Archives for posts with tag: garden

Watching the England match in Alec’s garden, with a delicious BBQ and funny friends.

Lying on my bed, with the sun glinting through the tree outside my window, reading.

Silly jinx conversations.

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Gardening. A day in the sun. Relaxing. I’m glad I took today off too.

The smell of shaving foam.

Our new compact Hoover.

Another day of lying in the sun. The (slightly overgrown) garden in the morning and the park in the afternoon with Will.

Being in the sun all day but not getting burnt. So grown up.

That feeling of being freshly washed after a day of suntan lotion and sweat and getting into a clean, white bed.

The shadows playing on my towel, drying in the breeze. I love summer.

Sitting in the park with Stuart’s friends.

Reading in the sun in the garden.

Going for a meeting with coffee, cake, big eyebrows and a walk around a beautiful secret garden.

Walking around in the sun, getting some little life admin things done. It’s nice to have some time off work.

A thunderstorm.

A 50th party in a golf club. Unexpectedly fun.

Going to Walthamstow. And liking Walthamstow.

Gardening. Really nice to get my fingers in the dirt again.

RuPaul’s All Stars series 2. Yas queen.


The bubbles from the washing up bottle.

Doing some gardening in the warm morning. 

Grants Museum of Zoology. Lots of jars of dead things and bones. Not my usual bag but it was fun. Especially this little blown up fish fella.

(Not drinking at either of the two parties which made things a little better. Or at least not as terrible as I thought they would be)


A big squirrel hoping about our garden like it’s an assault course.

Lovey helpful Trish at the workshop today. She was so great and hands on! 

Reading, again. 


New brunch place. Delicious and cheap Turkish breakfast. 

Gardening. Cut the grass, did some weeding, moved a few plants around. I like that the garden is my little area. I feel proud of it.

Seeing Crispin and dancing to Hot Dub Time Machine. I especially loved the glitter canons, balloons and confetti! 


I grew these! And I ate them for dinner.

I made a dress. 

An evening with Bivan, playing guitar and singing, watching Back. 


A huge bumblebee on my sunflower. 🐝🌻

Conversations with Hannah about spaff and blowies. Just really tickled me.

Which gave me the energy to clean the house. Which made me feel loads better.


My homegrown,multicoloured sunny tomatoes

Buying fabric for my dresses.

Live music. It’s nice to hear live music.


My sunflower has finally flowered. And my housemate sent a photo of it congratulating me, which cheered me up after I felt annoyed at him for being messy this morning.

Gym. Rowing. Cycling. Just doing it.

Bake Off on the big TV, not my iPad. Followed by a chat with Lauren. I forget how much 10 minutes of socialising can make you feel.


The beautiful Weir Gardens. The river, the wooden play park, the drying onions, the walled garden.

Dinner and half pints with Jonny. Even though he made me nearly cry.
Coming home and sitting by the fire in the garden with my housemates. And then playing Rag on the Wire. Excellent new game.


Cool egg patterns

A day of doing. Made a dress, mowed the lawn, planted a tree.

Discovered we can watch catch up TV on our TV. Watched Eden with Bivan whilst eating too many nachos.

This beautiful garden, walking home in the sun. Serious garden envy.

Fun at work. Mainly in the morning before the Serious People got in. 

Just full of good vibes today. Remembering the fun of last night, making future plans, being full of energy. It’s been a good day!


Coming home to discover one of my sunflowers is now ENORMOUS!

Watching the slow mo video of us jumping into the pool again. And still laughing.

Doing some gardening. It felt good to be back out there, pulling up weeds and cutting the lawn.


Picked and ate my first home grown tomatoes. 🍅

Left work for a week’s holiday in sunny Spain! Byeeee emails!☀

Signed up for the lingerie making workshop. Can’t wait! 👙


The grass is growing. And my first tomato is turning red.

The Dreamers Awake exhibition at the White Cube. But mainly the carved wooden vaginas. 

Wearing my new swishy skirt and feeling pretty fabulous. 


Sitting in the garden, reading in the sun.

Potato and egg salad. Homemade.

The incredible thunder storm at night. I love a good storm!


Breakfast on my own at Blighty, reading in the corner and making slow day plans.

Tackling the weeds at the back of the garden. They all came out and I tried to save as many snails as I could. We have a lot of snails. 

Jonny came over. We walked to the beautiful park, played cards at the pub, had noodles and watched SatC. Then he rescued a gigantic moth from my room before bed. #besties


Walking to the pond in the sun. The butterfly that almost brushed my face. The almost fearless squirrels playing in the secret part of the park that I hadn’t discovered before.
Sewing a dress. Sort of no mistakes.

Turkish and two walks in the park with Jonny. A minthy drink and a hunt for an ice cream in the Tesco’s I’ve not been in before.

Plus some chats with Lauren in the living room and seeing the solar fairy lights all lit up in the garden. 


Put my house plants out with my window plants for a bit of a holiday. Still enjoying having plants on my windowsill.

Washed, sun dried and remade my bed with my Muji covers. Love it when you can do it all in one day.

Pottery. I was so much better at coning this week. A huge improvement! Now I just need to be more daring.


Sewing. For someone else. 

Gardening together. 

Having a window box full of flowers.

It’s been such a peaceful day. Really quite perfect.


It happened yesterday but this Aja gram still makes me laugh.
Buying two long flowerpots for the windowsills. Plants are happiness.
Coming home to a mars ice cream in the garden. I’d been thinking about that ice cream for a good few hours.


Oh these? No big deal. Just the tomatoes I’m growing in the garden. It’s cool.

First throwing lesson at Clay Time. Fun, handsy and some great that’s what she said’s.

Being at home a bit earlier. Time to clean, to relax, to water the garden. To have a second shower. 


Bit of Friday night gardening.

Messing around on Snapchat.

Going to the multi faith event at the Finsbury Park mosque in the evening. Speeches followed by everyone breaking fast together at a huge long tablecloth on the road. Delicious curry, loads of fruit and so many dates. Plus a funny woman to chat to and keep me company.


Giving out ice pops in the office.

An evening at home. Picking up parcels. Food shopping. Chatting to Scarlett and Matt in the garden for a few hours.

Wearing Becky’s dress with the slit. I always feel good in this dress.


Being all together as a family, having lunch in the garden for the last time.

Watching Ben laugh so hard retelling the new Dad’s Army film that he cried.

Coming back to Lauren. And my garden smells. Someone who can commiserate with me and a nice place to sit before the week starts again. 


The sky this evening. It looked like it didn’t belong in London.

My massage. Sorting out my shoulder and being clicked every which way.

Leaving work early. Even though I started late. I wanted to be in the sun and sit in my garden and read my book. So I did.