July’s tale, told in photos…

  1. The very last of the peonies. We’ve lit the fire tonight, it’s so cold!
  2.  A NoaNoa tiara – ‘my cown!‘ – for a little girl who’s suddenly alllll about the princesses. (similar here and here.)
  3. This tote from Emoi Emoi, saying it perfectly.
  4. Peas in the pod, which we eat together with giggling glee
  5. Domestic scenes, with these laundry baskets in the sun.
  6. All . of . the . lovely . things . from Boden’s Autumn collection.
  7. Our beautiful hen, Matilda – who was so sadly killed on Saturday. She has left the hugest space in our home and hearts; I can’t stop looking for her at the door. A proper goodbye post, soon.

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22 Comments

  • Sara Tasker

  • August 01, 2015

Ah, thanks Autumn – it’s so nice to hear from other people who ‘get it’ when it comes to hens! They have to be known to be understood I think. Orla is confused – we really struggled to explain it to her in a way that made sense, and she now seems to have decided that Matilda ‘blew away’. It makes my heart break a bit every time she asks about it πŸ™ xx

  • Sara Tasker

  • August 01, 2015

I swear, she thinks they’re sweets or something! Nature’s own sweets, I guess. She’s suddenly gone very ‘child-like’ and less toddler-like’ – it’s a scary and magical thing to watch! love to you and your lovely little family xx

  • Sara Tasker

  • August 01, 2015

Thank you Leah – they do, and it’s only the lucky amongst us who get to know that :). Lots of love xx

  • Sara Tasker

  • August 01, 2015

Thanks Joi – yes, that picture really is bittersweet, with her lovely clean summer feathers. Life is fragile and senseless, at times, but angelic Orla keeps us all on track here πŸ™‚ xx

  • Sara Tasker

  • August 01, 2015

Thanks Pie. She really was – and the funniest. Remember when she disappeared into the play house? πŸ˜€

  • Sara Tasker

  • August 01, 2015

Thank you Sarah – such a compliment about the photos, and you’re right of course, Matilda was a gorgeous hen. Gone, but still internet famous πŸ™‚ x

  • Sara Tasker

  • August 01, 2015

Thanks Kate! She seems to get more adorable every time I look at her lately! x

  • Sara Tasker

  • August 01, 2015

Thanks Collette. It was a sad end to an otherwise wonderful month, but the good outweighs the bad πŸ™‚ xx

  • Sara Tasker

  • August 01, 2015

haha! Want to swap?? It very much *is* a real space, with a lot of half finished projects, but I’m glad to hear you like it. I just wish it always looks like it does in the photos πŸ˜‰ xx

  • Sara Tasker

  • August 01, 2015

Ah what wonderful words. It’s true – she has a peace and a wisdom that I guess children have naturally, and we spend the rest of our lives trying to get back to! I want to be Orla when I grow up πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by – lovely as ever xx

  • Sara Tasker

  • August 01, 2015

Lovely to see you too – much too brief, let’s get a coffee next time please! Thanks for getting it about Matilda. I felt sure people would be all ‘she’s a chicken, get over it’, but I guess most of us know what it’s like to lose a beloved pet πŸ™ xx

  • Candy Pop

  • July 31, 2015

Great to spend some time with your yesterday. I feel sad seeing the photograph of Matilda. ;( x

  • TheDaydreamerDiary

  • July 31, 2015

It was a month full of events, some bright and magic, others dark and heavy… It is wonderful to stare at Orla’s eyes and find balance and peace there πŸ™‚

  • Autumn

  • July 31, 2015

I’m so sorry to hear about your hen! My parents had two and they were such sweet and dear pets. They are really underrated and I can’t imagine how that was for your little girl too πŸ™

  • Emma Harris

  • July 30, 2015

I love that the little ones so enjoy podding peas, and that photo, just gorgeous! Orla is growing up before our eyes, such a sweetheart xx

  • leah

  • July 30, 2015

I am so sorry to hear about Matilda. Such beautiful girls have such a special place in our hearts.
Beautiful images Sara xx

  • Sheona

  • July 29, 2015

All of your choices are lovely! Matilda was just the most beautiful hen πŸ™ xx

  • Joi | 31 Chapel Lane

  • July 29, 2015

photos are beautiful Sara, Orla is so angelic, very sorry about Matlida again, so sad looking at this lovely picture of her standing tall and strong..it brings tears to my eyes..life is so fragile..sending you all big hugs xx J

  • Sarah

  • July 29, 2015

Such beautiful photos Sara, as always. Today I can’t even pick a favourite so that’s saying something! So sorry to read about Matilda – that is one gorgeous picture of her. x

  • Kate | Netherleigh

  • July 29, 2015

Wonderful captures, Sara! The photo of Orla is so very beautiful – she’s such a sweet little thing.

  • Collette

  • July 28, 2015

I was admiring and smiling until I read about your hen. So sorry. x

  • BritW

  • July 28, 2015

Cold? Say what?! We’re sweltering here.
Your home looks so beautiful. I know it’s a real space with real messes, but you always make it look so lovely! πŸ™‚

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