zondag 28 mei 2017

Home again

It feels like ages since I came back from a short holiday in the UK, but it's only three weeks. My work and garden take up most of my time, but I have been travelling through my own country as well. Visiting places I have never been to before. I quite enjoy it!

My week in East Sussex was a success. My boyfriend and I stayed in a beautifully decorated cottage in the garden of an old farmhouse. I couldn't have chosen a more romantic place. The garden looked like a dream, there were deer out in the fields and there was even an orchard in full blossom, to enjoy.

The weather wasn't that good, but it did not really bother us. There was so much to see! We explored Petworth and Petworth House and Gardens, Arundel and Arundel castle and Polesden Lacey.  We enjoyed the bluebell woods around our cottage, the fields of wildflowers and The Lanes area and seaside at Brighton.

In today's post a collage of the places we have been too. I hope you enjoy it!

Have a lovely couple of weeks ahead! From a sunny and warm Rotterdam,


Madelief x

* Thank you for your comments on my last few posts. I am sorry I don't reply that often, but I am more active on Instagram these days.

Photo 1 to 10 The Summer House, Kirdford, East Sussex. Photo 11 to 16 Petworth House and Gardens. Photo 18 to 27 Arundel and Arundel Castle. Photo 27 until the end, Polesden Lacey.

vrijdag 14 april 2017

Seize the day


How are you? Thank you for your kind comments on my last blog post. It's been a busy three weeks. Racing from one place to the other. I hope that now we are well into April, I will find the time to enjoy 'the present' more, to do a bit of baking and spend long days pottering in my garden. How I have missed the peace and quiet, the birdsong and off course my flowers. I can't live without them :-).

A few weeks ago Lisse-Lotte Loomer, a blog friend of mine who lives in British Columbia, Canada, kindly sent me a warm, loving booklet she wrote on the incorporation of her mothers greenhouse into her garden. It's called 'Greenhouse Hygge, the house of my growing dreams'. Lisse-Lotte writes how the greenhouse is used as a place to start her seedlings, have tea with her daughters after a day at school or a glass of prosecco with her friends in the evening. I enjoyed reading it a lot. Happiness oozes out of the pages. Lisse-Lotte's lovely images invite you to join in the garden celebration. If you are interested, please have a look here.

The photo's in this post were taken in my home and garden. As you can see the 'flower picking season' has started :-). Hurray to that! The carrot cake is a joined product by my middle daughter and I. She did the baking, I the grating and decorating.

It may take a week longer before my next post appears, as I am off to the UK for a short holiday. 

Wishing you a Sunny and Happy Easter.


Madelief x

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