Happy Sunday! I hope you have all been enjoying a cooler week wherever you are – we’ve had the odd quick downpour which has meant it’s not been as unbearably hot but it’s still been very humid and muggy. I do feel partly responsible for the change int he weather…
I’ve discovered that I can actually control the weather by deciding where I want to have my breakfast or afternoon cup of coffee – if I decide I want to enjoy my breakfast in the garden it will 100% start raining before I’ve even got halfway through a crumpet. Same as if I decided to have a cup of coffee and work outside for a bit, as soon as I sit down it’ll become overcast and start spitting. I also bought an irrigation system to install in the raised beds this week as I was getting bored of spending 40mins in the garden each night watering, as soon as the soaker hose got delivered we’ve had no sun so I do apologise for that 😂
♦ I actually put some make-up on this week (on the days where it wasn’t stupidly humid) and have been loving using my Coronation Palette from What a Drag. I’ve been lucky enough to see the evolution of this palette from concept to finished product as the company is owned by my good friends Brad and Dom, I couldn’t be prouder of what they’ve achieved since launching their brand and I’ll be doing a full review of the palette very soon! Want 10% off any purchase from the What a Drag site? Use my code CHARLOTTEMUSHA to get 10% off your order
♦ There is a hidden jungle castle called Paronella Park (located in Queensland Australia) that has an amazing history. In 1933 the owner of the park built a hydro-electric plant on one of the parks waterfalls which supplied energy for the park’s lighting, pumps, refrigeration, cinema and even helped to power some of a nearby town. It’s recently been restored and opened back up to the public and has won numerous awards for its flora and fauna, you can even get married there!
♦ Neesha wrote a lovely post about how she manages her son Nolans Toddler Bedtime Routine since lockdown kind of threw things off-kilter for a bit
♦ I fell down a bit of a rabbit hole learning about the history of Biosphere 2 (I even rented the documentary made about it called Spaceship Earth on YouTube). It seemed like a great science experiment at the time…but it was kinda run by a cult leader…
♦ How stunning are these photos taken by Pham Huy Trung of the annual harvest of the long-stemmed lilies from the water-covered rice fields in the Long An and An Giang provinces in Vietnam.
♦ My new obsession on Etsy is finding cute craft kits, there are so many! Look at this adorable Wooden Dinosaur Craft Kit from Artcuts.
What I’ve been up to elsewhere…
♦ I announced the fact that I am now a Design Bundles Brand Ambassador on Craft Hustle Directory this week, it’s a dream role for me especially on such a new blog!
♦ I’ve been talking about what Affiliate Marketing is and how to make money with it over on SideHustleDirectory.co.uk
How has your week been? What have you been up to?