Ahhhhhhh, it’s September! Can you believe it?
I know that in many parts, here in England to a certain extent, the weather is still very much in the summertime but there is something about the start of September, don’t you think?
A certain cosiness that arrives in the air as the clock strikes midnight and one that finds us rooting through the brand new mail order catalogues searching for the ‘look’ that will take us through the colder months to come.
My house and garden are alive with activity this coming month as we begin work on building the raised beds in the paddock. We’re starting at this time of the year as it gives the compost we add to the beds a long time to rot down and nourish the soil ready for growing. It also means that we’ll be working with enough light to get the job done and the earth won’t stand as hard as iron.
This month also sees some brand new sections being added to the site and another themed week. Jam Week went down so well in August that we’ve decided to run another. This time we’ll also be running it in alongside some of our usual articles so if you don’t get in to the theme we’ve chosen you can still check in and read about the usual antics. Although I’m almost convinced that you’ll love the theme we’ve chosen as it’s a classic – which gives you a hint to one of the brand new sections we’re adding.
For me personally September is a month of preparation. As someone who loves her garden September and October see a buzz of creativity as the Spring bulbs are planted. The garden will also be cleared of annuals, the rake comes out for the start of the leaf drop and the lawns are re-seeded. Imagining what the garden will look like next March and April is the fun bit of planning where to plant the bulbs and I’m going ALL OUT this year. I’ve been blessed with some AWESOME spaces to play in and, as it would appear that I like themes, I have decided upon a palette for the garden that ties in with some of my most favourite shades of Spring. I literally can’t wait to show you.
So, my friends, all that is left to say is a huge, big, giant THANK YOU! We launched the new website in August and you have all been so very generous with your comments and feedback. It seems that you guys love the new look site and I’m really happy that you do. It is my mission to fill it with ‘stuff’ that you’ll love to look at and read and hopefully try out for yourselves.
At this time I feel I should add a tiny warning about some of the content to come. If you’re not a fan of Christmas and don’t like to prepare for it, THINK about it or make stuff for it until the very last minute then I’m a little afraid that this won’t be the place for you in the coming months. Don’t worry too much as we’ll be enjoying Autumn very much indeed but as emails to me show there are a lot of you who like to get a head start and have time set aside for projects that take a little longer to complete. I do too and I’ll be writing my own plan that I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to share with you if you’ll let me.
Right, I’m off now.
Robert the Husband and I had some great times over the three day weekend and I took a took a ton of photos that I want to show you. There’s also a brand new recipe to write out which was inspired by a gorgeous meal I had whilst in Las Vegas and I HAVE to finish off the pelmets for the entrance hall. This is a project that I began in JUNE.
Oh yes, and I still have a few bits to clear up from the bar-b-q we enjoyed………on SATURDAY!!!!!
Lots of love & see you later on!
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