Even if I see this view every day of my life, I never tire of it ... I love the colours, the muted greys of the stones, the fudgy brown of the sand, merging with the bright blue sea (sometimes it's battleship grey, but today was a good day)
and on the other side of me, the fields waking up to the new day ...
Back home, and I set up a little photo shoot in the back garden. My 7-mile trip to the eagerly anticipated Car Boot Sale was fruitless, I'm afraid. One stall which held about ten items, none of which I was interested in! Luckily, earlier in the day I had found a few items, so wasn't too downhearted.
A sweet little cupboard, which I have big plans for, involving Farrow & Ball paint, a bit of distressing and Cath Kidston Paris Rose wallpaper. I'll show you it when it's finished.
As we speak my kind husband is lovingly (!) sanding it down (only because he says I don't do it properly) ... I'm always in too much of a rush to get to the tittivating stage, I skimp on the preparation. This may or may not go to the Vintage Sale next week, depending on how much I want to keep it!
Ruby (the supermodel), showing off a very fetching bright blue standard lamp. This one is definitely a keeper, as I've been looking for one for a while, but they get snapped up quickly and have you noticed they've gone up astronomically in price at the charity shops. They used to be practically given away, but not any more.
Little flurries of activity going on in the garden, but I'd like to know what is coming up in your garden, as even if I leave my island and go into town, my plants are always a bit behind in blossoming, than the ones there, because of the slight difference in temperatures inland and where I live is quite exposed.
|Last of the Muscaris|
|Peony, ready to 'pop'|
|Hosta springing to life|
And the vegetable plot is coming to life, even though we planted relatively early (this is the bleak North-West, after all), thanks to our home-made cold frames, the seeds have got off to a good start ... we used the old windows, which were the perfect size to fit over our raised beds (I don't throw anything away, unless I can think of a good use for it!)
|Strawberry Patch (must buy netting)|
|Radishes and Beetroot|
Quick Hello from the girls:-
|Florence, our rescue hen|
|Marilyn, big and buxom!|
Unfortunately, Audrey and Doris little camera shy, and do a runner when they see me approaching with a camera!
Hope you have a 'bootiful' weekend!