Up the Wooden Hill to Bedfordshire

A couple of weeks ago I went to Bedford with my dad to see my brother, sister-in-law, and niece. Because they live a fair way away, and I don’t drive, I don’t get to see them all that often, and I hadn’t seen them since before Christmas this time! But it just makes the times that I do see them all that more exciting!

My niece Molly is three, and a entertaining bundle of fun. It’s never fun to listen to someone go on and on about any small relative of theirs, so I won’t, but I do love spending time with her!

I took lots of photos and so I thought I would share a few of them here.

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Me and the little monkey herself. A little bit snotty, but a whole lot lovely.

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I’m currently experiencing a minor obsession with trees. I can’t stop taking photos of them, for some reason. I would say that I particularly like bare trees, but I know that as soon as they start blossoming, I’ll be equally obsessed.

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Lunch at the lake in the park.

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Some topiaries we saw on the way to the park – the top one is clearly a teddy bear and a unicorn, and the bottom one is a man’s face, but I don’t think you can see it too well in the photograph!

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Molly has the best slippers ever.

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One of my favourite things about seeing Molly is just sitting and chilling out with her, especially when she puts her hand on my arm or leg while she’s watching television. I don’t know why I love it so much, I just do!

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Talking of chilling out, I spent a bit of time doing this over the weekend; drinking tea and reading. Although I struggle to drink too much of my brother’s tea because he makes it far too strong for me!

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Monkey.

Sunday Specials

1. F & F Tower in Panama City

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2. Yulia Brodskaya makes me want to take up quilling again

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3. Inception Inspiration

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4. Bow ties are cool

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5. Baby elephants to make you smile, instead of cry

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6. Step in Time

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7. Winter trees may be my favourites

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8. I <3 Awards Season

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9. These are the phone cases you are looking for

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10. A lovely (the best) place to be

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Sunday Specials

A couple of years ago I started a series called Weekend Wrap Up. On a Sunday, I posted a group of images that I had found and loved. I want to bring it back, but I never really liked the name Weekend Wrap Up, so I’ve been wracking my brain for a new one. I’m still not 100% happy, but here is Sunday Specials!

1. Bobs to die for

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2. David Attenborough + BBC = Dream Team

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3. All I really want out of life is a hammock to lay in

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4. 2013 – The year we get to see Jurassic Park in 3D

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5. I heart period drama. Please be good.

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6. An apple a day keeps the doctor away

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7. Gorgeous men with cameras

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8. You’re invited to an arm party

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9. Keep looking up…

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10. Your trunk is so… twisted

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Best in Show ~ Trees

I was inspired to feature a Trees edition of Best in Show when I saw The Tree Series at Our Workshop. They have some gorgeous items (one of which is featured below), and I found myself searching for other lovely tree items to share with you.

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~ Large Autumn Tree Print ~ Our Workshop ~ £30 ~

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~ Cats Watching Birds in Tree Cross Stitch Pattern ~ Guilty Pleasures {Etsy} ~ $8 ~

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~ Fruit Tree Make Up Bag ~ Disaster Designs at Kiki’s Boutique ~ £12 ~

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~ Blockes By The Tree Coffee Cup and Saucer ~ Nadia Sparham ~ £18 ~

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~ Tree Button Cushion ~ Causeway Coast Lifestyle ~ £17.50 ~

Have you seen any tree-mendous things lately? (Sorry.)