reflecting on 2015

reflecting on 2015 on the Geoffrey & Grace blog

It’s taken me a little longer to get round to reflecting on 2015 than I thought it might. This is partly due to being distracted with plans for restoring our home, but more on that later.

2015 was a year to let the dust settle on all the changes that happened in 2014. The year didn’t quite pan out like I expected, (when does it ever though?) and I found myself discovering new priorities and a new focus.

Here’s a look at what 2015 looked like for Geoffrey & Grace…

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a nature walk – styling the seasons November

nature walk on the Geoffrey & Grace blog

We went on a little nature walk at the weekend.

You don’t have to be in the middle of the countryside to find beautiful bits of nature. We live in a seaside town, and collected this basket full just from walking around our neighbourhood. Nature is always there, trying to live alongside us. I think sometimes we fall into the habit of getting tunnel vision, when you’re just walking around the same streets day after day, you forget to open your eyes and see what’s in front of you.

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styling the seasons October – celebrating Autumn

styling the seasons - celebrating autumn

The end of September and the beginning of October is very much a time of transition and change. Autumn has arrived with its shorter days and cool, crisp skies, but the warmth of the Summer sun still returns intermittently to remind us of the Summer just gone.

The last weeks of September saw the Autumn Equinox here in England, and the harvest moon, and since then we have moved deeper into Autumn with every passing day. My mittens have made it out of my pockets and before we know it Winter will be upon us.

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styling the seasons June – cherries and Sweet Williams

cherries and sweet williams on the Geoffrey & Grace blog

June to me is cherries and Sweet Williams. It’s the first time of the year that I spot them both in the shops and I can’t wait to buy them, bring them home, and have them on our kitchen table.

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styling the seasons – April

styling the seasons - april

April means two things to me. As the Easter holidays fall during April, it always reminds me of spending extra time with family. It’s also the time the magnolia trees blossom. Here on the South Coast of England there are about 3-4 glorious weeks, when I get to witness the magnolia buds appearing, opening and then the petals gently falling from the trees. It’s one of my favourite things of the year, as suddenly the trees burst into life and colour.

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