Friday, 31 May 2013

Friday I'm in love

Having had a little throwback this Thursday I have decided to share some of the things I'm currently loving today instead as we've been having a busy week.

After watching a documentary dedicated to the great man on BBC4 on Monday night I've been listening to Roy Orbison all week, you can download his greatest hits here, a fab price for some brilliantly written songs.

Seeing as summer is supposedly here I have brought out my small collection of Birkenstocks, my favourites are from the Papillio range, if I could add another pair this year I think I would go for these beauties.

Even though we still are waiting to hear about our jobs and therefore our plans are on hold this hasn't stopped me from looking for bits and pieces I'd like for our new house even though it could be a year away! I love this print for the kitchen and this one for the bathroom. I've always wanted a Laura Ashley sofa and this one is lovely, I don't think it would go in our new-build but I can dream.

Two of my current spring time obsessions are blossom and Tatty Devine (I will be blogging about my lucky box soon) so what could be more perfect than this necklace. I can't justify spending quite that much at the moment but if it goes on sale we will see. Below you can see my grapes necklace I snapped up in the current sale and got free shipping for the bank holiday. 

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Throwback Thursday

Monday, 1st May 2006, 11:40 p.m.
There will always be next year.
He can close his eyes, move his head away
But will I be able to still see the sea?
A close question, he still speaks to me,
Just about believing in me,
Like I once believed about him,
My love,
My demonic honey,
All I asked you to do, was look at me
But you won’t, and that riles me
And you love doing it,
Teasing me, for my temptation,
I would tell you where to go
But that would make me the fool,
For what you can do
Is beyond the blueness of sea and speech.      

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Seafront Sunday

As I write this rain is tapping against the skylight, leaving me feeling a little bit gloomy as we head into summer. The weekend just gone was pretty glorious though, completely hectic in work with it being school holidays too and we took full advantage of this lovely weather on Sunday evening having fish (well pie as they had run out of fish) and chips followed by ice cream on a packed seafront with our friend Katie. Sunday was also the first Birkie outing of the season, I even painted my toes gold in honour of seeing the sun. After our food we walked along the prom, down to South beach and watched the fire brigade from a distance putting out a bin fire after some clever person put a disposable barbecue in there before it had cooled down enough. I had some fun using my sunglasses as a little filter, I really like the purple you can see, just something a bit different. My favourite shots are of the sea thrift up at the castle, a lovely sign of summer.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Allotment Progress

I first visited my parents' allotment back in freezing February and then again when we returned for David's driving assessment. Two weeks ago we stayed for the week, I went over a few times to see how much had changed in those short weeks since we were back. The biggest change has been in the greenhouse, the tomato plants, peas, beans and radishes have all sprouted ready for planting outside. I hope to spend more time over at the allotment when we move, so many interesting things to capture. My parents along with their friend Bob recently acquired another plot which they are going to use mainly for growing fruit, David helped them plant some lovely strawberries. My mum staked their claim to the plot and painted the shed blue! They've also got this little white tent thing called a V-gloo which is for raised bed gardening and of course there are also a few blossom shots, I tried to take some nice photographs of the forget-me-nots but they didn't work out too well. All the shots below were taken at various points across the week, we're hoping to go back next week and I can't wait to see how progress continues.

Dad and Bob's new patch

The V-gloo

I spy a husband through the blossom

Sunday, 26 May 2013


Last year the apple tree in our garden was barren. This made me sad as I love to take photographs of blossom in the spring so I was delighted to return from our week away to see some beautiful blossoms. I took these on Tuesday as we spent the day at home thinking about the task ahead of us in relation to moving and deciding what we want to keep and what we don't want to take with us. We are still waiting for news about the jobs we've applied for but we've been told they should get back to us in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime we are in that limbo stage where all the plans are hypothetical daydreams. I'd more than happily start packing now, I know that seems rather premature but we are going to leave even if these jobs aren't for us, it's just a question of when. I think I'll start to savour the rest of my time here when I know what's going to happen, until then I'm waiting for the days to pass. We can but hope.