Musings and Snapshots

Musings and Snapshots of October 2016

11th November 2016

Musings and Snapshots of October 2016

1. Overstaying my welcome at Workshop 2. A pretty London mews 3. Obsessed with window boxes 4. Leopard print and Breton stripes 5. Deer spotting in my favourite forest 6. An interior design workshop 7. Pretty in pink 8. Calming whites 9. The Brighton blues

Musings and Snapshots of October 2016

1. More blue in Brighton 2. The simple things 3. Table love at Treacle and Co, Hove 4. My office shelf 5. The Oxford University Museum of Natural History 6. A Cambridge satchel day 7. Lilac in Notting Hill 8. Embracing autumn at Candy Pop HQ 9. Ever get the feeling you’re being watched?

Musings and Snapshots of October 2016

1. Happy Halloween! 2. Cool mint in Notting Hill 3. Escaping to Brighton 4. Autumn at home 5. A trip to Westonbirt Arboretum 6. Delicious cakes with Boden at the Farm Girl Cafe 7. Snooping around some dreamy London homes with Living etc. 8. A day of magazines and books 9. Tea and cake at Igigi, Hove

Musings and Snapshots of October 2016

Anne of Green Gables

Does anyone find they forget how beautiful autumn is? The colours always come as a surprise but feel cosy and familiar, like my favourite cashmere jumper. My man and I took a trip to Westonbirt Arboretum to see the leaves along with hundreds of others. It felt like Oxford Circus with trees and I couldn’t get away quick enough!

I escaped to Brighton to break up the season. There were new shops and cafes to explore and Snow Dogs to find – definitely worth seeking out if you’re in the area! I caught up with friends and I left my camera at home so it felt like a proper break. Sometimes it’s nice to focus on memories rather than the perfect shot.

I met with someone from Oxford Brookes University to discuss what it was like to study fine art. A creative degree definitely gave me the ability to uncover and develop ideas when I’m feeling uninspired. And nothing gives you confidence and strength like attending a group critique of your work! It was interesting to reminisce for an hour or two and to pinpoint what skills I use in my freelance work today.

I attended a few fun events this month: a Boden photowalk to celebrate 25 colourful years, the Annie Sloan book launch, a cocktails and crafts evening hosted by A Rosie Life and an interior design workshop run by Lauren Gilberthorpe.

I hope you’re enjoying the autumnal colour and November is treating you kindly. Have a gorgeous day!

Musings and Snapshots of October 2016


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It wasn’t for me


Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Drink a cup of hot water and lemon each morning.
Start a Christmas gift list!

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  • Reply Lazy Daisy Jones 11th November 2016 at 8:40 am

    As usual a calming but colourful month for you. I love how you mix it up ! November goals look interesting, enjoy.
    Best Ashley

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 11th November 2016 at 8:44 am

      Thanks Ashley. I really need to start Christmas shopping before the shops go crazy!

  • Reply Lucy 11th November 2016 at 9:15 am

    I just love your photography every month, Natasha! So beautiful xx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 11th November 2016 at 9:16 am

      Thanks so much, Lucy. Have a great day!

  • Reply Sue 11th November 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Another month whizzing by, glad you had a break!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 11th November 2016 at 12:23 pm

      Thanks Sue. I was lovely to get away to Brighton for a few days. Happy Friday!

  • Reply freshdesignblog 11th November 2016 at 1:51 pm

    It’s lovely to ‘see’ October at a glance and what lovely images to sum it all up. Love the Anne of Green Gables quote – I totally agree with her, it’s one of the most colourful times of year. Glad you enjoyed Westonbirt, it’s gorgeous there, especially in Autumn.

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 11th November 2016 at 4:24 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great weekend!

  • Reply Alison 11th November 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Love this post Natasha – it’s so lovely to see lots of your Instagram pics and also see your goals for November. Wishing you a successful one! xx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 11th November 2016 at 6:44 pm

      Thanks Alison. I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

  • Reply Jules 11th November 2016 at 6:38 pm

    They’re all beautiful!!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 11th November 2016 at 6:45 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply Stacey Sheppard 11th November 2016 at 8:02 pm

    Such beautiful photos. Looks like you had a really fun month too.

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 12th November 2016 at 8:39 am

      Thanks Stacey. October was such a pretty month!

  • Reply Alice 11th November 2016 at 9:03 pm

    These are such gorgeous colours again! I have to say – shh don’t tell – I don’t like reams and reams of autumnal hues, these whites and pastels are way more my bag 😉 Even your leaf image is a gorgeous shade of pink! x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 12th November 2016 at 8:40 am

      Thanks Alice. I’m the same, I struggle with autumnal hues. I’m more of a spring blossom girl!

  • Reply Jo 14th November 2016 at 5:09 pm

    I love the look of Treacle and Co – table love indeed!

    I can’t say I miss the group crits at art school, haha! But the experience gained from it was invaluable. As you say, you certainly develop a great sense of strength and an ability to *always* have an answer about your work. The tutors quickly sniffed out people who didn’t know what they were doing!

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 17th November 2016 at 4:38 pm

      Thanks Jo. Fine art crits were certainly character building!

  • Reply fashionforlunch 15th November 2016 at 4:04 pm

    such a beautiful snapshot of your month xxxx

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 17th November 2016 at 4:39 pm

      Thanks Kirsty for stopping by!

  • Reply Victoria Eales 16th November 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Autumn is just my favourite season and always feels more colourful to me than any other.

    I do love looking at your photos and seeing lots of deer popping up!

    Hope you’re well and having a great week,

    Victoria x

    • Candy Pop
      Reply Candy Pop 17th November 2016 at 4:40 pm

      Thanks Victoria. I hope you’re having a great week.

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