Thursday, 16 April 2015

{quotable thursdays-Paris!}

{nothing like TRAVEL!}
On that note, tomorrow I'm headed to ...

{lovely image from Cédille}

{some clothes inspiration of what to pack!}
off I go on the Eurostar...nothing like train travel! (speaking of, have you seen their retro adverts on the tube recently?)
{elegant train travel}

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

{Paris in the spring time, round 2? yes please!}

hi lovely readers,
I'm off to Paris this weekend-yipeeeeeee!!!
If you recall, I visited the city last year in March, and it was lovely weather, so fingers crossed I'll get some more lovely printemps weather (it's absolutely glorious today in London)! I'm visiting a dear friend, so it'll be a fun, girly weekend, while I also hope to stop in at the Louvre for some work...
Here are a few fave pics from last vie est belle!
{Paris streets}

{chèvre salad}


à bientôt!

Saturday, 11 April 2015

{springtime in the uk}

Spring has finally arrived in England-the birds are singing, the flowers are out & the sun is shining!
For Easter, I went to my cousins', we visited some lovely gardens and homes and then we also spent one fabulous night in a fantastic old hotel...
Here are the pics to prove it.
{a lovely walk}

{Clare Priory--notice how the flowers match the pink building!}

{beautiful old church in Suffolk, where we went for a beautiful walk, beginning in the charming village of Hartest}

{fantastic library at Nymans}

{my dream library!}

{gorgeous magnolias at Nymans}

{the grand hall of our hotel at Ashdown Park}

{yes, indeed! this was our accommodation for the night--my window was the furthest balcony to the left}
{a room with a view!}

{the grand fireplace in the entrance hall/reception}

{I could live here!}

{lovely walks at Sheffield Park}

{time for tea!}
yay for spring!

Thursday, 9 April 2015

{quotable thursdays}

{cottage in Sense & Sensibility}

“I am excessively fond of a cottage; there is always so much comfort, so much elegance about them. And I protest, if I had any money to spare, I should buy a little land and build one myself, within a short distance of London, where I might drive myself down at any time, and collect a few friends about me and be happy. I advise everybody who is going to build, to build a cottage.”
-Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

I am still on the look out for a house and I would have to agree with Jane--I'd be very pleased with a lovely cottage within a short distance of London!
here are some lovely pics to inspire (more on my country cottage pinterest board)"
{lovely exterior}

{library and fire--yes please!}

I had a fantastic Easter, and stayed in a grand house (not a cottage!) so more to come on that soon!

Thursday, 2 April 2015

{quotable thursdays-maundy thursday}

For Christians, today is Maundy Thursday, marking the day of the Last Supper and when Christ washed his disciples' feet:
'If I then, your Lord and Teacher have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet' (John 13:14).

Whatever your religious leanings are, the message is clear: we ought to take care of our fellow human beings and we ought to love and serve others as we would want ourselves to be. It is a simple message that is perhaps more pressing than it ever has been, with continued warfare around the world, an emphasis on the Self in western culture, and the increasing domination of electronic devices that seem to make us both attached and detached from the people around us.

A few pics from Easter in my flat last year:
{Simla and the Easter tree}

{decorated eggs}

I wish you all a Happy Easter-I'm spending it with my cousins, which I know will be fab. Pictures to come!

Thursday, 19 March 2015

{quotable thursdays}

I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but if it was possible for my workload to get any bigger, it just did, on top of an MA study day I'm organising and chairing all day Saturday. yes, SATURDAY...
So no quote today, just a picture of some daffs on my mantle to remind us all of spring and make us all feel cheery:

Thursday, 12 March 2015

{quotable thursdays}

snowed under with work at the moment, so let's keep this brief...& to the point:
{wise words from Clive Lewis}
{the load can be light}

{& if not,  learn to bear the load in a way that doesn't break you... & carry on}