Hello weekend! Here’s everything you need to feel inspired: laid-back breakfasts, garden open days and a weekend playlist.
Super laid-back mornings
Lazy weekend mornings will always be my favourite time of the week. They’re so precious, and when I get a chance to enjoy one I grab it with both hands. Top of my dream list is a copy of the weekend Guardian, my book, good coffee and an indulgent breakfast like homemade waffles, fruit and vanilla yoghurt. Comfy clothes are a must and I search all round my living room for the perfect patch of sunshine.
Dress of the week
The award for most dashing dress of the week goes the Cordelia frock by Boden. I choose this dress as one of my June picks as a Boden ambassador* and it was love at first sight. I did let out a bit of a gasp when I opened the package and saw how neon bright the stripes were (tricky to capture in photos) but as soon as I put it on I knew it was a keeper. It’s a flattering shape and the fabric is cool and breezy. The tie-waist and flared skirt is perfect for my pear-shape, and the top is nice and roomy if you’re less flat-chested than me. I’m planning on wearing this to Ely Folk Festival next month if the weather plays ball! If you shop at Boden via this link you will receive my exclusive 20% off everything.
Be a garden tourist with the National Open Garden Scheme
British gardens are looking absolutely glorious right now – the roses are heavenly! This Sunday 9 June, lots of private gardens will be open as part of the the National Garden Scheme. I love the fact that you can look round proper lived-in gardens – in Ely there’s everything from the Bishop’s back garden to normal semi-detached spaces! Search the National Gardens website to see what’s open this Sunday near you.
Watch Victorian Sensations
This fascinating series on BBC4 explores all the amazing scientific discoveries of the late Victorian period. It’s a really interesting format with a different presenter each week. The first episode, with mathematician Dr Hannah Fry, is mostly about electricity and x-rays which is all really fascinating. Plus, there’s a great section on women’s cycling which I absolutely loved – including ingenious outfits and the ridiculous male fear of the ‘bicycle face’. Cycling was liberating for Victorian women and it still feels the same over a hundred years later!
What’s on my playlist this week?
This week I’ve been loving laid-back music with just a little hint of summer. Top of my list has been Leaning on Myself by Anna in the North and Love in the Time of Socialism by Yellow House. You can listen to my full playlist for this week on Spotify here.