Scones and frogs

Life has been preety good to us recently, Nick has handed in is thesis which means I have my husband back and he managed to land himself his perfect job. So all in all there has been much to celebrate, which we have done in true British style by quaffing bubbly and stuffing scones and cream.

Our good friends Nancy, Henry and their daughter Cecily Bee helped us with the celebrations and we were able to introduce Cecily to our resident frogs (the froglets are all grown up now!)

Which brings me on to my next bit of exciting news; we have accepted an offer on our flat and are moving at the end of September.. gulp! We are really sad to be leaving as we love our little home and particularly the garden, but we had an offer we couldn't refuse and with that money we can buy a little house, an idea that a few years ago seemed completely beyond me. 

So effectively, we are swapping the rather fetching shed and surrounding garden above for the slightly less appealing shack below. The garden is completely over run by an enormous vine adorned by luscious bunches of grapes, it sounds nice but the vine is EVERYWHERE. 

We haven't had an offer accepted on the new house yet, so I am getting a bit ahead of myself here, but it's so fun dreaming. The house we have set our hearts on is a real wreck which, although a bit daunting, is exactly what we are after. Fingers crossed.

Other than getting very excited by potential house moves, we have done a fair bit of chilling out in the local area since the dreaded thesis has been handed in, lots of evening strolls and Italian food - my kind of summer activities. 

I did venture out of Kensal Rise last thursday when thermometers topped 30 degrees and headed to Tooting Lido to cool off with a couple of buddies, the two Sarahs. We spent a very happy afternoon lounging around people watching - lidos are great for people watching.

And we are counting down till holiday time, only a week till we fly out to Spain for some good ol' Spanish siesta time. It's going to be our one year anniversary too so all in all, a special holiday. 

Oh and i'm working on a  couple of chairs which I will hopefully be able to showcase at some point this week. 

Have a great week everyone x