Another day in #housewifedom…

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Not much to say today, wrote a letter to my Dad which I will post either tomorrow or Saturday, made the bed, ate breakfast and lunch and just kind of moped around a bit reminiscing of old times in other places. I think I needed a day like that. Did my first throw back Thursday post on my personal instagram account which was kind of fun. It’s nice to look back once in a while and see how far we’ve come, how much we’ve changed and where life has taken us. Today I mainly just want to share posts by other people who inspire me with their daily creativity and tenacity for being consistent with their blogs…something I am learning to do and aiming to continue in.

Loving the paper mermaid dolls Jeska from Lobster & Swan made for the Pop Up Emporium and Cafe (wishing I were a little closer to Hastings to meet this awesome maker).

Oana Befort talks about life lately in this post and it is nice to see that others have the same thoughts about how fast life can go by.

A gluten-free granola recipe from Creature Comforts that looks so good I’d like to try it.

Elsie + Emma from A Beautiful Mess never cease to amaze me! This cheesecake recipe by Emma looks superb!

New to scrapbooking or just wanting to get back into it? Mollie Makes has got you covered! This post is so cute and if you aren’t already getting their magazine you really ought to! It’s one of my favourites!

Another crafty project for you DIYers from one of my favourite blogs, Oh Happy Day, watermelon place cards…too cool!

And lastly, a DIY pom-pom bouquet from Camille STYLES which I am dying to recreate!

Who or what is inspiring you at the moment? I’d love more suggestions of people to see and watch here in the blogosphere!

 

Have a happy Thursday!

Love,

Nadia xoxo

 

Cover Photo by: Nadia M. Perez Bugler for Walks in Beauty
©2014 Walks in Beauty by Nadia M. Perez Bugler
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#Foraging for #Blackberries, #Bridport Style!

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As my hubby tends to the BBQ to get supper on the go I thought I’d tell you all about my adventures in foraging for blackberries this afternoon. Alan and I had already picked a few in a lane between the field not far from us and Victoria Grove but were told there were loads more to be had down the Pymore Road so this afternoon I embarked on a journey through the field onto said road to find blackberries a plenty which now soak in a bowl ready to be used in a cake or pie of sorts this week!

The scenery around that area is spectacularly beautiful. Before I entered the Pymore Road I headed for the field behind Victoria Grove…

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Crossing the bridge over this river into the field is such a solemn affair, nature performs to our hearts’ delight! As I walked down the path butterflies danced about back and forth from flower to flower looking so very elegant. The path to where the blackberries are leads us past some houses and a small industrial area.

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Just in the lane above, a bit further down I encountered the first blackberry bush and then another a bit further along.

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Aren’t they beauties? And the beautiful scenery makes it even more worthwhile! Further down along the Pymore Road I encountered this breath-taking landscape and beautiful walking path…

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I was in blackberry and countryside heaven today and all just a few minutes walk from our bungalow. We are truly blessed to live in such a gorgeous land. Well, off to help hubby cook now and listen to the beautiful sounds of our neighbour playing his cello in his garden with the occasional noise of a combine harvester rolling by. Have a beautiful day Briddies!

 

Love,

Nadia xoxo

 

ALL PHOTOS SHOT USING IPHONE 5S and VSCO Camera App available on Apple iTunes.
©2014 Nadia M. Perez Bugler for Walks in Beauty
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#Bridport, #Dorset, #UK… through new eyes and a different perspective…

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A little while ago I decided to start a new project based on photos of Bridport. To me, it is all new and to those who walk these streets day in and day out it is probably nothing special but attention to detail has always been something that rather fascinated me and a knack for capturing that detail is what makes me who I am. I love to explore, to see the otherwise unseen and the potential beauty even in the most mundane of things. Someday I shall have a gallery of photographs of the place I have come to love and hope to soon call home but for now I share them with you here. Enjoy!

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I hope you have enjoyed my mini perspective tour of sections of Bridport. Each set of black and white photo has its corresponding colour version and were all taken in Bridport in and around the following locations: St. Michael’s Lane, Rope Walks, The Tanyard, Borough Gardens, Gundry Lane and South Street.

All photos were taken with my iPhone 5s using the VSCO camera app.
©2014 Nadia M. Perez Bugler for Walks in Beauty

On meal plans and daily living…

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It’s been a long while since either of us last posted anything and since there have been too many new developments in life to mention in one blog post I thought I’d at least make a post today detailing what new direction we’d like to take the blog in. Alan is still working in his daily job and I am still creating and getting to know the area that will soon be my permanent home but the blog had been sorely neglected. Life happens, it gets in the way and we can’t always dedicate the time to this that we would like to but I am hoping to try to keep it more up to date. I decided over the weekend to focus more on creating a lifestyle blog, particularly showcasing life where we are and may be in the long run. For now, that means showcasing Bridport in summer and early autumn until I must return home once again to wait out the necessary time before I can apply for my spouse visa to come here permanently to join my husband. It is a topic for later posts but as needs must, right?

Anyway, today I really wanted to talk to you, my lovely followers and readers, about meal planning. A little while back Alan and I decided to implement planning out our weekly main meals to facilitate a better budgeting system when it comes to how much we spend on food. We realised that we kept just buying things anytime we needed this or that and it was getting costly. There are four main supermarkets in the area, two of which we use quite frequently plus a few smaller convenience shops which one might pop into when needed. We decided to set a weekly budget of within £30-35 for ourselves and take stock of what we already had in the kitchen to base our shopping around. We also decided to do a monthly or bi-monthly meat shopping trip and get enough of those things to freeze so that we don’t have to buy too much each week. It has worked out fairly well for us and we are doing great at this.

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So, above is my little notebook where I list all the meals we plan for each week. It’s just a plain and simple notebook, nothing really fancy. I sometimes jot down recipes in it as well. It does the job and I can look back and see what meals we liked most to repeat them which is nice. It is always handy, in my opinion, to have a notebook and a pen of sorts in the kitchen for things of this nature or to jot down recipes one creates as one is making them. Today, for instance, we are having grilled venison steaks with grilled courgette slices and a nice garden salad tossed with salt, pepper, malt vinegar and olive oil.

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The lovely courgettes (zucchini for my American readers and friends) above were a gift from Alan’s Uncle Keith’s garden bounty. We are quite fortunate in that many of his family are close by and enjoying sharing the good things around with everyone.

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Above is my lovely salad all ready to be eaten! I enjoy having salads in summer. It is really the most refreshing thing when you’ve been roasting all day. Not today was anywhere near as warm as it was all the days last week!

To conclude I’d like to say that living within a certain budget doesn’t mean foregoing little pleasures. I picked up a nice free cocktail leaflet from our local Waitrose and I always am on the lookout for free magazines and things around town which are more local and have interesting stories about the area as well as recipes and such.

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And lastly, foraging when you can is always a pleasure! We got the blackberries below walking back from Alan’s workplace and there were still loads more in the area waiting to ripen and be picked! So, until tomorrow! Enjoy the summer sun and bon apetit!

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xoxo,

Nadia Marie

All photos taken with an iPhone 5s using the VSCO app by Nadia M. Perez Bugler

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