Yesterday morning, I awoke with a sunken heart knowing that I would have to go in and work, but when I opened my window this is what I saw, a still deep blue sky with trees iced in snow, magic. I have never seen a beach knee deep in snow before, and it is a scene I will not forget for sometime! Brrrr its cold!
I was hoping for a walk on the beach with a friend today followed by a pub roast, but its raining, perhaps I'll put my wellies on and get out any way. I'm loving the view from my bedroom window today! Its definitely feeling like winter! The pile of shells on my window sill are awaiting to be made into a shell wind chime, they've been there for the last 3 months!!
I can't believe I have only just discovered Remodelista. All pictures are from the Remodelista website. The Swedish beach house is owned by Carouschka Streijiffert, and the image was taken by Martin Loff. I love these simple chairs made out of wood pelletts, more details can be found from Studiomama. If I had a house I hope it would look something like this!
I have been meaning to do this for a long time, and this image has been floating in my head begging me to put this poem on it. I remember I was apprehensive that my Lidl waterproof camera would not work, but the results were brilliant! I hope you love this poem as much as I do!
I have just returned from the most relaxing holiday ever! we stayed in a family run apartment in Lourdas south of the island and had a great time; crystal blue seas, beautiful flowers,perfect homes, gorgeous people, incredible food! If you ever get the chance go!!
I can't wait to visit Coastal Creative Boutique Gallery in Bournemouth in my Summer Holidays! For some Seaside inspiration. I am so much looking forward to having the time to dust off my sewing machine and start some home DIY! might even do some beach combing and make my own beach drift sculptures.
Summer has arrived, I am sorry I have not spent anytime on here for a while, but here are a few summer beach snaps, hopefully the start of more to come this summer! Hope you are all enjoying the sunshine!
Hope you all had a good Easter! I was lucky enough to go and see Angus and Julia Stone in Bristol at the Cooler on Thursday the 15th of April. They were brilliant,I first saw them at Exeter Cavern in 2008 and was blown away by their vocals and musical talent. Was just a little disappointed that I couldn't really see them at the Cooler,but the sound was still amazing and Angus had got even hairier. They have a beautiful website Image above is a print screen from their website.
The impossible project have been working on the impossible for
"31.536.000 nerve-wracking seconds" (The impossible project)
and have created their very own amazing instant film for Polaroid cameras, I can hardly contain my excitement!in about 3 weeks time it is going to be possible to buy 600 film again!! More information can be found on their website! They are currently selling PX 100 films for SX-70 cameras if you are lucky enough to have one!
More information can be found on their brilliant website
My Twin sister is safely back from San francisco I can't wait to see her next weekend to hear all about her news over dippy eggs and soldiers! These images are from Dick Bruna's gorgeous childrens book Tilly and Tessa.
I love buying presents but what I love the most is wrapping them up! I found this gorgeous paper whilst spending a lovely day with my mum wondering around Margaret Buildings in Bath, the shop is called alexandramay I couldn't resist the bell either! It has been described as an Aladdin's cave and I think that's a great description, Me and mum spent a lovely morning browsing around the top of town, my favourite shops in Bath for purely window shopping pleasure and wistful dreaming are; Mee,Prey,Toast,HanzelundGretal.
Today I finished knitting my snood for mum for mothers day! I hope she likes it, new wool bought for next project, patch work blanket I think, I would love to crochet but I don't know how, will put it on my to learn list!
Tonight I am going to snuggle down and watch Jane Campion's Bright Star, I wanted to see it when it was out in the cinema but did not get around to it. I remember reading Keats at school and it really overwhelmed me when I discovered he was dying and had all this love to give, so sad and powerful! The official website is a beautiful scrap book, I hope the film is just as good!
I MUST go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking, And a gray mist on the sea's face, and a gray dawn breaking.
I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied; And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying, And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life, To the gull's way and the whale's way, where the wind's like a whetted knife; And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover, And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.
It's been the coldest winter I have ever known; I have never seen snow on the beach before this winter I have never had to sleep wearing 2 pairs of socks, thermals, 2 x duvets before this winter I have never drunken so much tea before this winter I have never seen such amazing sunsets before this winter I have never been so grateful for a hot bath before this winter I have never been so happy to be beside a burning fire before this winter But I am now looking forward to spring!!