Little Somethings… May 2017

So it’s nearly the end of May and it’s been a hectic month. It seems that the better weather is encouraging people to do more. I don’t think I’ve ever been more social!

So here’s what I’ve been up to this month!

 

Somewhere I’ve been…

Hamsterly forest is just a 30 min drive from my house and one of my favourite places. Being in woodland is calm and soothing for me, it’s a great place to rejuvenate my souls and do some background research for the Water Dragons.IMG_20170510_150124

Something I’ve read…

I’ve just finished The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks. It’s been sat on my bookshelf for nearly 10 years, I’m making an effort to read through all the books I have before buying new ones. I thoroughly enjoyed this, a riveting fantasy with strong characters and a great core concept. I especially enjoyed the magic system. The only problem is now I want to read the rest of the trilogy, adding more books to the shelf!51nSXY1LzSL._SX316_BO1,204,203,200_

Something I’ve seen…

I’m often late in watching new films but I saw Moana for the first time. It’s a gorgeously colourful film and I love how strong the main character is and what she has to face. It was very well thought through and the songs are great.IMAGEN-16762645-2

Something I’ve designed…

The previous tenant of my house was a keen gardener. There are flowers in my garden I don’t even know what they are! I decided to draw a white flower, the petals having crinkled edges like crepe paper. It developed into this pattern I call Midnight Flowers.

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Something at home…

You probably already know that I moved to a cottage on a farm. Well this month I’ve been trying to get my garden in order. We dismantled a derelict shed and I weeded the garden. On a hot day I explored the public footpath that took me through some fields of bright yellow rapeseed, Walworth castle in the distance, and over the hill a great white windmill. Yes, I have a view of a castle from my house!

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Something exciting…

We got caught in a glorious thunderstorm. On exiting a shop I looked up to see a great heavy cloud rolling down the distant hill. Lightning crackled the sky before the heavens opened. People took shelter to watch the storm as our car was battered with hail and a torrent of water. It felt almost apocalyptic.

Something mindful…

I am here now, is a book by The Mindfulness Project. It offers fun and thoughtful exercises to develop mindfulness. I love thumbing through the pages I’ve done, trying new things and revisiting old ones. It makes me feel better, giving me a sense of calm and grounding. I tried an ice cube meditation whereby you hold an ice cube in your hand until it melts and notice how it feels. It was strange but fun!

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Something fluffy…

It’s been hot here in the UK and my two boys have been moulting like crazy. I’ve been trying to keep them cool in the hot days.

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I hope you enjoyed my Little Somethings, I’ll try and do them every month!

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