As I write this, the weather is hot and sunny. June-like. Proper hot. But a few days ago it was freezing and I was wearing three jumpers, huddled over the electric heater. Yet, just a few days before that, I’d caught the sun and proclaimed it was summer! What’s going on? Give me some consistency weather, please. We’re all getting confused.
Anyway, it’s been a long week – reasonably calm but with a few stressful undercurrents. But we’ve bobbed along ok.
Last Friday we made the most of a brief window of good weather and went out for dinner with the boys. Our local Prezzo (the only place left with any tables free) could only seat us outside on the balcony – which turned out to be the most stunning spot, overlooking the cathedral. It was a balmy evening, and who could fail to enjoy a bowl of ice cream in such grand surroundings?
Over the weekend, I managed to get the shots I needed of my bedroom and put together this post. This is my favourite interiors post to date, but I still have rather a lot to learn. How on earth do real stylists get bed linen to look smooth? And there’s a few little things that I meant to tidy away, but forgot. It’s quite amusing to spot them – a bit like looking for the Usborne Books duck!
On Sunday we took the boys to our local Open Farm Sunday event. We saw lots of people we knew, and it was a very successful event. Staring at large tractors is a little dull, I confess, but it was nice for the boys. You can read more about it here.
This week has also been about drinking lots of coffee, alternated with hot water and lemon…
There’s been lots of scribbling in notebooks and productivity on the blog. Blogging is already becoming an all-consuming passion for me and I feel like I’m beginning to pass a few personal milestones – which makes me feel absurdly pleased and proud. My one worry is that it’s quite a solitary pursuit, and I feel it’s perhaps making me a little unsociable in the real-world. This will be easier to remedy in September when I have more time!
My youngest son and I have also been enjoying some happy creative time together. We’ve had one of those lovely weeks – where our afternoons have passed gently and harmoniously. We’ve not got many of these left as school is looming on the horizon.
This week I have also been enjoying this Sainsbury’s candle. At £4 they are a complete steal and have a very nice, expensive-seeming scent and look. I’ve also tried the Fig, which was lovely. I need to stock up! Whenever I find a cheap source of nice smelling scented candles I tend to panic-buy large quantities of them.
My crochet hook has also come out of hibernation this week – at last! I’ve bought lots of grey wool and I’m making a start on a large pick and mix style blanket, with lots of clashing colours – tied together with the grey. This should keep me going for a while and use up some of my wool mountain!
Even if the weather has been a bit unpredictable, it is definitely summer-time in the world of TV listings. There is literally nothing I want to watch. So I’ve been re-watching an old DVD of the Camomile Lawn, which I haven’t seen for a while. Which, in turn, has got me thinking that it’s time to dust down the Mary Wesley collection on the bookshelves and re-read a few of them.
Our garden is still a complete tip, but I’ll leave you with some Love in a Mist – looking stunning amidst the chaos.