September has been a hectic month for me in work, blogging and at home – In a good way though. It was our first wedding anniversary at the end of September 🙂 but more of that later on.
My main news is I’ve got a shorter domain name – I’m over at www.viewsfrommygardenbench.com
There were a few reasons I moved website hosts, some were for practical reasons, to give me more options to develop my website and writing and I really wanted a more interesting theme for my blog – to show off my photos. Also, I was worried I’d run out of room for photographs 😉 – an issue for some of my fellow gardening bloggers I think.
I’ll be writing with more details of why I moved, how I’m finding it all so far with my new host company during October – Lyrical Host. Short answer is: all very good :-).
I ‘think’ people are still getting notification of my new posts in the WordPress Reader and via email. But if you’re not, I thought it would be a good idea to give you an update, in case you thought I’d dropped off the side of the earth….
I have WordPress follow and like buttons on the new domain, and the design is similar, so I hope it is still familiar. There’s also an email subscription button, all my social media and RSS, bloglovin feeds.
Any queries please drop me a line on social media (on right in sidebar) or via email – viewsfrommygardenbench at gmail dot com – including if you want to know more about moving website host.
Here’s a summary about what I wrote about in September with links to the new content… do nip over and have a look 🙂 It would be lovely to see you – I’m looking forward to reading your comments.
I joined Gabrielle Treanor (www.gabrielletreanor.com/) who writes about ‘worrying less, enjoy life more’ – for overthinkers like me. She runs an Instagram Photo challenge during September about pausing, being mindful and being in the moment. I need to do an update on this – I find photo prompts like this help me focus and reflect.
- #Breatheseptember2018 with Petunias in a vase on Monday – 3 September 2018
You can also see how people interpreted the daily prompts on Instagram #breatheseptember2018/
One of the reasons I moved to Lyrical Host was because of the resources they provide – workbooks, stock photos, checklists and general support they provide.
- Review – Lyrical limited edition blogging bundle (affiliate link) 9 September 2018
- I have a 10% off any Lyrical Host plan code (I receive some commission for this) but I wouldn’t recommend Lyrical if I wasn’t entirely happy. Enter ‘BECINMONTON10’ at the check out – www.lyricalhost.com
In A Vase on Monday
I’ve been joining up with Cathy (Rambling in the Garden) and all the gardening bloggers for over three years since the very early days of my blog. I can’t tell you how much joy it’s brought me and how much I’ve learnt about flowers, gardening and flower arranging too. I still tend to plonk the flowers, but I’ve learnt so much about flower arrangements too.
On the posts below there are some photos of my husband and I :-), my wedding bouquet and my purple floral wedding dress 🙂 Regular readers won’t be surprised that lavender, lilac, purple and pink are much in evidence 😉
- enjoy today my jug is full not half empty – 11 September 2018
- making a pottery daisy miniature roses in a Vase on Monday 26 September 2018
Also, I wrote about making a pottery daisy for the garden 🙂 It’s not finished yet but I’m enjoying pottery very much indeed.
- Pottery – with Create Bolton – www.createbolton.com
Six on Saturday
I’ve joined up with the Propagator- Six on Saturday – a participant guide a couple of times now. I’ve followed this link up for a while but only recently got my act together to take photographs. Six things from around your garden, locality – just about anything as long as it’s garden related. I’ve written about the new Arbour at the bottom of the garden, the salvias and hydrangeas – and Yoda too 🙂
- fuchsias, salvia, lace head hydrangeas, – 22 September 2018
- Our wedding Virginia creeper glorious reds, lavender, and love – 29 September 2018
The star of the show over the last few weeks is my neighbour’s Virginia Creeper which has gone from green to scarlet. I’m continuing to take photos as the leaves change so look out for my blog posts as we move into October.
Our first wedding anniversary – #paperanniversary
Here are my wedding shoes which will give you an idea of just how unconventional our wedding was – My Chap is awesome and he thinks I’m awesome too.
#BeIrregular – wear the shoes
Adventures camping, crafting and many #onehouroutside
Oh and I’ve also been on a wonderful weekend away with my Women’s Institute buddies staying in a beautiful campsite in Cheshire owned by the Scouts. We stayed in a dormitory, with beside a small lake among the woods…at the bottom of the hill were colourful bell tents and a campfire. We had THE BEST time – crafting, chilling, laughing dressing up and also mindfulness, dancing and singing.
If you want to read more about this and see the photos, there were many mushrooms hop over to the new blog home at www.viewsfrommygardenbench.com
On my new home, you can sign up for updates, follow in wordpress or bloglovin or find my social media. Always plenty of pretty flower photos… 🙂
Life isn’t a dress rehearsal-wear the shoes, eat cake, drink gin, go adventures with those you love
See you soon…. over in my new home 😉
love Bec 🙂 xx xx xx