I have a real fondness for old things. Old films, books, crockery, clothing and people. Why? I think it’s because of the stories. I love being reminded of the people that have gone before and survived this thing called life. I love the thought that the dress I’m wearing has been a part of someone other ladies story and memories and now is part of my own. Romantic and cheesy? Oh yes!
All that is to offer some form of prelude to one of my favourite birthday presents.
Last year, for my birthday, I was given this Hohner Chromatic Harmonica. Beautiful and old. I love it, not because I have managed to master the art of the lovely mouth organ, sadly, but because of the original gift tags.
Here’s to you Terry and Jill, I hope your lives were full of love and the harmonica.
Oh hello! Here is a little treat for your ears.
What more could you ask for?
Blind Boys of Alabama and Justin Vernon doing a Bob Dylan cover.
This is all a bit beautiful…
sit in the sun,
drink a passionfruit cocktail
treat your ears to this beauty.
Happy heat wave Thursday!
Wednesday, it’s that time of the week that the fun and relaxation of last weekend feels like a distant memory and this coming weekend feels an age away. Also, I have been reliably informed from someone at BBC radio Berkshire that, apparently, you feel your ugliest at 3.20pm on a Wednesday?
But here are some sweet songs and pretty videos for the last hump/ugly day in March!
Julia Holter – In the Same Room
Lord Huron – She Lit A Fire (From the album Lonesome Dreams)
Samuel Lane‘s new album ‘The Fire’
Fleet Foxes – The Shrine/Argument
Featuring beautiful illustrations from Stacey Rozich.
Happy hump/ugly day and it’s nearly Thursday which means it’s nearly the weekend! Hot Dang!
The sun has finally appeared for us in the UK. Shorts and flip flops are out – hopefully for a long, long time! Here’s a few suggestions on how to spend these lovely sunny days…
Lie in the hammock
Grow strawberries (they are literally impossible to kill off…)
Go to the woods, pick some pretty leaves and put them in vases at home.
Find a beach, any beach.
Get a group together and play cricket or rounders in the park.
BBC Radio 6 – always the best and randomest summer tunes (+amazing festival coverage when it all kicks off!)
Donovan Frankenreiter = summmmeeer!
The Thrills – mind as well embrace your inner rock chick!
It’s sunny – no point wasting it by watching telly. Instead people watch in your local pub’s beer garden, nice coffee shop or the park.
Watch… The blue sky! It doesn’t happen often in this country.
Champagne (just because…)
BBQ anything. It’s always a winner. Unless it’s pink.
Pimms. One of the best summer drinks ever. Cucumber optional.
Suntan lotion. Those pasty legs have not seen the sun in many months.
Whatever you get up to enjoy the rays while they last!
Happy Friday everyone!
We are so happy that Friday is here again and that we can have a lie in tomorrow! Aaaah.
Here’s a bit a bit of link love for your weekends…
Image by SFGirlbybay
Interesting article about house plants providing a healthier living environment (ps. And click here to find a brilliant ‘complete guide’ to buying house plants!)
If you’re stuck for things to do this weekend (and happen to be in London) pop your head in the Nordic Bakery for a Scandi lunch.
All of us more than a little addicted to the Voice UK!
Definitely will have to try these babies…
If you haven’t yet give Ben Howard a listen (or check him out in the latest Jools Holland)
We hope you have a good one!
-Celeste, Sarah and Hanna
We’ve definitely had our fair share of rain recently here in the UK. So rather than getting bored indoors (and moaning a lot like I do) – here’s a few ideas on how to spend your rainy days.
Learn a new instrument! Ambitious but will keep you occupied for many of rainy days and nights.
Go through your wardrobe chucking away all those clothes that you never use – and drop them off to your nearest charity shop (when the rain allows)
Plan where to go on your summer holidays!
Drink lots and lots of tea
Luther – I spent a rainy bank holiday Monday watching season 1 of Luther (I may or may not have finished it all in one day…in my defence it only has six episodes… Yeah, that’s still quite a lot!)
Reruns of Grand Designs
A film Midnight in Paris (Owen Wilson makes you appreciate the rain – even if you’re not in Paris!)
Give in to the melancholy of falling raindrops and dark skies with tunes from Bill Callahan,Leonard Cohen and Ryan Adams
To the cinema in the middle of the day
Outside! Don’t let the rain stop you but go for a walk, get drenched and have a hot bath when you get home.
Hoping you’ll have a happier rainy days and that the sun will eventually come out too!
The super Sara Louise sent us this little picture – thought it would make you smile as much as it has us! In our weeks worth of wandering, we have happened upon the interesting & lovely and thought it would be fun to share with you:
May your weekend be full of beautiful people, conversation, sleep & song
Hanna, Celeste & Sarah