my cat moonlights as a film director…

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tortoiseshell cat on colourful rug

cat with eyes wide open

gif of cat licking her lips

i’ve written here before about how important i feel it is to take time out from your day – in whataver way you want, to relax, have fun, or generally take a little time to do some forward planning to save from future stress. some days we can all be good at it, and other times you feel like you’re non stop busy from the moment you wake. it’s good to keep yourself occupied and to feel like you have some purpose in life, but what is the point if you don’t take a little time to enjoy yourself, or to just relax for a bit?

well, a thing that is very very special in my life, and is actually a core part of keeping me calm and helping me to take a few minutes here and there to just ‘be’ is my lovely, cheeky little cat, ava. since being a kitten she has been an energetic and mischievous little thing, and now that she’s 6, she’s still the same …but definitely a bit more chill.
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doisy and dam chocolate | gluten free reviews

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doisy and dam chocolate | gluten free reviews

doisy and dam chocolate | organic milk chocolate

if you read my post a while ago about my diagnosis and experience of coeliac disease, you might remember that i wanted to feature some gluten-free brands (and ones that aren’t specifically gluten free but have products safe for coeliacs). well, the time has finally come!

to be upfront, these, for the time being, are going to be pretty simple reviews. i would love to perhaps do some recipes or something a bit more involving but for now i kind of just wanted to get started with something i knew i could do. to tie it into the feel of my blog, i do place a slight preference on products with well designed or interesting packaging – but if i’ve heard something is good and just want to try regardless ..obviously that will take precedence!
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i have this thing with …yellow

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yellow flowers behind pink wall

yellow books in cardiff uni library

yellow speaks to me.

not literally of course, but it definitely catches my eye in a way no other colour does. turquoise is actually my favourite colour, and pink is an equal favourite to yellow, but yellow just has something special. a few years ago i didn’t love it on the scale i do know, and i’m not sure what happened to trigger my overwhelming love of this sunshine hue, but i’m glad it did.
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snapshots of my week – 22nd september

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danger sign on barbed wire

blue painted wood

this past couple of weeks have definitely been better than many previously. in most ways it’s been pretty ordinary, but that alone is a vast improvement. meeting up with liz was fantastic, we chatted about blogging and work stuff …it’s always good to have someone that gets these things rather than a boyfriend that looks at you like you’re speaking jibberish, ha!
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