog.

Tuesday - a horse named Anabelle
Tuesday: This week is sport's week at my daughter's school, I jumped at the chance of getting her a taster of horse riding. The teenage girl inside was a little excited at the prospect of going to a stables (possibly a more excited than my daughter however I managed to rev her up into a state of excitement in the build up to the big day). My gorgeous girl rode this nippy boy called 'Arundel' being a girl she incorrectly named her 'Anabelle' which I think is a much nicer name. Half a day of horsey stuff - riding, brushing manes, painting hooves later and I picked up the happiest little girl. It made my heart ache to see her like that and I may have made her rash promise to bring her back.

Seven Seas
Wednesday: I am working all hours at the moment on something shiny, new and exciting for M is for make. I'm so immersed in this that this lovely delivery from Cloud 9 fabrics caught me by surprise. I love these nautical prints, the kids had some friends round and it's great fun asking them which are their favourites. Sea Critters got the popular vote.

Thursday:  I am working on a new quilt using fabric from the Quilt Blocks collection. I have made 2 blocks, after struggling with a small seam allowance on the first block, I increased it on the second. It wasn't until I was ironing the finished block that I noticed the second block was much smaller than the first. Clearly my calculations went wrong. Time for sewing is so short at the moment, that a mistake like this is extremely frustrating.

Happily oblivious to my frustrations, Foxy sleeps on in a very undignified manner.

Friday: Catching up with a friend and my favourite biscuits. This really is the best biscuit recipe, I have included a chunk of Milka Diam on the top. Because it is the best chocolate I have ever tasted, and I have tasted a few. Together they are a delicious if fantastically unhealthy snack.

Another fabric delivery, this time 'Running Stitch' by Patty Young. I think it will be a brilliant coordinate/stash staple, it's not in the shop yet, but you will see it soon I promise.

And thank goodness for Friday, wishing you a lovely weekend wherever you are,



  1. ha I've done an instagram post just now! I LOVE it too.... best thing ever! x

  2. welcome to the 21st century Kate!! I've recently got my second - in white - am in love all over again!

    How did I not know you were getting Running Stitch in??..can't wait for that! x

  3. love instagram too! love the running stitch fabric!

  4. Looks like a fun week - that Running Stitch is the most exercise I'll be getting!