Monday, 13 October 2014

Autumn Bucket List

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my last post and your positive feedback as to whether I should blog about my honeymoon after all these years. I am so pleased that you are interested, and I would love to tell you all about it. I will be posting all about our honeymoon during the next week or two, so watch this space! 
 In the meantime, I am delighting in all of the autumn beauty (except for the rain!) and I thought it would be fun to create another seasonal bucket list, like this one from the summer. I managed to tick off the majority of the fun things from my summer list, but there are a few that I did not get to indulge in, so I shall save those for next year

Visit a pumpkin patch 
Carve a pumpkin 
Bake snickerdoodles
Sip mulled cider 
Go to the theatre 
Make a conker wreath 
Make caramel apples 
Find the perfect cognac brown boots 
Make chutney for Christmas 
Take more walks in the forest

What is on your list of fun things to do this autumn?

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Five Happy Things

Much like last week, this has also flown by and we are now in October! I am now in full autumn mode and have found myself daydreaming about New England, leaf peeping and in particular reminiscing about our honeymoon. It was exactly four years ago that we flew to Boston, where we spent three days and then we drove down to Cape Cod for seven days on the coast. It was the best holiday we have ever had and I think of it often, and always with great fondness. 
A few days ago, I was telling a co-worker about this magical holiday, and I tried to show them photos on the blog, when I  realised that I had not documented it here?! So I thought it would be a fun change to my usual five happy things from the past week to instead post five happy things from our honeymoon in New England! 
 A pumpkin patch in Newport, Rhode Island 
The sweet little Higgins Farm Windmill in Brewster, Cape Cod 
Our fun hire car for the day on Martha's Vineyard
The pristine and deserted Race Point Beach in Provincetown, Cape Cod
Leaf peeping on the drive to Mystic, Connecticut

If you enjoyed these little snippets, would you like to see some more (better extremely late than never!)? 

What has made you happy this week?

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Five Happy Things

In a rather typical fashion this week has whizzed by and here we are having a relaxing and joy filled weekend again. Nathan unexpectedly had the day off yesterday and it was absolutely wonderful! We had brunch at the beach, indulged in some shopping, had dinner at a lovely pub in the forest and watched a movie in the evening. It was the best Saturday I have had for a very long time! 

These are my favourite things which have made me happy this week...
 Autumnal treasure from the garden 
 Pancakes and berries for brunch 
Early evening walk along the riverbank 
Glossy red rose hips
Sweet little gulls

What has made you happy this week?

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Five Happy Things

The first few days this week were quite productive, but then I had a migraine which completely wiped me out and I have been in a bit of a daze ever since! 
This meant taking it easy and having a quiet weekend with nothing strenuous on the agenda. So I have been baking, pottering around and walking Poppy, which was just the tonic I needed.
Here is to a full and happy week ahead for all of us. 

These are my favourite things which have made me happy this week...
Fading hydrangeas, but still beautiful 
A touch of Shakespeare on a yacht 
Lovely little bumblebee collecting pollen 
Green leaves turning copper and cognac brown
 Walking around Christchurch Castle and Norman House

What has made you happy this week?

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Farewell to Summer

On Saturday we bid a fond farewell to summer with a serene morning at the beach. It was wonderful to relax and feel the warmth of the sun on our skin 
Poppy absolutely adores the beach, especially rolling around in the sand! 
This sweet secluded bench nestled in the sand dunes was the perfect spot to sit back and enjoy the last of the summer sun
This summer has been truly wonderful and I have loved every sun-kissed moment, but I am now ready to embrace the splendour of autumn. I cannot wait to make caramel apples, wear cashmere and play in the fallen leaves with Poppy. 
Are you too looking forward to a cosy comforting autumn? 

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Five Happy Things

This week has been a bit of a whirlwind with days just whizzing by and not an awful lot to show for them! Here is to hoping this week feels more productive and I can snaffle away a few hours to soak up the evening sun with Poppy and work on some recipes. 
Now I am off to make the most this lovely Sunday with dinner and a G&T by sea! 

These are my favourite things which have made me happy this week...
This sweet little Baby's tears plant 
Sand submerged toes
A jar full of shells and sea glass we have found at the beach this summer 
Admiring this pretty Pavilion 
The loves of my life

What has made you happy this week?

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Five Happy Things

The arrival of September has thrust the weather into a state of confusion with pot-luck fog, sunshine, rain and wind. The nights are also beginning to draw in, so I think it may be time to stop clinging onto summer and embrace autumn (can you tell I am feeling rather reluctant?!). One of the silver linings to the new season is adding a few new items to the wardrobe, and that is something I am always very happy to do! 

These are my favourite things which have made me happy this week...
A beautiful new orchid
Poppy playing "pawball" (football with paws!) with Nathan
Sweet little sunflower growing in the wall of a quayside
Darwin the Bengal cat is my sister Brooke and her boyfriend Jamie's handsome new addition
I have been using the above products from the Kérastase Nutritive range for the past few weeks and I am smitten! My dry thick curly hair now feels satin smooth and looks very healthy.

What has made you happy this week?
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