Monday, 1 September 2014

Bye Bye August......

It's been fab......

It was Louis Armstrong that sang about 'those lazy, hazy, crazy, days of summer'........Well in the UK the first half was fan-tas-tic, but the second half of summer was like November with leaves!

It must be all the years getting my boys ready for school, but I love the beginning of September.

To me, it means a new project, new things, the start of a new term.

There's also a change - in the weather - in the colours around us - in what we eat and what we wear.

I'm looking forward to......

Jewel berry colours......

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Autumn leaves......

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And the sweeping of them......

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Sweaters......

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And boots......

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And just that general feeling of wrapping up warm......

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Hope you're looking forward to September and have a lovely week,

Lizx


Saturday, 30 August 2014

The White Company General Store......


I'm a huge fan of The White Company.  Their crisp white bed linen, fluffy towels and home accessories have long been staples in Snowdrop Towers.
So I looked forward this week to the launch of The White Company's General Store




A collection of classics have been taken from the company's 20 year heritage - The White Company's General Store - show cases the best of simple, essential (and some not so essential) must- have items for your home. 

Of course I wanted everything.

I have my eye on a couple of these vases......





And this burr wood board......



And Mr S. is very excited about this sheepskin throw!......



You can imagine I really needed another white shirt......



And just one more scented candle......

(White Geranium - my new favourite)

There is so much to choose from.

I discovered The General Store collection at The White Company flag ship in Symons Street, London - and it looks even better in real life.

I believe The White Company is now available in the US too. 
One of our better exports! Check it out.

The whole range can be found here.

All images found on The White Company website.

Hope you have a lovely week,

Liz x










Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Porgy and Bess......

We went to see the wonderful 'Porgy and Bess' at the open air theatre in Regents Park in London.




An early supper al fresco and the anticipation of one of the Gershwins' finest shows.

All went well until the first number, 'Summertime', when the heavens opened and the stage manager announced that the performance would have to be suspended until the rain passed. Oh the irony!

Porgy and Bess......Porgy and Bess......the words just trip off the tongue.

Here are more random combinations that are just meant to be together......

Blue and white crockery......


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Macaroni and Cheese......


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Cats......

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And dogs......


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Qwerty keyboard......


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Farrow and Ball......


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Nike Air......


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Cup and saucer......


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Lemon and Limes......


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Strawberries and cream......


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There are many more.

What's your favourite 'double act'?

Hope you have a lovely week,
Liz x

Regents Park Open Air Theatre details...here










Monday, 11 August 2014

Rainy days and Sundays......


......to completely mis-quote The Carpenters circa 1971.



I very rarely write and publish my posts on the same day - for one thing it takes me ages to get my act together.  Not because I'm perfecting my art, but because I'm just very slow! 

But this was the sky that we woke to this morning followed by torrential rain and winds - meaning that we had a different day to the one we had planned. So I thought I'd get down in pictures how our day panned out......

We didn't go for the run that usually starts our Sunday......

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And the dogs refused to leave the house  for their walk......


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We drank copious amounts of coffee with delicious croissants......

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We cozied up the house......


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And I lit some candles that I was saving for .....ha!...... a rainy day......

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After lunch, Mr.Snowdrop watched some footie, giving me time to write this blog......



And in the evening we watched two films - an old Woody Allen and the very powerful Dallas Buyers Club......

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All in all, it was a pretty exhausting Sunday!

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Ok, so I didn't quite get my post finished in time......

But just look at the sky we woke to this morning......




What a difference a day makes!

Hope you have a lovely week,

Liz x












Friday, 8 August 2014

If I could live ......

......in any shop in London, I think it would be in The Conran Shop in Marylebone High Street.

My home would of course be super stylish......


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I would eat the most amazing food......


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My guests would be given  chi-chi gifts......


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And the smell would be divine......




But where you would find me most often would be pottering around on the terrace......

My cupboard just for al fresco dining crockery......


Lets grow our own......


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Well I did say pottering......


And of course, I hope you'll all come for lunch......




Can you imagine that this terrace is in the middle of central London? 

Which shop would you live in if you could?

Hope you have a lovely weekend,

Liz x