Sunday, 30 January 2011

This Is Me

Here are a few things about me. 

Some are more frivolous than others.

  • I'm really enjoying the current trend for jumper dresses and boots. I like being both fashionable and comfortable. 
  • My favourite shop is Angela Flanders Perfumery on Columbia Road by the Flower Market. I have a real weakness for Coromandel and Bois de Seville candles. I alternate my perfume between Melissa in the colder seasons and White Roses when it should be warm and sunny.
  • I had an amazing wedding day last September. It was the perfect day. I was very proud to have four lovely little bridesmaids and three cute pageboys.
  • I'm very much English but also like to think that I'm a bit Welsh. Although my paternal grandmother's family migrated to South Wales from Cornwall, so that really makes me 100% English.
  • I love hot frothy milk with cinnamon or nutmeg and never say no to a stem ginger muffin. 
  • I love being a Londoner but am also very much at home in the North which is where Mr P is from. I think it comes from an interest in both London Social History and Northern Industrial History. 
  • Sabrina came to live with us only three weeks after we moved in. I love sharing our home with her but I don't like being woken up early during the summer when she wants runs up and down the hallway hoping will get up to let her out so she can play.
  • I have a degree in History but also studied History of Art and Politics in my first year at university. The Politics exam was the hardest exam I've ever had to sit.
  • I'm a keen crafter and cook, but am often put off making things or cooking because I worry that the results will not be good. This is something I'm keen to overcome this year and keep reminding myself to chance my arm and do my best.
  • I always wanted to be a Primary School Teacher but ended up being a Personal Assistant. They are very different careers, but people control skills are essential for both jobs.
  • I love Emma Bridgewater pottery but have had to limit myself to only buying seconds otherwise I just get carried away.
  • I am happiest when I'm with my family and friends, especially all the lovely little people.

So you've now discovered a few things about me.

If you leave a comment, please tell me something trivial about yourself.

Saturday, 29 January 2011

Pink Cat's New Home

Firstly, thank you ever so much if you've followed me from my old home - Hello again!

And secondly, if it's the first time you've stumbled across my blog - Welcome!

I've been blogging since February 2009 and really enjoyed sharing my experiences and adventures with lots of new bloggy friends. But after returning from honeymoon last autumn my life seemed very topsy turvy and I just couldn't find the inspiration or motivation to blog.

I always knew I wanted to start writing again and now feel that I'm getting into a position where I'm more positive and inspired. January has been a fairly good month and I have lots of ideas and plans to turn life around.

In the next few months I hope to have lots to share with you...
  • The adventures I have using my new sewing machine, knitting needles and crochet hooks which were Christmas presents from my husband (known as Mr P).
  • The joys and woes of redecorating our flat. After 3 years living there we've realised that there are lots of changes we want to make to make it feel lighter and less cluttered. Mr P and I would like to feel more comfortable and cosy in it.
  • The ways I find to spend less and save money as I start to progress with my plans for the future.
  • Lot of words and pictures as I try to relax and find pleasure in the simpler things in life.
I have decided to use Blogger as I really wanted a fresh start for my blog in 2011 (and also wanted to save a bit of money).

If you'd like to visit my old home, you can find it at...
I plan to keep my old site open for a month or so to give time for friends who have followed it in the past to find their way here.

I hope you will pop back again soon.