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Adventures on the South Downs

I consider ourselves incredibly blessed to live on the doorstep of the South Downs, our most recent visit only cemented our love for the big outdoors.

South Downs

How Does Your Garden Grow

A few weeks ago on a trip to Lewes we stumbled across the most gorgeous little garden, Southover Grange, which was full of Spring colours.

all the tulips

Wild about Wildflowers

It seems the older I get the more aware I become of what’s around me, this does makes me wonder what I have missed over the years, but for now I’m grateful for the fact that I’m able to appreciate what surrounds us.

With the slightly warmer, drier and lighter days we’ve been able to get out in the big outdoors and step away from technology and other trappings which seem to clutter our lives.

Whilst I’ve been making the most of our time outside I’ve been more than pleasantly surprised by the amount of wildflowers blooming in abundance all around us.

foraged wildflowers

Decorating with Driftwood

It’s no secret that I love driftwood. The texture, appearance and unknown history of each piece is as fascinating at it’s unique. Living on the coast I’ve been rather fortunate to stumble across some fabulous pieces of driftwood, I’m amassing a rather impressive stash which is proving very decorative!

It’s not always easy deciding what to ‘do’ with each piece, so I generally just wait until they ‘speak’ to me, sounds wanky I know, but there you go!

One such piece was a wonderfully large piece of wood which after taking an age to dry out completely was screaming out to be made in to something practical.

Using a few tools, some MDF, a few hooks and twine and I had a beautiful, unique photo frame.

driftwood frame and photos

Being a true procrastinator the frames have been empty for way too long, this week I finally sat down and picked a few photos to pop inside.

I love how it fits so snug and perfect on the wall above our stairway, it’s like it was made just for this space in our little home.

Obviously I had to put in some of my favourite photos of my boys, one of the beach and one of the woods with a flower in the middle, all things I love.

driftwood photo frame

I love being able to decorate our home with pieces of nature.

Silent Sunday

eastbourne pier

It’s been a gorgeous week, not looking forward to the rain we’re due all next week!


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