Sunday, 27 July 2014

Sunday Spotlight - 27th July 2014


In my life this week…

Art for my walls

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’m currently in the process of redecorating my bedroom. Wallpaper is up, painting is done and I now have a bed, desk and filing cabinet up and ready to use. I decided that I’d like some art to go on a couple of the blank walls I have, but instead of going to IKEA and buying pieces that hundreds of other people have, I decided to ask around some of my very talented friends to see if they could do me some one off pieces. Thankfully they agreed, and I’m now collecting up pieces that they’ve done, plus a few I’ve ordered from small businesses I’ve discovered. I think it’s so much more personal having individual pieces and I’m really excited to get them up once the rest of my furniture is in.





Knitting

This week my friend Lilli came over for a catch up, which was lovely. As well as chatting for England, we also decided to try some knitting. I’ve been trying to teach myself to crochet for a while now, but am making very slow progress, and as Lilli knows how to knit I thought I’d ask her to teach me. I’m really surprised at how well I’ve done for only one lesson – it actually looks like I’m doing proper knitting! We’re hoping to catch up again soon to do some more – I still need to learn to cast on and finish as well as learning pearl stitch, but I’ve made a good start. I’m thinking of looking for a simple book that will teach me the basic stitches and how to follow patterns, so if you have any recommendations I’d love to hear them.



Harry Potter Studio Tour

On my last birthday my parents gave me tickets to go to the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London. Unfortunately, I booked a date for back in April, but because I’d just had my second operation in a couple of months I was too unwell to go. But the lovely people at the studios were incredibly helpful and let me postpone my tickets to a later date, yesterday. I’m going to be doing a blog post about my adventures with Harry Potter, so I won’t go into what I got up to too much, but all I can say is I had such a lovely day and it was worth being more ill for!




What has grabbed your attention this week? I love hearing about people’s new discoveries and you may end up sharing something that makes it onto my list next week!


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