Friday

There seems to be a chill in the air

I have been enjoying the cooler weather lately. After wishing Autumn was here, it finally feels that it is near.
The mornings require a jacket, the evenings require a jumper and the shops have started to stock Christmas cards! This feels me with warmth.
The thought of Autumn has got me thinking of wool coats, raincoats and brown ankle lace up boots. I cannot wait for pay day... though I'm sure I should keep those pennies for wedding funds, hair trims and adventures.
At the weekend, I put on my giant chunky knit jumper, jeans and sandals to enjoy the warm sunshine and chilly breeze. It was such a nice feeling. I have always said that I like to have the option to wear a jumper... and it was one of those days.
I always thought that Winter was my favourite season- because of Christmas, but I think Autumn must be.
After my walk into town with Sebastian, we went home for lunch and he made me a Croque Monsieur. And it was DELICIOUS! I love a Croque Monsieur- I think if I was living in France I would have one every day weekend for lunch! It was SO good. 

Wednesday

Well hello there...

Let me formally introduce you to our new addition to the TTDER household. She has had a little mention here and there on all social media outlets but she deserves her very own post.
This little fluffy peach has been in my life for over a month now and we couldn't find the perfect name for her. We toyed with quite a few (Violet included- but I fell in love with that TOO much for a future teeny TTDER) but finally decided with...
Lady Bluebell
We have been calling her Lady the entire time and Kayley suggested Bluebell and I fell in love. She has such a pretty blue/lavender coat and LOVES blueberries so her name is very fitting!

Though she is a little mischievous... so we will have to give her a naughty nickname for when she's nibbling the bars or hanging from the roof of her cage being a little fuzzy monkey or bashing her glittery ball from my vintage suitcases into the wall--- constantly!

She is such a little treat to have around and I absolutely love her.

Thank you so much for all your suggestions- I loved them all. Especially Violet which I have put on my future teeny human name list (I think I will have to have four or five children at this rate!) I also loved Clover, Violet Blossom, Lady Penelope and Opal. Lovely ideas. Thank you all for your help! 

(Also thank you to my darling Sebastian for taking this lovely picture of little lady fluffball!)

Sunday

Rainbow delights

Sorry for being distant again- it's not you- it's all me! I feel so exhausted at work at the minute and all that my body/brain can do after each day is to eat and sleep. I didn't even go to Yoga last week!
But I'm back with weekend adventures. 
A couple of weeks ago Sebastian and I hopped on a train to Canterbury, the next town over, to explore, and I needed to take a dress back to Monsoon.
We stumbled across a row of green and white striped tents. The tents were filled with treats. Plastic boxes lined with frosted cupcakes, shelves of handmade crafts, upcycled furniture and boxes of handmade macarons.
I could not help myself. Sebastian bought us a Ginger and Elderflower fizzy drink and I bought us some floral macarons (They had Earl Grey, Lavender, Rose, Violet - I was so excited!).
We sat down amongst the flowers and listened to a lovely boho-styled, acoustic-guitar playing, softly-singing young girl.
After enjoying a peaceful half an hour or so in the sunshine sipping on fizz we desperately needed some shade. We explored the shops and bought some floral tops (for us), tweed jackets (for Sebastian), and Navy polka dot work trousers and a posh pastel pink & blue dress (for me).
After wandering the cobbled streets, sitting in the park and sipping Raspberry rooibos iced tea, then searching through vintage maps and other treasure, we decided it was time for us to hop back on the train and go home for dinner.
We couldn't help but nibble on some of our macarons. I ate the Lavender and chocolate one- it was so delicious! I wished I bought a few of those!! Sebastian had his banana and chocolate and thought it was quite strange. We finished the night off with a film and a snuggle as the rain started to pitter patter upon our window panes.
The Sunday was for grocery shopping. I could not wait to wear my new floral Jurassic Park tee (which was from Primark believe it or not!) and Sebastian couldn't wait to wear his Hawaiian shirt (Also Primark!). He managed to find quite a few nice things in there, where I found nothing but this beaut.
We wandered up the high street of our town where we found a number of green and white tents--- again. These looked familiar to the ones we stumbled upon the day before in Canterbury.
These were slightly different, fresh breads, strong cheeses, homemade Marshmallows (!!!) and THE macaron tent. I couldn't believe it. They didn't have all the flavours as they did the day before but I picked up a Lavender one to give to my mother- I knew she'd appreciate it as much as I did.
I also found an amazing Tea van Lil' Tea Tank. I could not believe my eyes. 
See, the reason I don't like my town usually is because it's very uninspiring, it lacks creativity and more importantly there is nowhere nice to have tea! Yes there is a Starbucks etc etc- but I need a good tearoom in my life!
But here, right before my eyes was a pretty amazing tearoom- on wheels! Unfortunately we didn't have time to sit down for a cup of tea and cake- but next month when it comes back I will be there nice and early- for elevenses.
Sebastian and I went and bought our groceries for the week and ended up with a bag of pic n mix each too- How naughty! But such a brilliant idea. 
It was such a lovely weekend. I loved that my town was selling handmade macarons, and there was a vintage tearoom (even for just one day!) I am starting to appreciate these little things again. Maybe one day I can bring the tearoom to the town! Whether I own it or persuade the town to get one!!! But I will try.
I am feeling quite content at the moment.