It’s all Sunshine and Daffodils 

Monkeying around in CardiffFrom a foreign country, hello! This weekend I’ve travelled many miles from London to my homeland of Cardiff to visit my wonderful Mum for Mother’s Day. It’s been quite a stereotypically girly weekend full of shopping, wine, a spot of running (finally!) and mostly frequently and importantly, cake.

Prior to all the cake, this week has been full of less enjoyable illness and boxes. Nic has a bad case of a throat infection, whilst I have been continuing with stage 2 of our house move, packing up our life into easily movable bite size chunks (whilst praying that they don’t end up in even smaller chunks at the other end..).

I’ve made a lot of progress in work this week, after having an Adobe After Effects course rescheduled, I decided to have a crack at it myself. I’m just finishing off a blog post about material design which incorporates this new found skill – it should be up by tomorrow lunchtime.

It’s all feels very ‘calm before the storm’ right now in our flat. We’re still making good progress on preparation before the more, even with Nic’s newfound husky personality, so fingers crossed next weekend will continue just as smoothly. Here’s to us being happy and settled in our new home by this time next week, exciting!

Pictures:
Top picture: Me, monkeying around in Llandaff fields!
1. Nic’s cameras ready for their bubble wrap jackets
2. Reading and working on the train to Cardiff
3. Daffodils outside Cardiff Castles
4. Crocus’ over the path from the daffodils

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Getting dragged around is the best stress reliever

IMG_3557.. It’s probably not what you think but let’s start with a weekly recap –

What a busy week it has been! It seems like things are changing so quickly right now. We (my boyfriend Nic and I) have finally found the perfect new flat, and it’s safe to say we’re over the moon. However with stage 1 of moving complete, we’re now stuck into phase 2, packing. Oh joy of joys. Does anyone have any cardboard boxes to give us or shall we continue to steal them from the back of Sainsbury’s in the hope it’s not actually theft..?

Swiftly moving on before I write an unintentional admittance of guilt. Work wise, I’ve spent a majority of the week video editing for the CEO of my company; he liked a video I made for an event and now wants to take a slightly shortened version to the states to show our larger American branch of the company. So that’s definitely good news and swimming along nicely.

Next, onto the dragging (the catchy title that brought you here, I’m sure). Saturday proved to be a surprisingly sunny day in London so we decided the best call of action was to get in the car and drive for two hours to Camber Sands, logical, I’m sure you’ll agree. Though what the wide open beach gives us is a wind chill that drives away  the basking sun dwellers and attracts us, power kiters (I might have just made that name up). Power kiting uses large kites that fill with air, causing you to be dragged on a board, the sand or into the air! It’s super fun, genuinely my favourite outdoor activity and we had an absolute blast on our first time out this year. Check out the photos!

Last of all, in bloggy news, I have a couple of web design posts lined up for this week so we’ll see where that goes. Thanks everyone for your kind words on my return, it’s much appreciated.

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