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I have been thinking a lot lately about the social media pressure we have on us nowadays to live seemingly perfect lives, and I have to be honest, but I think the slow living ‘trend’ contributes to that pressure. It has been troubling me somewhat, because I don’t want to be part of that. As a supposed slow living advocate, I quite happily went along with the label, answered questions, gave advice and my opinion on the subject. But I think it is about time to be honest. I don’t actually live slowly, boy, I would love to, but I have 2 children, limited child care, a husband who doesn’t get home until 8 pm most weekday evenings, I blog, I run workshops and I do styling work too. Do the sums on that and I’ll tell you, it definitely doesn’t equal slow!
Flowers / Home / Made / Tutorial
And so another month has passed, since my last #aquietstyle post, the seasons have begun to change. We are finally getting some warmth, there is blossom on the trees, and each day I eagerly check the soil in my garden for signs of growth from the seeds we planted as a family.
The theme for March, was spring of course, and it was a difficult choice but myself and Pauline from VRAC tea who is kindly supplying the lovely prize agreed on this beautiful image from @cherfoldflowers. I don’t think you could depict the word Spring much better than this. Please get in touch with your address Caroline.
It has been way too long since my friend Caroline from Wild Rubus and I got together. Our tutorials used to be a monthly event, but I think it has been well over a year since the last one, and I have missed seeing her So it was a joy to catch-up alongside messing about with flowers. And I hope she will forgive me for showing her lovely face in some of these pictures.
For Spring, Caroline suggested a simple tutorial to bring a bit of the outside in. It is one that can be done in any bowl so you don’t need a fancy container, and would make a great table centre piece. As always, our tutorial is just a guide, so use whatever you fancy, but daffodils and narcissus can be picked up for a song at the moment so they might be a good place to start.