🌸🌼🌸🌼 A big hello and warm welcome from me and my dahlias...
...rescued from work where they were going to end up in the bin, now brightening up our garden which has been very much needed with the grey weather we've had over the past couple of weeks! I know we're used to rain in the UK but it has been crazily wet...massive unrelenting downpours everyday ⛈ but we've needed it after the dry April so not complaining!
Here is the monstera leaf time-lapse I promised last time:
The new leaf took about a month from when I first photographed it to be fully open, it's impressively big! The only problem is it's very shy and has decided to face completely to the wall so we only get to appreciate the back 😆
I have two pairs of socks to share with you today! The first pair I finished a month ago but couldn't post about because they were for my sister on her birthday 🎂 I tried out a ruffle edge for the first time which worked well, now that I feel confident with the basic sock pattern it's exciting to be able to experiment!
This next pair (my 6th in total) is a little bit wacky but I love how they turned out! I used the leftovers from 3 different balls of wool to create fun stripes. It was my first time using more than one colour in a pair and it was easier than I imagined, can't wait to have contrasting toes on all my socks now! 🌈
The rain making all the colours pop in my dad's garden last week:
And remember handsome old Tom? 😍 He seems like such a gentle giant now compared to little, energetic Juniper!
One of the aforementioned sister's birthday cakes 🍓 Enjoyed with a cup of tea whilst sheltering from the rain (before we were allowed back in peoples' houses!) + a pretty pathway.
|🌈 it was way more vibrant in real life!|
A fast asleep baby and some charity shop trousers:
|Is this comfy?|
Some nice soft sourdough slices from this week's loaf, still warm with butter 😍 ...and Juniper getting a front row seat to watch the sparrows on the bird table!
Ed's trees are full of colour in the garden (spot my old Dr Martens ready to be planted up again this year):
These sweet purple flowers are actually really tall! They popped up in our mini wildflower meadow and are currently towering over everything else in the garden 😄
Update: I just rummaged around to find the packet of seeds we sowed and googled each flower name until I identified what this is...it's phacelia or purple tansy! Good to know.
A jolly little ladybird on our potatoes, some wild geraniums which recently appeared in the lawn, and some pretty, pink deutzia flowers!
Me and my girl watching Antiques Roadshow:
Yesterday Ed and I took a trip to Kingsbridge to see an art exhibition which some of my old art foundation friends have put together (click the link here if you're local and interested!) 🌷 We took the opportunity to hit up the nearby charity shops and a rather spectacular antique shop too:
I fell in love with this spring flower wallpaper 🌼 still thinking about it to be honest...and there were so many teddies and trinkets to be tempted by. Don't tell anyone but I pulled down my mask just to get a sniff of that lovely, musty old antique smell 😆💙💙
We made some iced buns the other day (well Ed did most of the work, I just helped with the messy icing ✨):
And finally, here are a couple of photos I took today...I thought I'd make the most of the miraculously dry and sunny weather by taking Juniper up to the field to explore whilst I ate a picnic lunch and read my book. It didn't quite go to plan as she was a bit scared of the blustery wind and strange noises so stayed snuggled up on my lap for a while before climbing into my backpack and settling down 😌 it was very cute.
Thank you for stopping by again, I can't believe I've been documenting life in these little blog posts for over a year now! I'm so glad I have them to look back on...just seeing how much the garden has changed since then is so fun! Lots of love 💖
P.S. Juniper is asleep purring next to me on the sofa as I write this, fully recovered from her backpack adventure. I think we may even try that again some time!