Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Let it Snow

We have welcomed the snow today. Both our girls woke a little grumpy this morning, but as soon as they saw the snow, they were filled with delight. So today it is all about wearing lots of layers, throwing snowballs and sitting by the log fire.

Monday, 29 November 2010

This time of Year

We keep hearing about how this year is breaking records with how cold it is for November. However I am more convinced than ever I am not made for the this cold spell. The idea of hibernation is most appealing. But as my husband says, it is just a matter of keeping active and wearing lots of layers. Between us, I prefer to entertain the thoughts of snuggling up in bed, sitting in front of the fire and eating comfort food. So over the cold months, I am limiting my outings. Over the coming weeks I am aiming to try new recipes, start a good book, pack up our kitchen ready for the New Year refurbishment and finish my many unfinished tasks. Any ideas on keeping warm and things to do indoors?

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

A Chill in the Air

The winter Sun is out and keeping our days from being wet. But the chill in the air is undeniable. Some parts of the UK have had snow...so here's hoping for a white Christmas. My heart has been broken over the sad news (friend's have experienced an unbearable loss). Our prayers have been many. I wondered along our road and took photos of a neighbours rescued bench, our logs and the pine cones we collected for kindling.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

More Moo Cards

Maybe it is purely that I love the smooth texture of these cards that I went ahead and bought another batch. Not sure if I will ever really use them, as I don't really promote my blog or have any goals on where I see myself or this blog in six months/six years time. I have a dream that I would love to have a make room or sell my photography, but with time often conspiring against me this seems a long way off. Any ideas what I can do with my business cards....? Oh, I will be starting a photography evening course in Jan, so watch this space.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Fashion Fix

With two girls under the age of six, days of wondering around the shops are long gone, (well until they approach teenage years). So with my instant addiction to pinterest, I have been falling for fashion...maybe the reality of my indecisive nature when it comes to picking tiles, flooring and debating the size of windows for our kitchen refurbishment is taking its toil. Anyway a few looks that I am loving right now. Taken from J Crew, Zara and Margaret Howells.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Still Distracted

Ok, so my sleep is improving, I am getting to the gym at least twice a week, we are saving money and I am still de cluttering. All good, yet at the beginning of the week, I was feeling a little out of sorts. In the silence of this morning and gratefulness of the sun, I finally felt a little more at peace with things. A quote I like, a photo I took of my new box file and I am still distracted by pinterest.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Table Lamp

Confession time, I have been utterly distracted by Pinterest. It is so easy to access countless images and ideas that create fabulous mood boards. Anyway this morning I pinned my latest find from Abigail Ahern. I am especially fond of the pelican lamps and the grey walls!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010


My new cushion designed by Abigail Borg. I have a new obsession...Pinterest. I love it, although I am little behind on it all. If you get a chance, please check me out over here.. http://pinterest.com/dawnmead/pins/

Monday, 1 November 2010

Stripped Wall

We are getting ready for the builders to come in for a day to take out an old rotting patio door and replace it with a window. This means things will be a little darker but warmer in the play/desk area. I love the the tones of the stripped wall, hence L being photographed this morning.

Kitchen Table Wishlist

With Christmas fast approaching we are saving our pennies towards present buying. I have put together meal plans in order to minimise fridge content waste, cut back on magazines and we have cut back on eating out. In my search for Christmas presents for friends and family. I have found a few pieces that grabbed my attention. Firstly, the wonderful duo that is James and Tilla, and there stunning and simple ceramics. I especially like the pourers, it is a must for any table. Secondly a simple white coloured glass vase by Brissi, and finally to place it on, a runner for my pine table by New House Textiles.