Get on and Shine with Holly Honeychurch

Been listening to underground soul this afternoon. I love the rawness. Here are three of my favourites.

  1. It’s so Hard to Break a Habit - The Webs, 1968
  2. Suffering with a Hangover - Billy Young, 1973
  3. Tell Her - Fred Williams and The Jewels Band, 1969

Byrdie Green gets a special mention too. 😊

I made elderflower cordial from the big bush in the back garden, where the robins live. It was fun and turned out sweetly refreshing. Gotta restrain it however after finding some thrips had gotten involved in the sugar flower party. They certainly went out on a high 💃🏽🌸🌼✨

freshly picked elderflowers in a bowl

elderflower held against the backdrop of a blue sky with a distant crow flying past

elderflowers and lemon in a saucepan of water

a bottle of freshly made elderflower cordial

Tis a special tree this one. It’s a Western Hemlock.

Large evergreen tree surrounded by lush vegetation.

Spot the catto.

Lush vegetation in an ornamental garden with a curving pathway in the centre and a cat's silhouette in the distance.

My new favourite flower bush to hang out with is the Syringa. Luckily the neighbours have one so the scent wafts over to me on the breeze. It smells very much like orange blossom…basically amazing!! Stick your snoot into one of them if you can. Yummy!

Yep. It was as good as it looks. Lemon ricotta sponge cake. Nommmm. Happy Birthday sweet Simon! You are wonderful. 🎊🎉🍰💜🧡🩷😽✨

A slice of lemon sponge cake on a delicate bone china plate accompanied by fruit and cream.

A new day. A new coffee. Yay! Those are Italian milk cakes by the way. Yum!

Coffee, cakes and a succulent plant set on a table. A coffee pack from Löfbergs. It says it’s Brazilian coffee. Writing on the back of a Löfbergs coffee pack.

This is Lanimer Day here in Scotland when the town gathers together to celebrate a new Queen being crowned and a centuries old tradition being observed.

It’s a day of joyful fun with plenty of bagpipes and happy faces. This is a little snippet of one of the many parts of the day’s processions.

Bagpipe band marching along the street in Scotland. Lot's of lovely kilts!

“My special friend shared her smoked salmon sandwich with me in the park today, then we played chase, then we hid under blankets, then we had a sleep in the sun, then she went home wishing I was hiding in her bag”.

oriental cat licking a finger after eating smoked salmon off of it

oriental cat with green eyes hiding under a blanket on the grass

These lush scenes were recorded around the area where I live in Scotland. It’s rhododendron time here and the colours are so incredibly glorious.

The calming video is accompanied by beautiful harp music. There are a range of pieces. You can discover more of my music on my Bandcamp Page.

The lushness. She came.

I was out filming in the dappled sunlight yesterday feeling like a fairy entering a magical world of colour and intrigue. My dear old phone did really well keeping up with all I was demanding of it too, woo! 🌷 Looking forward to sharing the scenes with beautiful harp music soon.

Colourful fairy forest of rhododendrons, dappled evening sunlight with an evergreen tree trunk in the foreground. Female with long silver hair in a sunlit lush forest, a happy expression rests on her face.

Current view.

Snugglebum mode activated.

Close-up of golden, silver, long hair shining in the sunA selection of colourful Snugglebum toys from the 80s

Oh how I love dandelions. So do rabbits you know.

Fluffy, dandelion seed-ball illuminated by the late night golden sun

Before yawn

After yawn

Dragonfly blessings. I didn’t even know it was there.

Happy Friday!!

This healing harp video is from my first album - La Navigatrice. It’s uplifting, expansive and high vibrational. It soars ever upwards and is full of power and celestial reverberations.

The music is set against images that calmingly merge together in a relaxing way. Come feel serene love.

Current read. Loving the language. Makes such a change from modern times. I love Daphne’s style. And her name is just the coolest. 😎

Happy times when the leaves shine gold.

Love a walk with the scent of creamy hawthorn blossom.

Bought a cheese yesterday that I nickname ‘Le Stinky’, a French Camembert. We both have to agree that it’s time to buy it. We both have to be in the mood. Because if we’re not, the idea of its aroma wafting its way out the fridge, can bring tears to eyes. That’s why we only have it once a year.