Thursday, 29 December 2011

Silly season

Just dropping in to say a quick hello! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas with family and friends. I am just enjoying the holiday break, eating lots and relaxing - so nice. Be back in 2012, enjoy NYE!

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Silver sparkles

Only 4 days to go! At least we have a few sparkly decorations up - this year's tree is a twig one :-)

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Dear Santa...

Some ideas for filling that stocking (or pillowcase?) with a beautiful bit of bling thrown in 1. Earrings - Petra Collection 2. Chocolate Santas – Lindt  3. Ornate cuff - OoakJewelz  4.Star decorations – Toast   5. Gold coins – Chocolate Box  6. Mug – Toast   7. Stocking – Toast  8. including of course that good old orange that fits nicely in the toe J

Monday, 19 December 2011

In usual style

In typical/usual style, I have left everything until the last minute for Christmas. Cards are still sitting on the table, presents are yet to be bought, food and wine waiting to see our fridge. Thank goodness for online shopping and home delivery! Some pics above from my travels this weekend.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Where the fairies are

Adoring these earthy mysterious organic prints by local artist Melissa Williams. They remind me so much of my childhood as a little girl playing with flowers under willow trees trying to find evidence of where the fairies had been (they always left their shoes in the white flowers of stinging nettles so no one could get them :-)). To see more visit here.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Decorating night

I'm really starting to feel the magic of Christmas now we are only two weeks away and a lot of my work for the year is over. I have my little silver baubles, twinkly stars, fairy lights, glitter and ribbons all ready to come out of their box this evening. There is nothing more enjoyable than filling your home with sparkles and love :-)

Thursday, 8 December 2011


I can't decide if I'm feeling autumnal or summery, or perhaps just a bit confused! What is happening to our December? I think it might be time to get those gum boots I've been lusting after or at least add them to my wish list for Christmas...Hmmm :-)

Monday, 5 December 2011

In bloom

And so the obsession with hydrangeas continues! I hope you all had a great weekend. I have a rather busy few days coming up but will be back before you know it. Promise. x

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Finders Keepers 2011

Hands up if you went to this year's Finders Keepers? I love it, I just have to go along and see what all the local artisans are doing so here are some of my photos of what I loved.

If you went, what did you find?

Friday, 2 December 2011

Sail away

So close to the sea and so little time to really make the most of it. In a few days though we will be all hands on deck as we do a little sailing, I'm so excited it has been ages.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Our lady of leisure

This was our little tiger last night...nicely curled up washing herself by my pillow, nice! She is such a cutie at bedtime always wanting lots of cuddles and to know we are there when the light goes out. Bless.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

New Things

Life is always more engaging and exciting when you have a bit of change i.e. new things! Tea towel from my Mum, a little project completed (cleaning out the golden syrup from the tin to make a vase - I've been meaning to do this for ages as we don't really eat the stuff!) and new flowers (anyone know what they're called? They look like hydrangeas) and finally, best of all, our new baby kitty who has already successfully managed (like all cats) to wrap us around her little paw.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Twinkle Twinkle

Currently smitten with these images I found here. I'm going to be putting lots of little twinkles around our place this year in preparation for Christmas, I will never stop loving the magic and perfect ambience it bring.

Thank you for all your welcome back comments, they were lovely to read :-)

Friday, 25 November 2011

By the seashore

Why hello there. A bit of a pause to catch my breath, busy doesn't begin to describe. I just needed a little break. Back now and ready to be part of this amazing world once more. I hope you're all well. x

Thursday, 22 September 2011

London town

So I am back from my trip and just sorting through all my photos (I took about 4,000 altogether...). Here are some when I went a bit snap crazy staying at my best friend's new pad in London. She will be both horrified and delighted to be mentioned here on Cornflakes & Honey!

Han and her fiance live on the top floor of a very old beautiful townhouse in Hampstead Heath. I was struck by the simplicity and calming colours not to mention thoughtful styling. It made me want to rethink some of my more colourful buys and declutter! :-) 

The H and A above the fireplace I like think stands for our initials - she will read this and laugh! Adore the vintage marmalade jar.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Spring inspiration

Wow, what a break. Sorry again for the lengthy absence, life is just running away with me at the moment, so very very busy!

Not long ago I cut out some pretty pictures that caught my eye from some magazines. A fun old school way (as opposed to online sourcing) to catalogue. Hope you're all enjoying your weekends!

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

A weekend to remember


Some details from a weekend I'll never forget - our annual Family Weekend when my Dad's side of the family all catch up together in Wales. We;ve all just had a magical time catching up with one another and celebrating my Dad's impending 60th while staying in the most gorgeously furnished cottage with all our cousins, so much fun!

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Seeing blue

From vivid greens to wide acres of blue. Summer sure does have a good way of reeling you in! This pretty blue plate helped us carry part of our lunch to the garden today - was super tasty :-)

Sunday, 21 August 2011

In the garden

We spent a bit of time in the garden yesterday. If you're a local reader from Australia isn't it so very green! I dug up beds in preparation for planting a lovely greeny white hydrangea and Dad chatted with the gardner about the rose bed and how to stop the sheep in the field behind from grazing on them!

I also found a bit of time to shell peas for a traditional English garden pea salad with greek yoghurt mint dressing, yum!

Happy to hear you're enjoying this little tour of England. I am still posting on Aussie time as that is the setting for the blog so some of you might be getting this a bit early date wise sorry for any confusion! Also, I'll be putting up loads more photos on flickr soon so watch this space.