Saturday, 14 May 2011

a link list and a to do list

So friends, I have been neglecting this little space what with all the moving, to-ing and fro-ing. Plus little Vin has taken to <5am wakeups which kill the rest of the day for me, meaning I can't motivate myself to bake or make stuff (or shower or clean my house, but I'm nott oo bothered about that bit).

I feel kind of in limbo in my new house, I have so many ideas for projects and decorating stuff and there are still unpacked boxes all over the place. Which is how this box-car came about:

And making fun out of junk has kind of got me thinking, about this blogspace and my job and what the future of our little family holds. I'm not making any big decisions right now, but maybe there will be some big changes soon.

Speaking of my job, I just wanted to say how humbling and amazing it was to watch my doctors in action in this Channel 4 documentary. Really puts thing into perspective when I watch my colleagues stress about an unread e-mail.

So that's what I've been doing, here's a little plan for what I will be doing:

I've been toying with the idea of getting a blackboard for the kitchen, to write menus and fun plans on (hopefully not just doctors appointments and reminders about washing up!) I was worried it would look too dark in the small space, so I thought I'd test-run with some black cardstock and our plans for tomorrow. We'll be having pancakes for brunch, speanding the afternoon in Crystal Palace Park, followed by a little date at Soulcialize, CP's new cupcakery, roast potatoes (our Sunday tradition) and... a little joke between David and me. See I always go on about Sunday being family day, and he always tells me with a nudge that when Vinnie goes to bed it becomes 'Mommy Daddy time'... in truth we will have a bottle of wine and a packet of m&ms and fall asleep in front of Desperate Housewives.

Some link love for your weekend:

Umm yes, I love this pinhole camera book

I've been doing lots of reading on Slow Family Movement which might be inspiring some of those big changes I talked about earlier

obsessing about Vin's first proper bedroom, I have been loving the boys rooms on ohdeedoh

Little Vin becomes "terrible two year old Vin" in just four months... which means party planning starts now. Loving these birthday party invitations spotted on The Sweetest Occasion

Hope your weekend is full of cupcakes, park action and 'moves' (ahem),

Blue Skies,
Charlotte xo


  1. Looks like a fun and interesting day, hope you enjoyed it! It's easy to feel overwhelmed after/during a move and sometimes you just have to tackle one room, one box at a time.
    The idea of a blackboard in the kitchen is neat! You can always buy a can of blackboard paint and just paint a little rectangular space on the kitchen wall, if you don't like it, just paint over it.
    Sounds as if you are really in a transition mode, both with life and the blog and I look forward to seeing the changes you are going to make.

  2. Love the box car!!! We still have 100s of boxes from moving not long ago, I'm planning on making space rockets and pirate ships in the garden this summer (if we get ANY nice weather that is!)

    Hello from a New reader of your blog :) - found via twitter, we're @dressesinblack

    Rhi x


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