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Sunday, 27 November 2011

The remains of Autumn

Brilliant blue skies today, perfect for a late Autumn afternoon walk over the fields at the end of my road. Join me...

Enjoy the rest of the weekend x

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Regent Street tonight

A quick dash after work to Regent Street tonight for some Christmas shopping. 

So stylish. A giant bauble is suspended from the ceiling in the beautiful department store Libertys.

As well as picking some lovely jewellery gifts from Banana Republic for girlfriends, I had strict instructions from my son to scout Anthropologie for possible Christmas gifts from him to me. Typical man - hates shopping! The idea was that I took photos of things I liked with my iPhone and send them to him at his office across the road at Apple. 

So here is what caught my eye tonight.

Do you have a favourite? What would you choose?


Monday, 21 November 2011

Winning streak

Maybe its' time to start buying lottery tickets as I've been on a bit of a winning streak of late.

Firstly, I'm soooo flattered to have been awarded the Versatile Blogger by the lovely Rebecca over at Walnut and Vine, a truly delightful blog - one of my favourites. I'm honoured Rebecca!

Rebecca lives in the fabulous and funky city of Nashville. Do go and visit her blog (and say I sent you)!

Recipients of this award are asked to share 7 things about yourself that others might not know and send it to 15 other bloggers and let them know you have awarded it to them. I shall be doing just that in a future post.

I've also won a super Farrow & Ball giveaway from Sarah at Modern Country Style. Three lovely test pots arrived last week and I can't wait to try them out. Thank you!

Have a great week and be lucky!

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Jane Packer

Two posts in one day, but I could not let the untimely death of Jane Packer go by without making my own tribute to the florist who sparked in me a new found love of floral arrangements. Jane changed the face of floristry across the globe with her ground breaking designs.

The announcement on her website says: 

"It is with deep sadness that we announce that Jane Packer has passed away. Jane had been fighting the consequences of the stroke that she suffered in February 2010, which has ultimately taken its toll.

Noted International florist and author, Jane championed the vision that flowers are as exciting as fashion and interior design, but entirely more accessible. Her passion for flowers and inspiration taken directly from nature has contributed in revolutionising the florticulture industry."

Jane Packer 1959 - 2011

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Christmas shop window

Do you have your Christmas plans underway? Nope - me neither! Life is all work, work, work, right now. I really have to start getting organised. 

Well, to get us all in the mood I thought I would share these photos of the Christmas 2011 shop window of the most heavenly shops on the planet, Odds and Suds of Tavistock in Devon. You might recall I attended a soap making workshop there last year - so did Kirsty Allsop for her TV show on crafting. 

Kirsty at Odds & Suds

Sadly, the shop is too far away for me to do my shopping there but we can all window shop for inspiration.

Soooo pretty!

Right, where's my Christmas card list...


Friday, 11 November 2011

Armistice Day

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn

At the going down of the sun in the morning

We will remember them.

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