Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Poppy's 4th Anniversary!

Four years ago today Nathan and I were like children on Christmas Day, bursting with excitement and our hearts overflowing with joy, because we were about to pick up our beautiful little Puppy
Poppy is truly the most wonderful companion with an incredibly sweet, loyal and loving nature. We are beyond blessed to be able to share our everyday lives and extraordinary adventures with her. 
Here is to many more glorious years of happiness with our little furry bundle of joy!
You can tell from the difference in these photos that Poppy is a sun-bug, as her ruby locks have been completely bleached by the sun! 

P.S There are a few more occasions to celebrate today as it is St. George's Day for us in England and it is also the magnificent William Shakespeare's 450th Birthday! 

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Happy Easter!

 Wishing you a very Happy Easter! Hoping it is sweet in every way and full of the joys of spring! 

Friday, 11 April 2014

Five Happy Things

This has been a rather busy week with lots going on, but not an awful lot being achieved! Although I managed to conduct some much needed closet management, giving away a large sackful of clothes to a local charity. Now I have a little space I can add a few key spring pieces...anything nautical, floral and pastel here I come! 

These are my favourite things which have made me happy this week...
Beautiful pink cherry blossom
The Royal visit to New Zealand has been fantastic so far, with stunning outfits from everyone, but especially the Duchess of Cambridge. When the fresh faced Royal family arrived in Wellington, Catherine was resplendent in a Catherine Walker dress and coat with a Gina Foster Seaford pillbox hat to complete the beautiful ensemble
My first sighting of a Red Admiral butterfly this year 
I smelt these three-cornered leeks before I even saw them! They are a member of the onion and garlic family, sharing the same fragrance and flavour. They are delicious in omelettes, salads and pesto

I love Fleetwood Mac, yet cover versions of their fantastic songs are usually a bit of a sacrilige, but this cover by Dana Williams and Leighton Meester is absolutely beautiful

What has made you happy this week?

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

April Showers Outfit Inspiration

April showers are in abundance, but at least this means we can look forward to all of the pretty flowers blooming in May! 
In the meantime there are lots of lovely things to wear during the downpours. I am particularly smitten with the Hobbs Mac which has rather conveniently just entered their mid-season sale! 

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Five Happy Things

The weather this week has been rather topsy-turvy with sunshine and showers staggered throughout each day. This has resulted in the garden and the fields behind our house thriving, which is wonderful. The hydrangeas and lilacs in the garden have so many buds, I can hardly wait for them to bloom and the rapeseed in the fields is now almost hip height. I am so happy that spring is now in full swing! 

These are my favourite things which have made me happy this week...

Nothing beats English strawberries at the height of summer, but these pre-season Spanish ones are actually beautifully fragrant and delicious. They will be perfect for tomorrows Mother's Day pavlova
Delicate white muscari 
Beautiful Poppy
 This pretty new scarf from Crew Clothing which was designed in association with Plastic Oceans, a charity dedicated to resolving the problem of plastic ocean pollution 
New magazines 

What has made you happy this week?

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Lunch at Bill's in Islington

After walking around the Country Living Spring Fair all morning we had worked up quite an appetite. Luckily my sister Brooke knew just the place to rest our weary feet and re-fuel for an afternoon of shopping on Regent Street
Around the corner from the Business Design Centre is Bill's, a fun and charming restaurant serving  simple scrumptious food 
They also a have deli style shop hidden within and the shelves are filled with delicious homemade and artisanal delights 
The restaurant is decorated with colourful, vintage and quirky pieces
A refreshing glass of elderflower cordial helped to wash down the fish fingers and crispy lemon squid we shared as a starter 
As soon as we saw it on the menu we knew both had to have the fully loaded hamburger and it was fantastic! 
 Bill's was a feast for the tummy and the eyes, and I am already looking froward to my next visit!
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