Monthly Archives: June 2015

Celebrating 5 Years!

Posted On: Monday, June 29, 2015


I can’t believe that it’s 5 years ago that I started my photo of the day challenge ‘I Saw This & Thought…’! If I’m being honest I thought it would only last for a year before I stopped. But it’s an addiction, trying to out do myself with each photo, challenging myself to take better pictures and show you what I find interesting and quirky in everyday life. The photo’s I take are not just for me, they’re for everyone and I hope I’m able to spark memories, create talking points or even just make you smile.

I’ve taken over 1,300 photos during my challenge and these are just some of them. It was hard to choose which photos to put in my montage, but I decided to just go with the flow and pick some of my favourite and most popular pictures. You can see all of my photos on my Instagram page, where I continue to post my daily pictures.

Each photo has its own background story to tell and I know exactly where I was when I took each one, it’s almost like looking back at family photos, these pictures remind me of certain times in my life; happy memories, sad memories or even a time I just want to forget! But at the end of it all I love taking photo’s and my challenge now is to never stop, but to continue and see where it takes me; an exhibition? A book? Watch this space!

Oh and if you’d like to buy any of my prints they’re available at my Folksy shop here!


Folksy Finds: Summer Favourites

Posted On: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Summer Fun Montage

My last Folksy Finds proved to be very popular and I couldn’t wait until next month to share another one with you. This time I’m sharing my favourite Summer finds a little bit early, I hope you don’t mind! As before all these lovely products are hand crafted and designed by fellow British designers over at Folksy.

1. Wolf Cake Guard Tea Tray from Jimbobart  2. Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Printed Cushion from Nikki McWilliams  3. Huggy Bear Girl Wooden Brooch from elodie.g.illustrations  4. Swimming Swan Tea Towel from Twigs  5. Lightbulb Handprinted Notebook from Paper Picnic  6. Miss Beehive Screenprint from Moira Millman  7. Raspberry Dark Chocolate Bark from Cocoa Tabby  8. Swallow and Anchor Illustration Print from MicaPeet

Making the Most of Your Home

Posted On: Monday, June 22, 2015


Making the most of our home is something we all strive to do, especially as it takes time to completely redecorate. The lovely folks at AgeUK have asked me to put together a few tips for making the most out of my home and what I would do to create a relaxing environment.

For me homeware is very important. We spend a lot of time at home and sometimes by adding a new, fresh touch here and there, can create a big difference. Two of my favourite things to buy and update are cushions and throws, they instantly add a pop of colour to a room with little expense. Throws and blankets are great for keeping warm on a late summer’s evening or wrapping up nice and toasty on a cold winter’s night. Cushions not only keep your bum comfy, they are great for nestling into with a good book.


I’m a sucker for home decor too, whether it’s a quirky photo frame or a trinket that I just have too have! Accessorising your home can be as inexpensive as you like, which is perfect if you like to update your decor regularly – candle holders and small accessories are great for this! By simply adding new prints, photo’s and frames into a room, immediately brightens it up with a fresh look. If you’re like me, I mix and match frames, mirrors and prints so if I want to switch them around I can, without having to worry about co-ordinating them.


There are necessities we need for our home as well, and two which I always buy last minute or push down the shopping list are storage and lighting, especially lighting! My excuse is that I’m looking for that perfect lamp or light and I just haven’t found it yet, but the two lights I’ve selected below may have just gone onto the list… These two decorative elements make a house a home, they are not only practical but are a great way of updating your home without breaking the bank. Oh and they can add that splash of colour into a room without going all out colour crazy!



Making the most out of your home doesn’t mean you have to completely re design, its about adding those little extra touches that bring it to life again.

1. Jacquard-Weave Blanket from H&M  2. Bumblebee Embroidered Cushion from Marks and Spencer  3. Beehive Wool Blanket from Baker + Bell  4. Love of a Flower Cushion from Girly Trend

5. Bullfinch Screenprint from Coo & Co  6. Deco Candlestick Holders from Victoria & Abigail  7. Rocking Birds from West Elm  8. Metal Photo Frame from H&M  9. Pink Anemone Photo from Danni Saw This

10. Soho Retro Tripod Metal Floor Lamp from Homebase  11. Metal Basket from H&M  12. Bobby Desk Lamp from Habitat  13. Mint Cork Lidded Box from John Lewis


This post was sponsored by Age UK, but no money was taken.

Line Illustration Favourites

Posted On: Monday, June 15, 2015


Hello all, I hope Monday is treating you well so far. I’ve been pinning a lot of lovely illustrations on my Pinterest board lately, and some of my favourites on there are these great, simple line illustrations. They perfectly capture the subject in a stylised way without the need for too much colour, and in some instances, detail. I think the next time I try my hand at a little illustration, I’m going to keep it to a simple line.

1. Illustrator unknown 2. Illustrator unknown  3. Illustrator unknown 4. Marie Bretin  5. My Little Fabric  6. Shannon  7. Illustrator unknown 8. Teresa Bellon

P.S. A lot of these illustrations are not credited, if you know who the illustrator is please let me know, so I can credit them correctly. Thank you!