Wednesday, 3 June 2015

A month in pictures - May




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? :-) 

JM x











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6 comments:

  1. Such beautiful photos, I love when Spring comes around, everything seems so beautiful, fresh and new.

    www.charlottelizabeth.com

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    1. Ah thanks Charlotte, glad you like the piccies. It really does doesn't it? is just a shame when it all drops!

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  2. Oh, such a lovely life. Weren't we lucky to have been in England, when May was here?

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    1. Ooh yes! lucky indeed :-) enjoyed your last post, can't WAIT to read your book! I can sympathise with the agony of letting something go like that ... I'm the same with songs, if it's not removed from my presence there will always be more that can be added! x

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  3. Hi!
    I just stumbled upon your enchanting blog! I'm sitting here with my cup of tea and having a grand time reading your posts. I'm a bit older (ok, a lot older - 53), but I think we have much in common. Wish I was half so clever as you, especially at such a young age!
    Pansies and Peppermint ( warm thoughts in floral language)
    Laurie of Rose Cottage

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    1. Hi Laurie, Ah bless you, what a lovely message. I'm so glad you've enjoyed reading the blog over a cuppa. I've just been enjoying your lovely blog too! I think you're right, we do have a lot in common! You're doggies are gorgeous and I love the pretty white cotton camisoles too :-) I have a couple of similar ones that are antique, but I'm always scared of wearing them as I'm so clumsy I don't want to tear them! Lovely to meet you Laurie and I look Looking forward to following your blog x

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