finding some more time.......

I might seriously have found some more time in my day! I quite simply to do not turn on my technology until later in the day! For me it is making a huge difference......there are so many things I would like to be doing and also need to be doing to feel good.
my first page of my new moleskin journal!
This week I have began my day sitting at my table. I have began my new scrapbook journal. I hope it will lead me to some summer magic and relaxed adventures! I treated myself to this Moleskin journal. I spent so long looking at them in the shop the shop assistant may have wondered what I was up to.....I'm happy I splurged finally ♥ ♥ ♥ .

ready to collage
A nice thing to do in the morning. A little bit here and a little bit there. Some water-colour, and different bits and pieces to stick. I have some more pictures and words at the ready.

favourite museli
So no more balancing breakfast over the key board, for now!.... These english rose strawberries are really the treat of the week. Delicious and aromatic...... real strawberries I think. A healthy burst vitamins, I could eat these all day.

So I suddenly felt as though I had more time......I even did some stretching. My goodness journalling, stretching, time to think about what I wanted to do with my little red suitcase! I think I will need to be here less, and spend more time making in the 'shop'. Which I have also actually been doing!!.....can this really be my day!

my new in the shop today picture
I have a few ideas swimming around, making new brooches and some new card ideas. I really want to make the time to do this. This was my Mum's red tyrolean apron. (We had several tyrolean adventures when I was little). I think it goes. Definitely very my little red suitcase..... I have had lots of new ideas lately. I think she is guiding me.

treasures on my window sill
Here are my windowsill treasures. These are wild sweet peas from the garden. My Mum loved sweet peas and she loved Sidmouth (you can see in the picture) and she loved me and her grandson. And we loved her and we loved Sidmouth and I love all the things I have that remind me of her. I love this little space here and all that it means to me.

pretty pink geraniums
Inside my home I'm enjoying these bright pink geraniums.

in the yard
and outside home, I'm enjoying seeing this purple in the yard.

blue sky
Our days on the common are glorious. The sky has been oh so blue. It's a real heavenly delight up here right now.

summer grasses
Summer grasses on the hill top. Our walks have been earlier and felt fresher. It's really nice to get out earlier.

thrifted denim jacket
A spot of thrifting......I think I'm on a roll. A denim jacket. It's about 20 years since I wore my last one.....and it feels great, like second skin..... and do I care?!....I don't think so. It's just asking to be decorated by brooches and badges. This is a vintage resin brooch, which belonged to my Mum. Yes she liked red, it was her favourite colour.

vintage resin brooch
There, lovely. Just right. I've been wanting to wear this for a while. I love it with the denim :-) 

So there you can see me with a bit more time to enjoy my things.

It's all there for us to do. Our nice things are waiting for us. We can find time......forgive me if I'm not around quite so much.

I'm also trying to end the day technology free too. This is all really quite different for me. I find myself thinking about you instead.

Just trying to make the space for some new loves and old loves. Hope to catch up with you soon.




  1. I'm sure I would get a lot more done if I didn't turn on my phone, I might just give that a try, thanks for the tip. X

    1. it's a sign of our times I guess, but it's nice to try it differently.

  2. Thanks so much, Heather! You've inspired me. I think I need to de-stress a bit this summer!
    Your windowsill treasures, and the denim jacket with your Mom's brooch, and the apron and your journals... I don't know where to start from to say that seeing them/hearing your accompanying words made my heart happy!

  3. i love your journal. I keep one but it's all words - would be good to add some images and patterns too. I'm not so skilled at crafting but reckon I could manage this. Thank you for the inspiration.

    1. there are a few people in my side bar who have inspired me with journaling lately. I don't think you can go wrong with pictures and words! x

  4. Ah, you sound so happy and content Heather, what you're doing must be right for you: I loved this post and love that you are feeling such wonderful benefits from starting your days in such a peaceful easy way - your new 'routine' is obviously working for you :)
    Your little 'set-aside' areas in your home for special people (especially your lovely Mum) and memories in your life are just so heart-warming to read about and I know you must gain strength from them. Thank you so much for another beautiful share, love, Joy xo

  5. Hi Heather, and now I've finally caught up with you! Lovely post and you're so right. Sometimes I think we spend so long on the computer that we don't look out side that cyberspace world! I know that's definitely has been true for me in the past. Your day sounds just right! have a great weekend xx

  6. It sounds as if you have hit on the right combination of technology time and non-technology time. It is something I struggle with in my life as well. Lovely post!

  7. I loved this post! Finding balance in our life is so hard, but every now and again it happens and it's magic! I have very happy memories of Sidmouth. Thank you for reminding me of them.
    Leanne xx

  8. Thanks for sharing the last post. Makes me think. Xx

  9. Glad you've managed to free up some time .... it waits for no man!
    Jacqui x

    1. that's true! it's funny time moves so fast on-line. In that hour or two, we can do so many other things......!

  10. So glad that you are enjoying your extra time, your plan is a great one!! xx

  11. Hello lovely Heather. I have missed visiting you here and like you even though I am hardly EVER in blogland I am always tinkling of you all. I think you will soon notice the difference it makes to have a little less technology in fact it has become such a big part of my life now that I am finding it very hard to fit it in now, which again is not a good thing on one hand but definitely a good thing for my health as I notice how symptoms creep up when I sit in front of my laptop. I hope you find the correct balance for you and thank you for always being so very supportive to me and my little space. I hope you find some inspiration for your new ventures, I have no doubt that it will be interesting and beautiful. Eating without technology is a key, mindful eating adds a whole new dimension to life! Sending you much love xoxo

  12. Dear Heather,

    You've inspired a good number of people with this post, myself included. I feel happy just thinking of the free time awaiting me. Yes; I am going to spend a computer-free morning tomorrow...and think of you whilst doing so.


  13. Well Heather, I think you should step away from the laptop more, because you are on a creative roll! I have whole days when I don't even open my laptop as I find that, once it's on, I am drawn back to it constantly throughout the day. The internet has a magnetic pull! That brooch is so, so lovely and it's just perfect against the denim. x

  14. Super post! Glad you have clawed back some extra time in your day, and you have found lots to enrich it! Love your thrifted goodies, your landscapes and the sneak preview of your journalling; thankyou so much for sharing!

  15. It's wonderful to have such memorable little pieces that can still make you happy even though that person/s are not around anymore!!!!! You're so right, when my laptop went to varsity I did so much more, especially early suppers!!! Now that it's back I find myself "wasting" time on pinterest but admittedly, sometimes it's good inspiring time too!!!
    Have a happy week doing what you love best!!!
    AMarie xxx

  16. Such a lovely post! I've pushed back at the internet, I don't really keep up now, and it gets turned off at 9pm. It's a good feeling! :)

  17. I have to completely agree with you about finding more time when you're not online! I am actually meant to be in my algebra class online right now, and here I have been messing about online!!! I truly miss my blogging buddies though and I miss finding out what they are doing, especially in the summer when everyone is creating and sightseeing!
    I love your journal as well, I truly believe in journalling and I have one just for my blog!
    I hope your week is fantastic!
    Much love,

  18. How encouraging - I should probably take a leaf out of your book, perhaps what I will do sans wifi for the next 7-8 wks in our Brittany house!!
    Still, it's nice to meet you here regularly, so perhaps you'll "talk" to us over lunch? LOL

  19. I hope you have continued to enjoy your week, heather, and I'm sorry I haven't been able to pop by sooner! I definitely like the sound of a slower pace and time for simple treasures...beautiful post, Chrissie xxx

  20. Thank you so much for your inspiring and encouraging blog. To see and read made me happy and eager to make something. God bless you :-)

  21. Your art journal is going to be amazing.

  22. Cant wait to see more of your art journal :)