Tuesday, March 30


do you think the anticipation of being tired can make you tired? i'm going away again next week & know i will be tired, and think that worrying about being tired is now making me tired.....! or maybe it's a strange kind of jetlag from that missing hour at the weekend.....?

anyway, whatever it is, this week i feel tired.....bedtime calls earlier & earlier....

tea in bed by anna inghardt via flickr

on a happier note, daffodils have bloomed & are such a welcoming site in the window when i come home....


Sunday, March 28


bought my first daffodils of the year today, on this very first day of british summer time. they are now sitting on my windowsill, my two bunches for the price of one now artistically arranged (crammed into!) in a jamjar....

lovely spring images by annika vannerus via johner

i'm sure today would have been a great day to go visit the garden centre & then spend the day tidying & prepping the garden, but instead i've enjoyed a lazy sunday watching *sex and the city* back to back, planning easter cupcakes to make next week and playing with/trying to work out my lovely new *diana f+ edelweiss camera....maybe the garden next weekend?

for now xx

Thursday, March 25


saving my pennies for all the wonderful vintage fairs popping up now it's spring
top of the shopping list
vintage floral crockery...the more mismatched, the better

all images country living


Sunday, March 21


i have always loved visiting liberty in london.....could spend hours walking around the fabrics & haberdashery departments, spending money on 10cm of favourite prints....they must be somewhere still, as there isn't that much you can do with 10cm of fabric! it seems to be the print story of the paris liberty prints were everywhere, and this month they've launched collaborations with both target & merci...

liberty prints really say spring & summer to me....and by the way, the 20th march was the official start of spring, so hopefully we can start to put away the winter woolies and bring a little fauna & flora into our lives....

top: liberty
next: merci liberty limited edition
next: liberty print hair slide, selvedge
last: teatime, country living

off to find those scraps of liberty fabrics to make some of those really sweet butterfly clips...

Thursday, March 18


just a small thought today....

top: dottieangel via etsy
middle: friedamaria for milk magazine
bottom: andersgramer via sarah kaye


Monday, March 15

spring wardrobe....x

time to start thinking about a new spring wardrobe i think.....i cannot believe i was so excited about *anthropologie* opening here in the uk, and yet have still not managed to find a spare moment to go visit the new store on regent street.....and i read they are opening their second store on kings road at the end of this week.....i must must must find the time to go (probably once i've saved a few pennies to spend!) favourites this week....
*for the romantic*

i heart them all

i hope you have all had a peaceful start to your week

Saturday, March 13

spring.....x finally feels as though spring is on it's way....

*in the flower garden *unknown *fallen sunshine

i hope these lovely images have brought a little spring into your day

Friday, March 12

botanical garden....x

a friend shared this really cute find with me....

see more here

i can't tell you how glad i am that it's the end of the week, and am so looking forward to this weekend at home.....simple things planned, tidying the house, making cupcakes, shopping for mother's day pressies....

till then

Saturday, March 6


i hope you've not forgotten me?

liltokyoshoes by danske via flickr

tomorrow i travel home
very tired so very quick update

tokyo was wonderful
very cold
the wonderful stationary, books, magazines & clothes
more than made up for that
all the starbucks had a *sakura blossom* promotion on
to celebrate the start of the blossom season
(i think?)
and had the prettiest pink drinks & cakes
so so sweet!

last week back in hong kong & china
busy & tiring