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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!




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Make Do Mend: Pretty as a Picture, for Grown Ups!

If you’re a little on the skint side but you want to put some effort into someones pressie so they know they’re spesh then you can whip up one of these little numbers or just give them a good snuggle… If they’re lucky they might get both! A few months ago I did a ‘Pretty as a Picture’ post about a cute kids picture, here are some ideas for the grown ups!

I’ve taken to picking up vintage kids books, poetry, novels and recipes from charity shops and placing them as a background and then stenciling over the top. If you want to save the books and not tear pages out then you can scan and print the pages.. somehow I like the idea that it’s an original piece of paper they’ve got in each one though.

Here are a few examples of some that I did…

I used pages from a vintage Elizabeth Barrett Browning book of poems as the base.  I also had a few little stencils that I got from Oxfam, a bird, stag, deer and then (surprise, surprise) added some doilies.

You could also use doilies as a stencil if you want over a nice illustration or to highlight some text you like.

In other news, and entirely unrelated, I am very excited that Bob Dylan has announced a new album, ‘Tempest’, coming out soon! Woot!! I love that man! He’ll always have a place in my heart and my … err, ears? That’s a bit strange but you know what I mean!

Drank a little pint under this poster at the Boot, a dirty little pub in St Albans… Perfect!

Happy Wednesday, innit!

– Celeste x

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Weekend in Pictures…

So this weekend we decided to go for a Weekend of Nostalgia …

This is what it looked like.

Rereading old books.



I started rereading my absolute favourite, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee for about he 18th time since I first picked it up at 15 sat next to a pool in California.



I reread one of my all time favourites Little Women, Louisa M. Alcott.


Sarah:  I curled up with my childhood favourite, Roald Dahl’s Matilda.

Listening to some old music.


Hanna: Listened to Ryan Adams, Flaming Lips and others that transported me back to some happy memories. ❤

Celeste: I filled my ears with ‘Slow Train Coming‘ Bob Dylan and ‘Gold‘ Ryan Adams.

Sarah: I relived some of my teen angst by listening to Julie turner and watching ‘My So-Called Life’.

Watching films/TV shows you know all the words to.



Go to some place with lovely memories. 


Hanna: I walked around Borough Market on Saturday tasting new things and talking with good people.

Sarah: A little memory place… A walk, with my boy, in some woodland called the mundens, where we spent much time walking and talking the spring of 2008, when we got together…

Write an old-fashioned letter 


Sarah: Here is my old-fashioned letter to my Granny.


Celeste: I have been writing letters on this beautiful stationary from present and correct .   Check out their gorgeous stuff but be warned you will want to buy it all!


Sam and Sarah 


Went to the Theatre together to see ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’.

 They would highly recommend it!

So that was our weekend in pictures.. and some friends too!

– Hanna, Sarah and Celeste

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