down time

Since I started doing the phlebotomy I’ve given up my Tuesday day off to run a mini clinic in the mornings (which I am loving!) so this afternoon to indulge in some much needed quiet time whilst Mum was out visiting my Nan in the hospital- she’s defied all the odds and doctor’s expectations!

Wearing skinny jeans from Next and a jumper I picked up ages ago from Motel Rocks vintage on Park Street. I can’t remember how much it was other than under a fiver!

I finally managed to track down MUA BB cream in light in my local Superdrug; since it was released they’ve only had medium and dark in stock, so frustrating!

I also had the excitement of a parcel from Stanwells re-run after winning a giveaway on the gorgeous Emma’s blog … reveal post to come on that!

And what down time would be complete without a spot of baking? Just some bog standard spiced fairy cakes covered in chocolate and sprinkles. I miss having time to experiment in the kitchen!

How do you spend your down time?


28 comments for “down time

  1. Cute Jumper! I love the Motel on Park Street 🙂 Those cupcakes look gooooooood! I like to bake in my downtime too, & waste time on the interwebz of course! 😉


  2. Oh I do love a chill out day off from the humdrum working ritual. I’m probably one of very few people that still needs to try a BB cream, look forward to seeing how you find this brand. Cute top, a like the sleeves. X

  3. i read, magazines, books, blogs….
    i also love watching the housey programmes on tv…homes under the hammer, location location….:)

  4. Really pleased your nan is on the mend hun.

    My down time, if I get any is usually spent reading, blogs (obviously) and spending time with nearest and dearest.

    X x

  5. Sounds like you had a lovely time, glad to hear about your nan too!

    I like to snuggle up in my bed and read when I’m having downtime – need time away from the computer!


  6. Glad to hear that your grandma is doing well 🙂 I’d quite like to try the MUA BB cream, but I’ve heard mixed things about it. And the cakes look yummy xx

  7. Ooh, how exciting! Look forward to seeing what you’ve won:)

    And those cupcakes are lovely!

  8. I love wearing skinny jeans and a cozy sweater! 🙂

    Have a great week!

  9. How is it possible beautyiful that you can make ‘downtime’ wardrobes look so chic?

    The cakes look like fun to have mad. You seem so busy all the time, I’m really pleased about your nan.

    My downtime? Hmm I don’t really have any as tend to fill it with other projects; making things etc, but I guess for me that & writing letters is my down time. xxx

  10. Looking lovely as always, hope your Nan is okay x

  11. such a sweet outfit! I spend my down time reading blogs, walking my dogs and taking photos 🙂 xx

  12. I love the casual look. The jumper looks great. And the cupcakes look delicious.

  13. love that top x

  14. i spend my downtime in bed watching films! what do you think of the bb cream? would you recommend? x

  15. I quite like doing things slowly when I have the time! Reading, eating, tidying, making cards, everything but at a slower pace! The earrings in the previous post are lovely!

  16. love your jumper cant believe the price you got it for :)x

  17. I am lucky to have had a few days of down time as I am usually very busy!
    I like to catch up with blogs, drink tea and snuggle up with a hot water bottle!

    Karys x

  18. Looks like a fun downtime!
    Pleased about your Nan!

  19. Beautiful blog with a lot of inspiring ideas! Love your posts! Would you like to follow each other?

  20. Good news about your nan! I’ve really got into baking since moving, love trying to come up and try new recipes even if they don’t always turn out so well!

  21. Mmmmm want cupcakes!

  22. I’ve tried the garnier bb cream and wasn’t too impressed, the light shade made me look orange!.. but I’m going to give the MUA one a go when I find it! You’ve got me wanting to do some baking now, might make some easter based cakes over the weekend 🙂

  23. your jumper is so cute! xx

  24. So pleased to hear your nan is doing well 🙂 ! You look lovely in the outfit, the jumper is very pretty!

  25. Those cakes look so good! xxx

  26. down time is spent in the blogosphere, or letter writing. or in the garden. Actually sleeping too. /How dull I sound. I baked cherry cakes on Sunday. They were very nice.

  27. My downtime is sent blogging, gardening or day dreaming! Id like to start baking again but to find the time!