Remember ...

If not now, when?

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Shedding Dreams




Well, that was an Easter to remember!
It is highly unlikely that we Brits are blessed with good (i.e. dry) weather on a bank holiday, let alone one in April.  Thems the rules.  
Yet, blessed we were, and not just with a dry four days over Easter, but four days with temperatures and sun hours to match most of those of our summer.
How lucky were we?!
We were the proverbial Happy Bunnies.


We more mature Happy Bunnies start thinking about our gardens at  Easter.  And on Easter Monday we head to the garden centres.  It's sort of the law.
Is it like that where you live? 


Ever the traditionalist, I thought about the garden over the weekend.  Just thought.  No nails were broken, no knees muddied.
  I concluded that I really need to face up to the elephant in the, er, garden - my two Leaning Sheds of Chez Pout.
So I needed to get on a serious hunt, not for Easter eggs but for a shed.
I also needed a few container plants.
And some lawn feed.
Oh I just kept on adding to the list over the weekend.
And by Monday I was ready, bright eyed and bushy tailed scutted and hitting the garden centres at ridiculous (for a pensioner) o'clock.




I love projects, probably because I love change and that's what usually results from projects. And I love sheds!


So put project and shed together in the same sentence and I’m one heckuva super excited bunny today because I have sooo much to share with you peeps, and it's not all about sheds!


Let me count the ways I'm a Happy Bunny, aside from a weekend of glorious weather ...




1. Yesterday was Super sunny so I got my feet out, first time this year.
-

Yes I shed the boots and socks!

(Excuse the blisters, this was preceded by my first day in sockless ballerinas too!)


2. Emboldened by Instagram reacting positively to my Double Denim at the weekend, 



I again wore Double Denim for my Easter Monday shopping day spree.  


This time I shoulder-draped my jean jacket, following M&S's TryTuesday "serving suggestion" .


Edgy, huh?


3.  I took this little outfit plant shopping ...

short video


... then shed shopping.


short video


Yes I went shedding, and I think I’ve found The One  ๐Ÿ’— !! 





OK it’s a summerhouse/shed combo but this baby has given my new shed plan such LEGS that it’s practically walking out of my PicCollage.
-


-
4. The shed inspired me to spawn an amazing plan that gives me sooo many pluses that it’s blown my little mind and quite taken my thoughts off my dental appointment this morning, which just HAS to add one more big fat plus to the mix.


And now I'm itching to get shedding!  It's going to be a exciting project  and yes, of course I'll share it with you lovely people.




I hope your Easter weekend was mega lovely and filled you with happy bunniness too.  And maybe sheds? 
Have a happy week!I



A la perchoine,
Mary x.



30 comments:

  1. I LOVE that shed. A real she-shed. We are only allowed to have the most boring, practical, man-shed to be used strictly for storing useful man-type tools and things. My constant pleas for a lovely little summerhouse to plonk in the middle of the "tennis court" lawn and to be used for sipping aperol spritz on a balmy afternoon/evening are met with a stony refusal! Enjoy!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh JayCee, YES! It's my Girl Shed! And I welcome you to an Aperol when it's finished, though we can always raise our glasses virtually!
      But don't hold your breath, delivery isn't till the very end of May and then there's my June holiday, then the erecting, painting ... Oh please do not hold your breath!
      Meantime, think about how you can get that man of yours to come round to the idea of
      your Girl Shed!
      Hugs my sweet, x.

      Delete
    2. Ha! I have been trying for the past 10 years. Sooo stubborn.

      Delete
    3. Well persevere, I did, and magically on Monday he suddenly "got it"!

      Delete
  2. Oh Mary! That summerhouse/shed is just too perfect for lawnmowers, rakes, hedge cutters and all the paraphernalia of gardening. You should turn it into your writing shed/retreat like Roald Dahl...

    I love the double denim look!
    xxxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh Vronni, here's the thing - it's got a little cubicle on the side for the business side of gardening, so all the fancy girlie stuff (like writing best selling novels etc) can happen in the pretty end! It's a winner, winner chicken dinner sort of shed!
      Glad you like the double denim. Hope you're having a super warm and relaxing time in Ireland.
      Missing you, x.

      Delete
  3. Looks good! And huge. And your toe nails are perfect!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh yeah, Nancy, it's ginormously HUGE! Glad you spotted my summer tootsies.
      Hugs, x.

      Delete
  4. Looking for a shed looks to have led on to greater things. You will be organising a full garden makeover next :)
    Not looking forward to the crowds we visited our local garden centre yesterday. Very peaceful and pleasant and lots of new deliveries.
    Love - Jill stylishatsixty
    www.stylishatsixty.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh Jill, I would love to do a full makeover but just doing the back corner is going to add such value to the garden.
      How clever to do the garden centre trip off-peak!
      Hugs, x.

      Delete
  5. I'm very excited by sheds, in fact I wrote about how I created my own version of Monty Don's shed in my other blog!! Your shed/sumerhouse is certainly the shed of dreams.
    Tootsies look very cute!
    And yes, garden centres are The Law at Easter, although I actually went last weekend instead and bought a few plants, a container and some plant feed.
    Thanks for joining #WowOnWednesdays. Your posts always brighten my day.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What? Another blog? I'm going to have to search that one out. I think we have a little shed lover thing going on here.
      Tootsies newly pedied for spring!
      Aww thanks my sweet, so glad my posts have that effect.
      Hugs, x.

      Delete
  6. That is an awesome shed!Glad it was a rain free Easter!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Glad the shed works for you too, Mireille. Hope the weather was nice where you were.
      Hugs, x.

      Delete
  7. That is one fancy shed! I'd be excited too! Glad you had wonderful weather for Easter, it really makes the day so nice when it cooperates!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You too? A shed lover? Might have guessed, sista!
      Hugs my sizzlin' hot Floridian friend, x.

      Delete
  8. I love a sweet shed! That’s a good one for sure! And I love the happy bunny who also happens to be the cutest bunny, Yep that’s you my friend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So excited to find another shed lovin' gal! And thank you for all your sweet words, you instantly raise my spirits to the mountain top!
      Hugs my adorably lovely friend, x.

      Delete
  9. Wasn't it just the best weather Mary! Loving the hot pink pedicure! xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes Laurie, a truly magical Easter weekend! I usually treat myself to a shellac mani pedi in Sussex in Spring and the pedi lasts throughout the summer.
      Hugs, x.

      Delete
  10. Best of luck with your shed! I'm *not* an outdoor person, ha! I'm glad you got some pleasant weather and were able to wear your sandals.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Kim, outdoors isn't for everyone I'll admit there's a lot of the hard graft in gardening that I'd prefer to give a miss if I had the choice!
      Yes, getting on sandals over here is as exciting to us as a sweater day for you in Florida!you
      Hugs my dear, have a great weekend, x.

      Delete
  11. What a lovely shed! I think we arent "allowed" to have one in the back yard, as we have a HOA and aren't able to do much without approval. Our next place will be different! Love the double denim and enjoy your plant hunting!
    Happy Weekend!
    thanks for linking
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Jess, I'm starting to realise through the feedback to this post that sheds really aren't just for men. We ladies LOVE a good shed! Shame you can't have one currently but if your home is some sort of historically protected building then there will be much for you to enjoy in its architecture and that is just reward, lucky you!
      Have a super duper weekend, x.

      Delete
  12. Oh, I do love plant shopping! Much more than plant PLANTING! Bending and kneeling are no longer my friends and my back would rather look at pictures of pretty gardens in a book than on my patio.

    But that SHED! That's like my dream home! Can you actually buy something like that, as is??

    Bettye
    https://fashionschlub.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. With you on preferring the shopping part of planting and gardening! Yes, the little shed is tagged on the summerhouse already, so cute and so dreamy.
      Hugs, x.

      Delete
  13. That "she" shed is the coolest and you are the cutest!!! XOXO

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Love it! Oh you are sweetness itself and forget about Man Caves, let's start up a She Shed movement!!
      Hugs, x.

      Delete
  14. What a lovely double denim outfit! It's always nice when the weather warms up and you can shed the layers and all the closed in shoes and boots!

    Thank you so much for joining the #weekdayWearLinkUp :)

    Hope that your week is off to a good start :)

    Away From The Blue

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As thanks, Mica. Yes it's great to shed! I see you've been shedding your sweet little summer dresses for warmer jeans now.
      Hugs, x.

      Delete