Daily Dose of Wisdom

30 October 2012

Location: The Strand, Somerset West, South Africa
Camera: iPhone 3GS
Effect: Instagr.am [Amaro]
Quote: Rabindranath Tagore

Daily Dose of Wisdom

Location: My desk, Oxford
Camera: iPhone 3GS
Effect: Wood Camera [paper]
Quote: Robert Frost

Pumpkin Carving

Last night I carved our pumpkins - I am really chuffed with how they look.  I saved the pumpkin seeds and they are currently roasting in the oven (1 tspn olive oil, 1 tspn garlic salt, pinch of seasoning salt at 180 deg in the oven for 15 minutes) for an evening snack.

I attempted to carve a little cat but it didn't work but he looks cute anyhow.

Happy Halloween!

Autumn Decor

25 October 2012

Autumn. My favourite.
Crunching the leaves on the ground as you walk, an array of beautiful golds, browns and reds on the trees, wearing chunky woollen scarves, cooking comfort food in the evenings.
These are just a few of my favourite things that I savour at this time of year.

I wanted to spruce up the house a bit to celebrate the season.  Something simple and colourful.
I came across this gorgeous little garland on Pinterest which gave me some inspiration.  

{What. No Mints?}
 So after digging around in my boxes (and boxes) of stuff I have I came up with my own little garlands which are now hanging proudly in our windows.  I gathered some scraps of autumn colour card, cut out some maple leaf shapes and decorated them with some gold paint I had.  I threaded the twine through the leaves and also used some mini pegs.  Pumpkins due to be carved this weekend!  And I took a photo of our kitchen which is looking lovely and homely too.


Happy Autumn x

Leafield Photo Walk

16 October 2012

We are still newbies to our little village, Leafield, but it is starting to feel more like home everyday.  On Saturday we decided to go down to our local pub, The Fox and have a spot of lunch.  We walked the 10 minutes through the village to get there (as we live on the outskirts) and I took a few snaps on the way.  It was a beautiful day, albeit a little chilly!  I love cotswold villages with their little cottages and quaint roads.  Our little house still has a long way to go to get it to want we want but that is all part of the fun.  I dream of pretty sage colour wooden windows, pansies and tulips in the front and decorative paving to replace the tarmac.  One day it will soon look like a little cottage, but we need to concentrate on the inside first.

Autumn is settling in fast and I cannot wait for our central heating to be installed.  Hopefully this time next week it will be complete.  Plus our new bathroom and cloakroom will be finished too.  Excitement!  We have basically finished the lounge which is feeling super cosy and homely with the new couch and my craft/study area sorted.  The kitchen ceiling needs a lick of paint and once the pictures are up that will be complete too.  Then we can concentrate on the bedrooms.  Still lots to look forward to!

Our little House

I saw this on a car we passed. We are everywhere. hehe


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