🙋🏻♀️You guys are getting a whole load of these real moments from me... another one...because what the heck?! Instagram shouldn’t be all about perfection, but about what’s going on behind the scenes // many of you will not know that life for Lloyd and I hasn’t always been sweet sailing since we got together... I’m not saying we fell out loads (although sometimes we do: mostly when we’re hangry and Lloyd has missed watching rugby), but our lives haven’t been easy, and our relationship has faced a lot of opposition and challenges // there are still moments of pain, times of real struggle and mostly a real sense of the unknown🌿🌿 As I was walking this evening I was praying (something I honestly do not do enough) and enjoying being alone in the fields with my spaniels and Jesus (taking a moment to lol at how Christian and country that sounds) // As I was praying about the unknown of the next 6 months leading up to our wedding and all the things and plans that we do not know and are slightly terrifying, God told me to look UP! // this is the evening view - the beautiful, snowy, strong Lomond Hills crowning the skyline. These hills will be our view when we get married // God spoke so clearly to me as I looked at these hills. “I lift my eyes up to the hills, does my strength come from them? No; my strength comes from God, who made heaven, and earth and the mountains. He will not let you stumble, your Guardian God will not fall asleep. Not on your life! He’s your guardian, right at your side, shielding you. God guards your very life, he guards you when you leave and when you return. He guards you now and forever.” // how much I needed this reminder of Him tonight. Future unknowns can be scary. The incredible truth is that God already knows, he has already gone before, and his intentions are GOOD // Those Hills - the backdrop to home - will mean even more when Lloyd and I make promises to each other later this year. I’ll be reminded of God’s grace, His infinite purpose, His incredible promises and the fact that those big looming hills are His handiwork, and if he is Lord of those and all the heavens and all the earth, I think he’s got our future in hand too! 💁🏻♀️
More huge windows!! The only access into Osterley’s orangery is through the bottom half of these sashes, you don’t need to stoop they are six or seven foot high, ( the flower pot isn’t helping with perspective, it’s massive, as well )
But the impressive thing, is that, the working sashes are curved to follow the curvature of the building.
Wowed by this, when it came time to get quotes for an orangey the first people I called were the guys who do the National Trust, an all in service, plans, permissions, architectural drawings etc they also do water colours of your new glass house from various angles!!!
Unfortunately, once priced together with the @devolkitchens we were interested in it almost cost more than the original house.
Still getting quotes but no one else is offering water colours 📸 @maja.aroundwego#prettylittleengland
Two days have gone by and I’ve only just realised I never took a photo of you. So, I’m posting this bakery - and although that isn’t you behind the window, you were definitely inside buying your loaves when I took it.
Happy Mother’s Day, Mum. All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to you. And for that, I couldn’t be more grateful. Love you!