Hasn't the weather been just beautiful. my lovelies? I've got a smile on my face and a spring in my step, the window-cleaner's been and life is good!
I walked down the stairs this morning, and for the first time this year, it just felt like Spring (even though it's not official yet!) ... there was a glimpse of daffodils and the air felt warm ... I just had to record the moment.
March has been very busy so far ... at the very beginning, it was my birthday and I was a very lucky girl, my family and friends know me so well, and I got loads of things that I need and use, but also some lovely things that are just luxurious and lovely to have ...
like two of the new Emma Bridgewater rose and bee mugs Aren't they just perfect? Pretty, robust and with roses on too ... what more could you want ... a bit of cake maybe?
Well, my Millie came up trumps and made me not just any birthday cake, but my childhood favourite cake! Pineapple Upside Down Cake, served with custard ... just the thing you need after a day of celebrating (hic!) with your sister and lifelong friends.
It was Ruby's birthday yesterday she's now 9 years old (63 apparently!) but still acts like a silly puppy ... here she is wearing her lovely new spotty birthday collar.
The chickens have started tentatively laying again, after having a Gap Year (yes, really!) but think they're going to have to pull their socks up a bit ...
A thimble would have been more appropriate, I think!
They've been enjoying the sunshine too, and digging up the beginnings of summer's blooms ... they may be banished from the back garden!
I've been busy upcycling furniture, and as it was such a lovely day, thought while I had it outside, it was the perfect opportunity to set up a photo shoot. I've got some fairs coming up, so it's good to let people know what sort of things you'll be turning up with.
I found this adorable tray on my travels a couple of weeks ago ... do you all remember Betsy Clark? I had forgotten all about her, and then yesterday I found a chopping board. Isn't it strange how you don't see anything for years, and then they all appear at once?
I think that's enough excitement for one day, so I'll love you and leave you ...
Love Claire xxx