Orange light and daydreams

Brighton by @hewdesign

The light is changing now and there’s a noticeable chill in the air. It’s my favourite time of year though, as long as the rain holds off. The sunlight has a warm, orangey glow to it and the tourist season here in Brighton also finally beginning to slow down.


Celebrating the first day of spring

First day of spring 2013

I don’t know about you but it seems as though this winter has gone on forever – I don’t think I’ve been able to feel comfortably warm since about October last year! I’m even past caring whether hot-water bottles are cool or not (mine’s in the shape of a penguin, in case you were wondering!).

Snow days

The snow is falling heavily in Brighton today. It’s the kind of day when you want to be snuggled up warm and cosy at home with a hot drink, a warm blanket and plenty of nice things to eat. Funnily enough, that is exactly what I plan to do!

I hope you’re warm wherever you are.

All photography © 2013 heather elizabeth wilkinson

Signs of spring

The first signs of spring are starting to appear in Sussex. I love each change in season and feel so lucky to be living so close to such beautiful countryside. These little crocuses were in a grass verge just near my home, straining towards the sunlight. The next day, after heavy rain, they had all closed up again.

I’m hoping to get round to some baking this week. I’ve got a couple of cake recipes to try out for the weekend. I’ve also just discovered a lovely local farm shop, so I’m looking forward to stocking up on goodies and spending some time in the kitchen.

I hope your week is going well.

Autumn in Sussex

There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been! 

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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