I have never harboured a love for one particular colour over the rest. My peepers are far more likely to be drawn to a beautiful print than just one colour. I mean how do you choose? Why not have them all?! Having said that i have been noticing lately that i am drawn to things with a much BLUER or GREENER print. In my slightly stress-y worrying frame of mind this last week or so (LONG STORY), i am finding this palette calming, relaxing and sleep inducing.
I treated us (WELL ME I SUPPOSE SINCE THE MR WONT REALLY NOTICE) to a new duvet last weekend and i am far too excited to go to sleep tonight. For calm, relaxing slumbers in my our new navy blue polka dot duvet and too many cushions and pillows. In other news…
Lately has been a lot about smells. Freshly cut damp grass in the morning smells beautiful. It's Summer in one single sniff with out a doubt. The gentle perfume of wet FLOWERS on an early evening bike ride, after the rain has stopped. Its so very hard to buy flowers that smell of anything anymore and because we don't have a garden; smelling that damp floral scent is heaven. It reminds me of being little. When after tea playing in the garden seemed to last forever and all you could smell were sweet peas and grass.
The best START to the days. Toasted bloomer with lemon curd and squashed fresh raspberries. Divine!
The best MIDDLES to the day. Fresh coffee in the prettiest William Morris cup, wearing the prettiest printed dresses. Late afternoon pick me up's of Bluebird Tea CompanyVICKY'S SPONGE CAKE TEA and a sneaky slice of victoria sponge and fresh raspberries. There are no words for how beautiful this delicate little tea tastes. And i can confirm it also goes just perfectly with custard creams. I am excited to try it with jam roly poly and custard when those nights are a little bit cooler.
The best ENDS to the day. Treats of the beer-y kind. I have never been much of a beer drinker; often opting for a PIMMS and GINGER beer or a RASPBERRY mojito in the summer time. This beer was unusually addictive. It was a bit spicy, with hints of strawberry and rose petals. Delicious ice cold after burgers and french fries.
My week in CLOUDS. Sunday's blue skied drive into clouds that just went on and on and were nestling in the prettiest blue sky. Angry out of the blue kinds of clouds chasing me and Willow back from the park. We arrived home just before the heavens did their thing. The most perfect end of the day clouds. Just when i think i have found the prettiest clouds imaginable, i fall in love all over again. This was just as i was closing the window and putting my pyjamas on before munching on chocolate ginger biscuits and chai tea before bed. I am so in love…until next week.
The LITTLEST things. I love underwear, i love print and i love jam. These Whitestuff printed cotton knickers presented in a sweet little jam jar are PERFECT.
It's worrying how very excited i am for clean bedding, freshly washed but damp hair, new underwear and sleeping with the window open still. Im too easily pleased sometimes...