Spring and Gin. Two things to celebrate the end of Winter


The Small Boy and I had a lovely trip this morning to Crimple Hall. Which confusingly is not a hall at all, but a gorgeous ‘retail experience’ on Leeds Road, Harrogate which is delightfully filled with all-sorts of loveliness. From antiques to a garden centre.(More on the details of all that loveliness another day…)

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But since today is finally fuelled with a glimpse of sunshine and a promise of Spring being just around the corner,  I thought I’d share some of the beautiful Spring flowers on display at Crimple Hall’s garden centre – that could cheer up your own outside space in the not too distant future! Now, I’m certainly no gardener, but I know a pretty flower when I see one!

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The bright pink cyclamens I bought from Crimple Hall last October have lasted all winter long, potted up in the garden. They’ve cheered my day up on many a frosty morning, smiling back at me as they’ve peered through the snow or bounced back after a rain storm battering. They’ve been a good investment for cheering up my mood.

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Another sure fire thing to cheer me up, aside from colourful pops of flowers, is…gin! So rather fantastically there was lots of gin merchandise on display inside Crimple Hall too.

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Think I’m going to get me one of these prints. Love a bit of zesty lemon in a picture.

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This perfect Tea Towel (and the beautiful print above) are both from the range by Peter Gander, over at Have A Gander.

And this super pertinent mug from the collection by British designer Catherine Colebrook. Now then, where did I put that bottle…

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Winter is gone going. Long live Spring 🙂

#SupportLocal and #BuyBritish

 

*This post has been written with no endorsement from Crimple Hall or the other suppliers mentioned on this page. It’s all my own opinions.
(All photos copyright © Lucy Playford)

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