September’s skies saw two new moons, and a spell of glorious weather. An indian Summer meant bonus time on the beach and even paddling in the sea.
Before October properly takes hold with it’s cool crisp days, let’s look at the ‘Monthly Voice’ for September. Here’s what’s inspired me this month, and some lovely things we’ve discovered that have had my heart…
August has been as sweet as peaches. Full of long days, where the sunlight lingers late into the evening and the heat hangs in the air.
I love Autumn, but I always find the summer hard to let go of. If you read my last post, you will know why particularly the start of this September was always going to be tricky. But, before we get lost in this month, here is the ‘Monthly Voice for August’ featuring what we’ve been loving and what has captured my heart this month…
At the beginning of July rather ironically my blog about wholehearted and slow living was keeping me particularly busy. Well, I’ve been rather quiet over the last few weeks, due to a much needed break, and then Bailey had chicken pox last week which delayed my return. However, I am very happy to be back with you all today with the ‘Monthly Voice’ for July…
The first two weeks of July were crazy, with a capital C. Most people would admit that things speed up towards the end of term, with various commitments with their children. On top of this I had several pieces of work to finish before the long six week Summer break. The main thing keeping me focused was knowing that for the second half of July we were going to have two glorious weeks of family holiday in France. It was really nice to have that ‘end of term feeling’ with the anticipation of care-free days, plus my Brother’s wedding to look forward to.
During the first half of July I was thrilled to be mentioned in the August Country Homes & Interiors ’10 Ways To Make Life Lovely’ feature.
June, what a funny month you have been. Summer disappeared and the referendum happened. Definitely a month of two halves; the first filled with lovely things and sunshine, the second full of heavy skies, thunder storms, a general angsty feeling with the approaching full moon, and capped off with Britain leaving Europe!
The Monthly voice for June is therefore a bit of a mixed bag. I have been trying to grab the happy with both hands when it’s there, and only think about the much weightier stuff when it’s absolutely necessary. It’s not that I am trying to ignore anything, but I also can’t let all that is happening consume me.
This is what our little world looked liked for the month of June.
Here is the Monthly Voice for May, mostly it was full of lovely things.
The recently re-launched 91 magazine came out mid May and it was lovely to see my work in print. I had the pleasure of writing, styling and photographing the ‘Cook and Craft feature’. It’s a piece about three different makes using beetroot; a recipe for chocolate and beetroot cake, instructions on how to dye some cotton napkins, and a ‘how to’ craft your own gift tags using the beetroot leaves. It’s still available to buy in print here, and you can also buy a digital copy here. Here’s a sneaky peek below…