Petite Cerise

Hello everyone ! It’s been a while, once again, I’m sorry. I’m being quite a bad blogger & blog friend.

Life is pretty full these days. Good but full. Yet I managed to work on a set of coasters, inspired by a vintage print I thrifted recently ! Do you want to see it ? Here we go …

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I found te print super fun & super cute, and it inspired me to carve stamps to use on one side. Can you see it ? 

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I love their country style, this woven linen is so yummy ! You can find them >>> here  !

Wishing you all a lovely rest of your week. Thank you so much for stopping by today. 

With love, 

Sonia

our little piece of heaven

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Spring has come and is almost gone over here in southern France ... summer is clearly on his way, and it is completely the opposite as last year (to my own relief !!), when summer had been really really early. (Yuck !) Therefore we actually had a real spring season this year, which was profitable for the garden ! And therefore I am a happy girl because all the flowers and plants I’ve planted or sowed this spring are thriving !

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It is our third summer here and I’m beginning to get better at this gardening thing, ahah !! If you remember, we’ve lived in apartments between 1999 & 2016, and our first year here was spent improving the garden first (which I tend to think now that it was a smart move from us because these things take time to create and flourish !). This year more than ever, I have introduced many new flowers in the garden, and they are almost all bloom right now & my heart is ready to burst !  I think that will be a good idea for another post to list all the flowers and plants in the garden !

Pitou is as excited as I am with our garden, it is our little piece of heaven ! He spends part of his days in  the garden, here and there, basking in the sun, listening to the birds, observing insects ...

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It is currently one of the best moments of the year for enjoying the garden in all its glory because everything is so lush & blooming and the temps are not awfully hot yet.  Believe me, the both of us are enjoying it thoroughly right now !

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The only plant I’m growing for food this year are cherry tomatoes, and this year I didn’t sow them but bought them as tiny plants back in (early) April, and they’ve grown so so much, there are already little green cherry tomatoes !! Exciting !!

The photo below pictures fallen petals from a red geum. I threw them in the air like the natural, biodegradable nature confettis that they are ! 

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June is going to be super busy because both my teens will be having exams, and hubby will be more absent than these last months ... I need to remember to take care of myself as much as I take care of my sons, my hubby and my cat ...

Talk to you soon ! Take care too !
With love,

Sonia ... and Pitou too

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mid May

Epicallia villica, aka cream-spot tiger (écaille villageoise en français) 

Epicallia villica, aka cream-spot tiger (écaille villageoise en français) 

I can’t believe it’s already the middle of May ... how is it even possible ? In a month, over here, it’ll be exam season, fo both my teen boys. So we’re quite entering a pretty busy season ... Then early July, it’ll be school holidays, until early September, even hubby will be on holidays (3 week in July, then 3 weeks in August)

We managed to squeeze a little moment out this past weekend (which was spent half the time for our eldest exam movie..) , during which hubby & I picked a dyeing material (but I can’t talk about it now, sorry), well actually two of them ! I hope to make a return to natural dyeing, it’s been so so long, way too long ...

Centranthus ruber, aka red valerian (centranthe rouge en français)

Centranthus ruber, aka red valerian (centranthe rouge en français)

The weather these days is rather pleasant temperature speaking, but we’ve been having nasty nasty winds for days and days, weeks actually. We can’t enjoy the swimming pool just yet, while last year I was already swimming ! But sleeping well at night and not being boiling hot all the time is something I deeply appreciate !! So no complaint from me !!!

I’m sticking to the schedule I created last week, and managed t work out 4 times last week (see my previous post), as planned ! Feeling proud of myself, and happy my simple plan works !

Gotta go now, but I wish you a great week ahead ! Thank you for stopping by today !

With love,
xoxo

Sonia