1. Peach roses 2. Living room blooms 3. Peggy Porschen 4. Drink, Shop & Do 5. The palm house at the Oxford Botanic Garden 6. Living room 7. Blossom on Rose Lane 8. The Boden Birchbox 9. Pink bike spotting
FAMILY PICNICS, AN EASTER EGG HUNT AND MY FIRST PAIR OF GLASSES
During April I gave myself two weeks of annual leave – what a lovely boss I am! The time was spent reading, exploring and planning and I took 10 days almost entirely offline. This was to make space for creative ideas and to listen to my heart and intuition. I have a few plans and I wanted to make sure they were right for me. It’s certainly given me the confidence I’m heading in the right direction!
I enjoyed my first two family picnics of the year at Batsford Arboretum and Hughenden Manor and I also took part in an Easter egg hunt. I’m very grateful to my niece and nephew who enabled me to walk around wearing bunny ears and a silly grin.
Comic Con came to Oxford giving me the opportunity to hang out with stormtroopers. And I headed to London to meet Kathryn of Kat Got the Cream, where we were treated to red velvet cupcakes and a tour of Etsy HQ. I can confirm it’s a truly magical and inspiring place to work!
I led the 7th Oxford Instameet with Independent Oxford and A Rosie Life. And finally, I got my first pair of glasses which I’ve discovered double up as a photography prop (see above). I hope you had a wonderful month and May is as cheerful as Morris dancers and maypoles.
I almost forgot to say.. Candy Pop has been shortlisted in the Pinterest Interior Awards for the ‘best use of colour’ and ‘best lounge look.’ An honour and a lovely surprise!
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Enjoy the lighter evenings
Visit the David Hockney exhibition
Watch the final episodes of Gilmore Girls
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