Instalife September 2014

It’s time for another Instalife post where I round up my month via my Instagram snaps. September was filled with pom poms, bikes, sunny Cambridge days and crafts. Loved it. My migraines were a bit pesky, but I cuddled up with Tammy in my onesie for some recovery and TV time when I needed it.

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Pom pom love / attending the 1st Handmade Fair

Kikki K planner review / DIY Desk Tidy / Embroidering a notebook

What’s In My Bag / Wool and the Gang knits / Stacie Swift Illustration

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Giving Florence a makeover / Bike rides with my G after work

Floral bike inspiration

Bike spotting / Ste Illustrates fab print / A courtesy bike for the day

Claireabellemakes-Instalife-CraftsTrying calligraphy / Kawaii box delivery / Working on planner dividers

Craft studio sneak peek / Starting a weaving project / Beading class

Cake club / Photo shoot sneak peek / Spray painting for DIYs

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Enjoying Cambridge colleges / Scrabble Art work / Cambridge ‘traffic’

Randomly meeting Bob Mortimer! / My beautiful city

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Launching new Scrabble Wall Art and pins / Checking stock levels

New Cambridge Craft Parties cards / Parties in action / Fabric shopping

Posting necklaces and cufflinks / Packing Flash Sale orders

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And finally Tammy of course. She fell asleep in this face plant on my rucksack.

Toodles!

Claire

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My Cambridge Commute By Bike

I hope you’ve all had a super Easter weekend. We caught up on things at home and watched movies. We finally watched Frozen and I really hope it is made into a West End show soon. AMAZING!

Today I want to share with you some photos. G and I have been taking an online photography class for the last few weeks, and although we are a bit behind, (silly life getting in the way) I’m definitely understanding my camera more.

3 years ago, I decided to give up the train commute to London and found a day job in Cambridge. It was one of the best things I ever did. Not only has it saved me £5000 a year(!) but it has been a lifestyle change and I get to enjoy the most wonderful commute ever. Here are the best bits of my journey by bicycle…..

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It’s tourist season already, so I do have to ring my bike bell often to clear the path!

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Florence has a pretty seat but it’s not actually that comfy for long rides. Luckily my commute is 7 minutes door to door.

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The Cambridge Museum of Technology towers above the riverside.

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There are always rowers on the river at any time of the day.

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Cambridge does flowers really well. Florence and I stop often, just to enjoy them.

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You could mistake this park for Amsterdam there are so many beautiful tulips.

Spring-Blossom

Blossom never gets old! My Instagram feed is filled with it as everyone I follow agrees.

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Punters are out in force already. Bring on summer – I can now navigate a punt confidently (only took me 6 years and a lot of bumping into the bank).

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I’ve taken lunch breaks on this bench, it’s a perfect spot for quiet time.

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It helps that it is Spring right now too! Obviously for my second job at Claireabellemakes I have a home studio. I will be sharing it really soon after a little makeover!

You can catch up on all my Cambridge themed posts here.

How do you commute to work? I’d love to hear in the comments below.

Toodles!

Claire

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