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I have been taking part in The Wildlife Trust’s annual initiative 30 Days Wild again this year, and blogging over at Saltmarsh and Samphire.  The Wildlife Trusts basically want everyone to do something wild for the 30 days of June, and it has been a lot of fun so far.


It’s been a wonderful excuse to try and fit a little more wildness into my everyday life – even very small things like watching the sunset from the window, or walking down to the quay to see what else is mooching around.

Could you do something wild everyday?  You can find more information about #30dayswild by visiting The Wildlife Trusts site here.

Meanwhile, take a look at the things I have been up to by visiting Saltmarsh and Samphire

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Links of the week

Boats for Wordless Wednesday

Here are some things that have caught my eye over the last few days around the internet – hope you find something that makes you smile too.

Old Finnish People with things on their heads

The next photography book I would like to get.

Totem Animals by Danielle

Notebooks – this one, this one and this one

Rings – this one, this one and this one

Fat Mum Slim‘s Photo a Day Challenge is awesome – join in, it’s fun!

What has caught your eye recently?

Organdie. x

My TBR Challenge

Book Pages

This is a new resolution for me (I say new, I kind of make the same kind of resolution every year, but now I MEAN IT!).  I am going to read every single paper book I own before I buy new books.  This may sound extreme – and I think it is, will I actually be able to do this?! – and I have already found a little way to cheat (more on that later).  My details have come off Amazon – no more buying!  I have been through my books and culled the ones that really didn’t appeal to me any more – some of these books had been on my shelf for years without being read which just seems daft to me.

So after that little cull, I still have far too many books on my TBR pile, plus a handful or two I would like to re-read and remember a little better, so I had better get cracking with some reading!

My self imposed rules:

1) I will only read from my own shelves from now on – until they are all read (or abandoned – more on that below).

2) I can borrow titles that I might need for research purposes from the library in this time – but not just books I fancy reading for the sake of it.

3) My little caveat/cheat (Yippee!) If I read a book that forms part of a series (I have a few books which are number one in different series) and it is so amazing that I cannot wait for the next installment I will allow myself to borrow or buy that ONE book (this is not an excuse for a book buying binge!).

4)  I am going to give myself a 50-80 page rule, if something really isn’t grabbing me by then I can put it to one side to try again later or simply give it away the first time around.  If it doesn’t appeal the second time, it definitely needs to find a new home.

I am aware that this is a non problem really, but I thought I would share it on here if only to remind myself that I have set this challenge and not to cheat on it – I have witnesses on here! I think that the ease with which I can buy books on a whim from Amazon is making me less of a reader and more of a shopper and I don’t like this in the slightest.

So there we go  – anyone else up for the challenge?

Organdie. x

The August Break Look Back

A quick little look back at The August Break project hosted by Susannah Conway.  This is a great way to explore your world in photographs with prompts to help you if you need them.

I was taking part for the second year, and it is amazing what you can see in your everyday life if you stop a little bit and think and look.

I hope that you can see some lovely things in your life too – if you are interested in taking your photography further my brand new online course is open for registration over here 🙂

Organdie. x

Totally Conkers!

So I thought I would try a post a day again for this month to see if I could do it – I managed to in August, so hopefully it will be successful this month too.

I borrowed the name for this month’s project from Folksy, where sellers can join in on a daily listing club for the items they have for sale.  This month, as autumn is approaching, the name was Totally Conkers!  Love it!

I thought I would kick things off with a photograph that you may have seen on here before, but that I have just added to our Folksy shop – I thought it might deserve another showing…

Lone Boat


I have also made a little board on Pinterest of things that have been listed in our shop and also items that have caught my eye from other seller – I am hoping that this link will work for you if you would like to have a little look over at Pinterest too.

Happy October people!

Organdie. x