Sunday, 28 February 2016

Scavenger Hunt for February

Here are my Scavenger Hunt photos for February, joining in with Greenthumb at Made with Love. As you know I havent been able to get out and about much since my surgery, so I took the most of a day out (With mum driving) and snapped away. I managed to get them all in that one afternoon. But Boy, was I ready for a lie down once I'd got back home!

Where I've been
We went to the Rheghed Centre, nr Penrith. It was hosting a Harris Tweed exhibition, which was great. I've a full post to write about this as it was such a good visit.

I found this little number in the centre shop.

Cool colours of blue linking Harris Tweed wool to the Hebridean landscape

I liked how the frame of this window, framed the view of the countryside 

Lots of Green moss on the local dry stone walls.

Inside the Centre shop, a whole host of locally made products 

It had been a very frosty night and I loved the lines of frost on my windscreen

From a low angle
Roadside snowdrops 

On the shelf
Harris Tweed products on the shelf. They're not cheap!

On the drive back I spotted an old railway line post. I loved the mixtures of shapes that it was made up of. 

 Looking up to the blue wintery sky

I love these old Cumberland County County signs and thought it was quite apt to snap for 'writing'

I'll post again about my trip to Rheghed soon. I hope everyone has had a good weekend. Looking forward to the next Scavenger Hunt and maybe I might be able to get a little bit more out and about.
Until Next Time.
Amanda x

Friday, 26 February 2016

Six word Friday- Break

Taking a break from the diet!

Joining in with  Miriam, telling Stories in six words.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Lately: Cabin Fever!

I don't know about you, but I'm the type of person who finds it hard to sit around and do nothing. If I had a day off, I would always go out and about and make the most of the day. My absolute nightmare would be to hang around the house and do nothing. Now don't get me ideal get away from it all holiday, would involve a cuppa, a good book and curled up in front of a roaring fire...doing absolutely nothing! But at home it's different. I just feel I'm wasting time.

Unfortunately I've had to rethink my status on this and have come to accept that sometimes, doing nothing is just the way it has to be.  I'm now three and a half weeks post major surgery and since coming out of hospital I've not been doing a great deal. Never mind the op, it's this hanging around doing nothing that takes some getting used to. :)

So I just thought I'd share some of the things I have been doing whilst in the confines of my 'recovery phase'.
Lately I've been... dot to dots, colouring in and jigsaws. All those things that we used to do as kids and of which are now trendy to do!

Watching...Lots of TV, Box sets and old time favourite dvds. From crime series box sets, to good old rom coms, War and Peace and lots of BBC gems thrown in, I seem to watching an awful lot of tv! I haven't yet descended the slippery slope of daytime tv soaps or reality tv...but I do seem to be in the habit of watching Midsummer Murders!

 Reading... Lots of magazines, usually old issues that I never had time to read, some passed on chic lit and trying to balance all this out with some classics.

Creating...Well not so much as creating, but skimming and scouring magazines and such and finding lots of inspiration for creating!

 Catching up....Finally putting pen to paper and sending out little hellos, thank yous and the like. Not just via snail mail, but also trying to catch up on all the social media that seems to go along with everyday life.

Snuggling....I've been told to have lots of rest...and so that's what ive been doing, snuggling up with a cosy blanket, a book and a cup of tea.

 Listening..To lots of forgotten cds and play lists on my ipod.

Sorting...taking the time to sort out things I've been meaning to do for ages, like my bags, make up and jewellery. My charity shop bags are getting full!

Walking...I'm not allowed to do too much, saying that I don't think I could manage very much, but I'm enjoying a leisurely 20 minute walk each day, just up and down the road where I live. I can't drive until at least 6 weeks post op, so until then I'm a bit stuck with the same route!

Organising..I have hundreds of photos that need sorted and backed up, printed out and made into photo books. If I don't do it know...I never will!

So that's my life at the minute....what have you been up to?

Amanda x

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Back to Blogging and Bouquets.

Yes, I admit, It's been a while, a long while. Too long in not posting, too long for not taking photographs and too long in not catching up with everyone's blogs. Many apologies, but just sometimes, life gets in the way.

No excuses really...just an eventful few months that didn't really give me time, nor the inclination to post anything.

Working full time in 3 jobs, moving house, and major surgery have all taken its toil on my time BUT I'm determined to get back up and running. So I'll be joining in with some regular postings, taking some photos and getting myself out there in blogging land.

So, to start, here are just a few of the beautiful flower bouquets I've received these last couple of weeks. 

At times my house has resembled a florist shop, but it has been really humbling to recieve flowers, cards and gifts from friends and family, just to say Get Well Soon.

They certainly cheer up the place.

Lovely aren't they?

Until next time, 
Amanda x