Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Valentines 11 years on ...

We all woke on Valentines Day marveling at the thought that 11 years have passed since Bingley and Darcy joined the Haven household (and ruled it ever since).
How does time do this?
just flash by...

 I've decided I'm going to do a regular 'charity treasure' slot 
featuring some of my more special finds to share the love.

So here is a truly luxurious find - baby alpaca wool cardigan

Artist crayons (£2.60). I only know these are expensive new (£43 on Amazon)
due to my lovely friend Kate who is a talented artist so this is a gift destined for her.
I will showcase her work if and when she uses these!

 finally a 'find' of an entirely different sort.. I just have to show you Pepper. 
I met her in a cafe in Marlborough.
She is a rescue.
The Manager told me she is in charge of all customer attention provision.
She is made for the role!

Sunday, 9 February 2020

delighting in discovery

I rarely ever buy things new preferring charity shop finds.
I love the delight of surprise discoveries.
Here are two recent finds.

The skirt is silk. I love the colours and the way it swings when I walk.

This blanket is huge and that iconic pink/blue stripe so jolly.

Woke to frost on a recent visit to my Mum and Dad in Bath.
I especially loved watching the shifting atmospheric mists as dawn flooded the valley.

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Tempus Fugit

"...The falling leaves drift by my window
The falling leaves of red and gold ..."
 November was colourful and cunchy under foot

Festivities were twinkly, happy and a little silly at times

Spot St Mary church tower where I rang in the New Year

escaping the January dark, misty cold

... latest reading stack

All at Haven, especially Mr Darcy and Mr Bingley, wish you all love for 2020 
and look forward to visiting you over at your own blogs
X x X

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Summer harvest

Mr Bingley and Mr Darcy checking out the strawberries from the allotment

Saturday, 3 February 2018

plotting & planning ...

"In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move..."

Mr Darcy .. he knows ..

"Winter is a season of recovery and preparation"

Although our own Freddie Tortoise is hibernating, those of us awake still LOVE welcoming a tortoise!

~ a new brooch | and stone specimen (posted by a friend from France)

.. and some crafting ~ my friend and I have been candle making.
A new experience, still perfecting the burn combined with scent and colours  - the combination is critical, so watch this space.

Love to our dear fellow bloggers
X x X

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

snow fall

just maybe a white Christmas might happen ...

Mr Darcy takes to the shelter 
(this is tortoise Fred's Summer shed, but now he is hibernating why not share ones abode:)

...  here is Mr Bingley
- but no snow shoes so he isn't touching a single little paw outside!

"Silently, like thoughts that come and go, the snowflakes fall, each one a gem"

Monday, 4 December 2017

month of festivities

The Christmas decorations are going up
and the cake is in the oven !