Wednesday, 25 September 2013

The Neglected Garden (And Blog)

Sorry it's been such a long time between posting again. I have to be honest and say that I was thinking of giving up afternibbin. I've been feeling quite down about it for a while, you know the feelings, why would anyone want to read about my personal life and the such, I'm pretty sure all bloggers suffer from these crippling thoughts sometimes. But then I received a kind word from a stranger and suddenly I remembered why I love blogging. I love the connections you make with people, no matter how small. So here I am, back and ready to share.

Recently most of my time has been spent filling in job application forms, preparing CV's, and writing covering letters all in the hopes of finding myself a new job. I am finding the whole process disheartening to say the least but I keep telling myself that the right job is out there, it will just take time. So due to the fact I've been distracted with this task I have really neglected the garden. Not surprisingly, because of this neglect it is forced to endure, the place is looking rather scruffy but I'm still enjoying it. I especially love how the garden's been changing recently as the colours of Autumn start to creep in. To me, if no one else, the place is looking beautiful. 

Friday, 6 September 2013

Purpose and Form/Sheffield By The Seaside

Hello strangers

Sorry I haven’t been around these parts lately, I can’t believe it’s been 2 weeks since my last post! If I’m honest not a great deal has happened during my short absence, I have been excitedly watching the final episodes of Breaking Bad, have started having a big clear out of my home ready for decorating, oh and I finally feel like a proper grown up as I have got myself my very first washing line (with the very kind aid of my grandparents) which I am strangely chuffed with.  

Right big announcement time, of sorts anyway, during my time away I have also been working on my new blog, Purpose and Form, which I will be running alongside afternibbin. (not instead of, this isn’t a goodbye post my dears).

Purpose and Form will be a space where I will be sharing the things that inspire me, whether that is art, design, interiors, architecture or fashion. I decided to start Purpose and Form and not just share the things that inspire me on here instead as it just doesn’t feel right on here, afternibbin. is my personal blog about my home and garden, where I share my own photos, I want to keep it personal, fun and a little bit rough around the edges. Purpose and Form will be going in a slightly different direction and I am so very excited about it.

Anyhoo, my very first post on Purpose and Form is up today if you fancy a nosey. Now I’ve got a bit of the legwork out of the way I will be back here more regularly I promise.

So now that's out of the way I thought I'd share with you a few photos I took in Sheffield when they had a Sheffield by the Seaside weekend a few weeks ago.

The day would have been a lot better had it not been freezing cold and drizzling all day. There weren't many people out braving it, a few hardy families were pottering about in the sandpit with their cagoules on but that was about it. Me and Allsy didn't mind though, we had a nice time wandering around with a bag full of freshly cooked doughnuts, pretending we were walking down Brighton Pier. It took a lot of pretending.