Skip to main content

Strawberry swing

So the other day I went strawberry picking with my mum and the wee ones. I remember getting really excited about doing this when I was little and the place we went to in Dunning was all in poly tunnels which kept us sheltered from the wind, so it turned out to be a lot of fun. We’ve been having proper “British summer weather” this year – wind, rain, storms, even some snow on the mountains – so to be outside but not frozen was a novelty. To be fair, there has been some warm spells but I’ve usually been at work when these have happened. We were spoilt so much the last few summers when it has been consistently hot that I feel like the summer hasn’t really begun yet, but we only have a month left. Hopefully the rubbish summer will mean that we actually get proper snow this winter.

When we got back home with the strawberries we picked, we found quite a lot of them were over ripe. So we made them into jam. The show off in me wants to paint a picture how it all went amazingly well and I am a domestic goddess like the ones you find on Pinterest, but in reality we didn’t remember what we had learnt from making jam last year and it came out way too thick. It still tasted great though – even if you have to squish it into the bread – which is really all that matters.

I'm wearing:
Shirt from H&M for £12.99
Pinafore from Forever 21 for £10
Denim jacket from Topman for £45
Bag from Accessorize for £6
Tights from Primark
Knee high socks from Primark
for £2.50

 I'm listening to:


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Raccoons and Ringlets

After we went swimming the other day, I just let my hair dry naturally. This produced what has been dubbed as my “triangle hair”. My hair usually curls tighter when I leave it, but I’ve been straightening it a lot more often and it seems to have melted my hair or something because the last couple of times it was just straight frizz. The lighting is terrible in all these pictures so if I look a little red that’s why. The jumper I'm wearing is from the men’s section. I find that guy’s jumpers are a lot warmer and the neck-line is so high, you don’t need a scarf. In Primark specifically, the men’s jumpers seem to be less itchy and wash a lot better as they don’t shrink as badly. The styles are usually very similar to the woman’s and they seem to be in more muted colours which is something I particularly like.      I'm wearing: Jumper from Primark (they are  usually  £6 but I managed to get mine at the start of summer for £3.) Denim Shorts from

Writers block

So I haven’t posted in the last couple of weeks. I had everything ready for posting back however many Thursdays ago it was that I was supposed to post this except for the text. I had no idea what to write for it. I am the first to admit that I'm not very good at writing for this anyway. I’ve never been very good with non-fiction writing. It doesn’t come very easily to me and nothing interesting enough to write about ever happens to me. But ever since people I know in real life started reading this, I feel as though I should be better at this; and my technique for things I don’t think I'm very good at yet, put them off until last minute. One thing with not blogging as frequently as I promised is that even though I have had my hair short for over a month but I haven’t put any pictures up on here. I really like it; I'm even considering cutting it even shorter. I also want to dye it. I’ve never dyed all my hair a different colour; I had it dip-dyed r

M7974 at Ardoch Roman Fort

Last Autumn, I got a swatch of this lovely Atelier Brunette Viscose Crepe . At the time I was looking for a lining to a jacket (that I’m still working on) but it didn’t quite fit the bill. I absolutely loved the fabric though, so I kept the swatch. I had put off getting more to make a full garment because I didn’t trust myself to make something nice enough from it. At the time, I probably only sewed once a week for about 3 hours and the things I made were full of mistakes and dumb fabric choices. I’m going to stick some of these up on my blog at some point but even though I was proud of the fact I could make then, I didn’t really enjoy wearing the clothes enough to justify investing in nice fabric. Another issue was that I couldn’t decide on what to make from the fabric. I was jumping between a blouse or a wrap dress but none of my ideas felt perfect. I really liked the M7974 but I had it in my head that I only wanted to make view C in a light weight linen like fabric and