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Charlotte-Anne Fidler  Creative Director - Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle. Founder of @spotsandstripes

Sunday evening. These are the kitchen windows (Nim guards them too). I’m sure you can imagine how lovely it is looking out of them right now. Even when I’m washing up. This white climber is Wisteria brachybotrys - shorter racemes than normal Wisterias, but with the loveliest scent. I don’t love that it’s been planted on a wall that already has a huge purple Wisteria....what do you think? #wisteriahysteria #thecatinthewindow #simplethingsmadebeautiful #stillswithstories #ccseasonal #wisteriawatch

Skulking around in the garden at twilight again. (The girls are used to me springing up from the dinner table and rushing out with my phone). If it’s possible, the Wisteria smells even better on a rainy evening.🌿#wisteriawatch #wisteriahysteria #simplethingsmadebeautiful #stillswithstories #ccseasonal #littlestoriesofmylife

Sunday morning. Poff’s at the window and all’s right with the world. At least, all’s right for the next 20 hours or so (GCSEs start tomorrow 😳 and I need to find work...). Amazing how you can park all the worries for a while, at least!
#simplethingsmadebeautiful #thecatinthewindow #stillswithstories #ccseasonal #littlestoriesofmylife #thehatchwilts

Twilight. Absolutely the best time of day to look at Wisteria. What I love about our Wisteria is how it reaches its peak on this, the south side of the house, a full two weeks before it flowers on the north-east side. So, I’m lucky to get two Wisteria hits!🌿#stillswithstories #littlestoriesofmylife #thehatchwilts #simplethingsmadebeautiful #ccseasonal

Saturday window meditation🌿Watch to the end and you’ll see how the wind drops, the sun comes out and makes the Wisteria and the chartreuse green of the Euphorbia really GLOW. I’ve been filming this view on and off all week and could have posted one with blue skies and fluffy white clouds. But I thought the light in this one was so much more interesting🌿#stillswithstories #littlestoriesofmylife #simplethingsmadebeautiful #thehatchwilts #ccseasonal

What a perfect day! I woke up with three cats on my bed. I decorated the breakfast table with bluebells and a jug of tulips. We had a picnic on the lawn. We played badminton. We snoozed and read on the rug. No revision for @anouk_tallulah; no gardening for me (except for a bramble hedge I couldn’t resist chopping down...). Perfect. #stillswithstories #littlestoriesofmylife #thehatchwilts #simplethingsmadebeautiful #ccseasonal

Yes, I know it’s the door again. But, look! The pots are different (beautiful Narcissus Thalia and Jack Snipe are out now, alongside little Tete a Tete)! And, yes, that’s Elf-Cat on the outside now, rather than waving hello from the inside! (He was SO cooperative about this picture - what a pro!). Thank you for all your messages about Poff. He got better and then he went down hill again. Persistent temperature of no known cause. So he’s back at the vet being hydrated and I’m waiting to hear. I felt absolutely sick with worry yesterday. But, this morning, he has been up, bright-eyed, bushy-tailed; charming the nurses and banging the cage to get out. So I’m feeling more positive. #littlestoriesofmylife #stillswithstories #thehatchwilts #simplethingsmadebeautiful #ccseasonal

Yep, I’m officially an infrequent poster✔️Apologies! I have a lot on my plate, and the Insta has had to take a back seat. Poff, here, is under the weather and VERY grumpy that he has to spend the night in vet-hospital. Blood tests have been done and it’s not his heart problem (or the drugs not working). Thank God! As that’s what I was so scared about while I waited for the results. But something is up, as he’s got a temperature and isn’t he’s usual feisty/bouncy/fabulous self. Hopefully, a night of rehydration and cuddles from the on-duty nurse (who is a Poff fan) will do the trick #stillswithstories #littlestoriesofmylife #thehatchwilts #mainecoons

Best homecoming (Nim is always happy to see me, although I think that he wasn’t sure it was me for a minute there....)✨Makes me feel better about being here all holiday in the GCSE revision bunker with @anouk_tallulah #littlestoriesofmylife #thehatchwilts #stillswithstories #ccseasonal #simplethingsmadebeautiful

Realising that I haven’t done a window in a while. Look at this! Hazy sunlight; old Horse Chestnut almost in full leaf; grass growing an inch a minute...🌿Is this what early April normally looks like? And the Wisteria buds look much further on than normal...if the weather stays this good, it will flower in early May, which is unheard of! I’m happy about the sun. But I’m not sure how I feel about the earliness...🌿#simplethingsmadebeautiful #littlestoriesofmylife #thehatchwilts #stillswithstories #ccseasonal

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