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.


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


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


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

Randomly meeting Bob Mortimer! / My beautiful city

Autumn hits Cambridge / Landmarks in the cityClaireabellemakes-Instalife-Etsy-Shop

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


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



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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…..


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


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


The Cambridge Museum of Technology towers above the riverside.


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


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


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


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


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).


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


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.



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