Friday, 1 August 2014

Goodbye July... Hello August

A few of my Instagrams from lately, that didn't make it in the color//colour posts! What a wonderful month you were July! A month full of sunshine and blue skies, beach wanderings and paddling in the sea, day trips and garden picnics.

I'm so looking forward to this next month too, a whole five weeks left of Summer to spend with the kids. We have a few adventures planned and lots of crafty projects too. I'm hoping to share a few on the blog soon!

Happy August and Happy Friday... wishing you all a wonderful weekend! xx

Monday, 28 July 2014

color // colour lovers

Some blue from my week. This is my last post for color//colour lovers! I have so loved joining in with this - finding colour to capture in the everyday. Thank you Xanthe and Andrea for creating such a fun summer project. x

Monday, 21 July 2014

color // colour lovers

A little orange from my week - joining in with Xanthe and Andrea and their color//colour lovers project.

This is the final week and final colour and its... blue! Yay, saving my favourite to last. Hopefully I'll do a little better than the last couple of weeks! x

Friday, 18 July 2014


This week Archie turned 4! I know it's a cliche, but he really does seem to be growing up so fast! He has become such a big boy lately.

After opening presents he spent the morning at nursery. I would have quite happily kept him home, but he didn't want to miss seeing his little friends. Once I'd picked him up, we headed straight to the beach for ice cream - a very melty ice cream!

It was a really lovely afternoon spent together, though I couldn't help feel a little sad too. Partly because he's growing up, but also knowing that it would be one of our last afternoons together before he starts big school. I'm so looking forward to the Summer holidays (3 days left for us!) and to having a little more time next year, but I'll really miss that time alone with my boy too.

This weekend we're going back to the Isle of Wight for a day. Archie wants to visit Dinosaur Isle, and then we're going fossil hunting. I may have purchased a few little fossils and gems for them to 'find' - I figured it wasn't very likely we'd actually find any!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! xx

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Nature in the Home...

Hello! I'm just popping in to say I've taken part in a little interview for Lou's Nature In the Home series over on Little Green Shed. Please do pop over and take a look! x

Monday, 14 July 2014

color // colour lovers

My purple pictures for this weeks color //colour lovers project - joining in with Xanthe and Andrea.

This week is... orange! x

Saturday, 12 July 2014


Our collected treasures from the last month... shells and sea glass from the Isle of Wight, a stripy feather, a ♥ shaped stone, beach pottery and brick, a fir cone and some Eucalyptus leaves (plenty of those in the garden right now!)

Each month I'm photographing our collections of bits and bobs we've picked up when out and about, a way to remember and record all those little treasures we find.

You can see my previous posts here and my collections Pinterest board here! x

Friday, 11 July 2014

Isle of Wight...

Last weekend we had a little break on the Isle of Wight. The kids love it there, especially the crossing over on the car ferry! On Saturday we went to Blackgang Chine. I took Elizabeth there last summer and was looking forward to taking the boy too. He had the best time and just loved the cowboy town and dinosaur land.

On the Sunday we took a picnic along to Appley beach. The tide was out and the overcast weather meant we pretty much had the whole beach to ourselves. The kids paddled in rock pools and collected treasures like sea glass and shells in the shingle. It so reminded me of when I was small. I grew up on the Island and this was the beach we always spent the most time on - as did my mum when she was little! It still remains my favourite beach now and I love getting to go back there occasionally!