Sunday, 17 June 2012

Anna's House Part 2

Mornin' you!
It took a while, but I have finally put together the second part of my tour round my friend Anna's house.

This time I am going to focus on the inside, which is just as gorgeous and colourful as her garden. Over the years she has changed things around, added things and taken them away. It has made fascinating viewing over a really long drawn out 'Homes Under the Hammer' (my favorite TV program!).


She has a few different collections around her house, well...some are Dan's (her partner).

Together or seperately, they love all kinds of Comic/ Sci Fi type stuff so there are a lot of little models around looking down at you from shelves (and when you're on the loo). But I love most of all the colourful array of books, or bowls of buttons best.

Some other collections are: robots, bikes, shoes, pottery items - but only if they have something funny or a relevant place name on them, wool - like a LOT of wool, fridge magnets and cool retro phones.

Olivia and I love reading the messages in the kitchen, either in fridge magnets or on the chalkboard. We loved watching their kitchen come alive when they had the whole thing re-done (check out the red grouting in the tiling - Dan gained mastery of the grouting...he is an utter genius with the DIY/Woodcraft skills).

The plants continue inside, in pretty collections.

They have a special 'room' just for bikes. This is never quite enough though, so there are bikes in all kinds of other places too - including the kitchen wall! Yeps, they love bikes...a lot.

Anna and Dan are ridiculously easy to buy presents for. I see things for them all the time and have to stock up for Christmas and Birthdays. I have a crazy amount of love for them and their house. It is a warm and welcoming place and they are such a lovely couple. I hope you have enjoyed looking at it with me :)

Goodbye from Anna's robot key x

Monday, 4 June 2012

A little colour for a grey day...

Good Morrow!
I don't know about where you are but today is grey-yay-yay today here in not-so-sunny Dorset. I am back with my favorite cardigan for my morning blog reading, many cups of tea and thoughts of soup.

What better way to brighten the spirits than to visit my colourful friend Anna. If not in actuality, then via some pictures.

In the school holidays we try and catch up, try not to bitch about our respective schools, and try to drink as much tea as possible and eat scrumy food. Last holidays we had our last friend date, and these pictures are from that time.

Anna's house is crazily full of colour but looks er-mazing. It is so friendly and welcoming. We always joke about when she just moved in and it was full of dado-rails and woodchip - not cool.

She has transformed it with new kitchen, lots of love and of course colour. More pictures of that in Part 2 of Anna's House...maybe tomorrow :)

Our favorite place to hang out in Spring and Summer is always the garden.

Anna is my gardening guru, she plants a lot of produce every year and I am always amazed at her green fingered skills as well as envious of the results she achieves due to her patience and care in the garden.

Her partner has built her an amazing greenhouse - so sweet! Now all the little plant babies have a home and don't have to live all over the kitchen.

We always leave feeling refreshed, energised and full of creativity.

I will post more soon about the inside of Anna's house. You'll love it!
Where do you like to recharge your batteries? x

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Where have I you been hiding?

Hey Fwends! It's been a while init? What did I miss?

I have been on a complete break from all things blog for aaaaages due to work commitments, and weekends away. But I am back! At least for today.
Before I read the loooooong backlog of blogs I have missed out on (can't wait) I thought I would share with you some pictures from a weekend just before I disappeared into the space between.

I lost about 150 photographs from my time in Wales as well as others from before I went. I had about 5 blog posts worth of pictures saved on my camera. I was pretty hacked off at first as there was one photo in that set I was so looking forward to posting, you would have loved it *sigh* Grrr! It was totally my fault though.

These are the only photos that remain from the month of May.

I took my daughter and my Converse on a little cycle ride down to the Ferry at Sandbanks. It's about 30 minutes cycle from our house. It was such a beautiful day but still a bit cold. We were so tired when we came home we just fell asleep!

This week I'm on half term so you will see/ hear more of me, that's good for you eh?
I haven't got any concrete plans just yet...have you got anything lined up for the weekend/ week ahead?

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