☀️Summer haikus☀️

Complete happiness
The warmth of the sun on skin
Natures green beauty

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Children are playing
Laughter rings out through the air
Ice creams melting fast

〰〰👭👬🍦🍦👬👭〰〰

Toes sink into sand
Winter chill long forgotten
Waves crashing on shore

〰〰👙👣🌊🌅〰〰

©2014 Victoria Tucker

Afternoon tea

July is always a busy month for me in terms of birthdays. There is my best friend, stepdad, husband and sister (who also has a blog you should go check out, especially if you are into fashion) and not forgetting my birthday at the end of the month!

This year me and my best friend Vikki decided along with our best friend Mel to go a bit upmarket and have a champagne afternoon tea at the regency styled Francis Hotel, in the beautiful city of Bath, to celebrate our birthdays.

(As I write this I’m suffering with a stinking cold. It’s hard to believe I was in such fine health on Monday)

You can read the history of afternoon tea here

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Yummy scones

Ok I admit it, I’m a little bit obsessed with Pinterest. Where else can I get recipes, knitting and crochet patterns, make up tips and funny pictures all in the same place?

I came across this recipe the other day for summer berry scones that I just had to try for myself. Although these scones where indeed lovely, I wanted to put my own twist on them. Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a sucker for a lemony based cake, so for my second batch of scones instead of adding the frozen berries I added 3 heaped tablespoons of lemon curd and some white chocolate chips. The results where amazing and all my friends and family loved them. What combination would you make?20140708-212938-77378022.jpg20140708-212937-77377303.jpg

Beautiful art

I have recently discovered the artist Mark Ryden and wanted to share my discovery with you guys. The thing I really like about his paintings is the mixture of beautiful innocence and a somewhat darker vibe that is apparent in the background. The faces of the girls in the paintings are childlike and innocent resembling that of a porcelain doll, which is a stark contrast to the dark undertones such as mysterious figures in the background, tears of blood or a meat dress (move over lady gaga).

I know I am kind of late to the Mark Ryden party but my favourite paintings are:

  • Incarnation
  • General Sherman
  • The Tree of life
  • Clear Hearts, Grey Flowers
  • and of course Santa Worm

Check out his work here, I would really love to know what you think and which ones are your favourites.

xx