Monday, January 13, 2014

Currently...

Happy Monday! The evenings are starting to draw out that little bit longer and I can't wait for that first morning where it feels like Spring is on it's way. For now though, it's still absolutely freezing outside (and will be for many months to come) so I've been mostly occupying myself indoors these past few weeks. Here's a look at what's currently floating my boat!
 
The Lomography Diana + F 'Mr. Pink'...















Ciaran bought me this gorgeous camera for Christmas and I love it! I've wanted to upgrade my beloved Holga for a little while now and I’m hoping that the Diana will be just that little bit more user friendly and predictable so I’ll at least stand a chance of taking a photo that’s somewhat in focus.

Cute socks from Korea...





These awesome socks were another Christmas surprise - they're from my cousin and his Mrs. who's Korean. I love the simple shapes and geometric patterns! Not to mention the awesome colours - they remind me that brighter days are on the way! I can't wait until the weather gets warm enough to show them off - for now it's ankle boots all the way!

Chamomile Tea...




Long time readers will already know how much I love  My New Roots - a blog about healthy, vegetarian cooking by Sarah Britton (who has a cook book on the horizon for Spring 2015 - woohoo!). I first read about the benefits of chamomile tea flowers (vs the little bags of dust you get in the supermarket) in this blog post. I buy mine from Neals Yard Remedies in Covent Garden which is an experience in itself. The shop smells amazing and the back wall is filled from floor to ceiling with esoteric looking jars of herbs with names like Agrimony and Mugwort (I like to pretend I'm in Harry Potter but that's just me...). The herbs themselves are light as a feather so you get a lot for your money.

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt





Most of my reading seems to be of the blog variety these days so I've been looking for a new novel to get my teeth stuck into for a while. I loved The Secret History so am really excited to delve into Donna Tartt's latest offering. I like to make a little ritual of reading a few pages before I go to sleep and find it really soothing to give my eyes a break from looking at a bright screen - it definitely it helps me switch my brain off at the end of a long day!

Liberty print fabric in 'Betsy'...





Last but not least, here's a sneak peak at a super practical and simple DIY sewing project coming soon!

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