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28 Feb 2016

Life lately in snapshots #6


This time of year is both a prelude to the blooms set to appear in just a few weeks and also an awakening: a precious time where, though landscapes have been barren for months, tiny signs
 of life are beginning to break through. I really love this time of year, beginning to spot lambs in the fields, stripping your coat off in the sun when you get too warm, those delightfully crisp, sunny afternoons! I have felt very anxious lately and unable to escape my triggers but ventured out for a few long strolls in to town, though they make me so fatigued afterwards! The sun feels so good after months of winter. Here's a little look at my photo diary this month.

1 and 3. Snowdrop gardens - the garden is filled with flowers, especially down by the apple trees. There's a few early daffodils but the best of those will emerge within the next few weeks. The great symphony of snowdrops lie like little patches of melting snow, with their heads gracefully bowed. They seem ever fragile and come apart in your hand so easily but can survive through the harshest winter conditions, the snow and hail. A few pictures are included below!

2. Pre Raphaelites and Flowers - I've been pinning quite a lot this month and Pinterest is just captivating, it won't let you leave once you've started pinning! I love discovering new people to follow too, so am always open to suggestions. I get so many new ideas and inspiration from there. I've linked up my Pre Raphaelites and Flowers board but I have a few others too - it's great for pinning anything I'm passionate or fangirling about.

4. Baby moments - I have been experimenting a bit with my baby photography and Oscar's feet are having a little moment of their own here! I took these for his nine month update but ended up using his swing pictures instead as they are more natural and I loved capturing his expressions. I wanted to add these in somewhere so you might see them cropping up in places.

5. Oscar in his giraffe suit - We picked this giraffe suit up for £2 back in the sales and it has become Oscar's favourite babygrow! It's so fleecy and soft and the hood is just adorable (!!). It has little giraffe faces on his toes and he loves to point and stare at them. Definitely Sunday or cosy evening attire, it's really easy to slip him in and out of too!

6. IKEA for Valentines - Mitch and I spent our Valentines weekend a bit earlier, over the course of a trip to the West Midlands to stay with Oscar's grandparents! We had a special trip down to Birmingham for Moon Bites candy and Chinese buffet meal, also finding the time in our trip to explore the world that is IKEA with way too many swedish meatballs for lunch. I really like thrifting my own furniture - I have a kind of aversion to the rickety flat pack desks haha! my version of furniture is something almost strong enough to sit on - but the lamps and accessories there are amazing. Here is a picture of the dreamiest room I found, with fairy lights and swoony pink accents; I'd love to create something like this!

7. Novelty pouch - This is my new favourite slogan haha! It made me chuckle and is so clever - a perfect find for someone with a little one - or a lovely upcoming mother's day gift. I'd love to get it on a mug for my mum as I know she would love it.

8. Pink turtleneck for Valentines day - I adore this pale pink sweater, it was a bargain in Urban Outfitters a while back! I love the dusky pink shade and it's so practical and perfect for a chilly winters' date. No scarf even needed!

9. Hazel catkins - These looked so striking on one of our walks: I believe they are the male variety as the female tends to have red flowers. We also heard a woodpecker overhead and the forest was awakening all around, streaked with sunlight: this time of year is truly magical.

Are you looking forward to spring? How has your month been? 

67 comments:

  1. Nice pictures, have a good day

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  2. These photos are so pretty - the snowdrops are just gorgeous!

    Carolyn x
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    1. Thank you so much Carolyn, that's so kind!! ♡

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  3. Goshhhhhhhh i love beautiful photography and nice filters, the look of your blog is so 'soft' does that even make sense? lool love it hun, so beautiful! Lovely post, thank you for sharing this with us. Whenever you have time visit me at: www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk !! Have a lovely week. xXx

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    1. Awwww that's so kind Dominica! I'm really glad you like it, thanks so much for giving me feedback :D it means a lot! ♡

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  4. Lovely photos. Adore the one of Oscar's feet and the flowers. :) x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. Thanks so much Renata, that's so kind! ♡

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  5. Beautiful pictures, Oscar looks adorable in his little giraffe suit! I also eat way too much at IKEA, I always get more excited about the food than the furniture haha. xx

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    1. Haha thanks so much Mira! That is most definitely me every time haha! The little shop at the end where they sell Daim and cinnamon things gets me soooo excited! xD ♡

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  6. Your photographs are lovely, I love the pic of Oscar in his giraffe suit, he's adorable xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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    1. Thanks so much Zoe, that's so kind! :D ♡

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  7. Snow drops are some of my favorite flowers and I love Oscars Giraffe outfit , what a bargain for just £2 ! I'm really looking forward to spring and the brighter days and the sunshine with all the pretty flowers, I'm definitely ready for it now :)

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

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    1. Hi Marianne! Awww thank you and yes the snowdrops are lovely to see, such a promise of spring and further flowers to come! Eeeeee! :D ♡

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  8. I love all your photos! They are so pretty and soft and relaxing if that makes sense. The giraffe suit is sooo cute and I kind of want to live in the Ikea. The room you photographed is beautiful, I've never seen anything like it before at Ikea - I wonder if they kind of look at other countries/Ikeas or just do whatever is new in? ^^

    memoleaf

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    1. Thanks so much Olivia!! I'm so glad you liked them and yup totally xD they have food and comfy sofas haha! ♡

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  9. This post was beautiful! Loved all the pics too x
    let me know if you want to follow each other?
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    1. Thanks so much Morgs, that's so kind! ♡

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  10. gorgeous blog! and your photography is just stunning!!
    New follower of yours :*

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    1. Awww thanks so much Olia!! I really appreciate it :D ♡

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  11. Such lovely pictures! That giraffe babygrow is so adorable!! Xx

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    1. Thanks so much Jessie, awww! :D ♡

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  12. I saw that turtleneck at urban too! It's so pretty haha, I love that pink :)
    Ps: the photos are so beautiful! they gave me peace haha

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    1. Thanks so much Paula, I'm so glad you liked it! :D ♡

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  13. This is such a truly dreamy post! I absolutely love your photos! I'm definitely looking forward to Spring, more so after this!

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    1. Hi Amber! Thanks so much, that's so kind :D I can't wait for spring either! ♡

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  14. Wow interesting share dear friend, i liked it. would you like to follow each other via GFC? =)

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    1. Thanks so much, I would love to! :D ♡

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  15. I love Oscar's little giraffe outfit, that's the cutest thing ever! <3

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  16. this post makes me so happy! I can not wait for spring!

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    1. Thank you so much Lilli, I'm so glad! :D ♡

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  17. those are stunning pictures <3

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  18. Beautiful photo's Specially the one of Oscar in the outfit so cute! We are about to head into Autumn here in Australia after a really hot and muggy summer so I am really looking forward to it.

    Nicole xx | www.nicolesbeautybabble.com

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    1. Thanks so much Nicole! How bizarre that we are in completely different seasons :D I'm glad you will get some relief from the heat, wish it was a bit warmer here though! ♡

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  19. Hi Elizabeth! I absolutely love your blog and I'm following through Bloglovin and GFC. I've replied to your comment on my blog too! xx

    Sophie http://cherriesandperfume.blogspot.com.au/2016/02/forest-adventures-photos

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    1. Ah turns out I'm already following you on Bloglovin! xxx

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    2. Hi Sophie! Awwww that's so kind, thank you :D lovely to meet you! ♡

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  20. Love the photographs. Also, my husband and I would have spent Valentine's Day at IKEA, too, if we had one near by. We really miss having one just miles down the street from our old home.

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    1. Thanks so much Connie! I love how nice and homey it is, just lovely furniture and food haha :D ♡

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  21. Love this post and your photo diary! Snowdrops are one of my favourite flowers. xx

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    1. Thanks so much!! I love snowdrops too, they are so precious :D ♡

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  22. Ahh yes, the feeling of actually being able to take your coat off in the sun, yay! I adore the novelty pouch hahaha, such a great slogan :D You have a really lovely blog, definitely giving you a follow!

    Claire xx
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    1. Hi Claire, lovely to meet you! Haha I love that feeling and yup it made me laugh a lot xD thanks so much!! ♡

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  23. My gosh, your photos are amazing, so beautifully taken <3

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    1. Thanks so much Danielle, that's so kind!! ♡

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  24. Oscar in a Giraffe suit is the best picture ever . . . he is so adorable!!! Thank you for comments on my blog :)

    Life is just Rosie

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    1. Awwww thank you so much Rose! Haha no problem! :D ♡

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  25. in love with your blog and photos!!!
    ♡ chantelle | chanbelle

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  26. wooow <3 lovely pics <3
    Lovely blogger <3

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  27. This post gives me such Spring vibes! Gorgeous pictures xo
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    1. Thanks so much Cara, I can't wait for spring! :D ♡

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  28. Oh my I love this sooo much. Your favourties are always like you are reading my mind and writing down all the things I like!! xxx

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    1. Haha aw thanks so much Rosie!! So glad you liked it! ♡

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  29. I love your photos and they make me so excited for spring! The pink jumper is so cute too :) x

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    1. Awwww thank you, that's so kind! :D ♡

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  30. Such delightful captures
    They get me so excited for the freshness of spring!

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    1. Thank you so much Raj, so glad you liked them! :D ♡

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  31. gorgeous photos!

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  32. Wow, we both have an appreciation of lovely snowdrops! :-)
    Angharad
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