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 [...]
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 [...]
Hello, how was your weekend?! I am so happy to be Back in our little house today, safely tucked up with this indignant face above, after a super fun weekend meeting lots of nice people and dancing with the Sailor Jerry UK gang, in mud and sunshine at Kendal Calling. I am welcomed home with a [...]
Sun, sun, sun, are you giddy with vitamin D induced happiness? I am. So much so, a tiny slice of a garden makeover happened. Getting the most out of the weekend days is paramount when the weather is this good, and we have been busy smashing out roots and digging up old shrubs all around our [...]
We were up early on Sunday, getting as many sunshine hours as we could with a walk in the dewy Alexandra Park Rose garden. Just in time for all the roses to be in full bloom, frilly, floppy, shabby, pinks, reds, sunburst orange with coral, a beautifully scented flower heaven. I love all the different [...]
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 [...]
You know how much fun I have been having snapping outside spaces over on Instagram and even turning my hand at building land drains and sawing down out of control shrubs and trees, (a complete surprise to me too). So when I saw this post over at Design*Sponge I thought what the hell, why not [...]
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 [...]
Blog of the week, fortnight, month? Sorry about me. I hope some of you are still there, my schedule is crazy internet not always available and time fleeting. But I am happy to share a new blog of the week today. The amazing, lovely and witty Miss Pickering, we met so long ago on twitter, [...]
Tulips brightening a corner of my kitchen. I have been really spoilt lately as this is my second lot given to me by lovely friends x
Will be back to regular posting very soon, just, working, hanging with the cats, spending time with family while they are over and watching the flowers fade. Happy thursday x
Today I am rushing, today I don’t have time. But If I could take a leaf out of Nadia’s lovely field of flowers I could learn a thing or two. Please go and see the post and other beautiful images over at La port rouge. Image by Nadia La port rouge.
I’ve been hoarding up these pictures for a long time, I first saw Kristin Vestgårds beautiful pale world over at Brown paper and string and then was reminded whilst
Do you think there is any chance a plant killer like me could keep some of these babies alive and looking good for at least a month? Perhaps for a long while? Any hints of tips would be greatly appreciated I fear for the safety of my future garden. These are my dads, don’t worry [...]
Today was like high summer, hot sunshine, the rays glimmering on the delicate waves of the sea as the tide went out, people walking their dogs on the sand and paddling on the shoreline.
Obviously when travelling I always keep my eyes peeled for any new bakery opportunity that should arise and Laguna beach was no exception, after browsing the lovely collection of home wares in Areo we happened to find Casey’s Cupcakes. A super sweet cupcake boutique surrounded by pink potted plants and bunches of pale balloons, with lots [...]
A perfect SF evening, sun setting and a chilled breeze, we walked through Fishermans Wharf, buying chunky bread rolls hollowed out and filled with delicious warming crab chowder.
Todays forward look to the floral treats that lie ahead comes from the florists Scarlet and Violet. I for one with my basket at the ready cannot wait for lilac season. All images Scarlet and Violet.
I am so looking forward to spring, and I am even more excited because we are going to California for three weeks in February so when I get back Spring should be here. I would love to add some pretty floral dresses like these ones from Banana Republic, to my spring/summer wardrobe and swishy silk [...]
Since starting Lobster and Swan I have amassed a huge folder of all the beautiful places I would some day like to visit. One of the places marked on my map with a heart shaped pin, is the magical floral emporium of Simone Pickering, the owner of Miss Pickering.