Friday, July 27
Maybe I'd tire of it if we saw more than a handful of days a year of it, but I'll stick by it: The high twenties/low eighties are the most comfortable temperature ever. Cycling in this weather feels like being cuddled by a warm blanket. Bliss :)
When Elizabeth of Delightfully Tacky did a bike post recently she mentioned how few cycle style posts feature helmets. I admit, until not so long ago I flat out refused to wear one myself. I was browbeaten into it by people who care about me and rightly so, but frankly: I still hate the darn things. Safety first and all that. The breeze no longer ruffles my hair. Grumble.
So anyway, above you can behold! my violent pink helmet. Have I mentioned how much I hate that thing? ;) I've ordered myself a pastel pink and a soft blue one. Hopefully a little variety will help me loath wearing a styrofoam headband a little less :D
I promise I'll do a post actually wearing a helmet soon, but hey, it's made it into a picture. :)
On Wednesday our sofa, gifted to us by a friend, arrived. It dwarfs our living room, so we moved it into the conservatory and decided a couple of comfy armchairs would do for the lounge.
I always thought having a sofa on your porch or in a garden room is the bee's knees, but it seemed so darn extravagant (after all a sofa in a space like that must wear out much faster). I can't tell you how excited I was when I realised this was really our only option if we wanted to keep the new to us sofa at all. We've been spending these last few malmy evenings in the conservatory watching the dark draw in, savouring the slowly cooling air. Ice cold drinks (ice cubes!) in hand. Bliss :)
Now we have a spare bedroom (though it's camouflaged as an office) I am really enjoying that I can offer friends a place to spend the night when they find themselves in the area. We've already received our first "booking" for this autumn, when a friend from Austria and I will take on London together ;)
Well, one weekend coming up. Make it a good one! :)
plastic necklace: vintage fair