Things of beauty...

posted on: Friday, 24 September 2010

So I am getting into the swing of things now...I always have to build in mental adjustment time to any life change. My husband has six weeks of no work; he is in-between jobs. Still contractually bound to one place before he starts at the next. So they call it 'gardening leave'. I have to say our garden is not looking an awful lot different and it's now week three, but we have frequented lots of local eateries for impromptu lunches, the golf club and he are becoming reacquainted and our kids have had more Daddy time since when he was on paternity leave.

You know how mothers carry around an enormous encyclopedic of knowledge and information about their kids; at the drop of hat, shoe sizes, after-school clubs, kit requirements, reading books, best friends, likes/dislikes and everything on the way? For the record size 2 and 10, football, gymnastics and choir, swim kit on Fridays, hockey socks and gum shield recently added, 'Pippy Longstocking' and 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea', I could go on. I find that I carry this with me all the time, writing myself notes, remembering the conflicting drop off times, the netball matches, the play dates. Now though, this burden is shared with their Daddy.  Hey, this is what it's like to co parent 50/50!

Meanwhile as we tripped around our town like tourists the other day, whilst the kids were at school, it felt just lovely. That loveliness topped off I am afraid to say, by boot shopping...yes I think I found this year's perfect pair from Russell and Bromley! Hurrah.

And so for Friday prettiness...and sincerest congratulations to my long distance friend Rhiannon who is getting married to her beau today :-)

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A Mulberry moment...


Danish simplicity from Georg Jensen...



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Isn't this the most beautiful shot?

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By Meg Perotti
Tory Burch flats...want, want, want...but bank balance won't allow...


A stunning retrospective of New York Fashion Week found here...


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I have booked tickets to take Boo to the ballet at Christmas...as is tradition!




Sienna Miller...best in her jeans...


I am running alot at the moment, and loving it. Honestly that post-running feeling of happiness is wonderful...



This is for my friend D...living in The Netherlands. She has the capacity to calm me in almost any situation...and sent me a 'keep calm and carry on' package in the post! Her and I should always consider that:

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Things of beauty...teatime

posted on: Friday, 12 March 2010

I have had a thoroughly lovely day so far. Time to collect the Boos from school now...

I am off for a birthday tea party now...cucumber sandwiches anyone?

Waiting for the lily of the valley to come up in my garden...its nearly time...

Sienna Miller looking rather fabulous and barefoot in blue jeans...

I am liking utility things this week...like pegs...


And old door handles, crackled (is that a word?) paint...

Wooden spoons...


I should take heed of this sentiment...instead I buy, buy, buy (but it is my birthday!)


I like things that come in blue packages....

I saw this painting today in the Pallant House Gallery 'Lemons in a Blue Basket' by Christopher Wood...love the blue and yellow contrast. Its been an arty day :-)

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