Monday, 13 September 2010

Road Trip 2010

Two months after our hols and I finally get round to editing all my snaps...... not good enough, I know! Here are just a few from Bristol and Brighton...


We went in search of some original Banksy...

....and was disappointed to find some idiot had vandalised the Park Street mural! Honestly, some people!?!

Mural at the waterline of The Thekla.


More to follow soon...x

Thursday, 12 August 2010


Can you believe it, my last post was about Summer finally arriving?! Well, I can now confirm it has pretty much said it's good-byes.... to the residents of NE Scotland anyway! Short lived as always, we've flaming snow forecast for September, I kid you not! My tan is fading faster than a Big Brother evictee, how depressing!

It has been a VERY busy few months indeed, freelance jobs have been coming in thick and fast, hence my extended absence from Blogland. But I am happy to report it wasn't all work, work, work..... amongst all the craziness we did manage to get away for a few weeks. Armed with a tent, map and gig tickets, we jumped in the car and set off round Britain, stopping in past Cumbria, Bristol, Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Sussex, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and Yorkshire. Ok yes, I did pack slightly more..... well, a LOT more! But where exactly does it state camping in the Great Outdoors ultimately means slumming it? 

For two nights of our trip we decided to leave our modest 5-man in the car in favour of 'Glamping' in a Bell tent at the oh so cool Jollydays, Buttercrambe! En-route to Scotland, I found an amazing last minute deal on Facebook.... then 24hrs later, were firing up the stove in a wonderful Yorkshire woodland! The whole site was a shabby-chic dream!! While my husband was suitably impressed, I myself, being the Cath Kidston obsessive, was beside myself with excitement. With a big pan of Chilli simmering away, a few glasses of vino on the decking, we were in heaven!

More holiday snaps to come..... I've literally thousands still to edit! But don't worry, I won't bore you with them all! And I promise not to leave it so long next time! :) x

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Summer has arrived!

Last Thursday I had plans to meet the ladies for pizza in town but we decided to scrap that idea last minute and make the most of the lovely sunshine (before it starts snowing again). A quick trip to the supermarket later and we had ourselves an impromptu garden party! Any excuse to put up the bunting....

Lynne & Chez

On the Friday I headed to Lossiemouth to visit my friend Claire and her two kids... love them! Like the day before, it was another glorious evening so we headed to Roseisle Beach to walk the dog.....and Faith!

A lovely weekend and I've even got a bit of colour in my cheeks, it must be summer!?


Monday, 21 June 2010

In the garden..

Been getting stuck into the garden of late and its really starting to take shape..... all I'm waiting for now is the bloody sun to show his face!! I want to be putting up our parasol for the shade.....not to shield us from the driving rain! Please God, I don't ask for much, just a couple of weeks of uninterrupted sunshine, morning through to night. Yes, ALL day, not that couple of hours in the morning crap that lures us into this false sense of security..... spurring us to go stick the washing out before dumping a gallon of bloody rain on it while we're at the shops!?! Two weeks during my holiday is all I ask...then you can hit us with another one of your crazy-ass winters, I won't care, just show us some Summer first, eh!?

Ok, rant over, I'm back in the room.....we decided to give the garden fences a facelift...


...and after...

Amazing what a lick of paint can do!

Got these pots from the kitchen department at IKEA

Lanterns also from IKEA

Our wee herb garden

Next buy this boring tool shed and give it a beach hut makeover....add some window boxes and some bunting and it will be the coolest shed on the street!

On Friday the postie came to the door with a massive box of loveliness from Cath Kidston. I bought one of her dresses a few weeks ago, loved the fit so much I ordered another one in a different pattern...

...along with some other bits and bobs for our hollibobs, including this ace basket to carry the picnic stuff...

An essential, I think you'll agree, haha! Ok so yes, we haven't got a tent yet (a minor detail)...but we do have nice flowery plates, cups and baskets so we'll be ok! (well, you DO have to set the scene, eh ladies!?) ;-)

I'll leave you with some recent photography....

Love LOVE Peonies!