05 October 2015

Footprints in the Sand on Etsy

I've loaded Footprints in the Sand into my Etsy shop.  So if you missed Handmade and you liked the pattern you can still get it.

03 October 2015

Getting Lost In - Music and Books

When I got my new phone at Christmas I also got Spotify for free.  I actually forgot about it after the first month but the last couple of months I have been making up for it and listening to a lot of music and discovering new bands as well as a few older favourites.  Its been really good because the last few months I have really just wanted to shut the world out and that is really easy to do when you put the ear plugs in.

I can tolerate the world a bit more the last couple of weeks but its good to be able to sneak back into my world again when I need to.

So who am I listening to.

Mumford and Sons - have loved them for a number of years and have a couple of their CD's loving the fact that all their live stuff is on Spotify as well as their new album.  English Band with a country feel, lots of banjo and great great lyrics.  Little Lion Man has been my husbands ring tone for ever, mainly because they Say it is "all my fault" which he never admits too it makes me laugh.

Laura Marling - Loved her for a while too - English again with country feel and a great great voice

First Aid Kit - 2 Swedish ladies with a definitely country feel  - I think there is a pattern happening here.

Of Monsters and Men - Icelandic Band - great sound

The ChVrches - just started listening to these guys.

Florence and the Machine - have loved them for a while too, love the new album, not listing to her older work at the moment - she talks about depression a bit too much which is a bit to close to home, i will come back to them though.  You've Got the Love is my Ring tone for everyone else

The Rubens - Love the new Album Hoops.

The other thing that has kept me occupied is reading, I haven't read a lot in recent years as I tend to binge read but recently I have been reading a lot of chit lit and romance novels and I am really not in the mood for anything too heavy.  I've always been a bit of a scifi/fantasy kind of girl, I then moved on to classics, and murder mysteries but I have been really enjoying some Modern Adult Romance novels recently which have been a bit of escape and are easy to read in an all night sitting if I want to.

So the authors I have discovered, who are they.    Favourite at the moment is:

Penny Reid.  Her Knitting in the City Series is really fun as well as the Winston Brother's Series with the first book just out, then there is Her Hypothesis Series as well and there is another series she has written with LH Cosway Rugby Series.

Then I went on to LH Cosway's novels and went through all her books.

Then I moved on to Gretchen Galway reading all her Oakland Hill Books, I read one of her earlier works and didn't like it.

The last few days I have been reading novels by Julie Johnson, which I have been enjoying as well.

In between I've found a few cheap romances on amazon kindle and some free books as well to just try out an author.

Well that was a big download hope you enjoyed the run down of a few of my favourite things at the moment.

01 October 2015

Block 4 is ready to download

Block 3 will remain up for another 3 days.  But Block 4 is ready to download from the BOM page.