A Little About Me

Whenever I read someone’s blog,I’m often curious about the person behind the words so I thought I’d give you a little background info about me.

I live with my partner near Ely in Cambridgeshire on the edge of the Fens.

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Ely is famous for it’s beautiful cathedral.

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I work as an Equine Radiographer near Newmarket and have done for six years.

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I have a cat called Squeaky. Squeaky was a stray that found me. He was very timid but not any more!

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He’s very chatty now! Hence his name.

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I lived in Hokkaido,Japan for nine and a half years.

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I enjoy gardening,cooking,crafting,photography,reading,travel
and finding treasures in charity shops and car boot sales.
I swear a lot,am impatient, and have a well developed sense of the ridiculous.

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Best find of the week

Although I’m itching to give my bedroom a makeover (dark grey walls,hot pink accents,white painted floor??!), I have to wait to get the artexed ceiling replastered.
Which requires money.
Most of which is already earmarked for the roof fund.
Which kinda takes priority.

So, even though I’m not strictly shopping for any items for that room, I have been keeping my eyes peeled for a pair of bedside lamps.
The ones I’ve got are too big for my bedside tables really.
Which I was told when I spotted them originally but did I listen?
Nope.
Bought ’em anyway.

They were metal and kind of retro looking and I could afford them.
Now they collect a lot of dust,clank loudly every time they’re shifted and don’t allow me enough room for my collection of books (read and unread),glass of water,ipad and phone.

To be fair the bedside tables are pretty small, but my last house was quite tiny and I spent ages trawling ebay for something small and retro.
Plus they came with a fab,matching chest of drawers.

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Which I like a lot better since I changed the handles.

I’d gone into Wilkinson’s for something when I spotted these.

http://www.wilko.com/table-lamps/wilko-starburst-lamp-ceramic-parchment/invt/0325727

I thought they were probably too good to pass up.
They have a slightly hippy quality to them that I love,and I’d had my eye on something similar in John Lewis for a while that was twice the price.

Anyway I’m really pleased with them,they look so pretty when they’re all lit up.

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Crochet crazy

Although my first love was always painting tired bits of furniture to give it a new lease of life, I have more recently been seduced by soft furnishings.
I’ve found myself hoarding fabric and collecting buttons old and new.
Soon I may make something with them!

Wandering through Pinterest( you’ll find me under Becky Moran on there)I discovered Textile art, which I found quite exciting for awhile.
Here’s my first amateurish attempt at it.

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Not quite Léa Stansal standard but I’m quite sure it’s something I’ll return to.

This was the piece of work which so inspired me.

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I’ve recently taught myself the basics of crochet.
A couple of youtube videos later(thank you Carina’s Craftblog) and I’ve well and truly caught the bug.
This is what I’m aiming to make at the moment.

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I’ve only started this week but am so addicted I am walking around with a ball of wool under my arm crocheting as I go.
This is what I’ve made so far.

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I will post photos when I’m finally finished.