Thursday, 28 January 2016

The Promise of Spring

This blog has been a bit neglected of late but actually, the break has done me some good. January has been a funny old month, beginning with all the usual 'newness' of a brand new year, followed by the highs of our trip to New York and returning to the misery of winter bugs.

I feel like we're starting to get back on track though and into the swing of normal routine again. I can't tell you how pleased I am to be noticing (ever so slightly) lighter skies come late afternoon, and green shoots springing up all over the garden. Spring can roll on in whenever it likes!

The next few months hold exciting changes for little maldod and I'm excited/nervous to see what will come. I am SO ready to tell you all about it but will hold off just another week or so. If you want to be the FIRST to know more, then you can sign up to the newsletter here. It's my way of sharing all things new along with special offers and discounts (and I promise not to flood your inbox). Anyway, on to breaktimes.
@keishua_ @xxbirdhouse
@katylivings  @floral_faye
The weeks have flown by this month and I've had to pinch myself every Thursday morning when I've realised it's time for #mythursdaybreaktime again. Some wonderful posts have been shared, including mugs of tea a plenty, winter adventures and cosy moments on the sofa.
@hopeandrainbows @buntyliving
@allenandbear  @peggyjobins
I've decided to do monthly round up's from now on, last year this blog felt a bit like 'an ode to breaktimes' and I'd like to mix things up a bit. I'm hoping that by sharing monthly favourites it'll free up a bit of time to write some more varied posts for you all.

As usual, I've shared weekly favourites on Instagram throughout this month, these lovely grids caught my eye. 
@hobosoycandles @buildarocketbickers
@oldfashionedus @emilytalling
I love how everyone's breaktime moments are captured in such different ways. Scrolling through the gallery it really is so hard to pick out just one favourite. So many jump out for different reasons, but these two caught my eye last week. A beautiful winter walk captured by @thewoodlandwife.
Jessica's feed makes me want to head straight to those woods and take a deep breath.
And this lovely bright capture by @justjane17.
I love how the teacup has been used as a pot and can just image how lovely those Narcissi smell. The arrival of Spring flowers holds such promise and is one of the highlights of my year. Here's to many more floral breaktimes.

I'm hoping to finally share some photos and a round up of our trip to New York over the weekend. I'm desperate to get it all written down before I forget all the little details that made it such a great trip.

So, until next time, enjoy your breaktimes friends.
Lowri x