Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Wonderful Wednesday 14

How do you do my dear and sweet faces?! WOWZEROONEY for once it actually feels like a little while since i have sat down and wrote a little list of all of the great and good.  I even had to check i hadn't missed one! I think because i am off work (incase i hadn't mentioned it quite enough already!) i feel like i have done alot other than just work.  Which i adore.  But normally the days, well they often merge into each other and suddenly SHAZAM its Wednesday! If we are all sitting comfortably lets get down to business shall we?

*  Working with BEYONCE.  Ha there's a sentence i thought i would never write! I jest.  Who doesn't love good ol' Queen Bey?! I love a good old mix of music and like everyone, what i choose to tickle my ears with depends alot on my mood and what i am doing.  Getting some work done from home this week has been the BEST excuse to play Beyonce loud and sing my little heart out.  Aint nowt better for spirit lifting hands down.

*  Morning CUDDLES.  Soppy i know but sometimes the Mr and I are like ships that pass in the night.  He often stays up later than me (my eyes give up by 10:30pm Monday-Saturday) and my alarm goes off way waaay before he gets up.  Now that this week i have been alarm-less.  That alone deserves its own bullet point but what it has meant is a luxurious 8:30am wake up, a lovely morning cuddle and sometimes a little mug of Lady Grey in bed.  Bliss.

*  New READS.  Yesterday i treated myself to the new Simple Things magazine and the Mollie Makes Home magazine.  What a treat to lazily flip through and fold over pages yesterday afternoon with a big mug of Lady Grey, a walnut whip and the sunlight streaming through our huge open windows.  

*  Wild flowers.  I love flowers, its no huge and whopping secret.  Whilst i admire those who spend hours in their neatly created flower beds, only to produce symmetrically perfect arrangements and borders, that's just not my bag.  This week was the first time i have been able to spot dreamy tangles of wild flowers out on those two-wheeled jaunts of mine.  It was so lovely to see the woods filled with bluebells, wild garlic blooms and daisies and clovers and so many others which i don't even know the name of but MAN ALIVE they were the dream.  I hope to sneak a little bunch for our livingroom whilst i am also 'sneaking' some wild garlic leaves…

*  My trusty Topshop SANDALS from last year.  If you follow me on Instagram, you'll probably know the ones i mean.  They are the softest tan leather flat sandals that just go with EVERYTHING in the whole world come this time of year.  I have been wearing them non-stop since the temperature has warmed up a little and have even ordered this years version for when those little gems eventually give up.  Thats love right there!

*  Fresh MINT and LIME in the iciest of water.  This little combo has been keeping my skin super duper clean, clear and my little self hydrated whilst i have been pottering about our little somewhere. It is the most refreshing way to drink lots of water, cos let's face it, getting your few litres can get a little boring when its just the usual naked luke warm H2O on offer.  I just fill a glass jug with water, chop a lime in half, squeeze a little in and drop the rest of it into the water.  Then i tear up some fresh mint a whack that in too.  Bob it in the fridge for half an hour and bobs your uncle. It tastes delicious.  Also nice with lemon and thyme, fresh strawberries and basil or mint and cucumber.  Stripey straw optional.  

*  EBAY.  I have been on Ebay fire lately.  It's not a sight I frequent all that much but the last week i have managed to find two BNWT (that's cool kid ebay speak comin' at ya!) summer dresses which i swooned over for far too long last year and that disappeared into Summer sale heaven far too quick for me.  We all love a well earned bargain.  

*  Flipping through my own MOODBOARDS.  I love that some of the moodboards in my scrapbook are easily three to four years old and that i still find relevance and inspiration in each and every one of them.  

*  Sitting on the GRASS.  To be more specific:  Sitting on the grass, in the sunshine, with a big cappuccino after Tuesdays' two-wheeled jaunt. It felt good.  Like Summer had landed.  And it was pretty sweet just watching people wander past with ice-creams, sandwiches or drinks and look all happy and smiley.  The sun just brings out all of the smiles in everyone doesn't it?  

What has been keeping that boat AFLOAT for you lovely lot this week then? I love to read your comments on these kinds of posts the most. 'Cos i am a nosey parker at heart.  Aren't we all?!


Monday, 28 April 2014

Monday 'ness'

It is a fact universally recognised that MONDAYS are the most luxurious of days to be off.  You can take your Saturdays and your Sundays and do with them what you like, and of course that Friday feeling is felt by nine to fivers the world over.  But for me, as someone who mostly works weekends, having a Monday off is something else.  Even if I do work most weekends, Mondays are still usually met with the same slump as most, and that feeling that the w-h-o-l-e week is still to come.  So going to bed on a Sunday evening, safe in the knowledge that my alarm clock shall not be fizzing and whirring come 6:30 beats all of the Friday feelings in the world I can tell you.
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This particular start to the week is even nicer, if you can believe it.  That is because I have the whole and entire lot, off work!! I would like to tell you all of the grand plans and exciting SPLENDOUR that i have up my breton-sleeves, but truth is, there is none really.  I have some odd jobs, but if the truth be told, I am excited just to sleep lots, get out each day on those two wheels of mine and potter about being CREATIVE.  I have a neon pink cold water dye under the sink that is just crying out to drench something in an ombre dip dyed embrace, and a wardrobe about to burst.  So i also plan to have a clear out and try to part with some of that dearly loved clobber of mine.  Today has been a SPLENDID start to my lazy week…
 ^beautiful WILD garlic^

^my COLOURFUmorning route^
Whilst i was hoping to be greeted with a bright blue sky when i opened my eyes at the luxurious hour of 9am, all was not lost.  Despite a mostly cloudy sky, the air was warm and lingered with the scent of last nights torrential downpour.  Even-though those damp clouds loomed overhead, i couldn't get enough of all of the green shoots, new colours and bright blooms that seemed to have poked their pretty heads through over the weekend.  There is nothing better than the aftermath of Spring rain.  The scent of green tickles your nose like nothing else and you can almost smell the dew and raindrops clinging onto the grass and leaves.  A heady sweet floral scent fills the air and everything feels so quiet and peaceful.  I soon forgave the weather on this mornings two-wheeled jaunt.

I TOOTLED around and about the park for a good hour, with only the birds, an awful lot of midgies and the odd dog walker for company, and then treated myself to a large cappuccino and a little wander through town where i picked up some fresh yellow roses which are now sitting pretty in our slanty-ceiling-ed livingroom.  

I spent the rest of the afternoon reading, writing and jotting down ideas for this little space, and nibbling leftover easter eggs and obligatory walnut whip (read:: pecan whip really - GENIUS?!?). Tonight we are off to stock up our empty cupboards and to find friends for the sad and lonely red apple in the fruit bowl.  Then i might just have time to squeeze in a candle-y bubble bath too…Heaven!  Tomorrow i am off to fill a brown paper bag with a bundle of wild garlic to make some pesto for later on in the week.  I am a little excited!

What have you all been up to?! Was your Monday BEARABLE?! I do hope so!


Saturday, 26 April 2014

Currently 14

 
ALL IMAGES TAKEN FROM MY PINTEREST HERE
What is it about Spring/Summer attire that instantly has me feeling all BOHEMIAN, hints at Hippy and like i am the world's most trendy-Wendy?!  I have always had myself down as a bit of a HIPPY.  I can't get enough of the outdoors.  I love to breath in the green, feel the fresh air tingle against my skin and catch glimpses of wildlife.  My ideal holiday wouldn't be anywhere tropical or exotic.  I would much rather sleep in a yurt in the wilderness of Scotland under the stars.  Or meander around a beautiful European city in a floral maxi dress, a fedora and a tasselled bag.  


I am not the neatest in my appearance.  Whilst you can bet your bottom dollar i have thought long and hard about what i am wearing, i am still always a little bit rough around the edges.  Most of my most treasured items are pulled, bobbled and worn and LOVED until they are re-used, re-loved and re-made into something completely different.  I have a pile of printed lovelies ready and waiting to be cushion covers and pillowcases sitting right next to me as a type.  And don't get me started on hair.  Whilst i admire those who wash, dry and beautifully blowdry their hair on a day to day, that's just not me. I am a huge advocate of a good BED-HEAD, i adore my hair the most at least two days after washing it and the only part of me that will ever see straighteners, is my fringe.  And that's only on those days when it stands so  vertically up on end that i could probably tune into Radio One if i tried!

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While i am in no way as cool, EFFORTLESS and down-right gorgeous as these images, i couldn't help but be drawn to them.  Infact i love this laid-back, cool as a cucumber and mish-mash of thoughtfully patterned and printed delights SO much that i have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to them.  If you don't believe me have a goosey gander HERE .


So who is she? This ethereal being i rant and rave and try to emulate ever so much!? She's cool. But not obvious, cool.  She dresses with such an admiral confidence: mixing and mashing all of the prints and all of the textures together to create a laid back 'i havent even tried' demeanor that's just heaven.  Her hair is mussed, tousled and shouts sex appeal without even trying.  She is brave, creative and daring in all she does.  She lives eats and sleeps music and immerses herself in it as much as she can. 

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So next time you spot me galavanting about in a fedora, swishing my maxi skirts and stacking bangles up to my elbows, you'll know why. It makes me feel inspired, happy and like i am right at home.  And if you need me i'll be saving up all my pennies for next years Coachella festival...
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What's your go-to STYLE? Have you got one?! How would you describe your 'LOOK?' Is it always them same? Or do you like to really mix it up?!? Are there any pieces you can't live without?!



Thursday, 24 April 2014

Blooming Lately

It's been ever such a long while since we just TALKED.  You know just sat and talked about what's been going on.  Truth is that lately has been a little bit lovely.  I am a terrible 'season-cheat.'  When its Winter i throw myself full throttle into it, cover anything and everything in cinnamon and tinsel.  And i am adamant that it is my VERY favourite season hands down.  I EMBRACE all that it means, all that it brings and i can't even begin to think of anything other than just burying my head in it wholeheartedly.  Until Spring starts to peep through.  Then i drop Winter without a care in the whole wide world.  The very same can be said for Summer and for Autumn.  The truth is that really there are SO many beautiful reasons to love each season that maybe deep down i just love them all equally.  I do hope they know that.  
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Lately it feels as if everything is jolly-dee.  I am back to those heavy, long and deep sleeps that i had been missing.  I think sleeping with the window open a tiny amount and a big floral mug of camomile and honey tea has been really helping. Days have been busy at work and EXCITING seeing the new Spring Summer ranges filter through and even more lovely putting in new window displays.  It feels as if there has been a real shift in the weather here up north - days have felt long, largely blue skied and perfect for getting out on those pretty two wheels of mine. 


Don't you find anything, everything and anyone feels and looks better with a BLUE sky?! It is impossible to be grumpy when you are surrounded by such beautiful bright blue skies and pretty blossom-ey BLOOMS.  I cannot get enough of the stuff.  My camera is full to bursting with various blossom-ey goodness and there is no sign of it stopping anytime soon.  I love how it looks, how it FLUTTERS in the breeze and how pretty and cotton-candy-esque it looks when it all starts to fall from the trees.  We have had a pretty jam jar filled with some cuttings on our window-sill for the last few days and it's the loveliest thing to see.  If i had my way there would be a blossom tree on the edge of every street.  Can you imagine?!



I have been enjoying easing myself (read:: throwing myself) into a much more SPRING-ey wardrobe of printed blouses, soft printed blue jeans and oversized rosey knits and cheeks to match.  It seemed a bit too soon to dust of those floral garlands but with all of the blossom…well i couldn't resist.  It has felt lovely to wander to work in LIGHTER layers and i can't remember the last time i wore tights.  I even braved a bare leg, a tapestry trophy skirt and a lighter knit to work a few days back.  My woollen hats have been squirrelled away for Autumn and i have been using any excuse to wear last years khaki fedora. 
 


Easter Sunday was spent with the Mr up at my parents in Scotland.  After acquainting ourselves with their new puppy, we had the PRETTIEST wander along the coast and through a beautiful harbour village.  I always forget quite how much i love the coast until i go back.  My parents are lucky enough to live five minutes away from this sweet little spot.  Its a heavenly little place with the sweetest little gift shops, cafes and country pubs.  
Since the weekend i have enjoyed a few early evening bike rides which have been so BEAUTIFUL.  These lighter evenings make me so much more productive and i feel ever so rested and more relaxed because of it.  

How have you all BEEN? How did you spend Easter and have you been making the most of these lighter evenings too?!

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Wonderful Wednesday 13

Happy week dear BLOSSOM POSSUMS! How the bobbins is it just Wednesday?! I feel all kinds of mixed and jumbled up due to being off Good Friday, in the Saturday, off Easter Sunday and then working Sunday hours on a Monday.  I have 'Day Jet-lag' and don't argue 'cos I'm making it a THING starting now!  I feel like this week hasn't really begun and i am still attached to last week somehow…i digress.  For there are lots of things to smile about so far this week as there usually is…

*  A new PUPPY.  How can you not smile around a new puppy?! Unfortunately not our puppy.  No matter how much I tried to smuggle the little cherub under my jacket! My parents have just re-homed a 5 month old working cocker spaniel named Storm.  He is the sweetest little man. He is a shiny little black puppy with a big black nose and a little white diamond on his forehead.  How someone could have even let that little face go I do not know.  The Mr and I drove up to Scotland to spend Easter Sunday with my parents (and to meet the new arrival) and fell in love a bit.  He has a curly tuft of hair on his sweet little head that he loves you to scratch; he loves to jump up and dance with you but he is most happy when he is curled up on the sofa with his head on you snoring.  Serious puppy envy going on right there…

*  ROSE and VIOLET creams. An acquired taste i think but i adore them.  I treated myself sneakily to a little box a little while ago and forgot about them.  They are the perfect late afternoon treat with a little cup of Lady Grey tea:  All rich, sweet and decadently flowery and delicious.  The box didn't last so long…

*  Bargain-ous FLOWERS.  It went a bit like this:  On Monday i got so  excited after coming across PEONIES in our local M&S.  Until i picked up the bunch of four, and realised that they were £8.  EIGHT FLIPPING FLOPPING POUNDS!  Now i love flowers and usually treat myself us to a bunch once a week.  But i have my limits. Peonies are one of my very favourite flowers in the whole world.  They are a Summer flower though, and so they can be pricey when they first start to appear.  If i bide my time i shall be able to fill our jam jars soon I am sure.  What did make me feel better was stumbling across a MASSIVE bunch of red, yellow and orange roses in Tesco on the way home.  They were reduced from £7.50 to 75p.  Baaahahahaaa!

*  Stunningly beautiful early evening bike rides with only London Grammar in my ears. Or sometimes nothing but birdsong and a gentle breeze.  It is the PERFECT way to wind down, de-stress and just tidy away all of the lingering thoughts of the day into the right place.  

*  CLEAN bedding.  Is there really anything better?! I am one of those people who can't go to bed without a little bath or quick shower.  But having clean little self, clean slightly damp hair (perfectly allowed come the milder weather), clean pyjamas and a big clean fluffy duvet is the BEES KNEES beyond belief.  Throw a slightly open window into the mix and you have yourself the recipe for a sleep-filled night like never before, honest john! 

*  Granola with ICE cold organic milk and chopped banana.  Once we get a few days of sunshine in a row or the milder days start to peep through, i start to crave much colder, fresher breakfasts.  Whilst i am a little sad to abandon my morning ritual of stirring porridge over the stove; i am also quick to welcome an extra ten minutes in bed and a huge bowl of granola and icy cold milk.  I could eat a whole box of cereal.  Infact if it wasn't extremely frowned upon i would quite happily eat cereal for lunch and dinner too.  Before i lived with the Mr i could get away with it.  Now, well not so much.  My current favourite morning munch is Dorset Cereals Oat Granola or their Spelt muesli. Or sometimes a handful of each.  Mmmm!!

*  MIXING it up in the jacket, coat or cardigan department.  I tend to have one or two Winter worthy coats.  It gets cold up North and so a good Winter coat is essential.  But the milder weather means i can get away with a chunky cardigan, a sweet quilted floral jacket or a sweet little tapestry trophy jacket.  I love all of the opportunities Spring and Summer bring.  As a Brit, i know not to invest too much in Summer…just incase. That means i am well trained at layering and knowing what i can get lots of wear out of.  I have really been enjoying foraging through that Narnia-esque wardrobe of mine and digging out some old classics and wearing them a little bit differently this year.  Keep it up Blighty, i am really rather enjoying those blue skies!!

Tell me what has made you HAPPY so far this week?!  Are you a cereal muncher?  Have you been getting out and about in this milder weather?!? I would love to know!

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Currently 13

Have you noticed how much happier, upbeat and generally LOVELY everyone is when the sun shines?! It's hard to be in a bad mood when there is a cloudless bright blue sky above your head.  The kind that you almost have to squint to even look up.  Lately i can't get enough of it.  
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We have been lucky up in Cumbria, to be spoilt with several days of solid sunshine.  It's often hard to believe quite how much of a different this makes to EVERYTHING.  Every single thing in the world looks better with sunshine behind it, around it or shining brightly down upon on it. There is no getting away with how much friendlier everyone is, how much friendlier I want to be and how much better you feel inside and out.  Sunshine makes you want to eat better, it makes you want to get out and fill your lungs with as much of that bright blue skied air that you can manage. If you are British there is always that feeling of not quite knowing how long such beautiful weather shall last.  For that reason i feel as if I live life much more when Mr sunshine is peeping down at me.  Each second of it is PRECIOUS and not a moment of it can be wasted.  
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These images MELT my heart. I love that amber glow, that special golden hour when the very last drops of sunlight start to slide down behind the hills.  Sometimes i think i love it more than any other time of day.  It is my very favourite time to take photographs too.  Everything feels so still, MAGICAL and beautiful and just sitting there watching the sunlight drift away is quite special.  

Have you been lucky enough to have some beautiful SUNSHINE too? How does it make you feel?!
(All images are taken from my Pinterest HERE)

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Golden Wheels

You can't plan great MOMENTS.  Not the really really great kind anyway.  You know the sorts:  Those extra special split seconds in time that blow you you away and knock you sideways in a way you never ever saw coming.  Those are the real deal.  

For someone like me who is all wrapped up in plans, to-do lists in pockets, palms and satchels a-plenty and a daily routine I could (and feel as if i quite often do) do in my sleep, these moments feel extraSPECIAL and i always feel as if my little soul needs them much more than someone who dangles on the edge of life, not knowing if they are coming or going regularly.  So when i hopped on those two wheels of mine on a spur of the moment on Monday evening, i had no idea what a beautiful evening lay ahead.  



I can only describe those PRECIOUS few laps of the park that evening as truly magical.  The sun was on its descent behind the hills and the birds could still be heard from high, high up in the tallest of trees.  Rabbits rustled in the under-growth and the air was thick with the scent of damp grass, muddled foliage and a heady scent of wild garlic.  It has been so long since i took my two wheels out at such a time, usually saving up my laps for early mornings - the only time i seem to be able to catch the daylight in the later part of the year.  But now the evenings are longer, my evenings feel longer, more luxurious and full of PROMISE.  I felt as if i could have rode forever.  Each lap brought different light, different sounds and entirely different collection of pink and amber cotton candy clouds above my head.  The wind tugged at my hair gently, causing my little floral crown to wobble on top of my windswept hair.  But it didn't matter.  I was in HEAVEN.  And i can't wait for more of these sorts of evenings.  Isn't that what it's all about, Spring and Summer? I doubt it could get much more PERFECT.

And that's what life's about.  Its these kind of moments that make you glad and happy. The one's that come out of nowhere, tickling your cheeks in the very best kind of way. 

Welcome SPRING.  It's ever so nice to have you back.  


Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Wonderful Wednesday 12

Good day dear and lovely POPPETS! I'm back once again with a post filled to the very top with happy-makers! I hope this shall inspire you to do the same, or at least to look at what's going on around you and see all that is great and good too.  This week has been SO lovely so far. I feel all caught up in dreamland (no more crazy dreams, dis-jointed zzz-ing or tossing and turning nights for me!) and it almost feels like Spring has finally landed here in Cumbria.  For weeks now we have had odd days of sunshine.  These days have been best enjoyed from inside as the wind has been icy! This week has seen the start of cloudless blue skies, bright sunshine and a feeling that everything and everyone is so much happier for it.  Isn't it a miracle what a bit of vitamin D can do? There are plenty other gems that have been keeping me tip-top lately too…

*  Sleeping with the bedroom window OPEN just a little.  This HAS to be one of my favourite things about the warmer weather.  I love to hear the city falling asleep as i do:  car engines in the distance, a little whistle of a late night breeze and the hum as the city winds down.  Waking up to chirruping birds is also lovely.  Then that blue sky is just a bonus…

*  Finally getting the chance to WEAR my patterned paisley bluebell blue trousers for work.  I bought them in a flurry of excitement way way back in February.  They were so obviously warm weather attire and have been hanging up in our spare room for far too long!  This week they got their first outing to work with a little printed neon beach smock and a printed quilted jacket.  This warmer weather has had my little head go into outfit planning mode.  There are SO many more opportunities when you don't have to wear a woollen hat and a winter coat.  I am jolly pleased to shake off a layer or two - finally!  

*  Having the MOST productive evening of my life on Monday.  You know when you suddenly just get a burst of energy from nowhere?  Since the Mr was band practising for some summer festival dates, i took the opportunity to take the pushbike out for a little trip.  Then i managed to hoover, dust, change the bed, do washing and have a little shower all in about two and a half hours!!  It is rather sad how pleased that made me.  I tell you i had the BEST sleep of my life that night! All that fresh air and then the softest freshly washed cotton sheets. Bliss!

* My FIRST ^after-dinner bike ride^ completed without a coat!  That and the most spectacularly burnt orange sunset on the way home was a little bit like heaven.  I had forgotten how magical little cycles at that hour can be.  All i could smell was damp grass, little wafts of wild garlic and dew-soaked flowers.  It was pretty MAGNIFICENT.  

* Homemade lentil and vegetable chilli with brown rice and creme fraiche.  The PERFECT comfort food when you are starving after a very busy day at work.  I could have eaten that stuff solidly for hours.  It was that good!  It is one of the Mr's specialities and i was quite happy to leave him to it.  I can't wait until we have it again.  

*  Porridge with strawberry jam.  PERFECT Monday morning breakfast.  I mostly have poached rhubarb or apple with my porridge in the morning.  But Monday mornings always call for something a little sweeter and  more comforting.  There is nothing better to nibble whilst easing yourself into the week.  

*  NEW followers and SWEET readers of this little space.  I have had a lot of new readers to this little spot and that makes me SO happy i cannot even tell you.  If you are new, welcome! It is lovely to have you and i hope you enjoy!  And an equally warm and whopping lovely big thank you to those of you who come back again and again, i love you all dearly and one day, we shall have that big tea party i promise!

NOW it's over to you!  What has been making you smile and get through this week so far? It can be anything in the whole world but i would LOVE to know! I am nosey like that you see!

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Sunday in Senses

Sunday is my favourite day of the week hands down.  I am rarely lucky to bag a whole weekend off work, but Sundays, well i only work one in three.  There is nothing nicer than sinking into bed late on a saturday evening, knowing that you can sleep until your eyes want to wake up and indulge in a more luxurious breakfast and two cups of tea instead of just one.  Today i thought i would share my favourite day in 'senses' with you…

HEARING
Birds twittering to each other before Mr sunshine could even open his eyes / the wind whistling through my ears, hair and little self as i tried to cycle a few laps of the park this morning / John Legends new album on Spotify - except mainly just repeating my favourite song.  Eventually i shall get round to loving the rest just as much! / Ed sheeran on bike rides / the washing machine spinning round and round on its gazillionth load of towels, bedding etc - Sunday jobs / rain spots so faint on the attic window and being glad to be inside.

FEELING
Kisses on my forehead in the morning / tired after more sleep than usual - my body could just sleep and sleep and never have enough / the wind try to pull my little pink angora hat from my head on this mornings bike ride / a large cappuccino fill up those sleepy peepers of mine as i wandered in the fresh air this morning / like i could eat forever today - but that is standard sunday behaviour and i am sure it is just my body's way of fuelling up for another busy week / in love and grateful and content / constantly inspired by these devils::

  ^These^ two for making me feel calm cosy and sleepy.  For rosey pinks, bright whites and pale baby blues. For making me want to wear old silky smocks over white tshirts for bed.  For whimsical dreams, slept in plaits and curls and kisses before falling into the deepest most heavenly sleep.
 ^This^ one for being my go-to 'what can i wear - i can wear anything with anything' board.  For prints piled atop prints and for windswept hair, pale english rose skin and lip-balmed lips.  for tea and scones, spots and stripes and being British. 
TASTING
Hot and melty butter and maybe a bit too much of it on the hugest toasted teacake-shaped breakfast / oodles of milky lady grey tea alternated with glasses of ice-cold water / earl grey lipbalm on my lips which i cannot help but run my little tongue over whenever i apply it  - which sort of defeats the object / Spring rain droplets on my lips / chocolate dusting from above cappuccino / the best colcannon mash of my life.
SMELLING
The Mr's pillow after he snuck out far too early this morning / Spring rain on early shoots of wild garlic / freshly ground coffee / fresh linen scented candles / damp towels hung over warm radiators / Lush american cream conditioner and daddio shampoo on hair damp from the hottest steamiest late afternoon shower / a clean white tshirt after said shower.

SEEING
Flecks of daylight peeping and sneaking through our attic window blind this morning / next doors ginger tabby cat itching itself on a brambly-looking bush / lots of people also struggling to pedal against the wind this morning - all much more suitably dressed and not with a bumble-bee printed silk scarf blowing into their eyes like me / the first bluebells and even what looked like white bluebells in the woods / colour everywhere - even against a grey, blustery cumbrian sky it made me smile / wild garlic and anticipating all of the wild garlic and walnut pesto i want to make soon / the sweetest vintage Liberty print dress in a charity shop.  Trying it on and realising it requires some major alterations or a lot of cake to fit / trendy half term teenagers / how much my clothes space needs a good sort out!
How has your day been?  If you shared a similar post i would love you to leave a link! Or indeed if you fancy sharing something similar.  Sending you all of the love xx

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