Falling Forward: A Girl & Her Lists

Friday Thanks

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Dear Elbow,

Thank you for writing songs that are so easy to sing along to. You fill me with so much joy.

Love

Sarah

See other Friday Thanks here (or here) or visit the original inspiration for the project here.

Something New

Posted by in A Little Conversation, Wedding

Sometimes I feel like I’m just not juggling enough things at a time so I go ahead and launch myself head first into another new, exciting project because hey, it’ll be fiiiiine.

Introducing… Cwtch the Bride! :)

Cwtch the Bride - New Welsh Wedding Blog

Remember our awesome wedding photographer, Maria Farrelly? She’s launched a new project called Cwtch the Bride – a brand new Welsh wedding blog – which is obviously right up my street since I love weddings and I love wedding planning (especially when it’s not my own wedding; all of the fun with none of the stress!).

Maria has asked me to contribute some content for the site (I’m the budget, DIY bride) and I can’t wait to see it grow. Our engagement shoot went up last week and our wedding is being featured on Friday, so if you want to see even more bloody yellow photos then head on over there ;)

February Book Update

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01. NEW Jon McGregor– Even the Dogs
02. NEW Janet Evanovich – Plum Lucky
03. NEW Enid Blyton / Pamela Cox – New Term at Malory Towers
04. NEW Enid Blyton / Pamela Cox – Summer Term at Malory Towers
05. NEW Enid Blyton / Pamela Cox – Fun and Games at Malory Towers
06. RR Enid Blyton – Summer Term at St Clare’s
07. RR David Levithan – The Lover’s Dictionary
08. RR Stephen King – Under the Dome

I only read eight books in February and four of those were kids books, so I feel a bit slack, like I’ve barely read anything at all which is silly, really. Everyone blames February for being a short month but it’s only missing three days so I doubt having that extra time would have made a huge difference! I did manage to re-read a favourite tho, Under the Dome by Stephen King. A 900 odd page epic that I first read (and loved) in 2010, it stands up to the test of time and remains a spine chilling page turner. I also re-read The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan (which in comparison took less than 24 hours) another favourite but for totally different reasons. I didn’t massively enjoy Even the Dogs which is a shame because I’ve liked the rest of Jon McGregor’s books but hey, you can’t win them all, right?

Total read so far in 2013: 20

I’m still working my way through my read 1000 new books for my Life List, I started tracking those in 2011 and I’m up to 165.

Grace in Small Things

Posted by in Grace In Small Things, Projects

life-list

  • Holding hands
  • Warm showers after wet weather
  • Constellations
  • Sending fun post
  • Cars with heated seats

See the whole list here

Friday Thanks

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friday-thanksDear honey,

Thanks for making Lemsip palatable for me. I really hate the taste of it but I know it does me good, so having something to sweeten it up when I’m not feeling my best is super appreciated.

Love

Sarah

See other Friday Thanks here (or here) or visit the original inspiration for the project here.

Friday Thanks

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friday-thanksDear apple crumble,

Thanks for being a dessert that I can actually make without wheat and dairy. I’ve tried a few other recipes that ended in disappointment but you just ended with tasty, tasty crunch. Thanks for being willing to adapt for me, I appreciate the effort.

Love

Sarah

See other Friday Thanks here (or here) or visit the original inspiration for the project here.

Grace in Small Things

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  • Homemade desserts
  • Library books
  • Sending letters
  • Sequins that catch the light
  • Rereading treasured children’s books

See the whole list here

Friday Thanks

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friday-thanksDear #TeamMASH,

Thank you for being the type of girls I always wished I was friends with when I was younger. You are smart, kind, creative and best of all – fucking hilarious on a daily basis. I love you guys like family and I’m thankful for that every day. You all rock! Amy, Sarah, Hayley – you are my people. Thanks for giving me a place on the best team on earth and for letting me be the M to your MASH.

TeamMASH!

Love

Sarah

See other Friday Thanks here (or here) or visit the original inspiration for the project here.

Everything Changes

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I feel like this blog is just become an endless update of lists – oops. (I do love a list tho). Here’s what’s been going on over the past few months, in a sort of…list format? You’ll never change me, apparently.

First up, the big news: we’re in the midst of buying a house. Or trying to, at least. It’s a long, mostly boring, often stressful process of which we know little about. People don’t tend to tell you the ins and outs so we’re nearly always in the dark about what we need to do and when we need to do it by. If we ever do actually get to move I’ll be sure to mention it but at the moment it’s all completely up in the air. Fun*. (*Not fun).

Life has been busy but quiet. I’ve had a lot of time to read and to think. We’ve had a big spring clean and given a hell of a lot of stuff to charity – partly because I don’t want to take it all with us when we move and party because the mantra of “have less, do more, be more” seems to have taken up permanent residence in my head.

Have less, do more, be more - Allison Lehman

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It’s a nice one, right? I’ve taken a pleasant satisfaction from paring down our stuff to only the things that we actually love and use. Now I need to work on the do more, be more portion. Suggestions gratefully received.

I’m listening to more music than before – new and old – which is a welcome change and something I didn’t even realise I was missing. I’ll put together my new favourites in a playlist at some point because sharing the love is something I’m always willing to do more of :)

I downloaded the Moves app last week and have been so ashamed at my lack of activity, ha. It tracks how many steps you’ve taken (as long as you have your iPhone with you) – so far my personal best is just over 5000 in a day, which is ridiculous. The weather is getting less severe now that spring is finally on it’s way in so I’m going to try and start a lunch time walking routine a few times a week. Bye bye sloth existence – I’ll miss you.

I’m going to leave you with this, which I’m listening to right now and enjoying very much. I have no idea how to end blog posts any more – Twitter and tiny lists of things have got me out of the habit. Must do better…

Grace in Small Things

Posted by in Grace In Small Things, Projects

  • Yellow umbrellas
  • New mittens
  • Hotdogs
  • Brightly coloured saucepans
  • A freshly hoovered floor

See the whole list here