~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~
Finally, the flowers are blooming and the trees are rustling their new leaves in the spring breeze.
|The apple tree in blossom!|
|Apple blossom buds|
On Thursday it was warm enough for a real beach day! We took ourselves to Brackley Beach and enjoyed the sun. Oh how I love getting the sand between my toes...
Arden wasn't so sure of the sand when we got to the beach. She would not sit on it, and insisted on sitting on me instead. However, though she was too scared to sit on it, she wasn't too frightened to eat it out of her toes!! Silly girl.
|The sand tastes better than the cookie, apparently!|
This is my dining room. Sigh. It is in desperate need of renovation. I have lived with it for almost a year now, but I reached my breaking point on Saturday and started pulling down the hideous wallpaper! So now I am trying to envision what it will look like if I paint the puke-coloured wainscoting white and the walls a rich golden yellow. That paint sample is not a rich golden yellow, but rather a cream I had used in another room, but I was desperate to try and get a visual. And that is a curtain tacked up behind the stove. The only thing I'm concerned about is that the black stove will look funny against white wainscoting. Does anyone have any suggestions for colours? I want the room to look warm but bright, since it only ever gets the early morning sun. Any feedback would be most welcome!