23/09/2013

Life lately and a bit of a happy list

Life has been very busy lately so I’ve been making the most of the little things that make me happy and making sure to spend the spare time I do have doing something fun. This new glass jar is the result of a shopping trip with my Mum to Lewes in East Sussex – if you live near and have never been I really recommend it - beautiful buildings and tons of independent shops make this a perfect place to explore. Head to The Needlemakers for tea and homemade cake (their blueberry and lemon polenta was amazing) and then wander round a few of their vintage and handmade shops. Anyway, back to the glass jar, I’d been looking for something to keep cotton wool buds in on my dresser and after a summer of no luck at car boots I’d almost given up hope. But I found this in one of the amazing antiques shops in Lewes, which was over three floors! I love the shape of it.


Here’s another picture from our day in Lewes it's of a beautiful street and archway near Lewes Castle – I’d love to go back and look round that next summer.


These flowers have also been making me happy, after over a month without a dining table as soon as we got one the boyfriend kindly brought me some flowers to put on it, they definitely brighten up the place.


Finally, I was lucky enough to spend the day a Goodwood Revival, in the guise of work but we had a bit of time to explore and it was great even in the rather questionable weather! Some of the costumes were fascinating and I did manage to catch a bit of the racing as you can see below. I'd have loved to have had more time to browse the stalls though and half of them were before the pay barrier so you could look round for free!




6 comments:

  1. So jealous that you managed to go to Goodwood!
    I've hinted at going there to my other half for the last few years but so far he's not taken me up on the offer. I've even got a 50's Vivien of Holloway dress I could live in for the whole weekend :-)
    One day maybe, one day... x

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    1. I'd really recommend it, would have been even better if the weather had held off! Definitely keep hinting :-)

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  2. Ahh Lewes is one of my favourite places! I blogged about it here and if you want to have a little look: http://www.queenieandthedew.com/2012/12/a-weekend-in-lewes.html I have a very similar photo of that archway! I went to that same antiques shop - it was huge! You nabbed such a pretty find. Wickles was also a great little shop with lots of lovely handmade soaps and crafty bits. I've heard Arundel is also lovely :) xo

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    1. Just had a read - great post (see comment on your blog!) We live quite close to Arundel and it really is lovely, so I'd recommend a trip there too! :)

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  3. I love Lewes (just as well really, as I live there!) :) If you fancy letting me know next time you're back I'll show you some of the other brilliant places for snooping and cake. Those flowers are lovely :) xx

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    1. Ah I knew you lived near Brighton but didn't realise it was Lewes! I kept saying what a lovely place it must be to live! Will let you know when I've planned a return trip :)

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