28 Apr 2009

Oxfam

Oxfam is a great charity, that has second hand shops around the U.K to raise money for there causes. They have rather brilliantly launched a fantastic online shop, which means you can buy anything from any of their shops in the U.K and they post it to you - how marvelous.

Here are my top picks - oh dear I feel an addiction coming on!





















































All of these things I wanted to take home, but here are the things I had to have couldn't live with out.





Poole jug - its supposed to be pale blue


Wedgewood Vase


Poole Milk Jug - my favourite

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25 Apr 2009

Spring at Kew Gardens

Last Sunday I enjoyed a lovely afternoon with my gorgeous friend Sarah, on our annual pilgrimage to Kew Gardens - one of my favourite places in London. I was absolutely, positively kicking myself, because I forgot my camera and really wanted to be able to share it with you all as its such a special time at Kew; the last of the spring flowers are blooming and the early summer beauties are starting to make their presence felt. However thanks to the generous people at Flickr, after much searching, I can show you exactly what it was like; so come for a wander with me round Royal Botanic Kew Gardens.


The lilacs are out and the scent is heavenly


Lets head up the tree top walk for some great views









watch your head!








Lets go into the Palm house





Kew Palace


Isn't the blossom wonderful








Why not a quick look inside the temperate house








I so love Cow Parsley





Queen Charlotte's cottage


I saved the best for last a wander through the bluebells













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23 Apr 2009

Monet's House & Garden

The last in the France series - enjoy!

This was the highlight of my Easter Trip.









The famous yellow dining room





The blue kitchen which is just off the dining room - I predict blue and yellow is going to make a resurgence soon























The water garden, unfortunately it was a little too early for the waterlilies and wisteria; however this is a sneak preview of what it would look like.






Here is how Monet saw it















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