Monday, 25 May 2015

Elvis Presley, our Number 1 idol! - If I Can Dream ...

Dear readers,
Sadly this video is no longer available. I am sure it is all steeped in legality, but it would be a very sad day if there were no Elvis Youtube videos left because of copyright issues. It is important for the next generations to know about Elvis and his music. What do you think?
 

It's Bank Holiday Monday here in the UK, time to celebrate Elvis!

If you ever get the opportunity to visit Graceland, do go even if you're not an Elvis fan, it is truly moving.

http://www.vintag.es/2014/08/before-elvis-there-was-nothing-black.html

Have a great day wherever you are! x

Monday, 18 May 2015

How to Plant a Mini Bluebell Wood!


I love wild flowers, and one of the most stunning sights at this time of year is the bluebell wood!

From Wikipedia - 'Bluebell woods may be found in all parts of Great Britain and Ireland, as well as elsewhere in Europe. Bluebells are a common indicator species for ancient woodlands, so bluebell woods are likely to date back to at least 1600'

PLANT A MINI BLUEBELL WOOD

Buy your British bluebell bulbs!  I ordered 100 from Shipton bulbs, which is a wonderful company that sells bulbs and plants suitable for the nature garden, www.bluebellbulbs.co.uk.

Choose your location, bluebells thrive in the open or shade, in any well-drained soil.

Roughly clear the area of  'weeds' (unwanted plants!).

Scatter your bulbs randomly to create a natural effect, and plant about 5cm deep and 15cm apart. I planted mine in October.

Enjoy soon!

Why not start a wild flower garden and help our wildlife!

Monday, 11 May 2015

Where to go for Afternoon Tea in London ...



Have you ever fancied having a delicious afternoon cream tea surrounded by the opulence and grandeur of a secret London hotel?
http://www.decadesofelegance.com/2014/01/13/the-delightful-history-of-afternoon-tea/

How about starting your own vintage hotel silver collection?
http://news.trawickandmartin.com/tag/vintage-hotel-silver-collection/

Have a lovely week x

Monday, 4 May 2015

Jayne Mansfield does 'The Monkeybird' in Cannes, 1964

              
                                             It's Bank Holiday Monday!