Friday, 26 August 2016

A Sea Change




Full fathom five thy father lies:
Of his bones are coral made:
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange. 

William Shakespeare, The Tempest


It was dark by nine pm yesterday. I double-checked the time.
No more late night runs around the French countryside, no more carefree midnight swims. Back to school next week!

This Summer has been deliciously slow.
An open house, simple living, trips home and abroad... l'été quoi !

I also celebrated my first half-century in August and I'm grateful for all the special love, messages and gifts I received from friends and family around the world.

Life begins at fifty folks!

I'm determined to enjoy every new day.


Handmade Sea Creatures by the always-inspiring and incredibly talented


Monday, 25 April 2016

Inspiration - The Rough with the Smooth



  

  







This isn't the first time I've written about Slywia's inspiring work, and I'm pretty sure it won't be the last. Project-i is one of the handful of interior design blogs that I continue to follow, because I love this Polish studio's aesthetic, choice of materials and mix of colours, textures, rustic and modern. There's always a rawness, an interesting, intelligent use of space and a real sense of place in their creations. Every little detail feels right. I could move into this flat tomorrow, couldn't you?

More photos this stunning apatment can be found on Project-i's blog
 here, here, here and here.

Enjoy!


Saturday, 23 April 2016

Moodboard - She Sells Seashells





So we're halfway through the school holidays and it feels like summer's just around the corner. Savannah and I have been enjoying the glow of the first rays of sunshine on our pale, winter skin, slowly turning apricot.

I love these carefree days - soft sunlight, a gentle breeze, the promise of longer, golden days to come.

Ahh, bientôt, 
bientôt,
Soon we will go to the sea...

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Friday, 15 April 2016

Getting it Together




I am,
getting it together.

Suddenly, un déclic,
things are starting
to fall into place...

I have decided to step back a bit this year,
take my time,
 have a good long think about me, my life, online and off.
It's an age thing, I guess.

But I have plans,
a new direction,
an inspiring project,
un nouveau corde à mon arc.

One day,
when the time is right,
I'll tell you more...

I hope you enjoy this week's moodboard.
I always seem to be drawn to the same, neutral palette

Because it's me!


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I have been very busy on facebook, pinterest and tumblr lately.
In case you're wondering where I've been.

Bon week-end !

 

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Golden Brown, Texture Like Sun


 


Bonjour !

Happy Easter to all those celebrating today!

It's raining here, so quite honestly I just feel like staying under the covers and lounging around at home all day.  But, I promised myself that I would go for a run or a very long power walk at the least. 
I will do, later. I'm know.

Getting fit again, spending as much time as I can outdoors, is one of my priorities now. I crave nature, open spaces and the exquisite opportunity to spend sometime alone. I'm sure you all appreciate how vital a bit of "Me" time can be...

I am also longing for Summer, to feel that strong Mediterranean sun on my skin, slowly toasting me golden brown - I'm a Leo girl through and through. We turned the clocks back last night and all I can think about is enjoying a very early morning swim in the pool, listening to my kids playing out late in the garden with the swallows.

Bientôt - soon - j'ai terriblement envie ...

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Bonne journée !