It really is strawberry season. I love strawberries and that of course means oodles of cream poured over the top. I am seeing strawberries in the supermarket at the moment, of the most fantastic proportions. Have they done something unspeakable to them to make grow so big!
Walking along the lane, in the hedgerow I am spotting the most sweetest tiny tiny wild strawberries growing. The flavour is intense and reminds me of some strawberry flavour sweets I had when I was little. I have to remember to leave some for the wild life.
Oh and spotted on the common, this fabulous red car sitting in the car park. I mean look at it, does this not say ready to go adventuring. Doesn't it just 'need' a red suitcase to match. I had to restrain myself for checking for keys!! I could just imagine taking off for an adventure sitting in this with my vintage suitcases stacked prettily in the back and ready to go! Yes please!
A beautiful new sweet smelling orange Rose growing by my balcony. I have to keep going and breathing in the sweet smell. Reminding myself to buy some Rose oil. I put a few drops of this in my moisturiser or face oil when I put it on , it really is lovely and feels very nurturing.
My new crochet adventure. It could go in so many different directions. So many colours calling. I love this bit.
Hmm, which colour wants to come out next.
Actually I have an idea for this cushion, I'm thinking retro man!! You know the kind of retro man who you find under 'etsy dudes'! He will probably be wearing a plaid check shirt, drive a cool retro car and possibly have a beard. He probably lives in a cabin in the woods, which he built by hand and filled with cool retro things. And top of his shopping list would be a funky retro cushion, naturally....... Either that or he does actually live inside the 'etsy' website!...... Or possibly in another country.......or maybe I don't get out enough?!
Anyway, I will show you more soon,
A quick crochet temptation here, look you can line them all up if you want to!
Like I said always tempting to keep em'!
A sweet gift of summer flowers from a friend. Not tempting, just nice.
and I have changed my photo. Once you have a photo it's hard to not have a photo, it kind of feels as though something is missing. It's quite a straight faced photo. I have some softer ones waiting in the wings, but this feels like something I need to express for a while! I detect a note of I mean business here and even a note of defiance, (possibly a now grey hair defiance!) and I may have my arms crossed, but I'm not saying.
Just lately I have had to create some new boundaries around my life. Just nicely. There's important things in my life and my sons that I want to get to and I'm not getting to them. I have to be clear with myself and other people about that, I want to do them, but I can't if I'm spending time doing other things. I need to do the things which are important to us. First. Sometimes we can dance around these things for forever and a day with distractions and avoidances. Time to pull my finger out. Oh, and time to create. Time for everything.
have a good rest of the week,
and let me know if you spot 'retro man'!
he's out there somewhere!
P.S. I have some new pictures on my pinterest stunning grey hair board.
P.P.S. maybe I'll start a 'retro man' board, what do you think!!
edited to add retro man board here!