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A glimpse of spring

10 Mar

Last weekend, we went to Leamington for lunch and a walk around the park to celebrate our 9 year anniversary. There was some beautiful sunshine, finally a hint at springtime…

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Birthday fun!

21 Feb

My birthday, in 28 pictures (can you guess how old I am??)

Firstly, it was lovely to be in work for my birthday for a change, it’s usually in half term. I got some sweet cards and gifts, two impromptu outbursts of happy birthday from my class and their lovely company when I opened my presents during lunchtime.

Lovely cards, from friends and family…

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After work, we visited our friend and her gorgeous girls and I was treated to more birthday singing and a homemade cake…

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…and gorgeous gifts…

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We spent the evening with two more of my favourite people, who brought gorgeous gifts…

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I was spoilt by them…

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We do enjoy a bit of bubble-wrap 😉

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The next day was spent with family, it is my sister’s birthday five days before mine so celebrations are usually combined…

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Customary birthday treats…

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Beautiful gifts from my family…

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On Sunday, I went to a fantastic cinema in Birmingham (the electric) with my lovely friend, to watch Brief Encounter. This brought about some (rather unnecessary) black and white instagramming!

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I do adore this film, a great end to my birthday weekend!

A few other snapshots…

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Snowy views

22 Jan

Back to work, after the worst of the snow, there were some beautiful views on the way.

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The beautiful sunrise over the school playground, untouched snow.

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New year, new ritual

6 Jan

There are few things I dislike more than the end of Christmas, specifically taking down the Christmas tree.
So, this year I’ve decided on a new ritual…to decorate the house with fresh flowers once the tree goes.
It’s certainly brightened up the rooms after clearing all the decorations.

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My 2012

1 Jan

2012 in photos…

January-making baby blankets for twin girls.

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Enjoying the snow.

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Celebrating birthdays with family and friends.

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Visiting London with my sister and cousin.

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Welcoming spring.

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Visiting the tulips in Amsterdam.

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Enjoying summer sunshine.

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Three June birthdays.

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Our engagement in Paris.

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Autumn engagement celebrations.

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Over-excitement due to The Killers.

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Christmas crafting.

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Enjoying London at christmas.

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Celebrating.

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New years with loved ones 🙂

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Day 6 of advent

6 Dec

Today’s decoration is a new one, a lovely string of wooden snowflakes hanging above the fireplace.

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Friday flowers

17 Nov

From my love, to make me feel better. They certainly did 🙂

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