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I do this all the time – I get into a really good groove with posting regularly, and then something happens that holds me up. This time it was illness, I had a bit of a bug over the weekend and spent all day Sunday in bed. But I’m back now to share some links with you.

First of all, I just found something on Checks and Spots; a marriage proposal from a guy in Australia who created his own iPhone app and used it to send his girlfriend on an 11-hour treasure hunt! Obviously all of the destinations had a special meaning for the couple, and it culminated in a proposal. From there I also found this, another iPhone proposal – he created an advert for the iPhone, and had it played in his local cinema where he and his girlfriend were on a date. So unbelievably cheesy, and yet kind of sweet too. Not sure how I’d feel about such a public proposal though!

I have just finished reading The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters, a family who are endlessly fascinating to me. Their letters spanned eighty years and encompassed some of the most important events in twentieth-century history. I then found this, a somewhat-old look at Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire (the youngest sister) and her style. She’s the last surviving sister, and the next book I want to read is her autobiography.

Other interesting links this weeks include these bookends – my favourites are the falling books one. Also, Jordan at Oh Happy Days posted on her son’s first visit to the barber shop. So, so cute, and it looks as though he actually enjoyed it, which is contrary to many children I have known when having their first hair cut!

I very much like these pillows over at Tatertots & Jelly, especially the ‘Keep Calm and Have a Cupcake’ one! My best ones Anna and Vicky would also enjoy it, I feel!

Look at this stunning leaf carving, found over at The Senses Five. There are DIY instructions here, but it would never work for me! There is one instruction for the actual artistic part of the project is ‘Carve the leaf’. I’ll just leave the carving to the experts and I’ll look at the pretty pictures!

This is one of my favourites things at the moment – the young stars of Harry Potter trying American accents. When I was in America, I only did my American accent once, and I got quite a bit of a kudos for it – though I think I said ‘like’ and ‘totally’ far too much!

A few more links now:

  • From A Cup of Jo, this amazing storyby Maurice Sendak, the author and illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are. You have to love the priorities of small children.
  • This amazing cake, in the shape of little cottages, that you can actually bake with a special cake tin, made me smile. From Where the Lovely Things Are.
  • Now that Prince William is engaged, here is a list of the 32 most eligible bachelors in the world. I don’t quite agree with all of them, but it’s fun to look at!

Until next time!

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