Tote of the week
July 31, 2015

Tote of the Week: Shopping Basket Tote by The Printed Peanut


Via The Printed Peanut (£20)

I was convinced I’d already featured this screen printed tote bag on the blog before but apparently not. Probably saved in one of my many tote-inspired folders or on Pinterest perhaps! Anyhoo, it’s a mighty fine offering as this week’s tote of the week and is designed by the talented illustrator, Louise Lockhart. Go look at her wares!

As for the weekend, I hope you have a grand one. My plans include eating all the biscotti, gardening and doing lots of puppy research. Check out my Instagram for pictures of Polly!

P.S On the hunt for a new tote bag? Take a look through my previous tote bags featured.

Hebden Bridge
July 29, 2015

Hebden Bridge to Oxenhope Via Lumb Falls


It seems all I really need to put a smile on my face is a picnic-filled rucksack, good company and a camera. It’s official, we have caught the great outdoors bug. I just hope the weather is kind to us this weekend so we can enjoy another adventure into the hills. Why so rainy, UK?

The other week we walked from Hebden Bridge to the neighbouring village of Oxenhope, where The Bay Horse Inn awaits, via Lumb Falls where you can try a spot of wild swimming too. It was a pretty easy walk considering we followed most of Haworth Old Road (starting at Peckett Well) to our destination and it was pretty secluded too. We didn’t bump into one person until we reached Oxenhope village which meant I could practice my Withnail impressions with ease and confidence (see above). It’s the simple things, my friends.

Yorkshire#sharethepositive Lumb Falls Six young men Wild swimming lumb falls Gladioli Yorkshire Blogger Summer dress from Debenhams The OH YorkshirewalshawHebden Bridge to Oxenhope walk Walking in Yorkshire Oxenhope Reservoir Dry stone wall Peckett Well

Good ol’ Yorkshire looking mighty fine. Oh and we have some news! Expect more outdoor adventures on the blog soon as we’re getting a puppy! Our Golden Retriever puppy (name nearly decided) will be coming home next month. We’re very excited and a little bit nervous but it was only a matter of time once we had our own home. And that’s another thing, can you believe we’ve been living here for almost a year? Time, why so fleeting?

Have you been enjoying the great outdoors much?

P.S Any puppy training tips or sites you can direct me too?

July 27, 2015

5 Positive Things To Do This Week #141


1. Take part in the Big Butterfly Count
2. Do something scary and out of your comfort zone
3. Take advantage of rainy days and have a craft/baking/pottering day
4. Go rockpooling
5. Buy a surprise gift for a friend or family member

Brew up and see more 5 Positive Things To Do This Week posts here. Oh and don’t forget to share your positive moments over on Instagram and tag with #sharethepositive. Happy tagging!

Fashion/ Tote of the week
July 24, 2015

Tote of the Week: The Jacksons Smile Jute Bag via MonShowroom

The Jacksons

Smile Jute Bag (£38.50 in the sale)

A big thank you to Susie So So for introducing me to The Jacksons, and this happy jute bag; a worthy winner of this week’s tote of the week. Looking for a suitable beach/day bag for your holidays? You can catch this tote, and others, in the sale over at MonShowroom.

As for the weekend, I’m so excited. We have a family wedding to attend and a lovely hotel to stay in. I love celebrations!

What are your weekend plans?

P.S On the hunt for a new tote bag? Take a look through my previous tote bags featured.

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