Thursday, 20 September 2012

Wellies, berries, an armchair and a nest ............x

Hold on to your cup of tea ( Green? Grey? Builders? Coffee????? ) ....this could be a long one. There's so much to catch up on,
Where to start?
Ok, thoughts gathered. Laptop on ...errrrr lap, feet snuggly curled to the side, cushions in comfy positions ( too many and I start wiggling uncomfortably like a bored child, not enough and my bottom goes numb. )
Tis the season for wellies and warm cardigans, it's amazing just a few weeks ago we went on the same walk, though this time, even the bumblebee's noticed all the changes. Those slight little things that move us on into Autumn. The chill in the air, the fields being harvested, dappled fading sunlight, berries ripening, wild flowers drying.
Ooooooooooh it's so nice to kick off the wellies, pop the kettle on and snuggled down on returning.
So, dog owners. I was literally driving myself crazy...crazy ... crazy ....crazy, Our lovely, but smelly and hairy ( P.S whatever happened to seasonal hair shedding in dogs? You know the summer coat, then the winter coat???? It's all frigging year round in this house ) dog dog Seth is such a tinker. You've all seen Marley and Me? THAT is our dog. It really is. These days though he's more chilled and enjoys constant Nanna naps in the sunshine.....IN OUR ARMCHAIRS!!!!!!!
I'm not a freaky house cleaner, but I do like a clean house. And one that does not smell. Of dog. At.All.
The armchairs smelt, they were gross and I felt humiliated everytime friends came round. I would wince when they sat in the chair.....light a scented candle and give them biscuit after biscuit.......
Am I boring you? I'm sure you imagined a far more interesting catch up.......ok look at this beauty...
My bargain, Laura Ashley armchair, yup just the one ( you know sometimes in teeny tiny houses, we can obsess over storage and space and not having enough of it, and think we have to fill every inch of each room. And actually we have a lovely huge vintage sofa fit for four bottoms, and so one beautiful armchair was needed. ) was an ex display, has a few little scrapes but nothing dreadful...."whooppeeeeeeeeee " I said to the Q, " I love youuuuuuu " I said to the Q......she came home and happy as larry we've been ever since.
But what of the dog I hear you ask................well, my Cath Kidston sewing box sits neatly on top of the cushion ( The white one in picture, you know, so the armchair dosnt get scratched....I may be a little neurotic about the chair...I admit. ) extreme to the other.
Am I weird?
We have done more than walks and buying chairs. We have frogs in the pond, and are still painting and restoring the sash windows. We have settle back into school life ever so swiftly, and making a roaring trade selling the chicken eggs out in the lane........
What else? well there's plenty. I have a lovely little project up my sleeve. One that I've been working on for a few weeks now. When the time is right, I promise to share. Pinky promise.
Guess what? It's FRIDAY tomorrow. Happy Friday to you all xxxxxxxxxxxx


  1. I'm sat with my Peroni at my funny computer in a cupboard thinking how lovely and cosy your home looks. I need to do something with mine and promptish too. All of a sudden we've been here 18 months and I'm still living with someone elses decor.
    Happy Friday to you too. I've enjoyed the catch up.

  2. I love your new chair it looks so welcoming, I changed the cushion covers today, to add a little more warmth and colour as Autumn is truly here
    Thea x

  3. What a gorgeous home you have may I move in? It looks so cosy.
    Julie xxxxxxxxx

  4. talking of dogs i just returned from town and was just opening the fron door with bags full of food and two dogs came bounding up to me out of nowhere and nearly knocked me over, no owner to be seen- they soon gidderly ran in an opposite direction- least they didnt bite! hehe...just was worried they might run into a busy road. I love your cosy home and decor!...the lovely leather chair looks a real beauty!!
    i was in laura ashley today- i didnt buy a thing as all a bit pricey but i do love looking around these type of shops for ideas ;0)

    looks like you and the girlies had a lovely walk and have been having a fun time...i do love Autumn its a very pretty time...x

  5. What a lovely post!
    It's just starting to feel a bit autumny here in Duesseldorf. I must admit that I'm looking forward to welly-time (I got some new spotty ones last year and am waiting for an opportunity to get them out). :-)

  6. Our new Jerry I believe is going to be a smelly one also....right now he is such a stinker.....Love love love your new chair, its amazing!
    Happy sweet Friday to you too.....Heidi