Category Archives: Celeste

Found: Blind Boys of Alabama ft. Justin Vernon

Oh hello! Here is a little treat for your ears.

What more could you ask for?

Blind Boys of Alabama and Justin Vernon doing a Bob Dylan cover.20130711-blindboys-x600-1373562428

This is all a bit beautiful…

sit in the sun,

drink a passionfruit cocktail

&

treat your ears to this beauty.

Happy heat wave Thursday!

x

Celeste

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Field Trip: Denmark

So Hanna, her husband and I embarked via glorious Ryanair to Denmark for the magical wedding of our old and dear friend Kiki.

There was sleep deprivation, cute shops, wandering danish streets, a forest wedding, windmill, vikings, fish spa, local beer, vanilla tobacco, headphones and coffee.

Here are some of our fun pics.

The wedding ceremony in the forest was magic … matched only by the macaroons and the reception venue.

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Loads of fun shops in Denmark.

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My favourite little shop. ‘The Golden Deer’. 

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A beaut little Elderflower beer. Yum! 

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The mannequins are strange though…

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More from ‘the Golden Deer’.

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One of the first things to do… purchase a danish typewriter that you can’t possibly take back as ‘carry on’ luggage.

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Windmill. This is what they used to look like.

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The Golden Deer, once more.

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They love their antlers, the Danes.

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Sometimes it’s a good plan to smuggle in rum in a hipflask.

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Beautiful decorations.

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Kindly we were provided with english translations complete with headphones. I may or may not have worn them all day.

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Mr and Mrs shoes.

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The glorious ceremony.

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So many pom poms. Hanna’s are bigger.

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If you get the opportunity to visit a forest wedding in Denmark then make sure you go… even without the forest wedding, make time in your life to visit Denmark and find a viking.

xxx

Tracks of Foxes

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Found: 45wall design

It seems that I have a thing for meeting incredibly talented ladies called Tracey in Coffee shops?

I just started my new job at a sweet coffee shop in central London and amidst the espressos, double shots and business people of Farringdon I got to meet this lovely family from California. Being super nosy while clearing their cups, I asked about the awesome contents of her table and found her to be one of the coolest mums. She designed this amazing travel kit for her lovely little girl to engage in their London adventures. Each pack has it’s own logo, questions, sketchbook. I want one!

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Tracey also runs a beaut blog and design company. Have a little gander, you’ll see pictures from their adventures in London and also the coffee shop I’m now working in!

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Weekend in pictures…

 

 

 

 

Hope you had a fun weekend! We’ve had a good one with friends, fresh air, cooking experiments, live music, bit of work and car boot sales. What more could you ask for from two little days?!

homemade crumpets

Hanna’s hubs us a wiz in the kitchen.. he made these homemade crumpets for Saturday’s breakfast (following Paul Hollywood’s recipe)

flowers from the garden

Making use of the pretty flowers growing in the garden… anyone know what these ones are called though?wild garlic pesto

There is so much wild garlic around… Hanna made it into a pesto (post to follow for those who are interested!)home-brew

 

 

The kitchen laboratory continued with some serious bottling of the home brew.

new baby

Celeste’s got a new baby to create lovely sounds with.

live music

Some talented friends playing their socks off.

pashley

 

 

Celeste is day dreaming about owning a Pashley!
liquorice all sorts

 

Anyone else think these tube seats look like liquorice Allsorts?!

Hope you have a good first week of May!

-Celeste, Sarah and Hanna 

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Weekend in pictures…

Hope you enjoyed the sunshine this weekend – we sure did! (now more of that please!)

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It wouldn’t be a Saturday morning without a picture of breakfast! 🙂

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A is for adventure – Hanna and hubs decided to get lost in the woods (and then get a map out and find the way back).

 

 

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What is an adventure without a packed lunch? (PS. We all have a Fjällraven and love them -find out more here!)

quarry

This quarry near Hanna’s is looks like big boys playground…

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Celeste managed to down some drinks in the sun! (surely this is what summer is all about!)

caravan

There is a lovely place called Caravan in Kings Cross London that Celeste and Sarah got to spend quality time in.

wahaca

 

Wahaca is our all time favourite – Celeste was the lucky girl to get to sample these treats!

Hope you had a good ‘un!

Sarah, Celeste and Hanna

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Penny for your thoughts: The Great Gatsby

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After almost eight years I find my self coming to the end of a season and starting the beginning of a new one.

I was walking along a road I had walked so many times in the last eight  years, a road that had before been an escape, a road that I had lived off, a road which I had known and had known me but somehow it felt different…the sun shone brightly (and about time that you made an appearance sun!) As I walked, in the sun,  I read. From experience I have learnt that reading and walking can be a dangerous affair…It is an art to avoid lamp posts, pedestrians, prams and dog poop. I don’t want to sound smug but I pretty much nailed it.

”And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees … I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sometimes it happens like this. That there is a book, poem, song that you have read or heard a thousand times and the words that you have seen, known & missed jump out at you and describe for you feelings, hopes or dreams that you may not have even known how to articulate. This has happened to me, today in the sun.

Cheesy but true.

P.S. I can’t wait for Baz Luhrmann’s film of this book, ‘The Great Gatsby’ to come out and blow my mind.

F. Scott Fitgerald and Baz Luhrmann in my mind only a winning combination!

Happy Thursday/Friday morning

xx Celeste 

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Weekend in pictures…

This weekend we’ve been appreciating life’s little joys

Celeste was a trooper and stayed up most of Friday night so she fully deserved her chilled out Sunday eve with Gatsby, Kinfolk and Tequila.

RelaxAs well as some sparkly, Danish men and a good film! (what more could you want?!)

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Sarah kept active with the Craftivists

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Hanna made her bed (picture worthy occasion) and picked branches to bring Spring inside…

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Hope you had a good weekend and are ready to face the new week!

-Celeste, Sarah and Hanna

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