Thursday, 17 July 2014

{quotable thursdays}

I'm on study leave and trying to spend it wisely writing and researching.
But this weekend my cousins are coming for a visit to my flat, and we will have loads of fun in London together.
so no quote today but a little poem I wrote in 2 seconds, so apologies for its lack of rhetoricity.

Tomorrow is the day
 for a clark part-ay!
when chella the fella, 
eliza the betta
tinza the rella
& marian the maida 
will all get together 
with the Siametic Simla
in the London sun!

Last year when they came for a visit, we had a great time enjoying London. some pictures below of their visit last year, and I promise to post some of this weekend soon!


Thursday, 10 July 2014

{quotable thursdays}

{library love}
{the library at Oxborough Hall--I took this pic last year when we visited}

{love books!}

for more pics of books & libraries, check out my pinterest board.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

{Tea at Amberley Castle}

Last weekend, we celebrated the birthday & retirement of my Dad's cousin's wife-who I like to refer as simply my cousin! She is like a close aunt to me, and has always provided a home away from home here in the UK.
The highlight of the weekend was a High Tea at Amberley Castle--a 900-year old castle, renovated into a 5* hotel. Simply divine! We got our own private room, and ate lots...and then burned off all the calories roaming the beautiful gardens...
Here are some pics, including our walk before hand, and other festivities...
{me and my first cousin walking along Devil's Dyke, near Brighton}

{Amberley Castle}

{peacock at Amberley Castle}

{tea at Amberley Castle}

{Happy Retirement Liz!!}

{our private baronial room}

{Amberley's gardens}

{breathtaking views--rural England}

{masked evening celebrations at my cousins' home}

Thursday, 3 July 2014

{quotable thursdays}

{views from Amberley Castle last weekend}
It has been a few hectic weeks at work, and I'm finally starting to feel, at the end of this week, that I might be able to come up for air. In the midst of our busy lives, where we are always connected somehow to some device, these words ring true:
{silence & time}

Saturday, 21 June 2014

{sunny June weekend}

A couple of weekends ago I got together with my cousins in Essex and had a wonderful weekend! We visited Standen, a beautiful Arts & Crafts house with Morris interiors, and also relaxed, playing croquet on the Sunday...
Here are some pics:
{my friend Mel came along with us}

{gorgeous billiards room at Standen}

{beautiful Morris interiors}

{I love typewriters, and this one was to be used by guests}

{gorgeous library}

{a picnic in the sunshine}

{stunning views}

{dress up!}

{my first country walk post-knee surgery}

{fantastic dinners at C&L's}

{Sunday afternoon croquet}

{my cousins, the hosts}
Have a glorious weekend all,