My week 17

More rain yes, but on the bright side – it’s almost May! I spent my weekend enjoying driving my car around, eating and failing at thrifting.

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*A morning of madness where it was actually sunny and warm outside. Took this on my way to the post office to post my first order ever to Japan!
*Vintage Bally boot on my shoe calendar
*Ate at Giraffe for the first time on Saturday at the Trafford Centre with the bf. We were loving our starter of baba ganoush (nom!), hummus and pitta. 
*My beloved iPad next to my beloved Alexa. I’m feeling rather spoiled this year. It’s great to be able to properly catch up with my blog reading on my lunch break. 
*Macarons! Another first this week. I had never actually tried them before so I thought why not and got them from The English Rose bakery in Selfridges. One word: Delicious!
*My quesadillas at Giraffe
*Went for a sunday lunch at Wetherspoons. 
*The bf’s burger at Giraffe.
I had quite a busy weekend. Went to Ashton on Saturday to look in the charity shops (found nothing but did buy some buttons I’m going to make into earrings) and met up with the bf and his family. The trip to the Trafford centre was spur of the moment on the way home when we were both hungry. I’m glad we stopped.
Sunday, even though it was raining – I dragged the bf to a car boot (indoor) and it was a bit of a bust but I did find a couple of things. We then had sunday lunch with front row window seats to a car getting a ticket for being parked on the double yellows.
Gonna relax with a hot drink now and catch up on my internet rounds (yes this is what I call answering emails, blogging, reading, listing stock etc).
How was your week? Wet?
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My week 16

This week appeared to drag a bit didn’t it? Just me? I blame the rain. 

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*My awesome cloud nails.
*Axl doing the creep. If you don’t know what the creep is then educate yourself. Nicki Minaj makes a cameo in it! 
*1960s shoe on my shoe calendar. Is it a heel or is it a wedge?
*The view on my train journey to Sheffield to see my family.
I had a lovely weekend. I saw my parents, brother and grandma on Saturday which was great as I hadn’t seen my mum for a month and a half and my dad for about 3 months. Went to meadow hall but didn’t really buy anything. But, I did get my early birthday presents. I got my dad’s professional camera that he doesn’t use and an iPad 1 (I love my family’s hand me downs)! My brother also gave me his old bamboo tablet that he doesn’t use so I can get my drawings onto my laptop. Don’t even care that I won’t have anything to open on my birthday which isn’t until June. So excited. I is spoiled.
Today, I planned on hitting 5 car boots to get some vintage stock for my shop. I ended up going to 6 and only 3 of them were open because of all the rain. It’s really hard to find a decent car boot in Manchester. Is it just me? I prefer the ones in the countryside like the one near my family home. I’ve only been there once but I got some amazing things. Particularly the brooches. A cameo, hot air balloon, bicycle and some army style wings. All of those sold straight away and I haven’t been able to find a car boot that great since. Still, I got a few bits today. Take a look:

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Sorry for the bad photos – I just got some quick snaps before I went to the bf’s house. Not a bad haul anyway I think.
How has your week been?
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Don’t Play It Safe

One of my new mottos. You can apply this to any aspect of your life. I am personally talking about my career. I have basically found out that I was downplaying my talents. Instead of going after something I was passionate about and pretty good at, I settled for something else. And now I know that I wasn’t giving myself enough credit. So, don’t play it safe.


Underestimating yourself wastes time that could be spent working towards something you love. But sometimes, you have to do the “wrong” thing to realise that it’s the wrong thing for you. You learn with every step you take and you get closer to finding out what you want.


I personally haven’t got a clue what my next step will be. But I know what I don’t want to do and that’s a start. I want to do something more creative. So that’s what this blog is for. It’s my way of expressing my creativity and a place to be myself. 

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I’m not going to play it safe anymore. I’m hoping that by taking a leap and being myself, I’ll find out what I’m here to do. 
Ask yourself.


Do you play it safe?
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My week 15

Kind of an uneventful week with rather few photos, but I was really put down by the rain. My oh my it was a lot of rain! 

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I had to laugh when I saw this. Anywhere else get this much rain this week?


*I am quite a clumsy person but I have never had a bag of sugar fall from the top shelf onto me. It was everywhere – I was still finding sugar in my bra hours later!
*A drawing for the bf: I love you like this koala loves that tree. Made him smile which was good since he wasn’t feeling very well. 
*The house search begins. Looked around 4 places this week. It begins apparently too early according to the estate agents as all their properties are available now and we’re not looking to move until the end of June. And I thought I was being quite organised. Ah well, will resume the hunt in a month. 
*Bank holiday Monday was lovely. I used the entire day to work on my shops. It was really enjoyable and I wish I could spend everyday doing it. Got a sale on each shop this week. See what happens when I actually work on them? Must work harder. 
I was planning on going to a few car boot sales today but I must remember to find them earlier than the night before. I stayed up so late looking for them that I was too tired to get up at 6 this morning to go. Very silly. Will make sure that I go in 2 weeks when I’m next free. 
How was your week? Hopefully less rainy than mine!
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