styling challenge

Clink clink

Clink clink

One of the things I love most about this time of year, is the tendency for people to throw open their windows to welcome the slightly warmer (on some days) fresh air in to their homes. It brings with it the sound of families sitting down to meals and the lovely 'clink clink' of plates being picked up and laid on tables. Occasionally, especially if children are involved, you can hear lively chitter chatter as the working day comes to and end, and, if back doors are also ajar, footballs being kicked, goals scored, and water pistols fired in celebration. April and May seem to be the months where the UK holds it's collective breath and ponders whether this glimpse of sun is a fleeting one or could it, yes, could it just possibly be, BBQ weather?! 

Kimi Chameleon

Kimi Chameleon

At the beginning of the week, I took you back to the 90s, and now I'm all about a twist on 80s' song titles. It seems fitting though as I love Culture Club and the Kimi stool from Great Little Trading Co. is most definitely a chameleon in that it works in a family home in so many different guises. 

My littlest dude and I have been a bit under the weather this week, so while confined to the not-so-great indoors, we decided to roll ourselves up in wallpaper (him) and take photos of the different ways we've used the Kimi stools around our home since we adopted two back in February (me).

We're gonna party like it's your birthday

We're gonna party like it's your birthday

Despite my husband flying off to Zurich almost immediately after blowing out the candles on his birthday cake (metaphorically, not literally … nobody gets to ruin good, clean cake by blowing all over it on my watch … germ alert!), Tuesday saw him turn an almost middle-aged 39 and was the start of close to two months of celebrations for us. Birthdays, a wedding, family visiting from abroad, the school holidays (a celebration? … ask me again at the end of August). The summer equivalent of the festive season is upon us! Actually, is there a summer equivalent of the festive season? Does 'festive' cover the warmer months too if lots of feasting is involved? Or instead of saying ‘I’m feeling festive’, come July, should we start saying, ‘I’m feeling like a cocktail’? Does that work for you? Does it? It's not a bad thing to be feeling like, is it? Personally, I think it’s perfect!