bluebell & bumpkin


Monday, 28 September 2015

It is always sad to goodbye, even when you know it is coming. And so it was, we wished our dearest friend, Mr. Bilbo Baggins, or quite simply, Baggins, a final farewell.

wednesday happiness :: 23 september

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

With only a week and a half to the wedding, the bulk of our time is taken up with thinking about the wedding, talking about the wedding and dreaming about the wedding. I think we can both honestly say that although we are so excited for the day itself, we cannot wait for the planning stage to be finally done and dusted.

six books

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Sometimes a book will come along, find a place in your soul and stay with you long after you've reached The End. These books are rare and they are special, and they deserve a place on everyone's (and if they are anything like mine - already overflowing) bookshelves.

Lean In  - Sheryl Sandberg :: The COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg has long campaigned for equality in the work place and her book, Lean In is a testament to that. Lean In has not been without its criticism, and there are certainly parts which would not resonate with your average female worker, but its fundamental message is one of great importance, that of striving for equality between the sexes in the workplace. This is a book which forces you to remember the advancement of women who have come before you, and addresses what can be done for those women who will come after you. Every woman, whether young or old, rich or poor, should read a copy of this book.

one month

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Dan and I got engaged on a very cold Parisian day at the end of January 2014. We had walked for miles and miles as unbeknown to me at the time, Dan tried to find the spot. Eventually he did, and at the Jardin du Luxembourg he asked me to be his wife. And now, in one months time, I will be.

the curious life

Friday, 28 August 2015

 "The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day" - Albert Einstein.

A quick Google search on curiosity brings up endless quotes on the power and the joy of the curious life. When we are little, we are naturally curious, always asking, how and why and when, but as we grow older, and settle into an adult life, the gleam of curiosity dulls. We are told, 'curiosity killed the cat', and we stop asking why.