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Exploring Ludlow

One of my favourite things to do is to explore interesting places with interesting shops, restaurants and architecture. This is a love my family share and so last week it seemed fitting that we should venture out of the mist that seems to have been enveloping our house for the last few weeks and take ourselves off to have a good explore. We chose Ludlow, a small town in south Shropshire, as the destination for our adventure because we knew it had lovely independent shops and we hadn't been there for a while. And it is fair to say it didn't disappoint...

The shop '55 Mill Street' is a treasure trove of all things vintage. Everything in it is beautifully arranged and there is just SO much stuff to search through. It is at least three stories of gorgeousness and there is even a courtyard full of fun things for the garden. We really enjoyed having a nosey through all the bits and bobs and only left because we needed to get some food.

Christmas Presents: Gift Boxes

My friends are the sweetest and they always give really thoughtful presents, with this Christmas being no exception. Amongst lots of other beautiful gifts, I was given two separate boxes of goodies by two different people and both were full of loveliness. This is an idea that I hadn't really come across before and I thought that it was so cute that I had to share it with you.

The first box was a 'Friendship in a Box' gift box by Milly Inspired. This is such a well thought out box which celebrates everything amazing about friendship. The items in this box are so carefully chosen and that results in everything having a beautiful meaning, from the tea bag to brew & have a catch up over, to the desk buddy that holds quotes to remind you how important friendship is.

Let's Get Organised: Free Printable Calendar


On New Year's Day I spent several hours looking for a small but beautiful calendar to put on my wall. I didn't want a huge one that would take up buckets of space and I wanted something a little bit different. I ended my internet search without success and to console myself started browsing the Rookie website in hope of gaining a bit of inspiration. As always Rookie delivered the goods and I was soon collaging my own calendar with the intention of sharing it just as they do theirs. Sharing the first few months of my new calendar is, therefore, exactly what I find myself doing today.

One way I organise myself is to make sure I am keeping track of what is going on and when, not only in my own life but in my friends and families lives too, that way it is 1000 times easier to plan spending time together. I find the best way to keep track of everything is to use a monthly calendar, for the main events, alongside a weekly calendar which I fill in at the start of every week to outline the fine details of what is going on.

I made my monthly calendar by collaging pieces of magazines and then overlaying a hand drawn title and day grid. It is a relief for me to (finally!) have my January calendar up & I can't wait to start filling it in.

Download the January and February Calendars below:

January 
February 

I hope that, over the course of the year, you will be able to use these downloadable calendars to make your lives more organised and therefore get more out of your 2017. I hope 2017 treats you all well and I hope to be posting on this blog every Saturday this year, so stay tuned for more fun! 

Love Holly x