collection of houseplants on display using books

My Summer Days

September 1, 2017Susan

I wanted to share with you some of my favourite times during the summer.

You might have noticed that I’ve taken a back seat during August, I’ve slowed things right down here on the blog and on my social channels.

I personally find August is a great time to take a break, reassess and rejuvenate. I don’t just mean going on a summer holiday.

Taking the time to really be in your surroundings, away from routine can be done anywhere.

Virgo season is upon us now (I’m a Virgo!) and I’ve always felt that September is like my New Year. It’s probably why I loved school so much! I’ve very much an Autumn person and feel really at home during this season.

So before Autumn is fully upon us here’s my best bits from the summer.

collection of houseplants on display using books

Pottering around after the workmen have gone and rearranging some of my plants.

It’s incredibly therapeutic a bit of faffing you know!

  • Dolls head planters; similar here
  • E tealight holder (will be used as a planter) from Rooi
  • Plant spray here
  • Other planters B&Q, Ikea and vintage

Spending time with my girls is obviously one of the big joys of the summer. We’ve had lots of cosy days due to the odd summer weather. Our new favourite destination park has got to be Bramhall Park, close to Stockport. It’s got a playground, gorgeous gardens, a restored Tudor manor house and an excellent cafe!

bramhall park gardens

You might’ve seen that I managed to get to Brussels too this summer! It was a child free two night trip to see U2. I thought it was a very chocolate box town (no pun intended) with so many beautiful buildings. I’m not sure we did enough for me to write a full post on it though?? Do let me know if that’s something you’d like to see? I probably do have enough photos!

(PS- that’s not me on the Segway!!)

gorgeous architecture in Brussels

One thing I’ve really appreciated this summer is all the work we had done on the house and garden in July. It’s such a good idea to try and schedule a lot of renovations at the same time. I wrote a post with more tips on surviving renovations here.

I’ve just been enjoying it, the hallway floor especially. It makes the entryway feel so much brighter. Read more about the flooring here.

hallway with wall hung storage and black and white tiles


What have you enjoyed most this Summer?

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Comments (17)

  • Candy Pop

    September 1, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Lovely post – it’s great to take a step back during August, isn’t it? So great to see you this week, I hope you enjoyed Oxford. x

    1. Susie

      September 1, 2017 at 4:11 pm

      I really did! Think I might do a post all about it!

  • Lazy Daisy Jones

    September 1, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Brussels is on my ‘To Visit’ list now thanks to you!
    I’m loving your hallway too Sue, I hope back to school week goes well for you. I’m very much looking forward to a catch up IRL with you ?
    bestest Ash xxxxx

    1. Susie

      September 1, 2017 at 4:20 pm

      Yeah we need to organise ourselves dont we!! Thanks darling

  • fashionforlunch

    September 1, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Susie your house is so beautiful and I love the sentiment xxx

  • Lucy

    September 1, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Lovely post! Your plants look amazing. I wondered why you were in Brussels 🙂 Happy September xx

  • Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely

    September 1, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    I’ve done the same as you … slowed down during the summer and spent more time outdoors exploring. Still loving your are flooring x

  • Bec Oakes

    September 1, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    I completely agree. I’ve actually taken a month or so away from blogging completely and have just starting posting again today. I feel revitalised and so much more enthusiastic about writing. I read in Elle recently that September is the “thinking persons January” so maybe that’s why it feels like new year? x

    1. Susie

      September 2, 2017 at 6:06 pm

      Oh I like the sound of that!

  • Lisa Valentine (@ThatBritBlog)

    September 2, 2017 at 12:18 am

    Brussels is on my list too, potentially next year, so I’d be interested in reading all about it! I know what you mean about summer and Sept certainly has that ‘New Year’ vibe (and I’m a Taurus!) x

    1. Susie

      September 2, 2017 at 6:05 pm

      I’ll defo do a post on it then!

  • katyascakehole

    September 2, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Sounds like you’ve had a glorious summer! Relaxing, yet productive. I’m glad you had a good time in Brussels, despite the fact I go to Belgium every year to visit aunties, I don’t know Brussels v well at all. Perhaps I should give it another go!

    1. Susie

      September 2, 2017 at 6:05 pm

      Hehe- if you go every year then defo!

  • Dee

    September 2, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Sounds like a great summer! There’s no better time for a little digital detox..

  • Charlotte | She Sees

    September 4, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Ah, your hallway is amazing! Love the collection of planters too #housegoals

  • Fresh Design Blog

    September 4, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    September always feels like New Year to me – it’s a great time for a fresh start. It looks like you’ve had a lovely summer break.

  • Geraldine

    September 5, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Such a wonderful feeling to get so much achieved. Looks like a great Summer x

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