Thursday

Life Without Love is like a Tree Without Blossoms or Fruit.

 "Spring is the time of plans and projects" -Leo Tolstoy

Isn't Spring the prettiest of all?! Being surrounded by all these beautiful Blossom trees is just beyond dreamy. I think for it to be April all year round would be one hundred percent acceptable... minus the April Showers (cue music... Drip drip drop...)! I would obviously HAVE to have a birthday every month too.
On Saturday I had such a lovely morning. Setting my alarm for a reasonable time and getting up instead of dosing felt nice. Sebastian and I wandered into town and got ourselves a lovely milkshake, me a Parma Violets (no surprise there!) and Sebastian a Peanut Butter. We completed our little errands and en route home we stumbled upon the prettiest churchyard filled with beautiful blossom. The grounds are in full bloom.
We walked past the sweetest little museum, which has probably been there forever and I have never been in, so we stepped inside the old 'Visitors Information' (& once Grammar School) building to have a wee browse. Oh so much treasure in one teeny tiny building. It was like Little Mermaid's trove. They covered the wartime, they covered the old railway and more. It was shockingly good and to think we nearly walked straight past!
It was such a random decision and I had such fun. Sebastian and I don't do enough together let alone spontaneous trips to the local museum! It was a pretty wonderful morning. I am so looking forward to wandering around the museums and galleries in Paris with him next week. Oh and skipping down the Champs Elysee with a box of macarons in one hand and his in the other. Perfection.
We then finished the day off going through our cupboards and drawers and sorting out our clothes in piles; Keep, dispose, charity and Ebay. Oh my I have NO clothes left. I cannot believe what a secret hoarder I am. I also cannot believe how many pretty tops I have and had completely forgotten about! Oops.
Anyway, gotta make room for new pretties! What with my birthday, Paris and a new job. Oh what I didn't tell you about that?! Yup, I have a new job.
Have a lovely Thursday tea drinkers and milkshake sippers. I have so much planned over the next few days I hope to be back here before my birthday... After all, I do have to show you my new hair that Sebastian and I are going to make happen at the weekend!

Tuesday

Something I'm Loving Right Now: Midnight in Paris


Oh this film. I am going to Paris next week for my Birthday and this film carries me away into a Parisian Dream. It is filled with wonderful artists and musicians from the 1920s where Gil (Owen Wilson), a nostalgic screenwriter, finds himself in that beautiful era every night at Midnight.
Watch this for pretty, dreamy Parisian scenes, an amazing 1920s wardrobe and a little romance.

I think I will be giving this another watch before I head out to the beautiful city of lights.

Sunday

Adventuring in Polka Dots

This time last week Sebastian and I spent the day with our mothers. But in between our second visit to my mothers at the cottage, we went for a stroll and soaked up the beautiful Spring weather.
There is a lovely track that runs behind my mothers cottage and loops up to the main road. It is the sweetest walk filled with lovely old cottages and old loving horses.
What better way to show off my fancy new 'Polka Pants', frolicking through the twigged trees and blossoming branches. 
I went for a little retail therapy recently, badly in need of a whole new wardrobe due to all my clothes either not fitting nicely or no longer appealing to me. So when mother and I visited the cobbled streets of Canterbury last week I just had to purchase a few treats from Topshop. I needed some pretty tops to go with these darling new trousers after all!
These sweet Spotted Slim Jeans* are from Great Plains and are quite easily THE most comfortable jeans I have ever worn. The good thing about them is that they look more like trousers than jeans and you can create a smart look by teaming them with a nice white shirt.
I teamed my Navy and Buttermilk pair with some two-year-old gold Primark sandals (I am dreading the day they die!) and my new Pink Crepe top and light knitted grey jumper. It is the perfect outfit for exploring the winding paths and for horse spotting on a lovely Spring afternoon. All that was needed was a little more sunshine.
I had never heard of Great Plains before now, and I am in love. They have some wonderful pieces like the canvas brogues and Peppermint cotton jeans which are on my ever growing Summer wishlist. Great Plains are about simple shapes but in beautiful pastel shades and fun prints like the strawberry fields and the village houses. It is just a perfect Spring Summer wardrobe.
I am keeping my beady eye on the beautiful buttermilk canvas shoes as they would go perfectly with these pretty polka pants.
It's my birthday next week and I cannot wait to go shopping for new clothes and prepare for Paris. It really has been so long since I updated my wardrobe space... I have had a nice ol' clear out this weekend so watch out Ebay!
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday lovelies. I am off to buy groceries and snuggle up to Sebastian with a yummy Spaghetti Bolognese tonight.