Saturday, 31 August 2013

My week in pictures. Week Six!

 Busy painting more frames. It's amazing how far a sample pot of paint can stretch. I'm also going to paint a lime green feature wall, which I think will look awesome with the purple frames.
The top photo is me aged around seven.
Last Sunday night I went to bed, got out a few minutes later, sanded and painted my dining table. I'd picked it up from my local charity shop ages ago for a tenner. Makes my small space look so much bigger.
The next day I gave it a second coat. Of course I couldn't stop there. My little cupboard and coffee table where next in line. I'd picked these up for a fiver each. Forgot to take before shots, oh well! Oh yes, I also got a little bit carried away and painted the wall behind the cabinet (the whole wall).
 I love charity shops, although some can be quite expensive, but most of our local ones are really cheap. These baskets and boxes cost five pounds for the lot.
My daughter had jetted off to America to be part of Magic Week in Vegas, followed by a week in LA, visiting Disneyland and having an amazing time. I think this is the longest we've ever been apart.
photo from jazzabelle's diary
I did have a lovely time without and worried very little. She returned on Thursday laden with loads of goodies for me, I feel so spoilt.
Last night we went into Kingston to see Rizzle Kicks perform at McClusky's nightclub. They were pretty amazing!!! Drinks were dead cheap and the music was great, I might actually go back.
My Summer holidays are now over, so so sad! Back to work on Tuesday, back to reality.
I've had a wonderful six weeks.

Barrina xx

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Sunday, 25 August 2013

My week in pictures. Week Five!

Relaxing in Dorset, again, but this time in sunny Bournemouth. 
 Finding great bargains in the local charity shops. £4.80 for all these frames and 60p for three wooden bowls. Choosing sample paints in the perfect colours and spending the afternoon painting away.
Enjoying nature, sunshine and cups of tea.
Admiring the beauty of the full moon and wishing I'd had a super zoomy lens with me.
 I have one week left of my summer holiday, begging for it to crawl by.

Enjoy the now!
Barrina xx

Sunday, 18 August 2013

My week in pictures. Week Four!

Marvelling at sunsets and silhouettes on Chesil Beach, Portland.
Eating way too much food both at home and on a night out at the Cove House Inn.
Helping to organizing a surprise 'renewal of marriage vows' ceremony, for my brother and sister-in-law. 
Celebrating ten wonderful years of marriage.
Chilling, relaxing and watching time pass by.
The weather was so changeable, clear blue skies, scorching sun, overcast, light breeze, thick clouds, light rain, fog, strong winds, showers and more blue skies, sometimes all on the same day.
Taking short walks/hikes up and along the pebble beach, which was a stone's throw from our backyard.
I now have two weeks left of my school holiday, really hoping they drag by.

Enjoy the Now!
Barrina xx

Saturday, 10 August 2013

My week in pictures. Week Three!

Enjoying lunch with a lovely friend at The Ship. Their food is pretty amazing!
Watching firemen at work!
Getting all crafty with fresh lime and plum paint.
Being a photographer's assistant to Jazmine for a 'sandwich' photoshoot at The Dime Bar. So much fun!
Enjoying delicious food from their menu and drooling over Jazmine's massive hotdog.
Laughing my head off watching this wood pigeon desperately trying to get food from my window feeder.
And, now I'm looking forward to spending the next week chillaxing with some crazy people in my life.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Barrina xx

Saturday, 3 August 2013

My week in pictures. Week Two!

 Treating myself to some desperately needed new clothes. Totally in love with this dress! Enjoying simple, yet delicious, homemade gluten free meals, on a budget.
Realizing I may have a slight obsession with Cath Kidston.
 Having an indoor picnic on the living room floor with the girls.Getting to know my camera a little more and loving the results. 
Starting a new blog Barri-Jayne Photography.
Buying gorgeous, pretty pieces from Laura Ashley, and planning new colour schemes, for the bathroom.

Have a fabulous weekend!
Barrina xx