Musings and Snapshots

Snapshots of February 2016

11th March 2016


1. Red tulips to celebrate organising some voluntary work. 2. February blossom on pancake day. 3. Sharing how to create a tranquil bedroom. 4. London fun with my beautiful friend Kathryn of Kat Got The Cream. 5. Waving goodbye to January. 6. It would be wrong to pass this lovely door without taking a photograph. 7. Window boxes and railings. 8. Spending Valentine’s weekend in Christchurch, Dorset. 9. Sharing 10 valuable life lessons from working freelance.


1. ‘Let your dreams take flight’ enjoying a sunny morning on Bournemouth beach. 2. Teaching this English rose how to be Parisian. 3. Sharing 4 of the most colourful collections of beach huts. 4. My home is made up of succulents and deer. 5. The Harry Potter Studio Tour and the kitsch kitty inspired office of Dolores Umbridge. 6. Getting my things together for a creative day in the Cotswolds with Cristina and Rosie. 7. Pretty seaside beach huts. 8. Easing into a new week with Jing tea and Boden shoes. 9. A living room spring clean and reshuffle.


1. Sharing the benefits of internet-free days. 2. Pretty flowers for you. 3. Beach house perfection. 4. A Roads scent for every day of the week. 5. An outfit inspired by the delightful Jean Seberg in the 1960’s film Breathless (to see more do pop over to the Boden blog). 6. Attending the press showing of Creation Theatre’s King Lear in Blackwell’s bookshop. It was remarkable. 7. If I wasn’t so in love with Oxfordshire I’d move to Dorset! 8. A cheerful Saturday night at Candy Pop HQ. 9. Filling the weekend with sugar and spice and all things nice.


After the newness and coldness of January, February felt like putting on my favourite jumper. My February goals were to find a routine, catch up with at least two friends each week and take a step back from the online world to focus on my work and creativity. They made a huge difference and spending time in Dorset and offline, enabled me to focus on where my heart is guiding me. There’s nothing quite like silencing the online noise and changing your scenery to find out where you want to go.

I’ve been thinking a lot about my fine art tutor Geoff Olsen and the things I learnt during my time at university. So I decided to send him a thank you email only to find I was 9 years too late. I felt sad, and I thought I’d mention it here should anyone be thinking of reconnecting with former teachers or tutors.

Time in London with Kathryn of Kat Got The Cream is always a joy and our recent trip was no exception. We attended the Avery Perfume Gallery opening at Selfridges and the press preview of Vogue 100, A Century of Style at the National Portrait Gallery. I absolutely loved the photography and I now have an unhealthy obsession with A by Avery.

And finally, I spent a gorgeous day in the Cotswolds with Cristina, a still life stylist and photographer, and Rosie of the online shop Kinship of Oxford. It was great to chat about working freelance and I’ll be sharing a few photographs from the day here soon.

I hope your February was kind and March is lovelier than a huge bunch of pink peonies. I’ll see you over on Instagram.

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  • Reply daisy jones 11th March 2016 at 8:31 am

    Such beautiful and uplifting images, of course I favour the dorset ones, but then i would! (home sweet home)

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 11th March 2016 at 8:47 am

      Thanks so much. You live in such a beautiful part of Britain, the beaches are glorious! Have a great weekend. x

  • Reply florenceandmary 11th March 2016 at 10:17 am

    It certainly sounds like you’ve had a great month and hope the weekend is kind to you

    Victoria xx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 11th March 2016 at 10:19 am

      Thanks Victoria. Have a fabulous Friday and weekend! x

  • Reply KatGotTheCream (@KatGotTheCream) 11th March 2016 at 11:10 am

    Let’s do it all again soon xxx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 11th March 2016 at 11:48 am

      Yes please, have a great weekend! x

  • Reply Slummy single mummy 11th March 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Gorgeous! I love the blue/purple theme that seems to run through these, it’s very tranquil, but fresh and lovely too.

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 11th March 2016 at 12:59 pm

      Thanks so much, have a lovely day. x

  • Reply Heidi 11th March 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Your image galleries and links are always the perfect start to my day!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 11th March 2016 at 3:15 pm

      Thank you Heidi! x

  • Reply Sue 11th March 2016 at 8:22 pm

    Gorgeous as always Natasha. Sorry to hear of your art tutor. Been there with that one! But on a more positive note another one of my art teachers is still teaching down the road from where I live now. I must drop her a line x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 12th March 2016 at 11:37 am

      Thanks Susie. I was really shocked when I discovered the news. Have a gorgeous weekend! x

  • Reply melwiggins 11th March 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Beautiful images! Really captures the season and the month – in fact I can see it just about changing to Spring as I scroll down! xo

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 12th March 2016 at 11:38 am

      Thanks so much Mel, have a great day. x

  • Reply Alison, Not Another Mummy Blog 12th March 2016 at 7:42 am

    Sounds like your February went really well. I love the photos you took for Boden – and that spot in Covent Garden where you and Kathryn took pics is one of my faves!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 12th March 2016 at 11:39 am

      Thanks Alison. I do love those phone boxes, I was thrilled when I found them! Have a lovely weekend. x

  • Reply Lori 13th March 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Such gorgeous snaps and sounds liek you had super fun with Kat in london! I’m also loving this new spring like weather 😉 x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 14th March 2016 at 3:50 pm

      Thanks Lori. We had gorgeous weather for February. x

  • Reply Eva 13th March 2016 at 10:20 pm

    You had a gorgeous month ! I hope mars month will be great for you ! Lovely pictures ! x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 14th March 2016 at 3:50 pm

      Thanks so much Eva. Have a lovely day. x

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