What a miserable day! I dunno about "Flaming June", it's been one of those depressing days when I've lacked the motivation to do anything. What with torrential rain, a sky that's stayed grey all day and the sad demise of Stuart Cable, ex-Stereophonics drummer and Kerrang Radio's greatest DJ, it's enough to make you go back to bed.
Still despite the greyness there's been a few things to smile about.
Firstly, the arrival of these gorgeous blooms from a dear friend's mother :
Then the announcement of the flight sale at Air Asia starting at 5pm today which could mean another long-haul trip before the end of the year. We were thinking of a cheeky week away in Europe during the summer but perhaps I'll hold out for a return to India.
This dress always makes me smile. I remade it from a 1960's jumble sale nightdress and it was all I had to wear when we pitched camp at the IndieTracks festival last year and discovered we've forgotten to pack our clothes. How hilarious that was! Well, it was after a few cans of cider...
....I rather liked it with my vintage high-heeled wellies (a 75p charity shop find), mind you I had little choice.
My wild garden always raises a grin, our rather murky pond is home to a huge family of frogs, newts and tadpoles. The bramble hedge has a plethora of juicy blackberries come late summer.
A couple of hours chatting on-line to the wondrous Helga always makes my day!
A shiny new interiors magazine, a chilled bottle of Pinot Grigio and some delicious nectarines....yum, yum.... a summer delight!
Finally, your wonderful comments always raise a smile! Thanks so much for reading, you dear people.