Monday, 30 June 2014
Friday, 27 June 2014
We took a little road TRIP up to see my parents on Sunday. They live right by the Solway on the West coast of Scotland. Since our new little family puppy dog hadn't been to the beach properly yet and the day was such a beautiful one, we decided it was a must! When we got there the tide was a fine blue stripe on the horizon and since Storm is still very much getting used to not being on a lead (and galavanting at a million miles per hour at anyone he sees because he wants to play) we decided a stroll out the find the sea might be in order. It was the most PEACEFUL, blue skied and beautiful afternoon and i really could have stayed until the sun went down. I can't remember the last time i wandered bare-foot on a beach or paddled in the sea! Storm was doing ever so well until he spotted a big seagull (that cheeky little mr loves birds!) and took off way, way ahead of us. Into the waves he jumped, compleeetely oblivious to the fact that he had never swam in his little life before. He proceeded to ignore us and luckily my brother wasn't too precious about wading in and scooping him up, and bringing him back to shore! Little scamp!
Continuing my love for all things GREEN, especially against a bright blue-skied backdrop. I couldn't resist snapping mum's beautiful lilac bush (?) in the garden at the weekend. I miss having an outside space so much at this time of year! It was so beautiful to sit out on the patio at my parents and eat tea and catch up. I can't help but revisit the pretty little patch of wild LAVENDER that crops up each year in our sweet little park. You can smell it before you see it! Especially on an evening bike-ride. I have some hanging up in our kitchen at the minute and a few sprigs tied to Willow's handle-bars. I have also been enjoying the shade. I am pale as a milk bottle and so any sign of sunshine and i go bright pink and cover in freckles! Sometimes it's rather nice to sit on a little patch of grass, admire the pretty sunlight shapes dancing over it and just have a little break.
Morning MOMENTS. Incase you don't follow me anywhere else, let's just take a little moment to marvel at how beautiful my sweet new Lady Grey cup is shall we?!? My tea tastes wondrous from it and it has the sweetest little feet underneath! Even better you can actually get the black version in the sale HERE for half price! My mornings have also been made much easier after finally discovering the pleasure of overnight oats. This little pot of delicious-ness is made up of oats and almond milk as a base. And then topped with vanilla yoghurt, chopped strawberries and a good sprinkle of mixed seeds. Mmmm!
Pops of COLOUR as bright as can be! I have finally finished my little cushion project of turning an old fluro-embellished skirt into a scatter cushion for the bedroom. I am so proud! I love it so so much! Whilst i love the fluro trend alot, it's not something i feel i'd want to cover the whole house with. Cushions are perfect for just hinting at the trend. Next upon my list is to dip-dye or fabric paint a white cotton duvet with some neon…eek. I have also been wearing bright colours and PRINTS as much as i can too. This oversized-come-over-the-top floral crown is a sneaky treat. Whilst i feel a bit like i have a hanging basket on my head, I am alot in love! What do you think?!
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The last day or so has been a little on the cloudy side so i am keeping everything possible to crossed that it isn't the last i see of those bright blue skies! Have you been enjoying the SUNSHINE?! What are your jolly weekend plans then? Unfortunately i am working all of this weekend and the Mr is playing a gig on Friday. So i shall it shall be a lazy-evening-ed one. Maybe with some chocolate and a pile of magazines to cut up and add to my moodboards.
Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Friday, 20 June 2014
An especially large helping of VITAMIN D. This never happens. Not the consistent sort anyway. But lately we have been ever so lucky up North, and had the warmest bout of sunny summery few days filled with the brightest BLUE skies. Since our relaxing drive through the Lakes together on Sunday, it's felt a little like i have been on a real holiday. I honestly cannot remember when i last felt so relaxed. Waking up naturally early, feeling well-rested and seeing the sunlight beaming through our skylight is the best way to start a day in a positive way. I have loved having bare legs. I don't care how milk-bottle white they are! Rifling through my summer dresses, cotton playsuits and old linen smock dresses and getting excited all over again has been a treat. Sitting on warm afternoon grass with an iced coffee and people watching. It's one of my favourite things to do! Just to sit and watch people potter about their day to day.
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Monday, 16 June 2014
Thursday, 12 June 2014
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