Instalife August 2014

I had two migraines in August. Two.

Taking a week off the day job no doubt helped, but I’m not 100% sure what has changed. Maybe it’s the time of year, maybe the meds worked, it’s hard to tell. I was having 2-3 attacks per week last year.

August has been my best month in a really long time and I’m happy to share what I got up to via my Instagram snaps.

I’ve worked hard on the craft studio and shared snippets here and there. A full reveal post is coming, I promise.

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The Etsy store has been a little quieter, so I’ve worked on Scrabble Wall Art orders and product development for Christmas (yes, small businesses need to plan that far ahead!).

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Cambridge has been good to me and always provides joy even on a rainy day. I just make the most of it by putting on my wellies and stomping through the (deep) puddles to get pick and mix from the shops.

After a little flooding along the river, we are back to normal levels and I’ve been out and about on Florence.

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In August I got my baking mojo back! I made merringues, scones and foraged for apples to start crumble season early. I’m updating my recipe book and giving my kitchen a little refresher with some pretty purchases. It feels good.

I’ve had dates with G (sushi is our fave), sweet shop visits with my dad and virgin cocktails with my bestie for her 30th.

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On the blog there have been Filofax and stationery posts, handmade finds, news of a book release, DIYs and fashion wish lists. 4 posts a week now and I couldn’t love blogging more.

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Oh, and Tammy keeps falling asleep with her tongue out #cuteoverload.

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So there you have it! August has reminded me of how it feels to be healthy. I never take it for granted when I feel well, I just feel lucky and enjoy the moment in case the next bad spell is on its way.

Here’s to a happy and productive September for all of you too.

Toodles!

Claire

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3 thoughts on “Instalife August 2014

  1. Morning Claire,
    I thought of you the other day whilst in our local, large Sainsbury’s (as opposed to our Sainsbury’s Local!) as they had a lot of their lovely stationery on sale! I bought some very nice fold-back clips which only cost me 89p – bargain!

    Also I was going to email you to say that my migraines have been much better (fingers crossed as I type this……) since my GP advised me to take a small dose of asprin each night. She’s one of the doctor’s who thinks everyone should take a small does each night to help with lots of things but I certainly wasn’t expecting it to help the migraines – maybe it’s just a co-incidence but it’s certainly better than it was!
    Have a great day,
    Ellen
    x

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