Wednesday, 3 September 2014

September is the new January

September is the new January

It's hard not to get excited about September and the beginning of my favourite season. It's as good a time as any to return to this neglected space,and share simple things. I have missed blogging and taking photographs, and recording moments that would otherwise fade in memory.I'm looking forward to capturing this beautiful time of year.

I shall be enjoying the last throws of my wild flower bed,

and picking our first ever sweetcorn harvest.

Gathering sloes, 

and turning them into Christmas tipple.

There'll be conkers,


and sunflowers aplenty

 as I put them to use, and slowly decorate our home for Autumn.

A fresh new season and a new canvas to play with,
can't wait.

Thursday, 14 February 2013






Sunday, 30 December 2012

Even at the kitchen sink.


Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Cold and frosty morning

Today we awoke to a very cold and frosty morning 

Everything had been lightly dusted

I headed out to check on my girls

I've just bought them some extra straw

I had to replace the frozen drinking water

and check in on the fluffiness of the bedding

I think the girls will be nice and cosy 

and if they could start laying me an egg or two, I'd be most grateful!

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Lots to do

Lots to choose


Lots to taste

Lots to sweep

Lots to decorate

to dry

to save for later

to hang

to tuck in somewhere

and to spoil rotten!

Monday, 9 April 2012

Kitchen curtains

We have lived in our home for nearly five years now, and how the years have flown by.
In all that time I have been on a quest to find the perfect pair of curtains for the kitchen.

We have lived with naked windows year in, year out, all because I couldn't commit to the right pair.

Finally I saw sense.

I bought two pairs of curtains on a whim, for £9.00 in a local discount shop.

They are not my perfect curtains, but I am so happy to have them hung up there. The room feels much cosier now, I love the way they filter the light.

And every time I walk into the room they make me smile.

Big lesson learnt, I'm not going to be looking for perfection anymore, I shall be going with the flow.

Bertie x

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Sweet Easter treats


Happy Easter to you.

I hope you are all enjoying your Easter weekend.

Bertie x

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Mother's Day makings

Yes Mother's Day is almost upon us. So I have been making a little something for my lovely MUM.

I always start off with a very quick sketch once an idea pops into my head. I like to get it down on paper before I forget it.

And then when you get going, you kind of don't know where your going, you have to feel your way.

I love that.

But the hardest part for me is knowing when to stop, I have to put it down and walk away for a while.

Sometimes I take photographs of things I make, and look at them during the process. I find this helps me to see things that I don't notice first hand.

I've decided to stop now, and my little gift is all done and waiting to be wrapped.

This year for my own Mother's Day gift, I've taken matters into my own hands.(Sometimes we have to don't we girls?). I saw this rather lovely Hydrangea bush in the sale. Too good to miss.

So I brought her home.

At least I can't kill this one, and I never need to water her.

I hope you enjoy your Mother's Day celebrations.

Bertie x

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Raggity Lamp

Way back when the days where warmer last year, I decided to have a little jig about with this unloved lamp that was festering in the garage.
I bought a cheap lampshade to replace the too modern shape of the old one.
Gathered some dust sheets, glue and fabric scraps,
and got busy.
And here she is all these months later, sat un amongst the delightful chaos on my desk.
My Raggity Lamp. (Just to let you know I have just joined in the fun at instragram, I would love it if you popped over to say hello x.)