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lily diaries | what I got up to in February

I thought it was the last day of February today.  Forgot about that leap year thing.  In no particular order, snippets of my month!

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I decided bodysuits are going to be a ‘thing’ of mine this year.  The girl who can never find cropped tops long enough has found an alternative, yay!  Very excited to wear this Topshop one in a ‘going-outy’ way and dress it down casual too.

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Be prepared for lots of photos of pretty skies.  February treated us.  I caught a glimpse of this sunset from the dining room and literally sprinted 30 steps up to my bedroom to take a photo out the roof before it disappeared.  Pretty sure the neighbours must think I’m weird the amount I poke my head out above the tiles.

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The very kind (and very helpful) people over at Triangl offered me a bikini ( 😀 😀 😀 ).  Sadly don’t think I’ll be able to flaunt it just yet without catching hypothermia but just made me even more excited for summer!  I chose the Piper style, a simple textured one rather than the classic piped edgings, and I love how it fits.  Bring on warmer days.

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Most people’s #IHaveThisThingWithFloors feature pretty tiles in fancy patterns.  Mine features… I don’t even know what this is.  Some bizarre creature outside the Ashton Memorial at Williamson Park.

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Cute wanders on sunny afternoons are a fun way to pass a few hours after college. 🙂  I liked the lines of the trees and the shadows so needed a photo haha.

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30 seconds from the motorway here!  Never actually been to this pace before even though I pass it literally every day.

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I found a new coffee spot in town that might just be my fave already.  Ham & Jam‘s only been open for a few months and and has a really fresh cool vibe.  Richard the owner was really friendly, and the cheeky bite of my mum’s lemon meringue tart that I stole (I was being good and not undoing all my time in the gym with cake!) was so good.  I’ll make sure I’m having a cheat day next time. 😛  Blogger’s dream lighting-wise too – so bright and white!  Preston is upping its game.

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Much coffee.  Always.

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Bolton Abbey looking rather impressive there!

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More impressive skies!  Just ignore the floating ceiling light reflection yeah?

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Obviously my Sunday morning run wuldn’t be complete without stopping to take photos about 10 times because omg there are flowers and that mens SPRING and warmth and YAYYY.  I stopped at the outdoor gym thingy and did a load of pulldowns and situps too, so I think I made up for it!  Nice to swap the gym workouts for something more fresh.

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It finally feels like the final stretch of A-levels – 121 days and I’m done for good, whattt?  I’m really liking my ‘Qualities of Light’ theme for textiles but slightly freaking out at the amount of work I have to do / information I have to cram my brain with over the next few months.  Not sure if my sanity’s gonna make it out intact.  But yeah, here’s a constellations-inspired batik sample that I’m quite happy with!  Layering acetate over things always seems to work and a bit of beading never hurt anyone. 🙂

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Andddd I’m gonna leave February on this crazy-eyed note.  I was trying out the smile shutter function on my camera, yeah?

lily kate x

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    why I treat every monday morning as a fresh start - Joli House
    7th March 2016 at 7:12 am

    […] which come to think of it, makes it pretty similar to this cheeky-simple-grey-long-sleeved bodysuit I posted about last week. Grey is my current ‘thing’, so it would seem. I’m looking forward […]

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