Thursday, 22 December 2011

On the Sofa

This morning opening mail, C playing on the Etch A Sketch and enjoying this lovely print, by the talented Anna Emilia Laitinen a gift from R for our new bedroom.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Bedroom Bliss

Here is a little Sneak Peak into our unfinished, half decorated new bedroom.  We have to paint our new headboard the same colour as the skirting (Lamp Room Grey), finish painting the second coat in en-suite and the dormer.  Pictures are hopefully going up tomorrow and out bed is moved upstairs and unsure when the new curtains will be finished.  So even though it is exciting, I am more thrilled with the wonderful response we got on Facebook re: random acts of kindness.  
DM and I planned to go to one of the children's wards on Christmas Eve to deliver some gifts, but we learned that there are three wards with a total of 44 children in, with possibly most facing Christmas in hospital.  We only organised ten or so gifts, so put in Facebook and DM mentioned to her neighbours and to date we have a totally of 4o+ gifts.  We are bowled over by the generosity of others, so next year we are planning a christmas breakfast followed by gifts!

Friday, 16 December 2011

Still Life

Each Friday I am thinking of having a regular life slot?  Happy Weekend, I'm assuming that you will be busy as it is only a week to go!  I'm off to Lewes for the morning, whilst R and the girls wrap presents and write cards.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Signs of Snow

This morning the winter sun was bright and blinding, with a hint of chilliness settling in.  Maybe it will snow tonight?  We popped to a local visit, to hunt out the much talked about shop, 'The Den' to only find that it was closed.  I snapped a peep shot of the inside.
ps. first photo was of L's last day with her favourite stripy gloves, that got lost in London over last weekend.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Christmas Clementines

Once again, you will find me being easily distracted, I will try to be more disciplined next year!  I should have been writing cards, sorting out the ironing and working through my to do list, which 3 out of 11 items have been crossed off.  But instead I was snapping away clementines on my newly acquired wooden chopping boards given to me, as they were no longer needed.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Getting Ready

In the light of this seasons busy, excited and Christmasy posts, I must apologise that I am feeling a little deflated.  The house needs to be cleaned for top to bottom, boxes need to be unpacked and put away and we are desperate for our home to feel a little more ready for Christmas.  Our wardrobes arrive tomorrow, which means that clothes no longer need storing on our arm chair and sewing table.  Also the carpet goes in for the new bedroom and then things should start to take shape.  In the meantime, I visited friend to take photos of her cake creations for her website, which were such a delight to photograph.  C, your home is so creatively inspiring.  The photos will follow after the embargo date has passed.  In the meantime a little glimpse of C & G's surroundings, my little grey and brown paper decorations waiting to go up and my assisted styling by my youngest Miss C.  Fingers crossed that we will have the house a little more sorted before the week is out!

Tuesday, 6 December 2011


If I was listening to a friend talk about all the ups and downs that has happened, I would respond 'what a nightmare, what a stress!' So I am not going to bore you with all the going ons, fingers crossed moments, and groundhog scenarios, when all I truly want to bleat on about is homemade Christmas.  
On a lighter note, my gorgeous niece was christened at the weekend.  So I snapped a few photos.  Hope you feeling inspired and not weighed down during this busy month.

Friday, 2 December 2011

At Anna's

This morning I popped over to a friend's house to finish off a project that I was asked to do.  The tones of grey throughout play a perfect backdrop for her injection of bright orange, lime and sky blue.  Anna is a fellow fan of Farrow and Ball, antique finds and has three extremely fluffy cats!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Visiting Hove - Our First Whoopie Pie

This is not the post I wanted to write to kick start December, I wanted to write about the things we are making for Christmas, the presents that I bought, but wanted to keep for myself, to even have a photographic advent image for you all each day.  It was not to be.  The builders are STILL here!  They have to leave by next Weds, as the carpet arrives on Thursday and the Wardrobes on Friday.  So I thought that I would share a first for L and I as we shared a whoopie pie for the first time yesterday afternoon.  We visited Hove to collect latches and paint, then the delightful Patisserie Valerie.  It was such a sophisticated break for us.  What is your December looking like?

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

A little something...

Here is the my photographic food calendar I made to sell at the fairs that we have been doing of late.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Home Inspiration

For a long time I have been following a few things from my life.  The author Veronika inspires with her talent, finds, styling, photography and her creative home.  She has kindly allowed me to showcase her home.  Hope you enjoy it too!  Please feel free to pass on any links to other homes as I am trying to find inspiration, as I tie up our bedroom renovation, I will post our colour scheme tomorrow.