As soon as my eyes caught sight of his beautiful edition of Aesop's Illustrated Fables on a shelf in Waterstones I knew I had to have it. I'm not one to particularly seek out a specific cover of a book, if I have a series I don't mind if they're not all the matching covers and I don't mind second hand books that are a little tatty around the edges because it shows they've been read and loved. But occasionally there are editions of books that really catch my eye and this is one of those.
Last year was the year I rediscovered my love of books and I suppose I wanted a little memento to remind me of that in years to come. If I'm ever lucky enough to have a child, I hope that when they're old enough to understand them, this might become a favourite bedtime story book to dip in and out of. Until then, I'll be keeping this on my bedside table for when I need a few words of wisdom to set me back on the right path. I have a feeling this will be getting a post of its own at some point next week, I can't stop photographing it because it's so beautiful.
+ Rose Gold Origami Bunny Necklace*
Love Hearts & Crosses is one of my favourite online boutiques because not only is there something for absolutely everyone hidden amongst the pages waiting to be discovered, Conny, the lady behind it all is so incredibly lovely and I think she deserves every success. It's truly a treasure trove of a website. Conny recently unveiled the most adorable origami animal jewellery collection I have ever seen with silver, gold and rose gold pieces. The rose gold bunnies are my favourite and since this necklace arrived in the post yesterday morning I haven't taken it off. I'm currently wearing it with my very fetching fluffy pyjamas, I love it so much!
+ Feeling content.
It's nice to feel content. You play a huge part in that, you know, I hope you know that. The love and support you've shown me over the years never ceases to astound me, and especially over the last few days, your comments and kind words have meant the world. I feel hopeful and happy and curious and eager to learn new things. And I'm so grateful for everything that I have that even though it would be nice to win the lottery to feel a little more secure, it would be nice for the slightly painful blemish on my chin to politely vacate my face, and it would be nice if my glass of apple juice would magically refill itself whenever I finish it, it's okay that those things haven't/won't/will probably never happen.
+Early morning condensation on my bedroom window...
It's been especially cold outside these past few nights. I've been reaching for extra blankets and fluffy socks even though I don't really like sleeping with socks on because I like to feel the crisp sheets under my toes. Waking up and opening the curtains to find my window misted up is one of my favourite moments of the day. Even though I'm so familiar with the view outside, the condensation creates such a beautiful mysterious atmosphere and the warm dim light from the sunshine is diffused by all the little droplets. It's almost as though I could wipe it away and for there to be a whole new landscape outside. Of course though, it's always the same. And it's comforting and reassuring to see the familiar rolling hills in the distance.
+ Sam Smith.
You know when you hear someone sing for the first time and it just blows your mind? I think his album is going to be insane.
+ Lauren Wanders // + The Librarian // + Waite A Little
+ BellaETC // + Effie
What has been your favourite thing about this week?