Tuesday, February 26, 2013

springtime madness...

There has been something exciting happening recently in Scotland! You might not guess it (and I couldn't assume that you would), however, it's true.
Drumroll please!
There has been sunshine for the past two consecutive days. SUNSHINE!

Today, I went crazy and sat outside for lunch! To be fair - technically I was inside. But sitting in the doorway out onto our balcony made me giddy with Vitamin D! Not only do I feel Spring in the air, I can see it beneath my toes, as these gorgeous snowdrops are sprouting up in every nook and cranny. And to add to all of this overwhelming excitement (yes, overwhelming), my tulips are growing! Specially and most importantly selected from amongst the masses in Amsterdam last August, they are actually growing! Being a florist does not make you an expert at gardening (oh-my-wordy-no), and having been sealed beneath frozen soil for about 3 months, I had my suspicions they had chucked in the towel, or whatever bulbs do when fed up. I was inside and I was chucking every towel I own, it has been COLD.

But now...the grass is turning greener, the sky is turning visible, and soon the daffodils will be lining the streets. Am I giddy with Spring time madness? YES! Fling open your windows* and join me!

*Perhaps don't fling open your windows just yet, best wait till we're reaching highs over 4 degrees x

image credit - taken by moi in some woods nearby

Friday, February 22, 2013

breaking news...

Oh hello there! And how are you my lovelies? It has been just over a year, so I imagine loads of spectacular things have happened in your life, yes? In one sentence I will sum up how 2012 has been for me.
Easy! Nah...2012 had its ups and downs during which I was taught many a wise piece of er, wisdom, and now we are looking forward with bright eyes and bushly tails (much like a possum, you see) to the wonder that is 2013! A trip back to the land of sunshine and sandy beaches is planned, we have finally settled in a lovely wee flat overlooking the river, and most importantly of all, rubyandjoy is back! Hooray, you might say! And indeed I do.
We are still in the very early stages. You know, at dawn, when the light is just starting to crack through the darkness and there are teensy rays of sunshine poking and prodding until they race up to the sky. Quite a lovely image I painted there! So please do be patient as we figure out what works, and keep your eye on our lovely etsy store for more deee - lightful products being listed AS WE SPEAK*.
*Not really. But as quickly as my hands can sew and take a few wee snaps, they'll be there!
Come over and say hello on our facebook page here, join us in the twittering masses here and swing by for a browse at our sweet creations on etsy here. We'd love to say hi, so don't be shy (good rhyme)!