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Columbia Road Flower Market

Columbia Road Flower Market, Columbia Road, Flower Market, Flowers, Market, Blogging, Blog A Book Etc, Fay, CrowdOn Sunday one of the markets that we were lucky enough to visit was the illustrious Columbia Road Flower Market. Now as we are down the road in Walthamstow there was no reason not to take a little (long!) wander to the flower market whilst meeting friends. It really was a perfect Sunday! Check out some of the pictures I managed to take whilst there. Bare in mind that it was extremely packed and you could barely get to the flowers you really wanted as due to high publicity this market gets crazy.

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As it was such a beautiful day I figured that it would be a great opportunity to give this dress an outing. As it was quite cool in the shade this dress was perfect as the fabric is thick and warm when needed. The one thing that did cause me a bit of trouble was when the wind blew and the beautiful full skirt went up and showed everything. This is one day that I was glad for a full pair of pants!

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From the beginning of the strip it was apparent that it was going to be a difficult walk as we meshed between the wanting bodies of other market goers it was like a touring party as we tried to stick together in a line. At times we were separated and lucky enough to get a quick glance at the beautiful buds on show. With arms and bouquets flying around the place it was hard to get an unobstructed shot.

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The market had everything on offer for the green fingered among us. From bedding plants to orchids. The colours were vibrant and the smell was out of this world.

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In the thick of the crowd this stall was rammed with people searching for their Sunday bunches. We managed to squeeze in and make a grab for our selection and it was just at the right time.

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At one point it was much easier to get behind the stalls for a breather to walk without getting barged. Whilst struggling through I came across this gorgeous plant.

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As we finally reached the end of the strip I came across a stall that wasn’t overpowered and had some truly beautiful flowers left on display. The three bunches here are just so patriotic that I couldn’t not take a picture. A true reflection of our countries colours and so bold at that.

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After seeing so many tulips on offer this mix of colours were my absolute favourite and just seemed so cheerful then bunched together. This was the end of our walk along Columbia Road Flower Market and it was truly delightful. I couldn’t go without a comical photo for the trip so once again in my favourite dress I tried to fly!

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I am hoping to return to the Flower Market in the next couple of weeks when I am next off from work.

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To Do Tuesday

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Whilst sitting in the pub garden with the hubby and some friends on Sunday we got to talking about making lists. My lists are made on a daily basis and I have notebooks coming out of my ears. Some people keep lists mentally and others have to write it down. I’m one of many that probably do both! I make a concrete list on paper and anything else added tends to wrack up on the side of it. Do you make a daily to do list?

Last Weeks List

- Comment on 10 new blogs

- Write two book reviews

- Edit pictures taken for blog posts over the next week

- Take part in one Twitter chat

This Weeks List

- Follows and Comments on Bloglovin’

- Take Part in a Twitter Chat
(This seems to be a recurring one for the list!)

- Edit pictures taken over the weekend

- Organise beauty products

- Finish Anna Karenina and The Cake Shop in the Garden

So what have you got on your to do list this week?

To Do Tuesday

To Do, Tuesday, Lists, Organisation, To Do TuesdayOnce again it is time to go through last weeks list and make one for the week ahead. Unfortunately I was unable to take part in #Bloggiesta so I have been trying to organise myself otherwise.

Last Weeks List

- Continue with Goodreads updates & links to reviews

- Comment on 20 blogs (new and old)

- Take part in Disqus discussion

- Create a late bloggiesta list if possible

This Weeks List

- Comment on 10 new blogs

- Write two book reviews

- Edit pictures taken for blog posts over the next week

- Take part in one Twitter chat

Hopefully I will be able to include the last two on last weeks list.

 

To Do Tuesday

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 With all our holidays out of the way for a while now it is time to get back to reality and get a hold of my organisational side. Focus is the aim of this week. Between work and blogging things are busy around here and I intend to stay organised.

Last Weeks List

- Edit pictures in file that are ready to be used for posts

- Continue to update Goodreads

- Take part in Twitter chat

- Comment on 10 new blogs

- Get ready to go back to work :(

This Weeks List

- Continue with Goodreads updates & links to reviews

- Comment on 20 blogs (new and old)

- Take part in Disqus discussion

- Create a late bloggiesta list if possible

As I was slightly late for the Bloggiesta challenge I am hoping to put together my own list and go from there. I guess this week we will see how things go.

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With a slight continuation of my period of rest and relaxation I have worked through my list and have another list of tasks to keep me on top for this week coming. What have you been up to this week and what do you have planned for the week ahead.

Last Weeks List

 

- Take part in Disqus discussions

- Take part in Twitter chat

- Organise Pinterest boards

- Organise Goodreads books

This Weeks List

- Edit pictures in file that are ready to be used for posts

- Continue to update Goodreads

- Take part in Twitter chat

- Comment on 10 new blogs

- Get ready to go back to work :(

To Do Tuesday

To Do, Tuesday, Lists, Organisation, To Do TuesdayEven when I am away I am still trying to keep on top of things, making lists and generally organising my life. So as an attempt to keep on top of things here is my list for this week. As I did not make a list last week this week may seem a little bare but hey ho – on with the week!

This Weeks List

- Take part in Disqus discussions

- Take part in Twitter chat

- Organise Pinterest boards

- Organise Goodreads books

 

Week in Pictures #7

As i’m away this week check out my Instagram for updates this week.

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To Do Tuesday

To Do, Tuesday, Lists, Organisation, To Do TuesdayWith a couple of weeks off work ahead it will be the perfect time to kick Blog A Book in shape and get things ship shape around here. A little bit of a diversion however will be part of the proceedings tomorrow but that is something that you have to check out on my instagram tomorrow!

Last Weeks List

- Finish new release and write review to post

- Buy storage boxes

- Arrange photographing space in room

- Back up photos on laptop and main computer

- Shred unnecessary paperwork – it’s in a box ready to be shred!

- Take part in a Twitter Chat

- Update Goodreads (Books read, reviewed etc)

As promised the leftovers from the list the week before have been added on.

This Weeks List

- Finish scheduling posts

- Make Pinterest button for hovering over images

- Take part in Twitter chat

- Bloglovin organising

- Make weekly playlist

What have you got planned for the week ahead?

 

To Do Tuesday

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As I mentioned last week I am now back to work and I have to admit after just a weekend away in the country I was reluctant to return. Much like every other time I have spent away from work once I had completed a couple of shifts I was back into the swing of real life and ready to get myself sorted. Starting back at the gym is something that I have been thinking about for quite some time and after spending two hours on horse back it was blatent how out of shape I have let myself get.

Over the past week I have been making time to gently ease myself back into an exercise routine and it isn’t going too badly. Onwards . . .

Last Weeks List

- Edit remaining pictures from weekend and post

- Schedule 2 weeks worth of posts templates (content to be filled)

- Take part in a Twitter Chat

- Check out other bloggers Facebook pages

- Update Goodreads (Books read, reviewed etc)

This Weeks List

As you can see I didn’t manage to get everything on my list done so I am adding those on to this weeks list. Fingers crossed!

- Finish new release and write review to post

- Buy storage boxes

- Arrange photographing space in room

- Back up photos on laptop and main computer

- Shred unnecessary paperwork

What have you got planned for the rest of the week?

To Do Tuesday

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With Valentine’s day/weekend out of the way life is back to normal over here and things are kicked back into over drive with regards to organising little parts of my life. Starting off with my blog is always a good and quite frankly the most obviously place to start so this week I will be focusing on making time to schedule rather than posting erratically. Hopefully it will give me a chance to have some time to myself with himself. If this weekend just gone has taught me anything it is scheduling is sometimes necessary as it is completely necessary to put down your phone/tablet/camera and just enjoy life.

This Weeks List

- Edit Pinterest boards 

- Take part in new discussion on Disqus
(The talk shop forum on Disqus is AWESOME)

- Pack for Valentine’s Day trip

- Edit pictures for week of posts

- Find new storage boxes – yet to find a set that we both agree on!

This Weeks List

- Edit remaining pictures from weekend and post

- Schedule 2 weeks worth of posts templates (content to be filled)

- Take part in a Twitter Chat

- Check out other bloggers Facebook pages

- Update Goodreads (Books read, reviewed etc)

What have you got planned for the rest of the week?