http://gty.im/696153395 This week the August bank holiday weekend falls in with today's all important National Sponge Cake Day. With the weather looking promising (knock on wood...) what better time to put on an impromptu garden party! What will you do this bank holiday weekend?
http://gty.im/157443731 It's the season for picnics and barbecues, and yesterday emc design enjoyed its annual 'wayzgoose' - a summer celebration that has its origins in letterpress printing houses where workers were rewarded with a picnic or meal. In our case, it was a splendid barbecue in the sunshine!
http://gty.im/sb10064322f-001 With the rain we had last week and continuing into this week, plants will be growing well and putting on a fine display for all to enjoy. One of the finest natural displays of the summer season must surely be the sight of lavender, followed closely by the large yellow heads of sunflowers, and [...]
With warmer weather finally arriving (hooray!) the team has been trialling lunchtime green smoothies, and we're now happy converts to the refreshing taste. The perfect formula is two cups of leafy greens to two cups of liquid and three cups of fruit. Why not try one in the sunshine this weekend? Image by StockSnap from [...]
http://gty.im/898708956 Living accommodation takes many shapes, forms and sizes. Inspired by a lot of photo research for these kinds of things recently and in honour of the unusual, this weeks' pic of the week features a cosy hideaway in a converted shepherd's hut.
The long days of summer are almost over, and next week in the UK many kids will be returning to schools, but while the sun still shines we will have the beauty of butterflies with us for a little longer keeping the image of summer alive for many. The monarch butterfly, must surely rank as [...]
emc goes wakeboarding – just in time for the rain! Yesterday some of us braved the sudden turn of weather to enjoy the watersports at Box End. Here, designer Josie is looking cold but confident during her first wakeboarding experience. Apparently it's much harder than it looks though!
This weekend marks the return of the biennial river festival right here in Bedford. The festival now in its 40th year takes place from 14th - 15th July on the beautiful embankment of the River Great Ouse as it passes through Bedford. The town is gearing up to welcome thousands of visitors to celebrate all [...]
http://gty.im/801924954 Here's to another sunny weekend in the UK, enjoying the heatwave! Getty Images/kelly bowden
http://gty.im/883197798 Yesterday was the summer solstice. The longest day of the year may be over but we can still enjoy those long summer weekends. We hope you have a great one!