Walking round our village late last evening I realised that I hadn't had time to blog for what seems like ages.
We've just started Miles' last week before the long Summer holidays and there's been so much going on with end-of-school-year activities, shows and parties that my mind and energy have been elsewhere.
Life is good right now. I love this time of year. I'm a Leo, I like my sunshine and thrive on all this Mediterranean heat.
We had an almost perfect weekend which included a pool PJ party with tents in the garden and a lot of hot but happy kids. We're doing the same next Saturday with an even bigger group, so if it happens to be quiet on here for a few days, I'm busy making super special memories with my children.
It's hot, the cicada are a-whirring and our garden is looking parched!
I'm busy at home getting everything ready for Savannah and Miles' summer birthday parties this weekend and next, and all I can say is, Merci, Merci ! thank goodness we have a pool! I'm not complaining though, I promise, I love living here at this time of year.
It's been a while since I posted anything kid-related so as my focus is very much on my own children right now, I'm going to kick off this new week with some simple handmade treasures. I hope you find them inspiring and will take the time to browse these talented makers' sites.
Have a great week!
Elise Cameron-Smith's The Pirate & The Matador workshop/exhibition at Society Inc looked stunning! Check out Elise's beautiful shop and blog here.
For CRAFT on etsy have heaps of simple plywood designs for kids' rooms and more
Japanese estore ECRU sell some super leather headpieces and accessories for little ones
I just can't get enough of Pinch Toys' products - pretty perfect if you ask me!
Envie de fraicheur, de nager longtemps, jour et nuit.
Il fait chaud,
Et j'adore ça.
Oh my, I love it here when it's hot!
I am looking forward to spending this weekend by the pool.
I'm going to induldge in some proper magazine reading (about time too) starting with this little gem that arrived last week. Polish is good, it's different, inspiring, out of my comfort zone, I need that right now.
I've also treated myself to the latest issue of In Clover and have a couple of other new publications bookmarked for this Summer. Any more suggestions?
Talking of treats, I may spoil myself for my birthday.
I love Frieda's Mellema's artwork and styling, all of it.