The Pink Button Tree – the meaning behind the name

When I named my blog in 2011 I chose ‘The Pink Button Tree’. I wanted to create a name with real meaning which would be my identity, define what my blog was about and for it to be a focus of the vision of this space. It wasn’t created in an instant but when I found it I knew it was right. I’ve explained name to family and friends early on, but I haven’t expressed its meaning in detail here. As my life goes through a change and my blog is evolving what better time to share with you the meaning […]

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Taking time to sew – my new Pink Button Tree

  I created my original blog header in November 2011 on a rainy Sunday afternoon, I was new to blogging and needed to create a header for my blog so that I could get started. I don’t think I realised then how much blogging would really mean to me and how much of a driver of change it would be in my life. I love the pink embroidered tree that I created back then, but I have grown and changed, as has my blog, it is time for a new look. The project of creating a new blog header has been […]

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May and June – Our courtyard garden

Over the past few months I’ve been watching our courtyard garden grow. We’ve been really lucky to have some lovely sunny and warm days. I’ve taken time out to tend to our plants, keep them watered and I am spending more an more time in our courtyard garden space. Here’s what has been going on… For the second year in a row the geraniums I grew from seed are flowering, there are bright pinks, red and white flowers coming into bloom. For the first time I’ve grown lettuce leaves from seed…

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Life at the moment

Over the past month I’ve been… Enjoying…the photos I took on our Copenhagen holiday in April and remembering the pretty pink blossoms that lined our walk into the centre of the city each day Watching…cheesy rom com movies whilst nursing a nasty cold Reading…My Heart Wanders by Pia Jane Pijkerk, Thrive by Arianna Huffington, and catching up on my favourite magazines over cups of tea Listening…to Happy by Pharrell Williams on repeat, singing the words out loud (badly!) and dancing around the flat Learning…more things about web coding and Photoshop Catching up…with great friends over dinner and drinks in the sunshine, […]

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Gaining a fresh perspective – Embracing me…my blogging break and dealing with change

Don’t you just love flowers that bring a brightness into your home? Seeing pretty blooms in my home gives me a spring in my step. Whether it’s seeing one of my orchids flowering, a bright bunch of tulips, a hot pink gerbera or a bunch of pale vintage pink peonies standing tall in a vase…my spirits rise…and I smile. Flowers were one of the first subjects that got me truly interested in taking photos, moving me from taking snapshots of people around me, to taking photos of objects and capturing the details. When I take photos I experience a creative high […]

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