Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
* A note from Mr Manners
Burns' night supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of Robert Burns, author of many Scots poems. The suppers are normally held on or near the poet's birthday, 25th January. Burns' suppers may be either formal or informal. Informal suppers typically include haggis, Scotch whisky and the recitation of Burns' poetry.
Last year I went to Scotland for the first time. We were invited to a real Scottish wedding. It was very 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' I loved every second of it.
A bagpiper at the wedding. There's something about that sound that is very romantic.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Although, I am now very excited planning a whole new garden from wall to wall. For inspiration I was privileged to visit 'Freshwoods' private garden in Elgin. It is owned by Peter and Barbara Knox-Shaw and has been described as "Rambling,romantic plantsman's garden with major collection of heritage and species roses and many rare trees and shrubs"
It certainly is the most beautiful garden I have had the pleasure to walk through. It is like a dreamland with so many wonderful,magical secret spaces. It has such ancient towering trees, winding walkways that sometimes lead to hidden tunnels. it even has a bamboo garden.
Oh dear, where to start!
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Our bedroom two years ago. Definitely way too much dark wood.
I loved the blue ikat scatter cushions with the cotton mustard and crochet pillow cases and bedspread.
The guest bedroom in Mauritius.
A holiday house we did. The soft mint colour makes it very soothing! Although, we did go quite crazy with the palms! This client is prone to exaggeration - she is Ruby Wax after all.