Sunday, 22 July 2012

Flower power

So I start my new job tomorrow. It's the first time where I actually feel excited about the prospect of work, yet still very nervous. I don't really know what to expect and I have the obvious (yet ridiculous) case of doubting my talents. Still, they took me on because they saw potential in me so we shall see.
In my last few days at home I've been relaxing, painting & tidying. Living in a rented house can be difficult for someone like me who just wants to be let lose with a paintbrush, hammer and nails to make it more 'ours' but we have to just work with what we've got.
I realised that flowers can make such a difference in any home, of course I always knew that but once you're paying for rent, bills and food, flowers & plants cannot be at the top of my priority list. I've been lucky enough this week to have my momma fill my house with them. Here's a few corners of my home that now look a bit more special:

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

New beginnings

Hoorah! It was my very last day at work today - I become a cake decorator on Monday! As glad as I was to leave that place I was so sad to leave my team. They have been some of the best people I've worked with. We had a lot of laughs amongst the dreariness.
Still, a new, exciting life awaits and I'm ready for it.

I'll have less time to pursue my art and crafts but I'll do my best to make time. I'll be running my very own craft stall at the end of August so I'll have plenty of work to be getting on with to fill up the table.

Life is good.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Nerja, Spain

It's been oh so long. Life has been busy catching up with everything since we returned home from holiday. We had the most wonderful two weeks away in the sun and I came back with the most glorious tan - although I can't show it off in England with all the rain we've been having! Boo. It's quite refreshing now though to wear jeans and jumpers again although I don't think I'll be saying that for too long. Looks like Britain won't have much of a summer.
I was so looking forward to coming home after such a refreshing holiday and it was SO nice to return to our OWN home. Such a wonderful feeling.....but we now how the itch to go away again - always the way with us!

Nerja, Spain was everything we wanted our holiday to be. It's the third time we've been now so we visited all our favourite places and discovered new ones. It was so romantic celebrating our first anniversary away from home, we will probably make it a tradition to go away every year. I fell in love all over again. I thought I couldn't love him more and there it was, exploding in my belly and making me feel all giddy.

It was lots of fun, lots of good food, good drinks, good laughs and good friends. Here's a few snapshots:

Mmmm...what I would do to be back again.
Still, we both have lots to look forward to - I only have THREE days left of work before a four day weekend and then I begin my new cake decorating job. *happy face* and Sam starts his in a month's time. Fresh starts in work environment's we want to be in, new people to get to know and more fun to be had!