This past weekend was my first ever hen-do. Not even joking. The whole weekend spent in a gorgeous house in the Cotswolds with a lovely bunch of girls.
While I can’t share what happened, what happens at the hen stays at the hen, I can share a few of the photos I took of the amazing place we stayed. A very gorgeous house (That a family actually live in!) in the Cotswolds, near Gloucester.
The hills are alive! Or not… it was a very quiet morning.
Nice to see the road I drove down the night before. Littered with apples from the nearby tree.
Our beautiful home for the weekend.
And again, our beautiful home for the weekend.
The first morning we were lucky with the weather. Clear blue skies and sunshine!
The little town of Dursley.
I don’t quite know what this was. A wall, with a door. Looked interesting enough.
The raging torrents! Or just a little stream.
The main entrance. I kid you not.
Such a beautiful front door.
Heading into the grounds.
The “garden”. As in the massive grounds surrounding the house.
There’s a waterfall, pool, and so much more!
Trees! Grass! Nature.
Just one of the inside shots I remembered to take. The study/drawing room.
And another from the same room.
Like I said above, a family lived in this house. Mum, dad and two kids. A house that, comfortably, housed 20 women. My mind was blown by that fact. My 10-year-old self would have LOVED to have been living in that house. Beautiful.
For the past couple of weeks I’ve been working from home. Well on and off. But this whole week, I have been exclusively working from home.
Making the most of the benefits of working from home. Getting an hour extra time in bed in the mornings. Saved a load of money on travel and food. Not having to go out into the cold, COLD weather in the mornings and evenings.
But there are some drawbacks. Mostly because I live on my own. So. I don’t exactly see anyone during the day. Can go a little stir crazy. My tea and coffee intake has increased. And what with it being so cold, I’m layering up in an effort for not having the heating on during the day. That stuff costs money!
To keep from going totally mental, I’ve been picking up my camera. Picking up my camera and just taking photos around the home. Nothing special. But it gives my brain a break from the joys email marketing and stops me from going to brew up another cup of coffee. Continue Reading
Hi, my name’s Jaina and I am a former TV addict.
Is it because I’m getting old and getting curmudgeonly about TV in general, that I’ve fallen out with it? Or whether over the years of watching all sorts of crap on TV, I’m finally figuring out what I actually enjoy watching. Or if the quality of TV shows currently is just pure crap. OR if after the end of Breaking Bad, no other TV shows will compare.
Whatever it is these days I’d rather come home and watch a decent film in the evening and be done. A couple of hours of watching just one thing. That’s fine by me. It also allows me to fit in some quality brain-not-required TV.
What am I currently watching? (Shows that are currently on air) Let’s see: Continue Reading
Bye-bye October. Hello November. October has gone by ridiculously quickly. Wasn’t it just September? Oh, wait, is that just senility creeping in early?
I survived St Judes Storm! *sigh* The build up over this was hilarious. Bigger than the storm of 1987, they were saying! I remember the storm in 1987. It was terrifying. Sure I was three. But I remember being terrified. St Judes Storm managed to blow my bin open. WOOOO. My 50ft trees in my garden were still standing. Though public transport ground to a halt. God bless British public transport.
Exciting stuff. I got my G+ vanity URL! Along with hundreds, probably thousands, of other people. But it still managed to excite me – http://google.com/+JainaMistry
In other terribly unexciting social media news, I’m back on Pinterest. I never really left as such. But, I just forgot about it and didn’t think I had a use for it any more. Oh no. I’ve remembered why I liked it and so, will be pinning like a fiend from now on. Maybe not quite fiend-like. Near-fiend. Feel free to follow me.
So, back to something vaguely interesting. How was October? Well, it went quickly and quietly… Continue Reading
These guys just sprouted up out of nowhere in my front garden. They look so cute!