Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Big round mirrors

Large round mirror above bed
Gold framed round mirror above a desk
Big round mirror in Bathroom
Big round mirror in PInk room
Those mirrors!!!

The circle symbol meaning is universal, sacred and divine. It represents 
the infinite nature of energy, and the inclusivity of the universe.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Perfectly imperfect: The Kitchen Table

Light wood table with mismatched chairs

To me a good table is one you can read like a good book. Unevenly worn and smoother in places and showing the chapters of a lifetimes use. Coffee rings, curry stains, red wine splashes, crayon wax and pet scratches all ingrained in the wood reminding us of a time when....

 To begin your story you don't even have to spend a lot of money to find a decent one. They are often on craiglist, ebay or found in thrift stores and in fact ours was a lucky find from an alley when we were still students. It was covered with a lifetime of other families memories (and a nasty dark wood stain) so a simple sanding down refreshed and lightened the table and gave us a blank canvas in which to start our own memories. We already have a great collection of marks and bashes including a wonderful blue stained bit that will always make me smile (from a paint explosion that had my 2 year old and me in hysterics for a good 20 mins).

For this reason I could never buy a new table, one that had to be kept in perfect condition and religiously varnished/oiled/waxed. My table has sentimental value (yes I am a Taurean) and I look forward to many more meals sharing stories and laughter with friends and family, seeing my son complete his homework at it and even just sitting at it having a cup of tea on my own.  It is also why it is always dressed with fresh flowers.... the kitchen table is the heart of the home and deserves a little TLC.

Country kitchen table
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Friday, 19 May 2017

Druids temple, Masham, England

Druids temple, Masham , England
I get quite a few private messages on Instagram asking me of cool places to visit in the UK. Of course there are the obvious wonderful places like Glastonbury (a personal favorite) and Stone Henge but I thought I might share a few other cool places worth a visit with you all.

So this beautiful place is called Druids Temple in Masham, England. Although it looks like a historic circle it was actually built in the 1820's by William Danby The squire of Masham. It was said to have been built to boost the economy in the town and give unemployed locals something to do. The cool thing about this Folly is it gives the feel of what it would have been like to visit the real now semi-derelict sites like Stone Henge back in the ancient times.

Very pretty and well worth a visit. It is also near the very beautiful Harogate!!

Druids Temple