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

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Bad Bunny......


I am usually pretty ambivalent to the (many) rabbits in our garden......

But returning from holiday I found that they are systematically stripping the young leaves and buds from the new roses planted just before I went away.


This is what they should have looked like......


Harkness rose - Keros, as seen at Chelsea Flower show.

But here they are surrounded by wire mesh covers - as suggested by the nice man in the garden centre......


Although, his other idea was to buy a pellet gun -so perhaps not such a nice man after all!

I'd be grateful if anyone has any handy tips or advice on how to keep my furry friends off my patch.

Here are some more beautiful images of roses that have escaped hungry rabbits......


......two dozen pinks roses......you shouldn't have!

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......when one white will do......

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......next year these will be mine......


......roses for every occasion......

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......like popping down to the supermarket!

In the meantime......these are for you bad bunnies......



Hope you all have a lovely week,

Liz x









Friday, 11 July 2014

Belated post......Part one......Bo-La......




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After two years at College in Boston, number 1 Snowdrop is taking up a 6 month work placement in California.  Los Angeles and San Francisco to be precise.


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He, and we, are going to miss lovely Boston.

I for one will miss the magnificent houses along Commonwealth Ave with their chi-chi- front gardens......






And of course Beacon Hill, where if I was going to live anywhere else it would be here......


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After packing up Snowdrops room......


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No, it wasn't that bad!......

We prepared for the journey east to west coast.

......California sunshine here we come......

For a boy from North London, Snowdrop knows he's hit the jackpot!

Wheels......




Crash pad......


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And the bank of Mum and Dad......


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What more could you ask for.  All he has to do is to continue to make us proud.

More by luck than design, we left Los Angeles at 10.30 in the evening, on the fourth of July, and witnessed the best firework display in town.  Seen from the sky, quite stunning......


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It was amazing.

We flew with (here).

We stayed (here) and (here).

We ate some great food (here) and (here) and (here) !

Phew......sorry......a long post for me......I've bored myself.......

Hope you have a lovely weekend, I will, number 2 Snowdrop returns from his travels in China tomorrow.

Liz x