January playlist

Sunday, 27 January 2013

My other half Aled is very passionate about music, namely folk, americana and indie rock. He writes live gig & album reviews, contributes to music sites and also writes his own music blog, The Evening's Empire.

I thought it would be a great idea to do a once a month playlist curated by both of us! I wanted to go for mostly new songs with a few older ones thrown in, and also a mixture of well known and lesser known artists. My music taste is fairly varied and most of my new discoveries come inevitably from him. I realise it's the very end of January, but better late than never! You can listen to the songs below on the Grooveshark player.

I hope you like it!
Sans Souci - January Playlist by beth on Grooveshark

Bloggers, pizza & cocktails

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Yesterday I ventured completely out of my comfort zone and attended a London blogger meet up organised by Rose from The Londoner. I was in two minds about whether or not to go, mostly because my blog is fairly new, but mostly because walking into a room full of people I don't know slightly scared me! Luckily I braved my fears and I am very glad I did as everyone was so lovely and it was great to meet some other like minded ladies and swap details (namely the wonderful girls I spent most of the afternoon with Holly, Sophie, Thalia & Charlotte).

The meet up was at B Soho, a cocktail bar and pizzeria, which definitely delivered! The pizzas and cocktails were delicious and it was a much needed cosy respite from the freezing weather.

I didn't actually take that many photos as I spent most of my time chatting but did manage to get a few snaps. I have to say most of them are slightly hazy due to a few too many daytime cocktails! Holly & I visited Pret afterwards for a much needed coffee.

Charlotte, Sophie & Holly
Sophie & Thalia

Looking forward to the next one!

Christmas at home

Sunday, 6 January 2013

I can't quite believe it's already January. I feel like this year's Christmas break definitely went way too fast. I had a lovely week at home, mainly hanging out with friends and family, and eating and drinking too much as per usual. (Bring on the January detox!). I rang in the New Year rather quietly at home with Aled due to being rather ill. We wanted to watch the fireworks but standing in the cold and rain for a few hours didn't really seem like the best idea! Instead we watched a few films, had some drinks (beer for Aled, lemsip for me!) and had a very tame bedtime of 12:05am.  

I am a bit of a perfectionist with my photos, and I was actually really disappointed with the ones I took over Christmas. I love photography and taking photos but I definitely class myself as a very amateur photographer and would like to improve my skills. One of my resolutions for 2013 will be to practice with camera and tripod more. I know there are so many functions I have yet to learn how to properly use! 

Even though I wasn't the happiest with my photos here are a few I did like....
(absolutely starving now after looking back at my Christmas dinner!)