Friday, 5 May 2017

A Piece of Cake

Last week we celebrated my Nan's 80th birthday.  Now this isn't usually the type of thing I would share on my blog, however the cake that I ordered to help us celebrate was far too good not to be talked about.

I mean come on, look at it.  I had to try one of the pebbles pretty much straight away because I couldn't get over the fact that they were edible, it looked so life like.  I can assure you everything you see was edible, (minus the wire holding up the flowers).

(Excuse the raindrops, we got caught in a downpour on the way into the house)

If you are local to Essex I cannot recommend Steve's Sweet Catering enough.  Amazing service, and exactly what I was after, in fact better than I could have imagined.  

And my Nan, well she loved it.

~ Gem x

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

If You Go Down To The Woods Today...

If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise.  At least I hope you will be, with the thousands upon thousands of bluebells that are springing up all over the country at the moment.  

I can't get enough of them.  They are absolutely beautiful and they smell amazing too.  Seeing a blanket of purple across the floor beneath the trees, listening to the birds singing their song, at that moment in time I feel weightless.  It's my happy place for sure.  

I've been making the most of seeing them in one of the local woods near me with a few visits over the past couple of weeks and I'll be sad to see them disappear for another year.  I wonder whether I'll be able to squeeze in many more visits, who knows, but I know I shall try.

~ Gem x

Monday, 1 May 2017

May 2017 Bucket List

Today marks the first of a new month and even better it's a bank holiday here in the UK.  I intend to make the most of the extra day off work with copious cups of tea and some down time with my book plus anything else that I can manage to squeeze into my day.  As for the rest of the month I'd like to:

* Get up to date with blogging ~
I have quite a few posts sitting in my drafts at the moment, I'm hoping to change that in the coming weeks

* Focus on my 30 before 30 list ~
I'm very conscious that time is slipping away from me and before I know it July will be here so I'd really like to try and get some more things from the list crossed off this month.

* Get creative ~
I can't remember the last thing that I made.  I have seriously lost my creative mojo so I intend on working to get this back this month.  I have a couple of projects in mind.

Not too much to focus on this month, but there's enough to keep me busy.

~ Gem x