Monday

The morning after the night before

My birthday week is officially over, and so is my lovely break in Paris. Le sigh. So before I start bombarding you with Parisian posts, I will bombard you with snaps from my Post Paris bank holiday Monday.
For once, the bank holiday weather was pretty darn lovely... except I had already made a date with my blanket, comfies, a few films and a dozen cups of tea Oh and an excuse not to wash my hair (Please note the scraggly morning hair- Beautiful!). Well it IS technically Sunday after all. Right?! Back to work tomorrow after ten days off is going to be HARD.

My trip to Paris was so amazing, and even though I had badly wanted/planned to go with my BFF soul mate, Alix, I ended up going with my favourite soul mate, Sebastian. It was pretty romantic and quite perfect.
I am missing it, so much so I have spent the day watching Paris-related films sipping on PROPER tea and nibbling on Ladurée macarons bought from Champs Elysées yesterday afternoon.
I watched Midnight In Paris (again) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Whilst writing the longest 'to do list' & looking through my snaps I put Pitch Perfect on. I intended on watching Marie Antoinette and Amélie but I ran out of time. Maybe another Paris-related comfy day is needed, with croissants and french biscuits too.
Did you lovelies have a wonderful long Easter weekend? What did you do? I hope you overindulged in chocolate & hot cross buns and family time.

Wednesday

Lately.

So, other than filling my house and my friends' houses with flowers and throwing out all my old clothes (and by 'throwing' I mean giving away- I would never throw anything away!), I have been feeling a little.. not myself. 
Instead of making or blogging or reading, I have been watching rubbish on television and nibbling on creme eggs. I should be making the most of my creativity... but I haven't. So not to be a distant lady, I have compiled a few snaps and written a brief  'Life Lately' post.
I have been spending evenings with my bestest watching Twilight, visiting lovely tearooms and watching a pair of talented guys play a bit of Classical meets Folk... in a church (new hang out?) whilst sipping wine and tea!
I have started buying pieces for my new wardrobe... including frilly socks- it had to be done!
I have put on a miniature Pre-Birthday/Easter spread for my dear family and loved ones, oh and meeting up with darling family members who I haven't seen in FAR too many years and talking about future babies and such. I have also been admiring the beautiful Spring flowers and pretty blossom trees, still. Gosh, isn't Spring a beauty this year?!
I have been celebrating my Twenty-Seventh birthday with loved ones and getting extremely spoilt and feeling ridiculously loved and lucky. I also spent the majority of my birthday in tears from a terrible hair disaster which basically included two bottles of bleach, one bottle of toner, way too much white and patchy yellow parts, a brush filled with clumps of my poor hair and a trip to the hairdressers. £71 later, a puffy eyed Charlotte and extremely frizzled dry hair, I am a brunette... again.
Not quite the look OR the day I had in mind but hey, I am able to go outside without a hat on.
Sebastian was amazing! He also made me the yummiest waffle ever with homemade chocolate spread and pearly sprinkles. What a babe!
So, after claiming the whole week as my birthday, due to the day's circumstances, I went on my merry way to lunch with a work friend on Tuesday. The weather has been good to me!
I then spent more time with my bestest today, feeding goats and tickling pigs after a lovely cream tea in a sweet glass house. We bought honeycomb, chocolate pigs and ambled around giggling at the chickens, more about that another time.
Tomorrow I am off to spend my birthday money on clothes and Euros, snack on burritos and then Sebastian and I are off to lovely Paris for a long weekend break. See you next week with lots of pictures and lovely stories. Happy Easter lovelies.

Thursday

Life Without Love is like a Tree Without Blossoms or Fruit.

 "Spring is the time of plans and projects" -Leo Tolstoy

Isn't Spring the prettiest of all?! Being surrounded by all these beautiful Blossom trees is just beyond dreamy. I think for it to be April all year round would be one hundred percent acceptable... minus the April Showers (cue music... Drip drip drop...)! I would obviously HAVE to have a birthday every month too.
On Saturday I had such a lovely morning. Setting my alarm for a reasonable time and getting up instead of dosing felt nice. Sebastian and I wandered into town and got ourselves a lovely milkshake, me a Parma Violets (no surprise there!) and Sebastian a Peanut Butter. We completed our little errands and en route home we stumbled upon the prettiest churchyard filled with beautiful blossom. The grounds are in full bloom.
We walked past the sweetest little museum, which has probably been there forever and I have never been in, so we stepped inside the old 'Visitors Information' (& once Grammar School) building to have a wee browse. Oh so much treasure in one teeny tiny building. It was like Little Mermaid's trove. They covered the wartime, they covered the old railway and more. It was shockingly good and to think we nearly walked straight past!
It was such a random decision and I had such fun. Sebastian and I don't do enough together let alone spontaneous trips to the local museum! It was a pretty wonderful morning. I am so looking forward to wandering around the museums and galleries in Paris with him next week. Oh and skipping down the Champs Elysee with a box of macarons in one hand and his in the other. Perfection.
We then finished the day off going through our cupboards and drawers and sorting out our clothes in piles; Keep, dispose, charity and Ebay. Oh my I have NO clothes left. I cannot believe what a secret hoarder I am. I also cannot believe how many pretty tops I have and had completely forgotten about! Oops.
Anyway, gotta make room for new pretties! What with my birthday, Paris and a new job. Oh what I didn't tell you about that?! Yup, I have a new job.
Have a lovely Thursday tea drinkers and milkshake sippers. I have so much planned over the next few days I hope to be back here before my birthday... After all, I do have to show you my new hair that Sebastian and I are going to make happen at the weekend!