Wild winds and heavy rain have sped up this slow starting Autumn of ours, some days of brilliant sunshine have fooled me, but my garden trees are almost bare and the cold is creeping in. We have almost finished our bedroom, but matt varnishing floors and painting skirting are taking up all my time.The camera [...]
Hello, how have you been?! Sorry for the silence, I have been away working all last week in a pop up store and bar for London Cocktail week. Now exhausted and sick with a horrible cold I spent yesterday in bed with my kitties and many cups of honey and lemon. Today I am semi [...]
Happy midweek lovelies, last year the Summer never was and winter arrived abruptly in August with a storm that stripped the trees and ended at the beginning of this June, I think there was a Spring but it happened in the blink of an eye. This years glorious Summer has filled me with hope. When Mother [...]
Everything around us slowly changes, it’s nice to have the luxury of time to notice it. We have been on the road, driving to see family a lot lately. The drive is beautiful, through Pett Level to Rye, Camber to Lydd then on across Romney Marsh all the way to Hythe. The fields have gone [...]
Bits and pieces from days at home, this lovely hand printed postcard is from a new ice cream parlour that has opened up in Hastings Old Town called Blue Bird. Its the cutest hole in the wall with hand made souvenirs and ice cream for sale. Shrimp nets and pirate eye patches muddle in with [...]
My coral sunset peonies are on their last wave of colour, a delicate pale gold, but there are still a couple of days until the petals completely drop. I have so enjoyed their beauty each day, my friends couldn’t believe they were real. Simple and quickly made garlands from my Friday night gathering, before we moved [...]
Happy Sunday to you, today I am sharing the fun I had taking part in
Back out in the front yard, lopping off boughs and digging up unwanted shrubs, this little rhododendron snippet looked too pretty to drop in the garden waste, so I popped it in this old pottery vase to survive another day. The only place I like the colours mauve, purple or lilac is in or from [...]
My little old Sony camera has gotten a few more days out lately. And I actually started to remember to take it with me, to places. So here are a few of my favourite pictures from the past couple of weeks. Our apple tree finally burst into blossom and is so pretty. Everything that is [...]
I have finally found the best hand cream ever. Aveeno. With Oatmeal extracts it promises to moisturise for up to 24 hours, forming a “protective glove”. Absorbing quickly and leaving skin soft. May I just add this post is not sponsored. I am just so happy to have hands that resemble that of a 35 [...]
Thanks for all the new home joy! We are settling in quicker than I imagined and gradually finding places to put our many things. So now I am feeling ready to get back to normality, which involves saving a million links and writing lists of notes, half of which I never get around to using. [...]
We have moved house! Now our internet is up and running, I am super happy to be back with you. The move went well and we already love it here, it’s all we hoped for, bad backs and sore hands all round after a morning of filling a lorry in sleet and then an afternoon [...]
A couple of weeks ago we started putting a folder of information together for the buyer of our apartment. House info, local parking, best take out, finest bakery, shops, cafes. All the things we have enjoyed while living here and a little pointing in the right direction to discover some new favourite places and rituals of [...]
The two things that captured my heart from the new Toast collection that has just launched. OLIVIA HEEL-£215.00 TERRACOTTA CLAY NECKLACE-£59.00 All images Toast.
A couple more pictures from around the place, up and out early today, the sun is shining and although the forecast says rain I can’t quite imagine this sky turning grey today. With a train ride through the countryside and some window shopping planned, I hope my faith in the clouds is not too foolhardy.
It may be wishful thinking (what with moving home on the horizon an’all), but I am looking forward to starting March with cheery brights and lots of ideas of fun things to make in time for this years early Easter. With pages packed full of DIY projects Homemaker Magazine is a great place for beautiful [...]
Snippets from the last few days. In amongst working, cleaning and chasing around these two crazy cats while they flirt with the people viewing the apartment, we have amazingly found time to spend an evening with friends at a blues night in the cosy Woolpack pub out in Tenterden, an afternoon at Rose’s lovely home [...]
My most pinned item, surprisingly not a frothy frilly dress or something glittering with a thousand sequins. It’s almost as though if I don’t have enough saved copies of these images to cling to, the flicker of love for these simple little shelves might get snuffed out. Well after smiling swooning and multiple re-pinnings. I [...]
Geraldton European home. Jo Cockerill calls it her memory house. “It’s a traveller’s home, really — there’s not one design theme. I’ve just been pigheaded about it and made things fit in. Most of them have been collected on trips; it’s a bit of a memory wander when you go through the house and think [...]
A few recent snippets of Butlers Emporium and Hendy’s Home store – Hastings Old Town from my instagram.
Pairing down collections, giving shelves room to breath. Our home is finally on the market and so we figured a few less of our things makes way for other people to imagine themselves living here. The kitchen is sparkling and we are super happy with all the clear surfaces, I hope we can carry on [...]
I wrote this post in June 2010. A post about how we surround ourselves with too many possessions, so many things we don’t need, so many things that hold us in one place. Cupboards and boxes full of things I love but have no immediate use for. I was carefully considering, if I could only [...]
Finally getting some time to down tools and read all my favourite things online, and this feature from the Winter issue of Sweet Paul Magazine is just so magical. I’m off out first thing tomorrow to get me a net of walnuts and the ingredients to make that beautiful walnut marzipan. All images Sweet Paul [...]
Just take a look at these amazing pictures of an installation at the store Merci, in Paris, taken about a year ago by katie merchant of Thank you Ok. Maybe a few good ideas here of what I can do with all that vintage lace I’m hoarding? I adore all the soft colours and different textures here. [...]