Friday, 7 February 2014

My Mummy Valentine♥

Valentine's Day will be soon upon us and apart from telling those you love how much you love them it was also a good opportunity for to say some heartfelt thanks too. Top of my list is my dear mummy, so I put used of my large white Moleskine postal notebook. I used to find it cringy when people described their mum's as their best friends. But I have to admit she is near the top, she has always been amazing but it took are a year apart and few thousand miles to realise how much I loved her.

This is biggest postal notebook I've bought and I had immediately earmarked it for my mum. Valentine's day was a great excuse to use it. Who doesn't love their old mum!?! I really stressed over how to decorate the cover. What I might have done for pen pals probably wouldn't have been appreciated as much by her. But this is simple and I used colours I know she loves.

The contents include;
  A love letter
  I love you more than....
  I love you enough to....
  Top 5 mum moments
  Famous phrases

It's not a neat as I would like but I have never been know for neatness and she all people would know! But its the thought that counts and the message, both of which are well meaning and heartfelt. Considering she never writes to me and isn't the most sentimental of folks she's damn lucky to have me, but not as lucky as I am have her!

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Bye January

One twelfth of 2014 has gone already and we are in February. One of my 2014 resolutions was is blog/write more and use my camera more. So one of the things I will try and do is a monthly round up. So here how was how the first month of the year went.

I'm sporting new clothes and bits I bought home, in particular my new bags perfect for work and play. I came back to Japan with no heating or internet so that was fine. My air conditioner was knackered was it was great to have a new put in, so I have a swanky new one!

Aside from new clothes I came back with new stationery. Being back home and catching up with friends and family meant that January was spent writing thank you letters. Lots of writing and reading this month, and not just reading of the English variety. I've got my arse in gear and started studying Japanese again another one of my resolutions.

I had sometime between the coming back from home and starting work again. This gave me an opportunity to wonder around and do a lot walking. More importantly I found new places such as Kotori. The month has flown by I hope I can continue everything I've started.