Friday, 1 May 2015

Make::May Day Posies

May! May has to be one of my favourite months, despite its association with exams for me.
My part of the world looks its prettiest; blossom and cow parley lace the hedgerows and I love how green the trees look when the leaves first unfurl. Foraging for flowers and greenery is easy at this time too. Quite a lot of the above was foraged
This year, like last year, I joined in with Lou at A Little Green Shed by making a May Day posy. You can read about it here. It is such a lovely idea to leave flowers on a doorstep - I know that the ones I left last year were very well received. I made the one above to take into work for everyone which would have been great if I hadn't managed to leave it at home. Oh well, happy May Day to me!

Thursday, 30 April 2015


And suddenly you go out into the garden and you find it has sprung into life. Spring is just so beautiful.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Society::Blog Meet Oxford

 There are times when I have considered giving up this blog - sometimes it feels a struggle to post regularly. However every now and again I am reminded why I love this forum so much - it is the people you meet, either virtually or, some times physically.

I have been meeting a group of bloggers for a while now and it is always a pleasure. Kat, Lottie, Heather and I had arranged to meet in Oxford and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day.
Regular readers of my blog and followers on instagram will know that I visit Oxford a few times a year so it was a pleasure to show such lovely folk my favourite bits of this beautiful city. We were also delighted to meet up with Natasha, an Oxford resident, who had contacted us through twitter. We had the best day wandering about, visiting lovely caf├ęs and pottering in shops.

This is the beautiful Objects of Use - a place I head to every time. Just gorgeous.

Oh Toast, my love knows no bounds...


I can't wait until we meet again, it was a day of total inspiration.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Out and About :: Ireland

Oh Ireland how you beguile me. There is something about this landscape that sings to me and makes me feel like I am coming home. One day...

Friday, 27 March 2015

Life :: 500

This is my 500th post. I wrote the first one in January 2011 and I remember the day as if it were yesterday. I had been reading blogs for a while and was very nervous when I first pressed the 'publish' button.It seems so long ago now and blogging has become very much part of my life. I set it up as an area for me - my life is a whirlwind of busy-ness and I called it a quiet corner because I saw it as a space just to be me and for me to indulge in all of my interests. What I had no idea about was that other people would read my words.