Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Ball dropper

So, I basically dropped the ball on Blogtober. Not that I'm really surprised - challenges have never been my strength. Be it 30-day fitness challenges, diets, bootcamp, yoga, writing, blogging - put any sort of restraint on me, and my inner teenage rebel comes out. Just when I thought I had outgrown it! ;-)

Instead of catching up on the prompts, I did a whole bunch of other little improvements on the blog: 
I updated my AboutFarmlife, and Outfits pages. Take a look! My goal was to streamline this website better, and have various posts easier accessible. Currently I'm working on the "Musings" page, which will take me some time - it has the most posts on it, 120 of them!
I had to use html code, and showed that bad boy who's boss. I'm learning, slowly but surely, and it gets me all sorts of excited!

Apart from that, we enjoyed the (maybe, but hopefully not) last day of sunshine on an unseasonably warm day last Sunday. Instead of catching up on emails and blog reading (like I had planned), I decided to screw it and hung out with the hubby and dogs by the pond. It was delightful! 

Hopefully I will manage to participate in Blogtober a couple more times - for example, tomorrow's prompt is pet peeves, and I can think of quite a few already!  

See ya tomorrow!
xo Miriam

Here are some more pictures from Sunday:

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Sunday, 19 October 2014


What is happiness? 

So many things:
Capturing magical light in a photo.
The first sip of coffee in the morning.
My dogs.
Crisp air.
Bright colours.
Living with animals.
Good friends.
A great book.
Bear hugs.
Feeling inspired.
Days off.
Planning future adventures.
Being at peace with oneself.
Long walks.
Finding the perfect dress in your size - and on sale.
Being happy with your life.
The love of a good man.

What is happiness for you? Link up with Helene and Taylor!

Oh, I almost forgot: Happiness is also writing this blog and having you read it!

Much love, Miriam 

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Friday, 17 October 2014

I'm an expert

You may not suspect it by looking at me, but I'm actually an expert. And not only at one thing, oh no - at many things! You could go so far and call me a jack of all trades - especially these ones:
  • Talking about a person with that person being within earshot. That is a special skill I have honed since childhood. I have attempted many a time the art of talking about someone behind their back - only to realize that they were actually standing behind my back. To save everybody time, I should really just tell them straight away. I'm working on it. 
  • Picking on a scab until it leaves a scar. I don't mean to brag, but I'm a master at this. Acne scars, shaving accidents, scratches, abrasions - I can get scars out of any of them. It's my superpower!
  • Taking pictures of thin air. Well, I don't mean to take pictures of thin air. It just so happens in my attempts to capture our animals - mostly the dogs, and mostly the Corgi. They are just so damn fast! (Or I'm too damn slow?) 
  • See what I mean?
  • Inappropriate laughter. If you make the mistake of falling or farting in front of me, you will have to deal with me bursting out laughing. I can't help it (believe me, I tried). If someone is telling an embarrassing story, instead of nodding my head sympathetically (like you are supposed to do), I am the one in stitches, with tears running down my face. Please always remember: I am laughing with you, not at you. Okay?  
  • Forgetting names. It doesn't matter what kind of names: of people, books, movies, songs, authors, old teachers, actors, other people's pets - I can't remember any of them. Worst memory ever.  
  • Pinning stuff on Pinterest. I'm keeping up Pinterest like it's my job, and let's just say this: if I would get $1 for every pin, I'd be over $3000 richer.

What are you an expert at?

xoxo Miriam

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