Musings and Snapshots

Snapshots of April 2016

13th May 2016

April 2016

1. Spending a delightfully sunny day in Bristol. 2. Enjoying a slow and calm Saturday at home. 3. Blooming lovely blossom in Cowley. 4. My man gave me books instead of Easter eggs (Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear and Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less). 5. What are minimalism and simple living? 6. Happy colours and joyful things for April. 7. It would be an Insta-crime to pass some flowers in a wood crate and not take a photograph. 8. Bluebells, Breton stripes and a plastic camera, these are a few of my favourite things. 9. The last stop on the Oxford Instameet was the pretty terrace at the Turl Street Kitchen.

April 2016

1. A cosy corner of my living room. 2. Evening light in my bedroom. 3. The Bristol blues. 4. Enjoying a little peace and tranquility in Kent. 5. Sharing a few photographs of my home office. 6. Making new friends and taking too many photos at the Clifton Photo Walk. 7. The inspiration and joy of creative friendships. 8. A relaxing Sunday stroll with my favourite flowers. 9. Sharing my weekend on the Laura Ashley Instagram account.

April 2016

1. The lovely Lottie of Oyster and Pearl in the magazine and stationery shop that dreams are made of. 2. The fresh scent of linen and jasmine. 3. Don’t you just hate it when that happens? 4. Another snap from my Laura Ashley Instagram takeover. 5. Pretty pastels to cheer up a day of snow showers. 6. Sharing how 12 busy creatives like to relax and unwind. 7. A trip to Objects of Use is always a delight. 8. Tea and a good book. 9. Exploring the never ending vintage shops of Lewis.


April was all about bluebells, beaches, reading and catching up with friends old and new. I had a terrific time at the Oxford Instameet and the Clifton Photo Walk and I also attended the Independent Oxford networking evening, where I met a whole host of local entrepreneurs. There’s so much great stuff happening in Oxford right now and the next Oxford Instameet is on Saturday 9 July if you’re free and fancy coming along.

I was thrilled to have my home featured on the Houzz blog and I’ve enjoyed welcoming a few new visitors to Candy Pop, hello! I’ve also been using Snapchat (username: and I’m even building a mailing list, feel free to sign up!

I hope you had a beautiful month and May is cuter than a fluffy kitten. For my onward journey, I’ll see you over on Instagram. Have a gorgeous day.

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  • Reply Ashley cramp 13th May 2016 at 11:30 am

    Objects of use…looks like a heavenly shop? what a busy month you had!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 13th May 2016 at 5:19 pm

      It’s a beautiful shop and very useful too! x

  • Reply Victoria Eales 13th May 2016 at 12:22 pm

    Gorgeous as always. Have a fabulous weekend,

    Victoria xx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 13th May 2016 at 5:20 pm

      Thank you Victoria. Have a great weekend. x

  • Reply Steph 13th May 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! How pretty are those bluebells. I haven’t managed to get out and taken any bluebell field photos at all (on my photography bucket list).

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 13th May 2016 at 5:21 pm

      Thanks so much Steph, I hope you visit some bluebells soon! x

  • Reply Emmaly Knecht 13th May 2016 at 5:09 pm

    April looked lovely, and the photos, as always, looks amazing. Its all May gloom here so it really perked me up seeing some nice bright colors!!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 13th May 2016 at 5:21 pm

      Thanks so much for your kind comment. x

  • Reply Jess @ Along Came Cherry 14th May 2016 at 7:34 am

    Gorgeous photos 🙂 I’ve got that Big Magic book, I haven’t had the time to read it yet though, it’s next on my list! x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 14th May 2016 at 4:13 pm

      Thank you. It’s next on my list too! x

  • Reply Alice 14th May 2016 at 8:49 am

    I love the colour palette in these images! I have Big Magic on my bookshelf and keep meaning to read it – must get on it x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 14th May 2016 at 4:13 pm

      Thanks Alice. Have a great weekend. x

  • Reply Kate 14th May 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Lovely, I love the Snapshots! Xx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 14th May 2016 at 4:14 pm

      Thanks Kate, I always think of you when I create these posts. See you soon. x

  • Reply fritha 14th May 2016 at 4:03 pm

    oh hello I spot me! Was so lovely to hang out (twice!) this past few weeks. I’m such a fan of your IG account as you know! x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 14th May 2016 at 4:14 pm

      Thanks Fritha, it was great to spend time with you. I hope to see you again soon. x

  • Reply Polly Davies 16th May 2016 at 10:14 pm

    beautiful photos {as always} love all the colour xx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 19th May 2016 at 8:28 am

      Thank you Polly. x

  • Reply Eleanor@The Bristol Parent 17th May 2016 at 6:48 am

    Your Instagram feed is so pretty. Am gutted I missed the Bristol photography walk, it looked so fun!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 19th May 2016 at 8:29 am

      Thanks Eleanor. I am sad you missed the Bristol walk, I hope to meet you another time. x

  • Reply Eva 18th May 2016 at 9:24 pm

    April’s Candy pop looks lovely ! Less is more, absolutely right ! x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 19th May 2016 at 8:30 am

      Thanks Eva. Have a lovely day. x

  • Reply laurasidestreet 18th May 2016 at 10:03 pm

    I absolutely love your IG feed – all the soft pastel colours, so beautiful. Was really hoping to have made it on the Bristol photowalk but just missed out on a ticket – next though for sure

    Laura x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 19th May 2016 at 8:31 am

      Thanks Laura for your kind comment. Sorry you missed the walk, I hope to meet you another time! x

  • Reply Jo 19th May 2016 at 6:22 pm

    So many beautiful colours! I especially love the photo on the bottom left of the second collage. Pretty and pink. Congratulations on the home feature too!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 19th May 2016 at 8:11 pm

      Thanks so much Jo, I hope you’re well. x

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