Here in the south of England, we've had lovely hot summer days, mixed with grey skies, rain and even a thunderstorm!
Lazy days have been spent cycling, doing mosaic, sewing my first bunting (I had so many flags I forgot my design and ended up putting two exact same designs side by side!), baking and of course sunny days out in the countryside.
I've learned the pleasure of growing my own flowers from seed and I've enjoyed watching them all grow, albeit in pots. I am amazed at how tall a cosmos can grow from a tiny seed...the wonder of nature never ceases to amaze me! And I've watched bees and butterflies flit by and rest on my newly flowered plants and it's made me smile.
Such simple pleasures!
And of course summer is for indulgent afternoon teas. It's a bit of a ritual in our home, especially Sunday afternoons. Out comes the vintage cotton tablecloth with the crocheted lace edging, the collection of odd pieces of vintage china tea cups, silver cake forks, the silver tea set, they all come out to play when we have tea. The cake lifter and knife come from a lovely lifestyle shop in Franschoek, South Africa, but they're not vintage. The cake plate is by Wonki Ware long before they became famous and exported all over the world. I love how my individual pieces have come from all different places and even countries but they all work so well when used together!
I hope you are enjoying your summer and enjoying the simplier things in life, they are after all, what memories are made of.