I was bought the most beautiful bunch of yellow tulips the other day (and again this weekend) and ever since seeing those lovely bright flowers on the table each morning I’ve been inspired to have flowers of all shapes and colours in our home. I will attempt some flower arranging of my own over the next two days with this as my inspiration.
I absolutely love it when I start reading a post or an article, click on a link and end up finding a gold mine of beautiful homes, travel destinations and gorgeous photographs and links that lead into yet more new discoveries.
Over time I have come to love all season. They all have special charm but for today I am missing that real South African summer feeling and I’ve been thinking about the December summer holidays I used to spend at home, running around in the garden and the hours spent in the swimming pool.
I’m comforted by thoughts of incredibly hot days, dry, silent air, late afternoon rain storms, shorts and dresses, green grass, endless high blue skies, hot bricks around the pool, falling asleep in the sun, warm skin, doggies sleeping in the shade … such wonderful summer memories.
So here are some other beautiful reminders of summer.
Growing up I was never much of a reader but the older I get the more comfort I take in books and the stories, adventures and characters that lie in each wonderful page. I believe that a home should never ever be without books so weather its a whole library equipped with a grand Chesterfield and sliding ladder or just a single, beautiful book shelf crammed with books on every possible topic, what is more comforting than knowing there are so many new worlds to escape into sitting right there, in your own home.