Musings and Snapshots

Snapshots of January 2016

5th February 2016

January 2016

1. Pink shutters on a grey January day. 2. One of my favourite kitsch deer. 3. A beautiful Pashley bike on Turl Street. 4. An afternoon of browsing in Hereford. 5. The world needs more snowdrops in terracotta pots. 6. A rainy Wednesday and fuchsia pink roses. 7. Loving my new rose gold iPhone. 8. Front door perfection in Chelsea. 9. A cheeky sale purchase, don’t tell anyone.

January 2016

1. A perfect wreath on a perfectly crooked front door. 2. Cheering up Blue Monday with a stunt strawberry. 3. I love everything about this quaint Oxford house. 4. A few bits and bobs and a simple happy list for 2016. 5. Great Tuesdays are made of Boden Breton stripes and shoes with stripy bows. 6. My Rifle Paper Co. calendar is almost too pretty to write on. 7. I was tempted to knock on the door to compliment them on their paint choices. 8. A corner of my office. 9. The most photographed florist in London.

January 2016

1. Sharing eight ways to ease the January blues. 2. One for window box Wednesday. 3. My new Smeg and some easy steps for decluttering your kitchen. 4. My first photograph of 2016 taken in Bromyard, Herefordshire. 5. Discovering a stunning forest just 20 minutes drive away. 6. This little Bambi was a Christmas gift from my man, I think he’s awesome, the deer is pretty cool too. 7. Weekend things. 8. Sharing a few tips to be present and live in the moment. 9. Spotting a girl wearing a vintage tweed coat I donated to Cancer Research.


I started January at Hogwarts which consisted of watching all the Harry Potter films and attending the Warner Bros. Studio Tour. It was fun and I wanted to buy the Gryffindor House uniform but thought better of it.

I saw the band Daughter when they played the Oxford O2 and made sure I caught up with as many friends as possible. The cascade of celebrity deaths was really sad and it motivated me to donate a couple of bags to Cancer Research and offer to do some voluntary work. I’m really looking forward to helping others and I’m certain the experience will inspire me creatively.

I hope you had a wonderful January and February is bubbling along nicely. If you’d like to catch my onward journey I’ll see you over on Instagram. Have a fabulously gorgeous day!

And finally, a little thank you to Nuffnang, Mollie MakesBoden and First Site Guide for the recent Candy Pop mentions, it’s always appreciated.

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  • Reply Eva 5th February 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Gorgeous pictures Natasha ! Always inspire me. Have a lovely february’s month and a happy weekend ! x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 5th February 2016 at 3:45 pm

      Thanks Eva for your kind comment. Have a great weekend! x

  • Reply melwiggins 5th February 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Sounds full and fun! Defying those January blues! x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 5th February 2016 at 3:57 pm

      Exactly, laughing in the face of the January blues! x

  • Reply Emmaly Knecht 5th February 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Looked like January was a pretty swell month 🙂

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 5th February 2016 at 6:06 pm

      Thank you! x

  • Reply Enchanted Pixie 5th February 2016 at 9:49 pm

    gorgeous photos – such perfect colours to brighten up a grey month xx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 6th February 2016 at 12:05 pm

      Thank you Polly, have a great Saturday! x

  • Reply Hovis67 6th February 2016 at 7:56 am

    So pretty. Suddenly my house seems a bit drab!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 6th February 2016 at 12:06 pm

      Haha, thanks for stopping by! x

  • Reply Windlasse 7th February 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Went on the Warner Bros Studio tour in October and loved it, almost as much fun as discovering your blog space! Windlasse

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 7th February 2016 at 3:30 pm

      Thank you very much! x

  • Reply laura redburn 9th February 2016 at 12:16 pm

    love the pink door! …and everything else 🙂 looks like you had an interesting month. hope feb is going well for you so far!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 11th February 2016 at 1:14 pm

      Thanks so much Laura! x

  • Reply florenceandmary 10th February 2016 at 9:56 am

    Who says January has to be a bad month looking at your photos. I was the same when I go to anything Harry Potter related I suddenly feel like I want to walk around in a cape waving a wand!

    Victoria x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 11th February 2016 at 1:15 pm

      I must admit to feeling a little jealous of the people wearing a Gryffindor House scarf! x

  • Reply islandliving365 10th February 2016 at 9:34 pm

    January looks like it was a really pretty month 🙂

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 11th February 2016 at 1:16 pm

      Thank you. x

  • Reply fritha 12th February 2016 at 11:45 am

    I’ve almost used up my Baies candle! I love all these tones xx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 12th February 2016 at 3:14 pm

      Thanks Fritha. x

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