Monday, 28 June 2010

The past week

The past week the following things have been floating my boat:

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  • My little fruit & vegetable garden. I've been growing various things in little plants pots on the patio and it's starting to pay off now. I can't wait to get a few more courgette flowers and then I can try them in some tempura batter, yum! The strawberries are coming along really well, we've had a few off them. They're producing runners now so we're trying to propagate some more plants for next year. 
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  • Leopard print nails, inspired by Gem Fatale. My right hand is far worse, but it slightly resembles leopard print if you look at them from far away and squint a bit! I used Barry M nail varnishes in 119 Baby Pink and 302 Fuchsia. I am not a pink girl at all really but I absolutely love this fuchsia colour. I think my nails are about the only place that I would wear pink though. 
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  • Reading this book. It is written by Diana's husband and I am really enjoying it so far. I love how it's interspersed with pieces of library history and the stories are so funny. I can completely relate to all of the stories about weird library patrons but also the love of the job. I really recommend it to anyone who likes funny little anecdotal stories & loves libraries. 
Honourable mentions also go to: the weather, Hawaiian Luau parties, crocheting (of course), getting excited for my birthday, being told I look like Rachel from Glee and Ginger beer.

46 comments:

  1. love the colours of your vegie garden !

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  2. Gem's nails always look fantastic!!! Though mine are pretty mental at the moment - Navy Blue YSL polish (awful and chips like crazy by the way, it was borrowed, my Rimmel London in Blue Vogue is much better, and cheaper!) with Rococo Nail Apparel Gold Leaf topcoat so they are all speckly like jellybeans!

    And we're starting to get strawberries turning red on the plants at home too!

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  3. I absolutely love your nails; they look amazing. My mother planted strawberries in our backyard as well, but they keep being eaten by bugs. It's a shame because the ones that we do manage to save taste really good.

    -Ana

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  4. Those strawberries look delicious, and your courgettes are miles ahead of mine! I'm intrigued by courgette flower fritters - you'll have to let us know how they taste!

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  5. oh I love your nails. I'm so clumsy, I could never do that!
    mmmm . . strawberries!

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  6. love everything about this post! especially the nails! :)

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  7. Nom nom, I love strawberries!

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  8. Cute nails! That's so clever and looks awesome. I think I'll give it a go.

    xxx

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  9. Love your nails! I wish I could do the leopard print look but my nails are sooooo short... something to try and grow them for, I guess! I love the cover of that librarian book, very eyepleasing.

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  10. I want to start a veg garden!

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  12. Growing your own is so rewarding! We have planted up loads of stuff this year and it is amazing to know that the strawberries, cucumber & mint in my Pimm's have come from our garden!

    I have never seen Glee but I know who you mean, you look just like her! x

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  13. I love being told I look like famous pretty people :)

    also the colours in your garden make me want to plant vegetables. Presently our back yard has only flowers and many weeds.

    Nice post. It has a very happy summer feel.

    Christy of Dress Rehearsal

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  14. The fruits of your labour look absolutely delicious! Can't wait to read about courgettes in batter... yum, yum, yum! :)

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  15. Awww, love the little fruit/veggie garden! Reminds me of a tiny strawberry patch I used to have when I was a kid. May have to bring that idea back again....

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  16. Wow, your nails look fab! As do your vegetables! I am looking after my sister's tomato plants while she is on holiday this week and I'm terrified I'm going to accidentally kill them! I love the idea of being able to grow a bit of your own food though.

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  17. strawberries are one of my favorite reasons i love summer.

    let me know how you like the book when it ends, but glad you like it so far! thanks for reading- i'll show scott this post

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  18. oh wow that nails look awesome!!

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  19. oh your vegtabgle garden is so sweet! We had/have strawberry bushes but the slugs get to them before we do. I really want to grow pumpkins again!
    -indigo

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  20. love the nails :)
    I've given you an award on my blog , take a look :) xx

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  21. lovelovelove your nails! its so great too see people trying something different with their nails at the moment!

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  22. Oooh I love the nails and the photos of your plants!

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  23. I love your wee garden! If I had a garden I would definitely have a fruit and veg corner.
    Your nails look gorgeous. I have the same problem, my left hand always looks amazing and my right hand looks like it's been painted by a child haha!

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  24. STRAWBERRIES! Wow, nice vegie garden, I wish I had one :) Love the nails, this is such a cute post.

    Btw, I like your previous post about the dresses, they're gorgeous and I wish my wardrobe was filled with them ;D nice blog.


    Classique chérie

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  25. Thank you!
    I would to! Wednesday is so cute and still want to make a dress like hers.

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  26. omg!! how cool is it that you actually have a fruits and veggie garden.. i can never have patience for it.. hahaha!

    Animated Confessions

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  27. This is such a cute post - look at those darling nails! I wish I had a veggie garden. The book sounds neat. Thanks for the sweet comments :)

    inbugsdrawers.blogspot.com

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  28. oh Im dreaming the day till I get to go strawberry picking !

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  29. the strawberries are so pretty. I thought you might not get strawberries in the uk because of the weather, but I was wrong!
    oh and your nails look fierce!

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  30. oh and yeah! you look just like Leah Michele, but you dress better hehe!

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  32. nice photos;) I like the print on nails!;)

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  33. You really do look like Rachel from Glee! and your nails look fantastic :]

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  34. FYI, there are now videos on garnstudio about crochet and knitting to learn the basics http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/video.php

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  35. Awesome nails, great DIT job, I thought they were done by a pro.

    I'm an English teacher and just adore a good library, I love the way they are completely opposite to my nights out, haha!
    xx

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  36. I cannot wait to get a house so that I can start a garden :) I hope you give a review of the book when you are all done, I really want to read it :)

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  37. We've had quite a successful strawberry patch this summer, too! And I adore your nails. x

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  38. Oooh love the plant shots and your nails are just fabulous!

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  39. Sally (Bookbird)3 July 2010 08:53

    Spotted you in the latest Lush magazine :)

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  40. OH I want a vegetable garden!

    Love Grace.

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  41. Oooh I love those nails and yay gardens!

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  42. wow what nails! we don´t have strawberries over here just yet. maybe soon, hopefully! ^^
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  43. ohhh thanks for pointing me out to diana's blog. my parents tend a garden plot too, i should maybe help them haha. i always envy people who grow their own food.x

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  44. Growing strawberries. Wow that reminds me of my childhood in my granny's garden. Good times.
    x

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