Thursday, 30 September 2010

Sabiona, Merano & San Candido...

... in Italian and Saeben, Meran & Innichen in German. Three gorgeous places with bilingual names.

Saeben is a stunning Benedictine nunnery on top of a hill - their 'holy mountain' - overlooking a precious little town of Chiusa in South Tyrol / Italy.

Meran is a spa town surrounded by mountains, well-known and appreciated for its mild climate.

There is absolutely breathtaking scenery all around.

Our last stop was a small market town of Innichen - delightful!

Even the local graveyard looked stylish...

There, enough about our trip. Usual blogging service (outfits, crafting, favourites...) resumes tomorrow.

Until then!

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Innsbruck, Neustift, Brixen

The weather in Innsbruck was ghastly so we spent most of our time indoors.

Not complaining, though.

A not-too-long bus ride across the Alps...

... and we were greeted by glorious sunshine!

These are some absolutely divine places on our planet.

And not too far away from home, so hopefully we can re-visit!

For our silver wedding anniversary, perhaps?

Friday, 24 September 2010

We're Off!

This is a scheduled post. We're off to our anniversary pilgrimage weekend today. We've set out in the early hours of the morning.

Salzburg, Austria / Photo:

Right now we are most probably exploring the beauties of Salzburg. Back on Monday with some lovely pics from our trip!

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Wedding Anniversary

Fifteen years...

... of happiness and bliss. Happy anniversary, my darling!

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Three Things & Happy Birthday To A&B!

Exactly a year ago today I started Angels & Blossoms. Happy birthday to my little blog! On average, I've got a lovely new follower every fortnight in the past year. Thank you all! I've also passed my two-hundred-blog mark recently, so there's plenty to celebrate! Don't worry, I'm making plans... There's a giveaway in sight!

I'm celebrating my one-year-anniversary with three things that make me happy today:

- my lovely new butterfly tablecloth

- a precious little trinket box

- some pretty floral hankies

Happy birthday, Angels & Blossoms!

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Six Years & A Pink Butterfly

My little girl is turning six today. I know it's a cliche but it truly and honestly seems she's just been born. My little baby.

She's grown into a self-confident young lady, incredibly smart and joy to be with.

I'm very blessed.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Granny Square Headband

Voila! My very first Granny Square product!

A lovely colourful headband.

I was thinking about making a slim scarf but then decided to make a headband. A scarf would require more squares and I wanted something now! quick! as soon as possible! I'd love to make a long & wide granny square scarf one day, though.

I'm really pleased with my crocheting skills if you don't mind my saying so...!

Friday, 17 September 2010

Black Outfit

Yesterday's outfit. It slightly reminds me of Audrey H. Only the outfit, of course.

I really like Audrey H. I think she was one of the most beautiful women. Ever. With absolutely the best sense of style. There. That's what I think.

I also really like my black Buffalo flats. Unfortunately, they're on the uncomfortable side. My feet are between sizes 3 and 4 and with flats I often have to go with 4 if I want to keep the shoes on my feet. But these are not the softest shoes I've ever owned so a 3 is only so slightly tight-ish. I would definitely have lost a 4, though. I tried it on. It didn't fit. When I purchased the shoes a few years ago the lady at the shoe shop described them as 'so Louis Vuitton, aren't they?'... They definitely didn't have Louis' price tag!

The cropped trousers were my summer staple this year - as I wore black for a while. I love the embroidered detail!

The outfit:

flats - Buffalo London
fishnets - local shop
cropped trousers - Wallis
trench coat - Zara

P.S.: I realise the outfit doesn't appear to be entirely black but I'm wearing a black cardi under the coat!

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Boden Skirt Update

Remember this pretty floral number? They said early December but guess what... it's here! And it's gorgeous. You'll be seeing a lot of it this autumn...

They got the size right this time, yay!

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Pink! Allsorts & Ballerinas

Today's outfit. Pic taken outside my parents' house. (Self-timer. Can't you tell?)

We had a really warm day. People with normal body temperature felt no need for a cardi. I'm not one of them, I'm afraid. My BT is very low. Never mind, this only brings more styling options...

I'm wearing:

flats - Boden (girls)
cropped jeans - Wallis
cardi - Zara
shirt - Playlife
teacup earrings (self-made from doll's house tea set)
these brooches

Some details:

See you!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

First Attempt At Granny Squares

I've always wanted to be able to crochet these little squares. With a little help of my Mum and a lot of help of this absolutely brilliant tutorial I've finally mastered the pattern!

I've been crocheting all evening. I'm absolutely exhausted now. I don't know yet what I'll make, I'm just glad I've figured it out.

And too tired to hide the ends... More on this to come!

Monday, 13 September 2010

Another Boden Skirt...

... I have fallen in love with. I ordered it a few weeks ago and was told to wait for about a month to get it. Then, all of a sudden, it was shipped after only a few days. Alas, it came in the wrong size, it was too big, and I had to return it. Now I'll have to wait until early December to get it right - hopefully...

But I think it's worth it. It's absolutely gorgeous!

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Enter Kelly's Giveaway!

The lovely Kelly from Kelly's Recipes For Life is having another Happy Monday Giveaway!

After missing three Happy Mondays in a row she feels that she needs to make up to her lovely readers in a big way and hopes what she has put together this month does just that... So this month there is not only one giveaway but four, one for each month she's missed and one for September! The prizes are fab - check them out!

The rules of the giveaway are:

1. Giveaways are posted the first Monday of every month.
2. Winners are announced the following Monday.
3. If you want to be included you must enter before midnight on the Saturday - that's tonight!!!
4. You must have a blog to enter.
5. These giveaways are open to bloggers in all countries but Kelly kindly asks that your blog is written in English.
6. You must leave a comment on her blog to be included in the draw.
7. You get another entry if you are, or become a follower.
8. You get another entry if you mention (and link) that month's giveaway in your blog or add the fab new button to your sidebar! (just let her know if you do).

That's it! Good luck - to me, as well!

Friday, 10 September 2010

Three Things...

...that put a smile on my face on this wet and rainy September Friday.

Two scented candles I found at a supermarket in our holiday resort at the seaside.

Two lovely plastic spoons from Rice - I got the inspiration for this little display from the lovely Lucy of Attic24.

Three brooches: a wooly sheep I bought in Inverness years and years ago, a felt pink coconut wheel from British Cream Tea on Etsy (lovely seller!) and a miniature painted wooden button from the very talented Fiona Macneil via Etsy.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Rain, Rain, Go Away...

...This is supposed to be a late summer day.
Come again another day.

That's basically all I have to say...

I'm wearing (and carrying):

flats - Boden (girls' catalogue)
skinny jeans - miss bonbon
trenchcoat - Zara
silk scarf - Lola, a lovely little shop in the capital
bag - Zara
shopper - Ulster Weavers
umbrella - Oilily