things I love about Thursday

  • Building renovation mishaps that mean that you can’t possibly get back to your desk at work… for the whole afternoon.
  • Rock and roll work colleagues who continue their business meetings in the pub downstairs – you know who you are. The troupers.
  • Zumba after a tough day ‘in’ the office. I usually can’t stop laughing – mostly at my own moves. Who can shimmy anyway.
  • Reading my Stylist (best magazine ever and it’s free) and checking out Goop (Gwyneth Paltrow loves Cowshed and Soap and Glory too).
  • Starting the day by taking a bit of time to just sit, relax and meditate Headspace is such an easy way to get started and even for the non-airy-fairy folk out there – it’s just plain practical.
  • Ending the day by coming home to my boyfriend, Sam. Ah. 

Caz x


creativity and vintage frames love

Creativity doesn’t come naturally to me but once I had a few fun website ideas there was no stopping me. Some of them were a bit crazy (they didn’t quite make the cut) and some worked (hopefully, you’ve seen them already on this page).

This week, I’ve learned how to use photoshop (and a mac) – just a few simple things like layering and cropping images but enough to be able to create the photos in vintage frames over there on the right hand side. Very fun! And I’m in love with vintage frames. Now I want some real ones for my wall – my next creative project.


My designer (aka the boyfriend) helped me with my new header – something a little ‘cleaner’ as he called it but I think it’s just a little cuter. And it’s pink.

What I’ve learned this week is that your taste changes over time (and even day to day) as ideas develop and concepts form – maybe this is what they call creativity. Now that I’ve got the bug, you’ll probably be seeing a few more changes when I’m feeling like something new and sparkly.

Caz x

not in my dreams

I must have been thinking about this task a lot during the week because I managed to have a romance in my head, while I was sleeping.

There I was in some romantic European city when I met a tall, dark, handsome man who in a thick foreign accent approached from afar, red rose in hand, ‘dinner – m’amour’? Before I had time to answer out of the blue along came my boyfriend, Sam. Yes, in my dream. And even in my dream I realized how lucky to have a lovely boyfriend like Sam and I said ‘Au Revoir’ to Mr France.

During the week, I tried to do little things to up the ante on the romance front. Not that we are completely short of it (yes, we like holding hands) but there’s no harm in remembering to appreciate each other a little more every now and then.

So Sam had told me that romance to him was moonlit walks (see last week’s post), so I gave him just that. Well, not the moonlit kind but more of a fast walk to the tube on the way to work instead of catching the bus kind. It was nice though, we talked and laughed and I ended up getting to work a little happier than I usually would have.

Can’t get better than that.

Caz x

love and romance

This week’s challenge: Have a romance in your head.

My boyfriend, Sam, isn’t happy about this week’s challenge. Have a romance in your head. I think he is worried that I’ll be daydreaming about all those well-oiled, hair-slicked, Fabio-types. Eww. But little does he know that I’m going to think of some very romantic things for us to do. Why should we just keep the romance in our head?

So what do boys think are nice romantic gestures? Well, I think a boys version of romance would be cooking up some bangers and mash and watching an action movie on the couch. But maybe I should ask one.

Sam is sitting here beside me so perhaps it’s a good idea to find out what he would find romantic rather than just guessing for him. Hmm, why haven’t I thought of just asking before?

‘Walks in the moonlight’, ‘staying at a cute country cottage’, ‘log fires’, ‘ice skating’.

Who would have thought – boys do like romance.  Ah, better put those sausages away and get my wooing A-game on.

Caz x

Next week’s challenge: Volunteer.