Tuesday, 16 August 2016

16 loves {August 2016}

Welcome to the next in the series {16 loves} for 2016.

For the last few years, I've been sharing my loves each month - a little bit of everything that has caught my eye or been enjoyed over the last month. So, a new year and new inspiration. I hope you will come back each month to see if there is anything in my list to inspire you. 

To see what's inspired me in the past, click to find all my {13 loves}, my {14 loves}, my {15 loves} and my {16 loves}.

I hope there's something in here to inspire you or maybe just make you smile.

One day late but here we go...


My little brother graduated from Central St Martin's. A proud moment for us all. I couldn't be there but was thrilled to receive a few photos.


I pinned this particularly lovely A5 print - Never Stop Looking Up - here and discovered a gorgeous website which is so inspiring. Beautiful photography and such gorgeous lettering. Check it out!

Lamplighter blog here


I finished some classes and received flowers and notebooks and orchids. This beautiful bouquet graced my desk and made me happy.


The August Scrapabilly Kit des Monats was full of beautiful Echo Park Party Time collection papers and embellishments so it seemed fitting to use it for a celebratory page about being in German for 15 years. This was my favourite page with the kit even if it took me hours!

Scrapabilly Kit des Monats Design Team Gallery for August here


I know, I know! I write about delicious recipes all the time and never do anything with them but they always grab my attention. I've never heard of Buddha Bowls so I'm really interested to give this a go...

Recipe available at A Spicy Perspective here


Yep, this little one is growing!


I had a road trip down to the city of Worms which is south of Frankfurt. We travelled a bit further on to Mannheim where we visited the gorgeous Baroque Schloss there. A fun afternoon taking in some history.


Another road trip back to the UK and I knew I would hit 10,000 km on the clock. I monitored it and realised it would be just the other side of the UK border. Then promptly forgot when I drove off the train! I noticed a little later. Doh! 


Back home in Birmingham, I thought it was time to check out the relatively new Grand Central which is the shopping centre they've built on top of the main New Street Station. This metal clad frontage made me realise how much Birmingham has changed and modernised over the years since I left but also that much is the same. The reflection here shows the iconic Rotunda building that is surely a symbol of 60's Birmingham and the back of the Odeon. Now a cinema, in my day it was THE place in town to go and see bands play live. Duran Duran, Adam and the Ants, Ultravox, Spandau Ballet - I saw them all there. Happy memories!


My mum and I persuaded my 94 year old granny to come out to the Botanical Gardens for an afternoon cup of tea. It was nice to see her out and about and this particular shot is a favourite. It will definitely appear on a page soon.


A brand new, tiny, gorgeous nephew. *sigh* 


And I got to be there at this little dumpling's naming celebration. One happy auntie!


My brother pointed this out to me at the Victoria & Albert Museum. I think I see a trip to London in my future for my engineering husband to get a bit of engineering geek!

The V&A here and Engineering the World here


I *might* have a washi problem. I have NEVER managed to finish a single roll but yet, keep buying more! These are beyond cute. Lora Bailora on Etsy. 

Lora Bailora on Etsy here


I'm not a sports fan really. But I do like zapping in and out of the Olympics when I can. Team GB have done amazingly well. So proud of them.

Team GB here


Along with washi tape, I *might* have a problem with all things gold. Yes, these goodies came home with me too.

Ilove you to share your own {16 loves} lists with me. Why not link up in the comments below?

{16 loves} is a series that will feature on my blog each 16th of the month


  1. What a lovely collection of photos this month - it's wonderful that were able to spend time with family! That photo of your mum and granny is priceless, as are the ones with you and the newest members of the family. I have a washi problem too - definitely wish the rolls were small so I could at least feel like I'm finishing them. And my husband is an engineer too!

  2. Loving all the pictures of little ones this month.

  3. This is such a feelgood post! Your layout is beautiful..15 years certainly deserves celebrating, says the girl who did German at school many many years ago and finally made it there for the first time last week. I'll be going back, though: I loved it

  4. Love your Scrapabilly fifteen page - all that stitching looks terrific! Hats off to you on that :D


I love comments! Thanks for taking the time. <3 <3 <3


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...