Friday, 31 October 2014

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! 

Nathan carved the Jack O' Lanterns and I carved the Eek! For the stars I used a cookie cutter and a mallet!
Nathan is quite the Halloween connoisseur and this year he has really outdone himself! One of the fun new things he bought is a projector to make these mischievous little pumpkins come to life
 Hope you have lots of fun, stay safe and enjoy the tricks or treats! 

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Five Happy Things

These past few weeks have been filled with some much needed time spent with family and friends and it has been so much fun. We have had wonderful meals, watched Caro Emerald in concert and shopped till we dropped! 
It is Nathan's 32nd birthday today, so we are going out for a celebratory dinner tonight and I cannot wait! Now it's time to put the champagne on ice for when Nathan returns home from work!

These are my favourite things which have made me happy this week...
Pumpkins galore for Halloween
Lavender ripped oyster shell at the beach
My darling Poppy always makes me happy, but her ears flying in the breeze just made my day!
 A double rainbow on my way home from work  
A well earned latte after a long walk on the beach

What has made you happy this week?

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? 
Related Posts with Thumbnails