What do you mean it’s April?! Somehow, despite acknowledging April fools day & escaping unscathed, it still didn’t register that this meant March was entirely over. Better hurry up and write this post! (Click the pictures above for full size)

ONE. Every year our little village enters (and wins) a ‘village in bloom’ competition – usually despite our total lack of participation. This year we decided to make a bit of an effort, and Orla’s found a new favourite word in the process – ‘compost’, annunciated clearly and regularly at any given opportunity.

TWO. We spent Easter weekend with our friends Helen & Gerry up on the Northumberland coast. They’re our favourite people to visit, not least because of the of bread, pork products, laughter & beaches. Helen has a beautiful Instagram you should follow, here.

THREE. Whilst there, I dragged all of us – four adults, two children, two dogs, one cardboard Jedi – out to Holy Island for an incredibly blustery #meandLuke photoshoot. I then proceeded to spend the entire duration terrified I was making everyone hate me with my harebrained ideas and whimsical fuckery, because that’s just how I roll. The dogs and I got nettle stings, everyone got cold, but then we all got cake in the cafe and so it ended ok. Plus it’s a brilliant picture, no? Possibly my finest ever, & therefore totally worth it ?.

FOUR. I nipped over to Manchester last week for the opening of the new Radley store in the Arndale centre, and came home with a goodie bag of delights including this pretty spring posy. They asked me to choose a favourite bag and I nearly went into meltdown – ‘ALL of them’, was the answer, ‘but especially these sixteen or so…’ ?

FIVE. Right before Berwick was my London trip, which I mentioned briefly here. After the madness of the workshops I got to spend a rare day off with Emma from Silver Pebble & Sara from Blonde & Bounder, wandering, photographing & enjoying Pizza & gin in the sun. More please!

SIX. A morning’s tea & cake with Humphrey & Grace (Nee Julia Beside the Sea) when she was nearby visiting family. We talked Instagram, Chewbacca, potty training and blogs, and the time went entirely too quickly for my liking. Ain’t that the way?

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  • Pictured above, Wildflower Illustration’s year’s worth of cards is the answer to all my disorganised, last-minute anxiety dreams. They’re cleverly divided up into seasons for the year, with special occasions like mother’s day included, all with Rebecca’s whimsical hand-drawn illustrations..
  • The Future Kept’s new collaboration with Jono Smart is life. Like I just can’t even. The fact that they’re three of my fave internet people too only makes it more joyful & sweet.
  • A big hello to new sponsor Linen & Stripes, UK makers of 100% handmade cushions in simple, natural fabrics. My fave are the beige & white stripes & the vintage grain sack design.
  • Why don’t I have Object Style’s new concrete table lamp? Anyone?
  • At No. 67’s Pure Nature stool is on my permanent wish list. I love it’s wibbliness.

Hope March has been good to you! Link me up to what you’ve been doing – I’ve got some time to drink tea and read later today! ??

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  • August 12, 2023

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  • Julia Smith

  • June 09, 2016

Ah just seen this Sara, it was entirely lovely to catch up with you!

  • Alison Burrows

  • April 11, 2016

I really love your blog and your photos are just exquisite. I have what may be a duh question, please forgive me I don’t mean to be obtuse, but how do you take photos with such great angles with your hands, feet or yourself in them ? I am a mum and for the last 22 month the only subject of my photos has been my son, i’d like to try to revive some of my creativity but with only seconds to spare in any given situation i’m struggling somewhat. Do you have any tips ? thanks

  • Sara Tasker

  • April 10, 2016

Same, Farrah! It’ll be Christmas next week at this rate… x

  • Sara Tasker

  • April 10, 2016

hahaha thanks Marianne! I love people who get it! <3 x

  • Marianne Andresen

  • April 09, 2016

Wow that meandluke photo!? Best thing ever!! Have a lovely Day. You made mine?.

  • Farrah Dupoux

  • April 08, 2016

Beautiful photos! I can’t believe March is over either, this year is going by so quickly. I barely remember January.
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  • saspetherick

  • April 07, 2016

shall we send them off and go to a spa?

  • Sara Tasker

  • April 07, 2016

Thank you Kyia – that’s beautiful praise. Tea and bookshops are totally my jam! x

  • Sara Tasker

  • April 07, 2016

I didn’t have a brownie, but I think somebody did. I had carrot cake which we all know is technically one of your 5 a day and totally #cleaneating. I’ll be a size zero by noon.
I’m loving the films. Looking forward to chatting about it all in our session this eve! x

  • Sara Tasker

  • April 07, 2016

Argh, that tricksy sunlight! Yorkshire gloom has it’s uses after all. Happy to be a helpful source of procrastination ;).
OMG I totally forgot about May 4th! You’re so right – this calls for something special. But how do I beat the above?! *thinks*

  • Sara Tasker

  • April 07, 2016

Oh my Lord that sounds like Rory’s idea of heaven. He keeps talking to me about his woodpile. I’ve run out of ways to say ‘that’s lovely darling’. Off for a google!
S xx ps commposst

  • Kym Grimshaw

  • April 06, 2016

Currently battling with a glaring stream of sunshine while taking photos. It keeps dipping in and out behind the cloud above my window JUST to annoy me! I’m escaping/procrastinating with your blog post, calms me to read your words!

I’ve been wondering if you and Luke have anything special planned for May 4th? ??

  • Helen

  • April 06, 2016

Oh I adore Holy Island. And the brownies in Pilgrims Coffee House are beautiful.

March was mainly about making films for me. Lots of slow-motion with ducks flapping their wings…

  • saspetherick

  • April 06, 2016

I’m gifting Mr P a ‘make a stool from a log’ workshop for his birthday this year. The lumbersexual force is strong with this one…

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