1. Styling the season 2. Magical Sezincote 3. A cactus with a floral crown 4. Exploring Painswick Rococo Garden 5. A slow Sunday 6. Fields of pink flowers 7. Breathe magazine and David Hockney 8. The Oxford Botanic Garden 9. A moment of calm
1. A week in Cornwall 2. A pink rose garden in Hereford 3. Exploring the National Trust houses of Herefordshire 4. Smile inducing 5. My office space 6. Home sweet home 7. A quiet Sunday 8. Blooms and Breathe magazine 9. The best door in Mousehole, Cornwall
CORNISH CREAM TEA
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‘You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong.’ Sue Fitzmaurice
Summer consisted of study, coaching sessions with my wonderful clients, day trips, a few weekends away and a week in Cornwall, where I stayed in a delightful thatched cottage in the historic fishing village of Cadgewith. If you haven’t visited, it’s a beautiful little cove where you’ll find white painted cottages with blue windows and doors. Just my cup of tea!
The time was spent visiting a few of my favourite places, walking along the coastal path, reading, soaking in the enormous roll top bath, Cornish cream teas and generally switching off and slowing down.
HOMEWORK AND MOTIVATION
It’s fun to be studying again and although I feel personal development is an ongoing journey, this is the first time I’ve enrolled on a course since graduating in 1996! As a mature student, I can quite safely say I’m more than a little conscientious. Even though everyone keeps asking me if I’ve done my homework.
I took the final two weeks of August offline. This enabled me to plan the coming season free of distraction and without the pressure of creating content. The time was calming and invigorating and I got a lot done. To be honest, it’s the most motivated I’ve felt all year so I’m hoping it will continue!
I’ve listed a whole host of blog post topics I’d like to cover between now and Christmas. If there’s anything you’d like me to touch on, do please let me know.
I hope you’re well and the new month is treating you kindly. I always find September inspires me to restyle my home and declutter everything and anything I no longer love or need. Creating a clear and fresh space to welcome the new season.
Thank you, as always, for stopping by. I hope you have a beautiful and inspiring day.
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