Tulips Galore

Tulips have always been my favourite Spring flower , both for their beauty and the history that surrounds them. I find it absolutely fascinating that they can be dated back as far as the Ottoman Empire. We are fortunate to have a tulip farm only a couple of hours drive away and as it had been five years since our…
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Cherry Blossom Time

You really know Spring has well and truly arrived when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. This rather spectacular stand of trees is at Deloraine, a town about half an hour from home. The trees were presented to the town by Richiro Shiratori , the president of Shiratori Flour Mills in Japan as celebration of the bond his company…
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Anything Goes

Anything goes is my new Spring motto and I so enjoyed playing in my closet and combining old favourites to create a new outfit. Lots of layering was involved , a Paula Ryan tiered skirt over Nicola Waite pants , topped by a tulle apron. The other thing I realised later was that all of my clothing was designed and…
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Grape and Magnolia

One of the joys of my Spring garden is the blooming of this Magnolia. I planted it nearly 40 years ago and every year it rewards me with its beauty as well as filling the air with its scent. The grape in the post title refers to the colour of this cropped Bec and Bridge jacket. I have had this…
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Brights To Welcome Spring

Spring has now officially arrived and we have welcomed a return to warmer days and clear blue skies , for a few days at least. Spring weather is always rather fickle here so I have taken advantage of the warmer weather and donned my brights. Somehow the change of season tends to stir my playful side and what better way…
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