Hurray for a beautiful Summers Day. It’s officially British Summertime and boy did we have a scorcher today?
I spent the entire day in the garden, eating, entertaining, relaxing. In the two and a half years we have been in our much loved Victorian Semi we have transformed the garden on a teeny budget.
I’ve bought all of my garden furniture on Ebay, Gum Tree and in our local Charity Shop. I find that if it’s slightly mismatched it doesn’t matter too much. If I sand it down and paint it a shade of grey it kind of looks ok.
Our first indulgence in our first summer here was to invest in a studio for the garden, I say studio, it’s a grande shed, painted grey of course. It’s been a real game-changer for the way we work. Working from home takes on a whole new level when you have a daily commute of walking the length of the garden to embrace.
It’s been both a sanctuary and a place dedicated to working and writing that doesn’t encroach on the house. A little shred of good in a lot of ways.
Last weekend we built a garden swing. It’s a novelty because it’s new, new (from B&Q) and it cost quite a lot for our frugal and upcycled garden space.
On lounging in the sofa/swing (sofing?) today, I’m well and truly hooked. I read the Sunday papers, I lounged, I sunbathed, I napped.
Dear readers this may be the best ever purchase I’ve ever, ever made. I know our Summer only last three weeks but give me a swing in an English country garden any day over a holiday abroad.
My new swing, Radio 4, the sound of the cricket on the green and the smell of roses, what better kind of bliss than this?
Love DSB X