Monday Inspiration

Pictures via Pinterest

The last of the summer evenings, deck chairs lined up, fanning of palm leaves, sweet taste on my tongue buds, sunshine on my skin, walking around in my room in my underwear, juicy fruit, sound of waves and road trips.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic


Jaymie's Favourites: Peggy Porschen Bakery

I have a fair few favourite haunts in my home city. So welcome to a new regular feature of Jaymie's Favourites. Today featuring Peggy Porschen, with their pretty pink exterior, floral decorations, chandeliers and of coarse the delicious array of cakes and sweet treats on tantalising offer. My go to cupcake is usually the champagne and strawberry flavoured beauty oozing with strawberry filling and champagne flavoured frosting, finished with a glazed strawberry. Easily the best cakes in London in my opinion and that's quite an achievement.

Find The Peggy Porschen Parlour;
116 Ebury Street
Belgravia, London

Image and video hosting by TinyPic


forest diaries

A couple of weeks ago Matt and I visited my Aunt and Uncle, Their three Cats and Buddy the Dog in Gloucestershire where they have a lovely cottage in the heart of The Forest of Dean. Luckily the weather was beautiful and sunny and we went for walks in Symonds Yat, which overlooks some beautiful views and Buddy could roam and make lots of new human and four legged friends.

We visited Mary Rose Young's studio for a quick look around the exuberant and colourful space, not all of her pieces are to my taste as I'm not massively into bright colours but they are undeniably beautiful, fun and creative. I did fall a little in love with the gold and white pieces that she had produced with ornate gold flowers and crown adorning teapots.

'The stunning scenery and landscape of the Forest of Dean has long been an inspirational place to many writers, artists, poets and craftspeople and the arts and crafts scene in the area is vibrant and diverse, from weavers to jewellers, potters to painters, musicians to photographers.'

Another place worth visiting in the Forest is Taurus Crafts which my Aunt and Uncle took us to. You can spin your own pottery or paint some, buy homemade chocolates, antique shop or buy tasty treats at the farmers shop. I'm eager to get back and stay when the weather is turning a little autumnal but still crisp and sunny (we can only wish) and visit places like Puzzlewood, which is used a lot for filming locations for TV and film, not suprising because it looks completely ethereal, dreamy and also believed to have been the inspiration behind Lord of the Rings, Middle Earth.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic