What a week! It took me most of yesterday just to catch up with everything: sleep, the news, blog posts, cleaning... and I still don't feel like I'm quite there yet. But the sun has managed to sneak out from behind the clouds and despite the wind blowing a gale, I'm feeling positive about the week ahead and what I want to achieve. If, like me, you're a bit behind the times, catch up on the last few days with a summary of things to read, eat and do...
People always argue you should do what you love, but what if that's not possible, practical or achievable? A thought-provoking post on doing what you love vs. doing what you must from Clare.
I've discovered a few new blogs this week, including Little House Living, and I particularly love the tagline - "making the most of what you have". Head over and check out these 14 steps to living a simpler lifestyle. I especially like the idea of creating home 'stations' - what do you think?
Mornings are always busy in our house. Head over here for 4 easy breakfast ideas to get you up and ready for the day ahead.
If you've got a little more time, make sure there's cake in the house with this recipe for banana primrose lemon cake - perfect for spring!
Make your morning better with these tips.
Become a Nostalgianeer with Pretty Nostalgic (my new favourite publication). It's not often you discover a magazine, a blog, or an outlook on life that so perfectly aligns with your own. I had that moment yesterday when reading the pledge (see below) for Pretty Nostalgic and immediately signed up to be a member. If you're intrigued, head over here to read the newest issue for free!
What do you think? Will you take the pledge?
Eleanor is obsessed with stories. She writes for a number of online spaces including This is Your Kingdom, edits Creative Countryside, curates #aseasonalyear and teaches at Chalk House. In addition, she is currently studying for an MA in Creative Non-Fiction Writing. You'll find her roving the fields of the Lincolnshire Wolds or planning her next rural adventure.