Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ikat Chevron Wingback Chair

Ok I maybe a bit obsessed with chevron, and thankfully I think that obsession is starting to wane.  But look what I spotted today at a local consignment store!  A little bit of nailhead trim on some ribbon on the bottom and maybe blue legs and you have a very modern looking wingback chair.  I think I'll show the hubby and see what he thinks.  He's bound to think I've lost my mind.

And if I told you it was almost a tenth of the price of the Josef wingback chair from Anthropologie, you maybe wondering why I haven't snapped it up yet.  Maybe it's because I remember what my friend Jenne said to my husband about me needing a "chevron intervention".  Umm, I might have to ignore that and deal with the derision.

And here's some more ikat chevron chairs.

Julia Wong

Williams Sonoma Home
And talking about chevron, I keep seeing my chevron/floral office chair popping up all over other people's blogs.  Often there isn't a link to the image and I just happen to stumble across it by accident.  It's always a pleasant surprise.  It seems my chair has inspired many people including someone who even designed a greetings card after it!?!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Boys Perform at the School Talent Show

This morning I attended my boys' school talent show.  It's so much fun watching all the different talents.  There were a couple of pianists, some mime acts, lots of hula hoops and then The Nothings!  They performed an original song called "Let's Go Crazy" that  they co-wrote with their old music teacher.

Roman also decided to show his sensitive side by playing The Downton Abbey theme tune on the piano.

I seriously don't know how they get up in front of a bunch of people and do what they do.  I was never so brave.  Let's hope they keep this confidence.

And here's Roman's performance from the talent show last year.  Notice he's wearing the same t-shirt, purely a coincidence I think (although it is a Beatles t-shirt which happens to be his favorite band).

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

2012 Giro & Backyard

Last weekend was a busy one for us.  We took part in the annual Giro which involves 20 friends riding bikes between 4 houses for food & drinks.  The weather was perfect and everyone outdid themselves with the menu choices this year. Because of our newly acquired citizenship we decided to do an American theme.  Our good friends, Andrea & Michael, prepared some fabulous sliders with all the fixings you can imagine while we made coleslaw, sweetcorn & Lynchburg lemonades.

picture courtesy of Tricia W.

This is Chris showing us how to make the perfect mile high slider.

And here are some pictures of the backyard (garden to us British).  It's always a work in progress and is looking a bit shabby around the edges, but it's lovely and peaceful.  We plan on replacing the deck boards and painting the railing some time soon.

The rose bush is gorgeous this time of the year.  Pity it wasn't in bloom for the Giro.

This is Ringo's favorite spot.  Oh what a life.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Mother's Day Weekend

Hope all you mums out there had a fabulous Mother's Day.  It really is one of my favorite days.  The boys  gave me some lovely gifts that they made at school.  The weather was so perfect that they decided to have a lemonade stand. The day ended with a lovely walk to our neighborhood bistro.  Perfect.

Callum made me this sweet paving stone that I will proudly put in my backyard.

  Roman made this amazing glass art.

I love that at this time of the year you can buy pots of flowers which last for weeks.  They really cheer up my house.

Each year Roman makes a special sign for the boys' lemonade stand.

I think Callum consumed more lemonade than he sold.

What a lovely day!