Things I Love (April 2016)

April was a month of ups and downs.  A month full of good times and a month filled with things I didn’t particularly like.  My health hasn’t been good.  There have been a number of days and nights were chronic pain has won.  I don’t like the times it wins.  Those aren’t good times.  Despite these down times here are a few things that have I have been loving and made me happy.

Daughters Bedroom

My ‘little girl’ turns 13 in a few weeks time.  Its the right time to loose the bright pink and lilac colour scheme and have a bedroom that a little more grown up.  We’ve gone with a coral/salmon and grey theme with flamingos featuring on the bed wall.  This wallpaper looks stunning on the wall.  The other 3 walls are being painted a lovely coral colour with grey and coral room accessories.  It’s going to take a few months to complete but will are hoping to have it finished for her birthday.

flamingo wallpaper


I love stationary.  Notebooks, pends, pencils.  Just adore them all.  I’m loving this notebook I picked up in Home Bargains and this pens, which look like pencils are a perfect colour match.  Not surprisingly there is a little young lady round here you is trying to claim them as hers!



This is Marvin our gorgeous boy cat.  Cuddles from this affectionate boy always mean good times.

black and white cat

Sunny Days

During April we had a few days with some lovely weather.  I manged to take a very short wall around a local home.  This is Himley Hall and the former home of the Earl of Dudley.  It is now owned by the local Council and the grounds are open daily to visit.  Such a fantastic place on a sunny day.

Himley Hall South Staffordshire


I love fresh flowers especially when they are seasonal flowers not artificially grown or flown all around the world.  My favourite really are tulips and I’m loving having a new bunch every week.  I know I’ve not got long and then the good times will end for another year where my love of tulips is concerned.

tulips flowers red

What things are bring good times in to your life right now?


  1. 14th May 2016 / 3:09 PM

    It sounds like you had a fantastic April I am loving the wallpaper in your daughters room and I am totally with you all the way when it comes to notebooks! x

  2. 14th May 2016 / 3:49 PM

    Aw I love your wallpaper, it is so cute. I am a recent tulip convert, my mother-in-law loves them and they are so gorgeous in bright colours. Isn’t it fab now that the weather has become sunny!
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  3. 14th May 2016 / 4:45 PM

    Sunny days and flowers all ways make feel better so does my son. I’m a stationary lover as well that notebook looks cute.

  4. 14th May 2016 / 6:19 PM

    Oh I love your daughters new wallpaper! The sun is making me happy at the moment, getting out for walks x
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  5. 14th May 2016 / 10:46 PM

    The wallpaper and the theme of your daughters bedroom sounds lovely! I am really loving these sunny days too.
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  6. 14th May 2016 / 10:54 PM

    I’m sorry to hear that you have been in pain although the distraction in you doing things that you have enjoyed will have helped. Your cat is a cutie!!!!

  7. 14th May 2016 / 11:15 PM

    Notebooks and cats are the ones for me, I loooove cats! Gotta add I totally want that wallpaper, it’s lush 🙂 xx

  8. 15th May 2016 / 12:28 AM

    Beautiful tulips and what lovely wallpaper in your daughters bedroom x

  9. 15th May 2016 / 2:16 PM

    Lovely pictures and that wallpaper is so cool x

  10. Hannah
    15th May 2016 / 5:24 PM

    I love that wallpaper, I haven’t seen anything like that before! x

  11. 15th May 2016 / 5:53 PM

    Sorry to hear about your chronic pain, hope you have more good than bad things this month.
    April was awesome for me as I went back to Korea to see my bestie and managed to squeeze in a weekend getaway to Oslo too.
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  12. 15th May 2016 / 7:58 PM

    Hope your pain eases, it’s not nice having chronic pain. Sunny days will hopefully make you feel better xx A fantastic job on your daughters wallpaper it looks great! Love the pink flamingos xx

  13. Jessica McDonnell
    15th May 2016 / 8:22 PM

    Lovely post. Your daughters bedroom looks lovely, I love flamingos and the notebook looks cute.

  14. 15th May 2016 / 9:54 PM

    I want your daughters bedroom! That wall paper is lovely, great colour scheme.

    Corinne x

  15. 16th May 2016 / 8:37 AM

    Oh that wallpaper is fabulous I need that in my life!!
    I have a flower obsession at the moment and imagine my instagram followers are going crazy with it lol

  16. 16th May 2016 / 11:47 AM

    Fresh flowers are lovely to have around the house and tulips always look stunning. I also have a stationery obsession and love the notebook.

  17. 16th May 2016 / 1:32 PM

    Sounds like a good month!

    My April things bringing me happiness were my family, new daughter, allotment and pets 🙂

  18. 16th May 2016 / 1:51 PM

    Oh what a gorgeous list! I LOVE the wallpaper – my teen daughter is 16 and would love it too! Love your kitty cat – we lost ours 🙁

  19. 17th May 2016 / 7:22 AM

    I hope you feel better soon. Loving that flamingo wallpaper! In our house, happiness has been brought by finding out I don’t have skin cancer. Yay! 🙂
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  20. 17th May 2016 / 12:35 PM

    Great things happened! I love April most as it’s my birthday month but above all, it’s spring – my favorite season. Haha

  21. 17th May 2016 / 10:29 PM

    I love the notebook too, it’s fab. I will often buy myself tulips, always such a cheerful flower 🙂

  22. 20th May 2016 / 9:13 PM

    I love that wall paper! it’s so striking and I’ve not seen anything like it #loveit 🙂

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