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April 2019 Favourites

Here’s a look back at my favourite stuff from this month.

My April in video

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My 4 favourite photos

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From my accounts @marcelinesmith, @averyquietstreet, @angelbunnytravels and @sckawaii on Instagram. (L-R, top-bottom)

  • Angel Bunny at Edinburgh botanic gardens
  • My cat stamps
  • Helensburgh’s palm tree
  • Easter Bunny Rilakkuma

Fave 5 from the blog

Some other things I wrote

5 Links I loved

  • Definitely putting a return visit to Miyajima on the list for my next Japan trip (no actual plans but always thinking about it!) so I can visit the new Rilakkuma teahouse – the food is adorable.
  • The new Japanese yen designs are very pretty. I might just prefer Schinako’s bunny yen idea though!
  • I’ve been struggling a bit with to-do lists and journaling lately so laughingbear’s journal setup post arrived at the perfect moment. There’s some great ideas in this that I’m going to think about adding to my routine.
  • My constant hope is that favourite blogs of yore will return from hiatus so it was lovely to discover Door Sixteen posting again. Check it out if you like design and interiors.
  • Have you seen The Tiny Chef Show? So charming!

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