You’d be forgiven for forgetting about the plot of land that came with your home, so used are we to hiding indoors from the grey clouds and seemingly endless rain showers. As the sun has begun to make a (fairly) regular appearance, you may have recently rediscovered your garden, spending more time outdoors and beginning to make a beautiful outside area to enjoy.
Scented candles and gorgeous summer fragrance needn’t be limited to inside the home and can be used to enhance your garden, adding simple, beautiful touches and creating a soothing, romantic ambience.
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Sun is shining, the weather is sweet, and none of us quite know what to do with ourselves. It’s very rare that we, as Brits, are graced by the sun’s presence, instead spending most days complaining about the weather (which is justified, as it’s usually awful) and praying for the summer to “just hurry up and get here”. However, praying for some nice summer weather is sort of like making a wish by throwing a coin in a fountain – there’s a part of you that wants it to come true, but you feel pretty safe knowing that it (probably) never will. So when the sun does suddenly make an appearance in the back garden, we react sort of how we would if that unicorn we wished for as a child were to show up – surprised, intrigued, disbelieving and at a bit of a loss for what to actually do with it. The sun in England, like unicorns, has always been the stuff of legend.
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Summer in the UK can be a somewhat… testing time. From scorching heat and glorious sunshine in the morning to sudden, unexplained torrential rainfall in the afternoon, the best way to survive a British summer is to expect the unexpected. And to dramatically lower those expectations.
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Try not to look out the window as you read this, it’ll only ruin your optimism that summer is on its way.
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At last it’s time for peonies to bloom, their stunning petals flourishing in all manner of pinks, yellows and summer-ready corals. If you’re lucky enough to have achieved growing peonies in your garden, no doubt May and June are months you look forward to year after year to see the return of this beautiful flower. The sensual fragrance of a fresh peony just as it unfolds is the perfect spring scent to capture in your home, prolonging the presence of the flower before it returns into hibernation until next year. The Scented Home Peony fragrance blends the exquisite scent of a bouquet of peonies, voluptuous petals accented with verdant green stems, with the sweetness of crisp, red apples.
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British weather is notoriously unpredictable, if it weren’t we’d have nothing to talk about, so we’ve learnt to accept it. Clearly we’ve been getting complacent as this week… it snowed. It actually snowed. In April. In spring. We’re not sure what to think, or who to believe – not the weathercaster, that’s for sure.
Continue reading “Let The Sun Shine This Weekend!”