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. Boden Birchbox c/o Boden 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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