Monday, 28 March 2011

As seen on my living room floor

Don't you just hate it when you get stuck behind a unicorn in the queue at the bakers? You just know they're going to buy the last croissants...

Monday, 21 March 2011

Spring sunshine

It was a glorious weekend, here in the second city. The sun was warm and bright, the sky a beautiful blue and the birds sang like they were - well - full of the joys of Spring. Most of the weekend was spent in the garden here. Consequently, all is spick and span. There was a trip to our favourite garden centre on Sunday too, which means there is a new nesting box waiting to be hung and a small collection of plants (a peony bush, another hollyhock and 6 different varieties of sweet pea) waiting to be rehomed in our tiny garden. Best of all though, there are also a couple of large wicker vegetable planters, this being (so the Lovely Husband and I have decided) the year we finally get to grips with growing our own. I have this vision of us eating something we've grown ourselves every day throughout the summer. Watch this space....

Sunday, 13 March 2011

I wish I had the time to blog more frequently...

... I really do. It seems like I'm always thinking of things that I'd like to mention, pictures I'd like to capture and share but I just never seem to find the time to actually write those posts. Real-life gets in the way, other things have to take priority and whatever moment in time that I wanted to mark, well, it passes.

This weekend though I carved out an hour or so to sit with the laptop and catch up on some of the wonderful blogs out there. I'm loving everyone's "Spring is in the air" posts, although I'm struggling to match the vitality and energy that accompanies them. Instead I've begun to celebrate the imminent arrival of Spring in my own small, quiet way. Like having the windows open at every opportunity and hanging the washing on the line even though it's still damp hours later. Eating lemon shortbread, planting violas into vintage tea cups, filling the house with daffodils, snowdrops, hyacinths and early tulips. Splurging on pretty new bed linen. All signs in my own personal calender that Spring's definitely on it's way!