Recap, Link Love and Happy List No. 9

I was paid one of the nicest compliments on Friday. The lovely A Thrifty Mrs tweeted this picture from Pinterest saying these words reminded her of me. How freaking cool is that?! It’s always nice to hear what other people think of you, but it’s evener nicer when you haven’t thought of yourself in that way. But I do see myself here. I am definitely a dreamer but I do think everything is worth a try. And I do spend my whole like looking for the possibility in everything everywhere. I truly believe the world can be a better place (as cheesy as that might sounds).

So now it is catch-up time. You may have noticed a few changes here on Rosalilium. I had a quick spruce up and changed the header and the sidebar for a bit of a different look. My favourite colour is purple and I wanted a colour scheme that was softer. I have added some of my favourite categories in the sidebar as cute little buttons, including a Southeast Asia one. I keep promising and I do mean it, I WILL finish my Burma travel posts. It’s just a matter of trawling through my photo archive and my travel journal.

This hot weather has been making me hanker for Southeast Asia again. I miss it so much. I don’t know what it is, but I just feel more like myself there. If I could go back tomorrow I would be packing my bags in an instant. *prays for a lottery win*

For now I shall make do with sunny Birmingham, and I must say it ain’t too shabby. I have lots to share with you about Birmingham and I’m hoping it will inspire non-Birmingham folk to come visit this awesome city and for Birmingham dwellers to make the most of it.

Now, if you’ve missed it here is a quick catch-up on the latest posts on Rosalilium plus some cool links from around the tinterweb.

on Rosalilium:

elsewhere on the internet:

happy list:

  • sunshine and heat
  • sleeping under just a sheet
  • mutton tikka – a new discovery in Birmingham
  • dreaming of a new tattoo to cover my ‘mistake’
  • showing my legs off in the sunshine
  • making new blogging friends


Happy Monday y’all! Hope you’re having a good’un.

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  1. Miho
    22 July 2013 / 11:38 am

    that really is a lovely compliment. your limeade looks delicious, and i love your blog layout – simple, pretty and easy to navigate! x

  2. Nics Notebook
    22 July 2013 / 1:44 pm

    I totally see you in that quote as well 🙂

  3. 22 July 2013 / 4:18 pm

    Yes, that is totally and completely you! I am always inspired by your desire to go out and change the world. You are one of the most tenacious people I know and I loved that.

  4. 22 July 2013 / 5:39 pm

    Your blog looks peachy : ) xx

  5. 24 July 2013 / 4:04 pm

    I really meant the compliment too. I saw it and straight away thought of you because I so admire how your mix tenacity with dreaming.

    You’re rad!

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