May has been a lovely month indeed. Hubby and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary this month. We've actually been together for over 15 years, but celebrating our anniversary is still one of my favourite fings. I kept a diary in the lead up to our wedding so I would remember all the lovely little things that happened along the way ... so we read a little every night over our anniversary week! it was lovely reliving that journey. Aside from that I've been a busy bee transforming my writing bureau with the help of Laura Ashley, and we had a lovely break in Shropshire at The Dipping shed! Unfortunately it's back to the grindstone this week. Boo! Here's this month in pictures ....
This month I transformed my old writing bureau 'Beatrix' from dark wood to a fresh cotton white and dove grey, courtesy of Laura Ashley. I painted, distressed and even decoupaged some of the inside panels. I won't lie, it was a big job and took 3 days but it was worth it, it's really brightened up our little corner. To see more piccies and the step-by-step tutorial (including the moment a robin decided to do some modelling for me) click here ... Writing bureau makeover
Ahh our lovely week at The Dipping Shed. The Dipping Shed at Walcot Hall is a quirky rustic lodge situated in the Shropshire Hills, and is unlike any holiday cottage we've visited before. We found it via Canopy and Stars. We actually visited two cottages on this trip, the second one I'll be sharing soon. Here is a glimpse into Our holiday at The Dipping Shed
Once back home I found the garden to be in full bloom; Clematis, Aquilegia and the Ceanothus tree were buzzing with life. I've been potting and planting all my broad beans, tomatoes, courgettes and nasturtiums, so once the spring flowers fade the garden it will transform into something else again. I love the change it brings, but I'll miss the pastel shades of spring.
My walks with Ralphy took us though daisy and buttercup-covered fields this month, and the cow parsley has gone WILD! I don't remember it being tall last spring, do you?
Hubby's been away this week too, so I used it as an opportunity to have a spring clean! I put away the winter clothes and vac packed everything. Ooh I do love a good vac pac don't you? feels good sucking the life out of everything and making everything teeny tiny. Shame we can't use it on legs, bums and tums eh? :-)