Saturday, 28 June 2014

Friday's Letter

The colours of Southbank

Dear London,

You are so pretty and so fun.  The perfect place to lift the spirits and spark some inspiration.  And all a short train ride away.

The Southbank - one of my favourites anyway - was looking particularly colourful and gorgeous.

I must remember that you lovely London, such an amazing source of  inspiration, are almost on my doorstep and I can jump on the train anytime, I don't have to combine it with a boring chore.  I can just do it for fun!

See you soon, London.  You rock.

Love, Me

Tuesday, 24 June 2014


Outside in

At little outside is in and sitting on my sideboard.  Peonies are so pretty.

I'm on day 8 of my 21 day juice challenge and I must say I'm feeling pretty good.

Creatively, though,  I'm a little uninspired.  Stuck in a rut and in danger of playing the comparison game.  I keep thinking I'd like a new lens to play with or a different camera.  But I know that isn't the answer.

So today, I'm on the search for inspiration.

How about you?

Image processed using Kim Klassen texture peony (appropriately!).
Linking up with Texture Tuesday.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Friday's letter


Dear Week,

Hey, you were a good one. Yay!  Except for the disastrous diy day, but the less said about that the better.....

This week I:

Started the 21 day juice challenge inspired by Kim.  I'm actually making smoothies rather than juicing (LOVE my nutribullet) and just to clarify it is NOT a juice fast - we are committing to adding it to our diet every day for 21 days and sharing a shot on instagram (#21dayjuicechallenge).  So far so good although if you follow me on instagam (@catchingsundust) you will know some smoothies are prettier than others....
Join us?

Went shopping with a friend and came back with clothes that
a) make me feel good
b) make me feel like ME!

Saw the Etsy ad on UK TV - and got myself a personalised one here:

Started this course with Xanthe Berkeley - I have big plans for the summer. :)

So week, thanks for being amazing and let's hear it for the weekend.

Have a good one. :)

Love, Me

Friday, 13 June 2014

Dear Friday


Dear Interweb,

Usually I love you but a stolen image has made you distinctly less fun this week.

I know it's people really and you are only as good as the people who use you.  But it still makes you a little boring.

Oh well.  Most of you makes me happy.

Onwards and upwards.

Love, Me

Wednesday, 11 June 2014



Little pieces of everyday magic collected in my garden today.

Inspired by writealm.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Dappled light

Dappled light

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow fast in movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.
F Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby

There's something very dream like about dappled light.  It always reminds me of those long, long school summer holidays where the days and weeks felt like they would never end.

And now I look back in amazement at how it all went so fast.

I could do with hitting pause, just for a little while.

Just for the summer.

Image processed using Kim Klassen texture - 2 layers of waterfront.

Linking up with Texture Tuesday and writealm.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Friday's letter


Dear Life,

I seem to have spent a lot of time this week debating problems and how they have come to exist rather than exploring any actual solutions.

Sometimes, Life, you really baffle me.

Love, Me

Wednesday, 4 June 2014



As I sit looking out on my garden, my eye is drawn straight to the pop of red, standing out amongst the lush green.  Here they are,  the second round of buds exploding in full colour, breathtaking in their beauty and fragility.

This is such a funny time of year for me.  We are close, but not quite close enough, to the end of term and the summer holidays.  How I long for the summer holidays!  I feel like I'm in a holding pattern.  Short bursts of productivity punctuating what is otherwise an impatient waiting game.  I am trying to live in the moment, appreciate every second of every day but still....COME ON summer. :)

Processed using Kim Klassen textures pumpkin grunge and history texture.
Linking up with Texture Tuesday.


Monday, 2 June 2014

Everyone Should....


Everyone should....

Start their day tapping their foot to their favourite song
Have a lovely linen apron with deep pockets that makes them feel like an artist
Take their shoes off and feel the grass between their toes
Own a sundress in a bright colour
Let go of other people's (uninvited) opinions
Have a bedroom painted in their favourite colour
Get out of bed to watch the sunrise
Make a fairy garden
Drink pink wine in the summer sun.

What would you add?

A little list inspired by today's prompt at writealm.

Happy Monday to you. :)

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