I'm keeping it simple this week as I have a new sophisticated laptop that seems to have a mind of its own and a very twitchy cursor. Basically it does not want to give me
many clues as to how to work it. I feel like I'm blogging from scratch and that the internet has advanced five years during my seven days absence.
This week I've continued to work my way through my 'bottom-of-the-list' list. After finishing H is for Hawk I've launched straight into an 80s classic, The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe, which is our next book club read. At over seven hundred pages (not unusually long for my book club) it should keep me entertained for a few more days.
I've been enjoying using my phone camera and posting on Instagram but only as and when I feel like it (I decided against joining in with The August Break in the end). I feel a little reluctant to use my DSLR too much because of getting to grips with photo editing on this new whizz of a laptop. My phone has been a perfect companion as we've had lots of lovely days out as Tim has been off work this week. Shrewsbury was a highlight where we drank delicious coffee and walked by the river.
Next week I'm off to the seaside with Mum for a few days so there'll be plenty more photo opportunities (and ice-cream sampling) but not much time for blogging. Expect a reliably late Happy Friday Links.
Onto this week's links then before I get over confident with my new technology.
- Grey Hair, Don't Care by Girl Fifteen. It's almost a year since I dyed my hair and Clare's sassy locks are an inspiration.
- 20 pieces 20 outfits: how to build a versatile capsule wardrobe for college by Into Mind. This is a good reminder of how to put a capsule wardrobe together if you're planning any new clothes purchases.
- A Friday Thought by a contented life. This post is one of a regular series. I do like an inspiring quote.
- Out of Sight is Not Out of Mind by raptitude. An experiment following Marie Kondo's decluttering/organising method. One to watch...
- Why I Run And How To Recycle An Old T-shirt Into A Workout Vest With Anthony Nolan by Hannah at Seeds and Stitches. This might come in useful as I need to up my training as I have a 10k race in September. I love Hannah's thoughts on self-love too which she refers to in this post.
- Finally, I read about this blog in today's paper. Wonderful writing, wit and a worthy cause, Mr. John Underwood.
Thank you to these wonderful writers and to you dear readers for putting up with my rather mindless approach to blogging of late. Have a great week xo