Here are some things I’ve been enjoying this February:
1. Running with wolves
By wolves I mean dogs, and by dogs I mean Frenchies (aka, batpigs, catdogs, gremlins). Thanks to the fantastic weather that has blessed us each weekend this February, we’ve made lots of trips to the beach with Pepper, and even met up with her mum and siblings.
2. My new cuddle chair
I hadn’t been on Gumtree for years, but for some reason I found myself browsing through furniture for sale the other week, knowing full well that the only piece of furniture I actually wanted was a large round swivel chair, and that I was never going to find one (let alone in the colour I wanted) because they are reasonably rare and expensive.
Alas, I found one. Not only was the guy only half an hour away and offering to deliver it in his friend’s van, but it was the perfect shade of grey that I wanted for our living room! It was fate.
I adore it, and surprise surprise, so does Pepper.
Is it bad that Pancake day has actually turned into pancake month for me?
4. #CornwallHour on Twitter
If you live, work or play in Cornwall, you should definitely get involved in this Twitter chat on Wednesday evenings between 7:30 and 8:30pm. It’s great for networking with businesses and bloggers, but also for making sure you don’t miss out on any events or hidden gems around the county.
Meanwhile, I have been disliking:
1. Pepper’s teething
The poor little mutt has been teething this month, and quickly; we found 5 of her little baby teeth over the course of a week! I do feel sorry for her as it can’t be very comfortable, but her need to chew seems to have tripled and she’s fairly insistent on taking it out on the sofa cushions…
2. My temptation to buy a new camera lens
I am a sucker for all those beautiful macro close-ups of food and jewellery with the shallow depths of field, and I just can’t seem to achieve that with my Canon 18 – 55mm kit lens, mainly because the aperture only goes down to f/3.5.
I’ve done some research, and I think the best option for me would be a 50mm f/1.8 lens, which I could get for around £75 new, or £50 second-hand. It sure is tempting, as one of my goals this year is to up my photography game, but I’ve spent a lot on home and DIY stuff lately and I feel like I should save…