Hello from a very soggy weekend in England indeed! Gone is the heatwave and gone are any semblances of good moods across the country. This week I’ve mostly found myself having to awkwardly pop a coat on top of a definitively spring outfit, constantly behind on emails and perennially hungry. You know, all the standard things. In between Royal Baby excitement (yes, I did watch all of the coverage) and despairing in the upcoming Trump visit, there’s been a fair bit going on at Chez Daisybutter. Let’s sink our teeth into the previous seven days, shall we?
This week’s posts + worksheets
A huge thank you for the wonderful feedback on this week’s blog posts! All three are posts that I spent weeks working on and it means the world that they were well received. From the downloadable worksheet I provided in Monday’s post to the articulate and genuinely insightful and inspiring comments you left on Thursday’s article, you lot are a good bunch. I’ve got plenty of similar pieces coming up, but I’d love to hear what your highlights have been so far in 2018, Daisybutter post wise? Do let me know in the comments or via an email!
An evening at PAUL
Louise and I headed off to London on Tuesday night to sample Le Restaurant de PAUL’s new bottomless afternoon tea. Bottomless afternoon tea and brunch menus are surely the cornerstone of London weekends, so we were excited to try it out and hopefully add another destination to our London address book. I’ll have a full post going up next week with my review, but in a nutshell: it’s an absolute bargain, we had a bit of a ‘mare with vegetarian options and the sandwiches are delish. Stay tuned.
Shooting with Sare
Ever since meeting the lovely Sare at an event at The Ritz a few weeks ago, I’ve been meaning to book in and shoot with her. Not only is she incredibly talented — browse her website here — she is hilarious too, and we had a great time chatting away and getting three shoots done whilst it threatened to rain. I can’t wait to share the products of our shoot with you all! They might be some of my favourite looks and shots to date. One of our locations was the infamous Parker residence from Parent Trap and we were both SO excited to finally see the place! The townhouse is stunning and the current owners were extremely friendly upon spotting us prancing about outside. Plus, their dog Maximus is too cute and took himself for a walk shortly after we arrived… carrying his leash in his mouth!
Cultivo Lounge and book market
I didn’t share a Sundaze post last weekend, in favour of sharing My Sunday Routine instead, but last weekend Harvey and I headed to Letchworth Garden City (just a short drive away!) to finally try the vegan menu at Cultivo Lounge. I’ve heard only good things from my friends and we can confirm it was delicious! We made the most of the remnants of the sun, and even picked up a handful of secondhand books at a book market. A Sunday well spent.
New client on-boarding
Lastly, I’ve mostly spent this week on-boarding a couple of new clients! It’s been a while since I added a completely new client to my roster so it’s been oh so exciting. I’m accepting new client bookings over at Tartle Copywriting, so if you’re in need of words for your website, online shop or marketing materials, drop me a message and let’s talk!
Links I’ve Loved:
- I’m a Queen Bee on Bee’s new Patreon endeavour! And I absolutely love it. In case you hadn’t seen, Bee set up a creative writing Patreon earlier in the month and in it she offers all sorts of awesome group chats, activities and insights into a life of writing creatively. If you can spare a few pounds, I promise you becoming a Patreon will be so, so worth it.
- This post on Coco’s Tea Party details quite carefully the steps you’ll need to follow if you’re considering creating a podcast. I’m totally obsessed with podcasts at the moment, so I think it’ll make an insightful read for any fellow podcast-lover.
- I’ve mentioned a few times before that this year I plan to add to my education. I’ve not yet determined how, but this post on The Everygirl details a few online classes that are accessible to plenty of people. So handy!
- Rebecca hits the nail on the head again with this post all about her new routine to ensure a productive day.
- Add this vegan wild garlic pesto recipe to your roster immediately. http://www.joyfelicityjane.com/wwwjoyfelicityjanecom/2018/4/24/recipe-vegan-wild-garlic-pesto
- If you’re also wondering how bloggers seem to travel constantly without worrying about their annual leave allowance, then this post from Hello Miss Jordan will be right up your street.
Posts This Week:
- Self-Care Alchemy, the Daisybutter Cheat Sheet
- 3 Things I Love About The Gym
- Let’s Talk: Internalised Racism