It's been a week of mixed fortune here at Lori and the Caravan. On the same day that a really exciting opportunity came my way, we received some news that although not terrible, means we're going to be eating a lot of lentils over the next few months. Imagine a world without money, eh? What a place that would be.
The babe seems to be stumbling from one cold to another, and I'm starting to worry that it might be hay-fever. Now most of you probably think of hay-fever as a minor irritation, but I had it so badly when I was a kid, it really blighted my summers. If I wasn't being sent inside for break-times (my friends looking on anxiously, in case I asked for one of them to accompany me, thereby ruining two people's treasured playtime), then I was being sent home from school because my eyes had almost swollen shut. It was hellish, and I don't want Arthur to go through the same (although there are more capable medicines available now, than 'in my day').
We walked across the fields to one of my favourite places - Monk's House in Rodmell, the former home of Leonard and Virginia Woolf, a house full of literary history, Omega Workshop pieces, and glorious post-impressionist art. The garden is sublime, and we spent most of our visit lingering by the newt pond, enjoying the feel of the cool grass against our bare feet.
I picked my vintage items of the week! This 1960's floral tea dress is available in the shop for just £12, aged 2-3 years. I've also added lot's of new stock to the shop, make sure to check it out! And if anyone has any idea where a one year old might hide a stock book, I'm all ears...
It's a glorious day outside, so I hope you don't mind if I make my way back to the sunshine. We're off to a barbecue to celebrate a lovely little boy's first birthday, and what a day for it. How have you enjoyed this lovely weather?
Loads more pictures over on Instagram, come on by and say hi!