Soon, I will have a garden, a garden stretching as far as the eye can see. Ok, that might be a *slight* exaggeration. But still, it's a pretty big garden. Now here's the issue - I do not know anything about gardening. Not a jot. I grew up with a garden, but also parents who weren't massively into anything other than maintaining what was there. I think I grew sunflowers, maybe a few broad beans. Monty Don eat your heart out.
Since I left home and moved from one deplorable student house to another, and then to the expensive Victorian terraces of South London, and an extremely dusty warehouse to the North-east of the city, before landing squarely on my feet here in my little house with it's yard barely bigger than a man-hole cover. Safe to say, my skills in the world of plants have not developed. So, I've got a lot to learn. Big reader that I am, or used to be, when I had the time to be such a thing, I'll probably turn to books to guide me though what I envisage will be a steep learning curve. I'm also lucky enough to work somewhere with a beautiful and flourishing garden. Sometimes I return home laden with bounty from the vegetable garden. Sometimes, if I find myself in the unusual position of being able to take a break, I wander around the garden and breathe it all in. If I'm ever in need of inspiration, I won't have to search too hard to find it.
It's been a quiet week really in terms of the blog and the shop. Thank you to everyone who bought vintage goodies in my sale! I'll be adding new stock over the next week and thinking a lot about the change in seasons. I love Autumn. Oh, how I love Autumn. On a rare day off this week - I might not have been around here, but I've been variously driving my car on an epic voyage back from Leicestershire (five hours it took! In heavy rain!), DIY-ing at the new house, and working (and mooching around the garden at work, obvs).
On a rare day off I spent a few hard earned pennies, in light of the impending arrival of my favourite season. I bought mustard and teal coloured tights, knee socks (ahem, never too old ... *coughs*), and a few vintage pieces to complement by Autumn wardrobe. I think my absolute favourite has to be this 1970's floaty dress. Could someone please invite me to a fancy party so I can wear it, cheers.
I also can't wait to wear this 1970's paisley mini-dress. It's perhaps a little shorter than I would have liked, but I'm sure I'll cope.
So stick around and see what's coming up in the Lori and the Caravan shop next week!