May's been a funny old month, in my opinion. On the one hand, it seemed to start off and threaten to be never-ending, whilst on the other, partaking in the #MMMay14 challenge, it seems to have sped by. One minute I was panicking that I'd not have enough outfits to wear something handmade and different each day for a month, then all of a sudden I'm at the end of it. I'm not sure I'll do a separate round-up post for that because some of the outfits I put together were ones I ended up hating, but I've added a selection to the top photo and have posted every day's on my Instagram feed. If you're on IG, I've also set up a sale page account this month, which is where I'm posting my frequent wardrobe clearouts.
|Bronze Angel Haircomb: Glitzy Secrets*|
Glitzy Secrets set me a challenge this month as well: to use one of their pretty hair combs to recreate a style based on Grace of Monaco. I'm no good with hair styles - mine seems to have two states: up or down. Nonetheless, I gave it a go and whilst i'm not sure how Grace-ful I look, (see what I did there?) I really like the comb and will be using it more often to add a little sparkle to my boring hair!
Other things of note in May...my birthday. One present (and something I've been researching and wanting for a while now) was my new camera - no more silly blurred photos when the old camera decides not to play ball. I went for the Canon EOS 1200D and if I'm honest, I'm still not sure what the majority of settings do, but I'm really tempted to book myself onto one of the Jessops academy courses and learn. For now, though, automatic is working well for me.
Just the one disaster on camp - someone didn't notice this ancient kettle when they were driving in through the gate to pick some equipment up for us. Anyone for a flat white? (Disclaimer: I've been trying to think of something witty to say about this for the past two days and this is the best of a bad lot). I feel I'm going to be in trouble for this one, but at the same time, at least I didn't get concussion, which has happened to me twice in the past on guide camp. I did get plenty of opportunity to play with the new camera, though.
|Sadly not all of the days on camp were such nice weather - everything came home covered in mud!|
At Rangers, we have decorated elephants which are going to form part of a county-wide elephant trail, arranged by Girlguiding in the county as a bit of a PR stunt. I'm looking forward to seeing our elephants dotted around the county for people to find!
Birthday meant presents for me, but also a giveaway, which you still have plenty of time to enter if you'd like to.
What did you get up to in May?