1. Chelsea 2. In Clover magazine 3. A Covent Garden cafe 4. My bedroom dressing table 5. Barefoot Oxford 6. Mykonos 7. A cosy Friday night at home 8. Bits and bobs 9. Spending a few days in Manchester
MUSTY MANOR HOUSES AND MANCHESTER
August was about slowing down and planning for the coming season. I worked on a couple of commissions and did some much-needed blog maintenance. Including deleting all my old posts. It’s amazing what you can achieve when you spend a little time offline.
It was quite a valuable exercise and it pushed me to try out new ways of doing things. I also learnt that posting less on Instagram results in more follows and less unfollows. Who knew?
My man turned 40 and we spent a long weekend in Manchester. It was fun to explore the city, especially the Northern Quarter. I left my camera at home so I could take a proper break. It was blissful!
I caught up with bloggers Susie, Ashley and Rosie, and there were many leisurely days with friends. I also put my National Trust membership to good use visiting Chastleton House, Nuffield Place, Greys Court, Basildon Park and Cliveden. A weekend no longer feels complete without a musty manor house and some homemade cake.
And finally, I decided to tweak the format of these posts. I hope you like them.
AUGUST ON CANDY POP
Plan an autumn adventure.
Spend more time reading and less time online.
Swim three mornings a week.