I’m a little late with my weekly catch up this week as everything else is taking over a bit from the blog at the moment – work is more hectic than ever, new stock is arriving for DaisychainBaby left, right and centre and needs to be uploaded on to the website and there’s a slightly foggy cloud hanging over my head with an impending hospital visit on Thursday but that’s going to the back of my mind for now.
So last week far and away the best thing that happened was taking a day off on Monday to go to Paris, making my first visit to children’s tradeshow Playtime Paris. So many of my suppliers have decamped from other London-based shows and have been on at me for ages so it was high-time to take the plunge. A VERY early start (4.30am) saw me hopping on a train from Grove Park just after 5 so I could be at St Pancras in time for a 7am train across the sea.
Never one to miss an interiors spot, how fab are these seats on the Paris metro?
It was the longest day ever but SO worth it, the show was amazing and not at all intimidating which I was expecting for some odd reason. The Paris metro system was totally easy to navigate and I came away full of inspiration from meeting so many brands both old and new. It was definitely worth the super expensive trip – I had to change my return ticket on realising that instead of a day return it had been booked to come back 4 days later so February will be a poor month indeed.
Using so much energy at the start of the week left me feeling shattered for the rest of the week, not much energy for anything other than cuddling poochie and a couple of runs which did help to re-energise.
Friday was payday – at long last – so it was time for a little home and interiors treat and this pinboard from Pins and Ribbons which has been on my wish-list forever was finally ordered (full image credits to them). This is the final missing piece for our home office, yay!
Saturday I was feeling a little down in the dumps so headed off to walk Maddie and signs of spring were everywhere, I really can’t wait now. We had some fun injecting a Valentine’s theme into our bedroom following a blogging collaboration with Dunelm and in the evening I cooked up a huge batch of mushroom risotto from the new Deliciously Ella cookbook. If you’ve ever tried her recipes let me know if you find they make so much more than you were expecting? It said it made for 6 but I got 10 portions out of it…
And on Sunday it was off to work, helping my neighbours run their exhibition stand at the Bluewater Wedding Fair. Amongst many other things, they make amazing celebration lights which you can hire for special occasions, go check them out at Locke & Busby!
Hope you’ve had a lovely week X
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