Thursday, 28 July 2011

Pia Jane Bijkerk

A birthday gift from Becca, this is my summer reading, tales and images to drive into.  There is so much romance in Pia Jane Bijkerk book My Heart Wanders.  Not around as much over the next week or so, family and friends visiting, day trips out, but I will be posting some photos as soon as possible. D x

Monday, 25 July 2011

More Slow

With a sunshine start to the holidays and weekend, we have been making the most of seeing friends and being outdoors.  We have had far too many hypothetical scenarios talked about this weekend, which left me feeling unbalanced that change maybe coming...small changes yes, big changes feel so unsettling.  Naturally there is a part of me that loves change and adventure, but we were discussing leaving England for two years.  I love our home and the girls feel safe and familiar that I would like to stay in this country for now.  Would you pack up for two years, sell your house and live aboard with a 6 and 3 year old?
ps. Listening to Metronomy, Aimee Mann and The Horrors (esp. Still Life track)

Friday, 15 July 2011


Look what arrived in the post this morning.  A Beautifully packaged 'happy tape' and personal thank you note.  I love this tape, it is great for brightening up brown paper packaging, lovely to stick images into my journals and to make collages with.  One of the packs in going to be used as a little add on present for my friend.  I bought them from papermash, a perfect online store for those who love to get creative or find something a little different.  My next purchase has to be paper straws firstly for nostalgic reasons and secondly making paper straws necklaces with my girls over the summer holidays!

Monday, 11 July 2011


Today our youngest turned three.  Clara likes talking all of the time, cuddling, pretending to read, pretending to be a mummy, pretending to be a teacher, dancing, watching Fireman Sam and Peppa Pig, singing, playing with her sister and friends.  Today she proudly announced to passers by 'it's my birthday and I am three.'  We learn so much from you Clara, your sweet nature and compassion touches our soul and changes us daily.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Wandering White

Last Sunday we all went out for an evening walk and bike ride.  With the stillness and setting sun it was a perfect opportunity to photography a series of white.  Feeling more at peace today, so it feels fitting to have some mellow white.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Blown Around

Having an emotional time at the moment.  Need to breathe slowly and live in the now, not it the what if's!

Monday, 4 July 2011

Now when it comes to Gardens, I am often at a loss.  I feel incapable of finding direction, I literally want architectural meets rambling cottage, meets low maintenance meets child friendly grow your own vegetables meets no lawn or all lawn!  You get the idea, I have no idea.  The above is a shot of my friend Jodie's garden, it is inspired by Italian gardens.  Our dear friends the Rivards over the pond have just had their garden landscaped and too be perfectly honest, I think it may be the way we have to go.