This Week

Okay, so I'm a bit early with my 'This Week' post. But I have a very good reason. We're going off on holiday in the morning! Whoop! I cannot wait as I've had this trip booked since February and I've been hoping that the weather would hold as we are camping.

So these are the highlights from my past week via my Instagram feed:

^^ There is always so much planning for a camping trip isn't there? I realised that we needed some new bits and pieces for the tent so Harry and I have been running all round Leeds to buy sleeping bags, melamine and an Aeropress coffee maker. I'm really trying not to use too many online sellers for items I know I can get in my own city. Independent stores need our business and all the ones that I've used over the last few days have offered service above and beyond what you would get online or in a chain. New Orla Kiely melamine came from the always lovely Harriet at Chirpy. I love how Harriet decorates the steps up to her store and this enamel jug full of flowers made me smile.

^^ Fabulous service, great food and coffee. And those lamps! This is the Cup and Saucer cafe in Chapel Allerton, Leeds. There are so many good cafes in Leeds but this is one of the best. It had such a chilled out vibe too.

^^ Hot weather days give me major wardrobe headaches. I have very few things that I can wear that keep me cool. But one of my standby outfits is the vintage Mexican dress I bought in Glasgow a few years ago. I love the bright blue colour with the intricate embroidery and I get asked a lot where I got it. They do turn up on Ebay and Etsy fairly regularly and they keep you cool in these soaring temperatures.

^^ Finally, I'm packing for my holiday. I'm taking lots of Falcon enamelware and melamine. I can't wait to fall asleep under the stars. We're staying in a wildflower meadow and the weather forecast is looking good. I can't wait to try some local food and drink in the sunshine!

Hope you all have had a great week too. And many thanks for all your fantastic comments and messages about my son's room tour over at The Owl and the Accordion. If you haven't seen it yet, then  you can go check it out here.

Back soon. x