I took this photo early on Friday morning, as one of my best friends was calmly sipping a peppermint tea on the morning of her wedding. I was pondering upon my role as bridesmaid and just what it means. That golden Autumn light sure is inspirational for pondering! Making friends as an adult is a … Continue reading Friendship and bridesmaid-ing in your 30s
Welcome to Weekend Wanders, a series of blog posts about places to wander in Liverpool and surrounding areas. Having a dog means going out for walks, rain or shine. Our dog is a little bit of a princess and won't go if it's too rainy, but on those days when I'd usually look out the … Continue reading Weekend Wanders: House spotting in Cressington, Liverpool
When I first found out I couldn't eat gluten, there was a very limited choice of gluten free food and recipes about. I remember longingly staring at breakfast stacks of pancakes that other people would have at brunch, desperate to know what the elusive American pancakes/bacon/maple syrup combination tasted like. I'm very lucky that my … Continue reading Recipe – Gluten free pancakes with blueberry maple syrup and crispy bacon
I think most girls dream of a dressing table of some kind. Whether it's a full walk in wardrobe with lights and swooshy rails, or a shabby chic console table adorned with vintage perfume bottles, I think most of us ladies crave our own corner of the world to get ourselves ready in. I always … Continue reading My dressing table of dreams
Ah, moving house. Up there with the top three most stressful life events a person can experience. When we put our house on the market back in February this year, I spent many an evening Googling 'top tips for moving house', 'moving house I can't sleep' and 'moving house why do I feel sick all … Continue reading 10 tips for taking the stress out of moving house
We moved into our 1930s semi detached house in mid-June this year, and we both could not be happier with it. Big bay windows, stained glass, coved ceilings, fireplaces, spindled banister, panelled hall - all the beautiful features you could think of. We went to the top of our budget because it's in a really … Continue reading My upcycling adventure with Annie Sloan chalk paint
A very warm welcome to Pinafores and Peonies! I'm Lucy. I'm a 30-something primary school music teacher living in Liverpool, UK with my husband Michael and our mischievous Yorkshire Terrier Bonnie. We bought a beautiful 1930s semi detached house earlier this year, and I'm going to use this blog to document the bits and bobs I adorn it with along the way. Read on to find out more about me...