Saturday, July 30, 2011

Five Things...

My 'Sarah likes...' list from Tom and Moo
It only takes a few days of unwinding to make me begin to notice and re-appreciate some of the things around me.  Normally the days are so busy that there's no time to pause, enjoy, and take in my surroundings.  So here are a few things making me happy today...

My new stainless steel water feature with LED light!
My fav deckchair in which I'm sitting writing this right now!                       

Antique writing box/desk

Vintage French shabby-chic tray
You can find similar 'List' frames from here...

Thursday, July 14, 2011


When I'm tired and low I go to my failsafe remedies for a pick-me-up. These pretty much always do the trick, either as a solitary experience or together.

  • a hot bath with lots of bubbles and my favourite Neom Organics candle in Refresh or Invigorate
  • a crunchie and a cup of tea
  • listening to the sound of waves (on a cd if I can't get to the real thing!)
What are your pick-me-ups? I'd love to hear what works for you?

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Flower Power

So, today, along with some like-minded horticulturalist virgins (except one!) I went along to the Hampton Court Flower Show.  So easy to get to, and a mini-river cruise included, the sun shone for most of the day, saving the real downpour for when we were getting the ferry back (how considerate!) and a good time was had by all - with the possible exception of NB who was nursing a ferocious hangover, which, despite protestations to the contrary, had a noticeable impact on his ability to deal with the crowds and shopping pursuits of his companions!!  Despite this, the show gardens shone in all their glories (see pics) as nature was nurtured to provide us with some glorious displays of its finery.