Friday, 12 April 2013

Bright Light

At the moment i feel like i blink and whizz bang - another week has disappeared right before my little peepers.  How is it April already?! It seems only a little while ago that it was Christmas...   

Work has been divided between here and Lancaster recently and i feel as if i do not know if i am coming or going.  I rang the doctor to make an appointment this morning and opened the conversation with 'Hi its Sally calling from Monsoon'. I then realised she didn't really need to know that and would have much preferred my last name instead.  Despite being a little HERE; mostly THERE and a lot of ALL OVER THE PLACE of late, i have managed to capture some lovely Spring cheeriness along the way…

As i don't drive (UNLESS YOU COUNT THE PUSH BIKE) my journeys to Lancaster have been train-shaped which i am really enjoying.  It is rather nice to curl up with THIS THIS and THIS  in my little ears and watch the world go by.  It is such a beautiful trip on a bright day - the last of the wintery-ness has all but melted away.  It's always nice to have a magazine tucked away in my satchel too.  Pages have been folded and i'm itching to get some cutting and sticking done over the weekend.


I think if it was possible to buy bunches of BLOSSOM and fill every cup, glass and vase in our little somewhere than i would. It is just the prettiest flower and as soon as i see it, it just gets me excited for Spring.  I have been getting odd glances at my cloud/BLOSSOM snapping en route this week and also trying to bring a BLOSSOM-ey feel to my barnet too.  Cannot get enough of the lovely stuff.  

 New hat! New hat that is not knitted or cossack shaped!!!! I love love LOVE my beautiful new FEDORA.  I have been after one of these little beauties for a little while.  Whilst i love the little pork pie and bowler hats that all the kids are wearing of late…i just don't feel cool enough to wear one.  This hat fits in perfectly with my messy, mis-matched self.  It is actually khaki green which you can't tell too much from these snaps.  I felt it was a bit softer than black and can't wait to wear it with printed maxi skirts with peasant-ey blouses tucked in and my battered brown satchel.  Oof i feel a MOOD BOARD coming on...

The rest of this week has mostly been ORANGE.  ORANGE sunsets galore and ORANGE and carrot juice for the extra vitamin D.

In other news... 

My candle/tealight/incense obsession continues and i am excited to order more beautiful-nes from HERE.  Seriously just the most heavenly candles your little nose has ever had the chance to sniff.  

After stumbling upon THE BLUEBIRD TEA COMPANY  i am itching to order some loose leaf tea that already tastes like cake for my beautiful glass teapot.  

Made in Chelsea is back! Judge not for we all need a guilty pleasure and this is mine.  The first episode had me back to my usual shouting and bouncing at the television self, and the Mr back to his wincing and watching the most part through his hands.  He LOVES it really.  

Tonight we are going to watch Wall-E - because i never have and i am really feeling in the mood to watch a Disney film.  And we shall eat vegetable-y goodness that has not been cooked.  All the lighter, brighter evenings make me excited to get back on the raw vegetable bus and bid farewell (LOVINGLY) to mashed potatoes, parsnips, and cabbage. 

For now at least... 


  1. I thought it was just me who did silly phone/work related things like that... I've been known to answer my own mobile and say 'Good afternoon, hospital schoolroom' before, whoops!
    Your train journey looks beautiful :) I always enjoy having time to myself to just listen to music and stare out of the window on trains, driving just wouldn't be as relaxing- even if I did own a car I think I'd still get the train whenever I could! xxx

  2. Your photography skills are amazing. Just so beautiful!

  3. Pretty photos. Where is this blossom tree, I haven't seen any blossom yet, all the flowers seem to be a bit scared to come out this year. I'm in Lancaster 2 days next week too, its a bit of a pain adding extra hours to your day with commuting, but sometimes it is nice just to sit on a train and gaze out of the window. x

  4. Wowzers, your photography is amazing, I thought the first photo, the view from the train window, was a photograph of a painting at first!

    The first blossom is opening on the tree in my garden, I can't wait until its all in bloom and I can get out with the camera!

  5. Such gorgeous pictures! You really captured Spring <3

    I love train rides, it's so much nicer than driving! And I'm seriously obsessed with your fedora-- where did you find it?

  6. Adore the vintage-like filter you have on your photos and that bridge reminds me so much of my home town!

    Anyways, I've nominated you for a blogger award! If you'd like to find out more about it check it out here - .

    Looking forward to seeing more pretty photos through out Spring and Summer!

    Best wishes,

  7. LOVELY blog :) Your photography is amazing also. Now following via Bloglovin. Can't wait to read through more xx

  8. Hey Sally, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog :) I love yours! Beautiful photos - especially the blossom! xx



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