When life gives you 🍊🍊🍊(we’re in Spain, after all), you make orange juice (zumo de naranja 😜). Thanks to the Nor’easter, we’re making do in Madrid. Hope our East Coast friends are doing okay! || #madrid_lover
When @benbentleyphoto is a genius 😍
I have taken today off to recover after @thephotographyshow as I’m super run down, I cut my thumb up, and my feet need to recover from constant standing up! Trade shows sure are fun but tiring (me by Ben Bentley)
Counting down the days until we head back up the coast again - pretty sure I would be happy living there if I had the chance! ☀️🌊 Although we were debating whether that would be as nice as living elsewhere and then having our place by the sea to escape to when we need to destress. Do you think it would still seem as relaxing if we were there all the time? ✨
Happy Thursday! Sharing this #onefromthecuttingroomfloor this morning for Louisa @norfolkgirl7 😘 I needed an excuse to post this one 😉💕Would you lovely ladies like to join in? @mamacates @rubydiamonds @daisyboos @blossomingbirds @littlestmagpie @kaileyanne____
У меня есть маленький топ «фильмов, снятых в СНГ до 2000 года» и я медленно его расширяю. В нем нет Гайдая или Рязанова, потому что ну невозможно смотреть «Бриллиантовую руку» или «Иронию судьбы» миллион раз, начиная с младенчества, и искренне их любить.
Вообще, в списке всего 3 фильма: 📽«Куколка» (Исаак Фридберг, 1988) - история 16-летней чемпионки мира по спортивной гимнастике, которая получает травму, возвращается в Россию и идёт в обычную школу. Дальше там всё по сценарию: конфликты с учителями и первые чувства, но снято неожиданно дерзко и грустно, а ещё с киношной эстетикой Перестройки. Я ни до ни после похожего фильма не видела, так что, не задумываясь, внесла в список любимых. 📽«Курьер» (Карен Шахназаров, 1986) - это вообще чудо какое-то. Мне в своё время так понравилась экранизация, что я тут же бросилась читать одноименную повесть (тоже Шахназарова). Я вообще испытываю особую любовь к «перестроечному» кино, но эта картина какая-то особенная, и я почему-то уверена, что даже в сорок лет мне будет хотеться быть похожей на главного героя.
📽«3+2» (Генрих Оганесян, 1963) Так, ну давайте сразу проясним, что в картине три мужских персонажа и все - невероятной красоты. Ещё это очень добрый фильм, а ещё смешной и о любви, и вообще там три прекрасных мужика - заслуженное место в списке любимых.
💚А недавно список пополнил «Брат» Алексея Балабанова (1997) - я как-то сразу влюбилась и в эстетику, и в диалоги, и наделала скриншотов, и побежала обсуждать кино с папой, и чуть не поссорилась с папой, которому вторая часть нравится больше, и вообще Данила Багров - это такой криминальный Холден Колфилд и моя новая ролевая модель.
It’s World Water Day, and we don’t think there’s anything quite as important as H2O. This year’s theme is Nature From Water, which makes us think about the nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face today.
We might think about toxicity in the home, but what do you think happens to household cleaning liquids when they disappear down the drain? Toxic chemicals such as chlorine, bleach and ammonia can travel along sewage systems and into nearby waterways, therefore contaminating fresh water and, potentially, fish and wildlife. The only way to protect our environment is to take action now. We firmly believe in protecting the planet, and we’re hoping to make a difference . That’s why we don’t use any harmful ingredients in our formulas - only all-natural, cruelty-free ingredients derived from nature. Our TINCTUREs are safe on the home, safe on the family and safe on the environment. Let’s say YES to #crueltyfreecleaning and celebrate #WorldWaterDay together 💦
I went to have a shower and came back to this. The writing impressed me more than the mess. Mason is only four, but he's getting into writing, drawing, colouring and reading right now (previously hated drawing and colouring). He wrote 'ahoy elf' from Ben and Holly and claims to have written it "from his brain". He must've as it certainly isn't written anywhere in my house 🤔 I think I'll have to put my cranky pants on for the mess though. Not holding my breath for a peaceful clean up since they're practically zombies (super overtired) #mumlife
oh my word...
we’re watching the movie Megan Leavey...
have you watched it?
a beautiful ...girl and her dog love story ♡
almost too painful to watch
im emotionally drained
on another note I love this pic of @prairiegirlstudio_flora.fibre
sitting on one of my MAKE backdrops will ALL her wrist wrap magic makings
processed in Lightroom with the magic and moody collection
download my free presets on my site (link in profile)
One of the best parts of my trip to Florida was getting to spend some quality time with these two little dolls! Seeing them experience the magic that is Disney makes me so excited to share that with my kids one day! 💕💕💕
Is this not one of the cutest pictures ever?!!! My heart (and my ovaries tbh) is exploding.
So since it's been raining, I thought it'd be a great idea to find our gum boots, raincoats and umbrellas (which haven't been used in months) in search of some muddy puddles - just like Peppa and George. "That's a great idea" says Mason. We find one suitable puddle to jump in then Mason is all: "I'm getting wet mummy. The puddle is squelchy. My socks are wet. My pants have mud. My legs are sore. Can I sit in the pram now?" Levi (aka dirty one) was even hesitant #parentingfail
But then, it hasn't rained in ages. Wasn't it 40° like two days ago 🤔 After a loooooong morning, I think it's gonna be an even loooooonger day (and I didn't even make the gym 😢).
Dare to be bold and take up space. Dare to embrace your power. Don't be apologetic. // I have a tendency to apologize for things I do that really don't matter. This is my power-reducing habit that I intend to break. What's yours? New blog post up! Link in bio
shirt by @thevibescloset #honeybeyourself
Expect the unexpected. || There was no expectations, no plans in my mind before we went to India this time. I was longing for some time for myself to finally be able to hear my own thoughts or better hear the silence in my head with out any thoughts in there. But I didn’t expect it to happen as I was traveling alone with Uma. || expect the unexpected. || we didn’t even know where we would stay. No guesthouse booked. The only thing I knew for sure was we would go to auroville. The vision of staying in a house, having a kitchen and a scooter to be able to move around crossed my mind many times but I didn’t expect anything. Trust. Have faith. That’s the only thoughts I held on to. And it turned out to be one of the most beautiful journeys in my life so far. We got all we needed, even much more than I have wished for. What a beautiful gift that was. One month in India with Uma.
↟♡ wish everybody was kind to nature ↟♡
~ Rhiann Age 8
Wise words that touched my heart so much when I was commissioned to do this
A Star, Liberty print ingrained that was a gift from Grandparents to Grandchild celebrating the wise words she told her Mama
It has inspired me to delve deeper in what we can do as humans for the next generation to help our own nature and that of our planet
Keep your eyes peeled tomorrow, because I managed to write a journal post that!
Well you know... Things happened 😄
Meanwhile I thought it apt to share this piece of natures poetry as it is ‘world poetry day’ and ‘International Forest Day’ I think those wise words our little ones say are not only lessons, but poetry too if we only open our hearts and listen 💖✨🦋x
If you feel Inspired by this as much as me, get in touch if you have some magic words from your little one for this Liberty Print Star with butterflies to pin hopes and dreams on let me know 🦋🌟x
⋄ Wednesday is a bar stud and layering necklace kind of day ⋄ So shoppable links seem to be the talk of instagram today, I’m guessing they are rolling it out to accounts with higher followers first... so if about another 10000 people could follow me that would be great! Haha! Seriously though, does everyone think of this new feature though - good or spammy?! I’d love to hear people’s thoughts!
Cleaning is an important aspect of spiritual practice for Japanese Buddhist monks. This stems from the idea that the self doesn’t exist in isolation – only as part of its environment. By tending to our environment, we are tending to ourselves. They also see de-cluttering as an important part of throwing away the past and existing in the here and now.
Focusing on the present is central to the idea of mindfulness, and Buddhist monks incorporate mindfulness techniques into their cleaning rituals. Homing in on what’s going on around us shifts our perspective, and can take us out of the thought patterns that might cause us worry.
Read more about this topic on this season's EVOKE, written by @mypossibleself. Where we explore the importance of keeping a clean environment and its effects on your mental health. Head to EVOKE via the link in our bio.
Sharing another #tenlittlethingslist this week 💁🏻♀️ 1. Another nor’easter has hit Connecticut so today is a snow day, hello no alarm clock, reading in bed and more bread baking.
2. Writing up a blog post for the rosemary and cheddar soda bread recipe as a lot of people have been asking me for it.
3. Theona and I went to New York on Saturday, we got dumplings in China town and explored Brooklyn.
4. My copy of Eat Up! by Ruby Tandoh arrived on Monday and it is exquisite!
5. Our fridge has broken and gathering ice and it got replaced yesterday. Something fun about totally organising everything.
6. I have a new episode of NCIS later.
7. This morning I made a smoothie that had loads of spinach in it but tasted like berries.
8. My gran is sending me a postcard from her weekend trip.
9. Our end of year academic visit is confirmed which means I can book tickets to go to Canada for a relative’s birthday the weekend before.
10. I have a new blog post up on my blog today with some tips for cutting out products that are tested on animals.
Happy Wednesday everyone ⛄️
Spring has started 🌺🌷Insert your favorite Spring emoji in the comments if you are as excited as I am🤗! How adorable is this packaging from @mywildbird ? I am excited to wear Alex in this sling outside as the weather gets nicer. @mywildbird is having a great sale so get your sling now! Ps: they make a wonderful baby shower gift! #mywildbird
At last buds, green and sunshine on the first day of Spring!
I love the unravelling of aquilegia and their dusky leaves: they are full of such promise.
Thank you to everyone for your kind and encouaging words yesterday; I hadn't realised how much the event meant until I was there and your kind words were deeply appreciated.
so yesterday my six year old son said to me “my friend told me the worst word in the world is f$&@“ ..oh my heart stopped a beat hearing that word come out. believe you me, i know this is by far not even close to the horrible things my son may be exposed to as he grows up. we can’t shelter them from everything but i hope he continues to come to us to talk about the things he’s heard and seen. so some extra tea then, and i have an extra cup. care to join?