After a fabulous yet exhausting weekend of endless sledging and too much red wine by the fire ('the best days ever' according to our now-5-year-old baby). Life has sort of returned to normal today. School opened late with excited children turning up covered in every conceivable item of clothing to protect them from the snow and prepared for a really good out door play later on in the school day. But the snow is thawing and people have been digging it off the roads, drives and pavements leaving large dark patches of concrete, in an already rather bleak landscape. Hubby has had the day off work (little he can do as a gardener!) and after a failed attempt to get my car out we jumped in the 4x4 and headed into Nailsworth for some retail therapy and a spot of lunch a deux. On our return home I realise that I must be hankering after some summer sun as my kitchen table is now adorned with a bowl of cherries, some brightly flowered Rununcula and an ice cream soda glass!
So, for those of you who are also looking for something to brighten up their day, here's a little bit of colour.
Based in the Cotswolds, near Stroud, we met 6 years ago when we were both pregnant. Despite going on to have 5 children between us we soon realised that we had more in common than just 'the kids'. Play dates would become an opportunity to discuss recipes, gardening tips, view Sarah's designs, talk about new trends and soon we were recommending blogs to each other. While Sarah is an accomplished designer Jo is a repressed one, we have a lot of shared interests, but not always. Now we want to share our thoughts with you.