#MySpotOnEarthChallenge Weeks 7 & 8

I hope that for those of you who have been followig the My Spot On Earth Challenge you have seen a little piece of the beautiful place I call home!  It would be lovely to share this landscape with others so if you want to join in, please do so by tagging your photos on Instagram with #myspotonearth.

I have combined two weeks into one in this post as the time seems to have flown by and summer seems in full swing here in the lane.

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I love roses – they just epitomise July and these beauties I am lucky enough to pass by each day when I walk with my dog, Monty.  The quote in my journal I thought was so lovely and when I look back during the cold winter months I will remember these blooming roses, how the air felt and the scent they gave off every time I walked by.

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A little further up my lane are fields of barley and so I included the lyrics from one of my favourite songs by Sting, again to remind me when the fields are bare in the winter of the beauty of the summer months.  It’s a truly inspirational place to live!

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I certainly will remember this day and my walk in fields of gold.

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💕Jane

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I really shouldn’t – oh go on then!

No, it’s not about cake – although I am very fond of the odd slice – it’s more about an obsession of mine.  Stationery – I know, sooo glamorous isn’t it!  But I seem to be slightly stationery obsessed – pens, paper, pencils, you name it and I want it.  So during my pre-trawl on Amazon a few days ago (ahead of their Prime Day) I noticed a few more items just waiting to be bought!  By me.  Obviously 😁.

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Can you see them?  Nestling in with the other pens?  Two beauties – all I need now is a green Leuchtturm1917 notebook and I will have a matching pair!

Not content with two fountain pens I decided that some practice paper would be needed so added a Calligraphy Paper Pad and Rhodia Dot Pads to the basket along with some more brush pens – like I need more of these!

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So these brush pens only cost £13.79 from Amazon and I must admit I was a bit sceptical as I am well aware that brush pens can cost a lot of money – well the Tombow ones do.  However I am pleasantly surprised at the quality of these beauties – check out my review on these and the beautiful Lanxivi fountain pens here.

So to accommodate all these new goodies, I’ve had to have a bit of a tidy up in my workroom- looking tidy now, but give it a few days!

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What are your favourite supplies?  Share some of your ideas here – I’m always on the lookout for new goodies!

Jane 💕

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Do You Bullet Journal on Holiday?

Work’s finished, clothes are on the spare bed, suitcase has been retrieved from the attic/shed/cupboard – you are all ready to go on your summer holiday.  Exotic locations, beautiful beaches, cool clear waters……..  Sounds sublime!

How are you going to record it all?  We all have our smartphones ready to capture the moment but the big question is – Will You Take Your Bullet Journal on holiday? Yes or No?

This is the conundrum I am currently facing.  Do I Bujo on my hols or not?  I have scoured favourite bullet journal websites and forums and the resounding answer is – HELL, YES!

So that’s what I’m gonna do!

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I’ve got my packing list with a plan of what I’m wearing each night (more or less)….

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I’ve got my lovely Leuchtturm 1917 in sunny yellow – very apt! and my gorgeous fountain pen……

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Got my pencil case ready, with a selection of coloured pencils, pentel pencil, eraser and micron pen……

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And my fab little LG printer and sticky pocket photo paper so I can print straight from my phone and stick a picture into my journal straight away.   No messing! And of course a bit of washi tape for decoration!

And last but not least ……

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My holiday reading list – primed and ready to go on my Kindle!  What more could a girl ask for on her summer holiday!  Kefalonia, here I come……

What do you pack to bullet journal on hols?  I’d love to know so leave a comment below.  Happy holidays.

Jane xx

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Lavender’s Blue, dilly dilly……

Lavender’s Green, When I am King, dilly dilly, You shall be queen….

Or so the nursery rhyme goes! This English folksong always reminds me of flowers – I used to sing it to my boys when they were babies!

The bees are visiting the garden every day now – industriously collecting pollen, and the flowers are all starting to bloom, including the lavender which grows on my patio.

Here is my tiny slice of life, showing you where I live each week for a year as part of this photography/bullet journal challenge.  My Lupins (favourite flower) are coming in to their own (visited by the bees) and the lavender will soon be spectacular.

The weather is not great – the sun seems to be a stranger much of the time and there are frequent showers but I suppose this is good for the plants – if not the humans!

Why don’t you join in? – it would be great to see the diversity of different places in the world.  If you are interested in this challenge then leave a comment and we can link them all together on Instagram.  Just tag #myspotonearth followed by your own local tag if you like.  Let’s make the virtual a reality! #theeastgateproject 💕

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Would you like to join our challenge?

Want to showcase your beautiful spot in the world?  Where you live, whether it be countryside or urban?

Join our challenge and make your virtual world into reality.  It doesn’t have to show your house – just your surroundings – where you are at any given time in the area where you live.

I live in rural England and want to share my surroundings with you.

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What a difference a week makes – it’s 5th June and now we have blue skies and sunshine!  How is it where you live?  The lane is looking lovely and the crops are growing in the fields – it’s a pleasure to be out in the fresh air.

Why don’t you join in? – it would be great to see the diversity of different places in the world.  If you are interested in this challenge then leave a comment and we can link them all together on Instagram.  Just tag #myspotonearth followed by your own local tag if you like.  Let’s make the virtual a reality! #theeastgateproject 💕

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My Little Spot on Planet Earth

As I mentioned in my last post, which you can see here I am hoping to capture a photograph each week of my surroundings and what they mean to me.  So, first off, here I am – this is me, in Eastgate – a little rural hamlet in North Norfolk, UK.

 

It is 30th May 2016 and as you will see below, the weather is kinda grey (and none too warm!)  Never mind.

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This is my lane (well the one I walk up and down most days).  There are several houses and farms and lots of open countryside, which is amazing.

Why don’t you join in? – it would be great to see the diversity of different places in the world.  If you are interested in this challenge then leave a comment and we can link them all together on Instagram.  Just tag #myspotonearth followed by your own local tag if you like.  Let’s make the virtual a reality! #theeastgateproject 💕

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A New Start

Hello there and thanks for tuning in!  I have been writing a blog now for a few years, firstly for my own amusement, picking up friends and followers along the way and I have loved interacting with people who have written to me or left me a comment.

I have been using another platform for my ramblings since the beginning, but have recently switched to Word Press and thought this would be a good time for a bit of a relaunch – a new start so to speak.  Read More »