So far summer has been a washout, we’re hoping it improves but so far it is showing no signs. But still we are managing to enjoy ourself with a busy weekend catching up with friends. Let’s take a look at the this week’s top five:
It is no secret that Calum likes baking! This week he tried his hand at a home made Bakewell tart, following a recipe we found in Country Living magazine. It was really quite simple, and tasted miles better than a shop bought tart.
We have had a couple of failures in the cut flower garden, the rudbeckia didn’t germinate, and Rich’s mum accidentally dug up the Bells of Ireland seedlings. However on the positive we have a good stream of sweat peas that we can have around the house, they look great with a couple of stems of lady’s mantle.
For slightly convoluted reasons we are both a little bit obsessed with American interior design. We love it when we find HGTV shows on British TV, and whenever we are in the states we have to traipse around all the interior shops to get inspiration and pick up catalogues. Between visits statesside we have to make do with American magazines, our current favourite is Country Living.
The home section of TK Maxx is one of our favourite shops, we get lots of cool things from there at really great prices. What is even better is when you go for a quick browse and find a couple of cool things that have been further reduced. We found the above urn and plant pot that work great in our bedroom and cost £10 in total (the picture frames were also for there too)!
Last week was the annual RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. It is held in the grounds of the palace and in our opinion it is the nicest of the RHS flowers shows. It has lovely show gardens, beautiful floral displays and a wide range of retail stalls Rich got lots of inspiration for our future garden, we just need to find a house now!