25/05/2016

CHEAP FRILLS :: REMIXING AN OLD FAVOURITE

First blossom, now rapeseed; are you tired of these spring cliches yet? I'm sure many spring seasons have passed that have been equally as scenic and picturesque, but I've yet to recall them. Suddenly the fields in our local area are awash with colour and colourful wildflowers are sprouting. It seems April showers really do bring May flowers. 

18/05/2016

HOW TO MAKE A SCRIPTED STRAW HAT

If, like me, you love whimsical fashion then straw hats must be one of your summer fashion staples. Recently, I considered buying an £18 straw hat stitched with the slogan, 'I'm Busy'. It quickly sold out. Disappointed, I decided to make my own when I found this Peacocks hat on Saturday's shopping trip to Green Oaks, Widnes. At £8, it was significantly cheaper and more my style with its polka dot trim.

08/05/2016

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

If you're as old as me, you'll remember neighbourhood watch- a scheme that saw neighbours hold regular meetings and work in partnership with the police to make communities safer. The scheme is still going today, but it's not what I'm referring to in my blog title. No, I'm talking about how it always catches me by surprise just how much a new season can transform the local area that I live in. So much so, I've decided to take you on a photographic tour each season. 

Last autumn, I took a stroll where I live with a Pumpkin Spice Latte in one hand and John's in the other. This spring, we've retraced our steps but decided to swap hot cups of Starbucks latte for pints in our local. Yes, you read that right- our local. John moved in!

01/05/2016

PORT SUNLIGHT :: WES ANDERSON STYLE

Port Sunlight. With a name so optimistically cheery, you'd be forgiven for expecting spring weather to match, however, mother nature has a great sense of humour. By Sunday, last week's glimpse of summer had faded to wind and rain. Summer dresses back in hiding, it was time to appease my disappointment by bringing out the red, velvet trimmed coat. The one I'd spent years endlessly searching for in my size.