Friday, 2 May 2014

Little Five Friday #12 (and a couple extra!)

Hello everyone! How are you all doing? Here I am trying to get a bit of normality and routine going on again with my little blog, with a Little Five Friday catching up with what's been happening the last few weeks. Aside from what's here, we also made a little trip back to the Wirral for Mark's mum, Sandra's birthday. It was so nice to see Sandra, Mark's brother Craig, and nana Mary again. We won't be going again until later this month, we're definitely missing the Wirral! I've been struck down with various illnesses (a change of location didn't help!) and my costochondritis has flared up again at the moment. I've done lots of studying whilst enjoying a PJ day today though, so there are upsides!

1. When we first arrived here I went to see my best friend Leah in Eloquent's
Rainbow dance show, the school she teaches at. She was amazing like every time
I see her dance! So proud, it's less than 6 months since she gave birth to Belle!

2. I had my very first Etsy sale! I finally set up my Etsy shop, shhboutique.
It's not finished, but I have a few things for sale and I can't wait to add
more once I'm all caught up with studying and assignments.

3. Need I say more? Seeing his furry little face looking up at me just makes
everything okay. He's playful and at the moment he loves banana and carrot.

4. Mark & I with a few of our family members went on a daytrip to the seaside!
We couldn't have asked for better weather, and it was lovely being by the sea.
Indigo definitely enjoyed it, I'll do a full post with some photos next week.

5. Easter Sunday I spent four hours in work, and did my first locking up of
the shop! I then had a delicious roast dinner with three different meats (mmm
gammon!) with all of my family, it was lovely to see them all in one place.

6. Did you see my Santoro London post? The lovely Rebekah sent me out some of
the prettiest stationery I've seen, I can't wait to add more to my collection!

7. This week Mark & I went to Drayton Manor, Mark's first time! We did end up
having quite a nice day, but there were downsides too. I'll write a full post
on this once I pick up my photos when they're developed.

Have you done anything exciting/different this Easter? One of my favourite things in the world is spending time with my family and friends. It's lovely being able to do that so easily now we've moved!

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  1. Omg Rufus sitting like that is so adorable. Makes me miss having a hamster!

    Jade | The Jade Aesthetic

  2. I'm sorry you had to work on easter day, but that chocolate and spending time with family must have made up for it! Aww Rufus :) xx

  3. omg <3 moonrise kingdom *_* i'd die for that kind of illustration.

  4. Ahhh, huge congratulations on opening up your etsy shop! :) I can't wait to check it out (sadly, the link doesn't work for me, it takes me to a picture of cute little Rufus instead). I'm going to tell as many people as I can about it! The seaside day trip sounds like it was super fun! I love trips like that. It's all about spending the most time with the people you love most. :) I've never heard of Drayton manor but it also sounds like fun and I can't wait to read the blog post! xxx

  5. So happy to see your lovely blog pop up on my feed, dearest Hannah, and it's wonderful to be all caught up with your 'lately' life!

    The biggest congratulations to you on opening the shop and making your first sale - what absolutely wonderful news! Also, sounds like you've had a wonderful time lately, celebrating with family, and spending time out and about (you're making me want to take a trip to the seaside!) - that's what I like to hear! At least it balances out the not-so-fun times, like working on Easter Day :O

    Big hugs to you,


  6. Ahh, sorry to hear you've been feeling a bit rubbish! I bet it is the move, I always find myself struck down with a cold after big events like that! Rufus is adorable, oh his little face! Love the Santoro London stationary, it's beautiful & very unique too. Sounds like you had a really nice easter, I didn't really do anything at all, and I couldn't even eat any eggs as I'm trying to cut out chocolate because of my headaches! Boo! :( Look forward to seeing the Drayton Manor photos!

  7. Aww I hope you feel better soon lovely! Rufus' little face is just the cutest <3 Your day at the seaside looks like a lot of fun, and I'm definitely adding your illustrations to my favourites on Etsy! xo

  8. I hope you feel better STAT. I love trips to the seaside, I haven't been for ages! Oh Rufus. :)

    Tara x


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