Friday, 14 August 2015

On Coming Home

Well, bonjour !
I'm back! 

It's been a while. A whole three weeks in fact.
I've been travelling and unwinding with family and friends, you see.
Life has been good, and I have been making the most of every single moment in the sun.

Here and Now, remember!

It's a long Bank Holiday weekend in France and also party time in our village.
I'll be celebrating my 49th birthday (!) on Sunday too, so I doubt I'll be online much until Monday. Have a great weekend, wherever you are!

All four images are from my Tumblr

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Monday, 20 July 2015

Monday Moodboard: It's Time

That's right,
It's been almost a year
Twelve whole months
Since I ran on Ilkley Moors.
Believe me, 
I just can't wait to go "home" on Friday!

Granite, bracken, fern - I love you...

My mood of the day
of the week
of the month.

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Sunday, 12 July 2015

A Winning Combination

Just because
Lavender in the soft evening light
really is a winning combination.

Bonne nuit !

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Inspiration: Pause



It's a long weekend here in France as we will be celebrating Bastille Day on Tuesday.
The French certainly know how to make the best of their Bank Holidays!

We're chilling out at home by the pool, enjoying the southern slow life every day.
It's a welcome pause for Dominique my husband whose counting the days until we go on holiday to the UK on the 22nd.

Hope you're all having a fabulous weekend with family and friends.

à bientôt !

Some favourite links to explore:

 1 ) In black or white? I love both of these crocheted rubber bowls from the equally beautiful Minimalist store.

2) One day I will hang Leah Goren's California Poems scarf on my wall, I promise! 
3) and 6) Simple interiors are the best! 

4 ) Pause - a magic word by Jan Young Voss ( 1977)

5) DIY printed pillows - gosh these are so beautiful!

7) Elisabeth Dunker's new Rowan Poster is on my birthday wishlist if you're looking for ideas, hint, hint!

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Cool It!

Hi There!

It's been a while, end of school year activities oblige.
The storm before the calm for once.

July has been bliss so far.

I hope you are enjoying every second too!

Images from my tumblr

(top left to bottom right)
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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Inspiration: Slow Down Now

Allez !
Slow down,
Take a nap,
Take the time,
To enjoy the simple things in life.
 It's too hot for anything else...

My very slow mood of the day


from my tumblr 

and at mine

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Monday, 29 June 2015

La vie en rose, ou presque

Bonjour !

Walking round our village late last evening I realised that I hadn't had time to blog for what seems like ages. 

We've just started Miles' last week before the long Summer holidays and there's been so much going on with end-of-school-year activities, shows and parties that my mind and energy have been elsewhere.

Life is good right now. I love this time of year. I'm a Leo, I like my sunshine and thrive on all this Mediterranean heat.

We had an almost perfect weekend which included a pool PJ party with tents in the garden and a lot of hot but happy kids. We're doing the same next Saturday with an even bigger group, so if it happens to be quiet on here for a few days, I'm busy making super special memories with my children.

Bonne semaine !