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Monday happy things

It’s half term and I’m enjoying lovely family time therefore I am keeping my Monday Happy Things post short and sweet.

– The view from our window is rather spectacular as we are lucky enough to be spending some time by the seaside.


– We watched The Theory of Everything, the film based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Wilde Hawking, Stephen Hawking’s first wife. We’ve watched a lot of films recently and this is one of my favourites. Physics, Cambridge, Eddie Redmayne – what’s not to love.

– I’ve been Charity Shop shopping which means I’ve added this gorgeous vintage plate to my collection. It’s from the 1960s and is a Broadhurst pottery “Tyne” side plate, designed by Kathie Winkle. I think it’s rather pretty.

Broadhurst Kathie Winkle "Tyne" plate

– I can’t put down The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. I love Amsterdam and this is a great story about one household in the 17th century. I am really enjoying reading it and just wish there were more hours in the day to read.

– I’ve been eating delicious biscuits from HEMA. Funnily enough they are shaped like Dutch houses which mean they are the perfect accompaniment when reading the book mentioned above.



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    February 19, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    I when I spotted you plate, I thought I have something similar I’m going to be using to display on the wall in my hall. I love the colours and design,

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