April: a review

What a funny month April has been: from beautiful sun one minute to snow the next, from Bluebells thriving to Sweet Peas dying in the frost. Personally, it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster month for me too. I started the month feeling pretty horrendous, dosed up on IVF drugs in preparation for our fifth round to finishing the month with a glimmer of hope after both our frozen embryos survived the thawing process and were transferred.  This month has been one of counting down the days, literally, and that will continue into May as we countdown to finding out whether this round of treatment has worked. Every day feels like a month and I’ve been taking long walks with Otto to help pass the time so I feel even more aware of the changing seasons compared to most. There’s a gorgeous bank in our local park that represents the seasons perfectly and as the snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils wilt they are very quickly taken over by a blanket of Bluebells and then the Cow Parsley comes in May. Hopefully I can snip a stem or two for next month’s Styling the Seasons post.

This month I’ve spent a fair amount of time at home and as always I’ve been thinking of things I can change/improve. When I visited Laura Lakin‘s home this month I fell for her blush pink duvet cover – a perfect update for spring/summer –  and then I saw Jane’s delicious looking bed with folds of glorious linen in Spring colours so I had to order one! As soon as I saw Jane’s post on Tea with Ruby I wanted to jump into the picture and soak it all up for myself. Isn’t it beautiful? You must pop over and see the full post.

Here’s a list of all the wonderful Styling the Seasons blog posts from April:

Let’s talk MommyThe Vintage House That CouldLobster and Swan / Growing Spaces / Bradshaw and Sons / Three Sons Later / The Nice Nest / The Twinkle Diaries / Tea with Ruby / The Cabinet Maker’s Love Tale / The Lovely Drawer / Under the Plum Blossom TreeLotts and Lots / Apartment Apothecary

Don’t forget, you can see all previous posts on our Styling the Seasons Pinterest board. If you’d like to take part in Styling the Seasons next month, all you have to do is style any surface in your home – window sill, hallway table, wall, dining table, sideboard – to represent what May means to you. Either blog about your styled surface or post a shot on Facebook, Instagram or twitter and tag Lotts and Lots and I and use the hashtag #stylingtheseasons. And let’s hope for some warmer weather in May!

Katy x



  1. Tia
    30th April 2016 / 7:01 am

    You’re being so brave Katie and don’t know how you manage to continue motivating yourself to share beauty with all of us when you feel so rough and emotionally drained. Lots of love to you and fingers crossed for the next few weeks xx

  2. Julia
    30th April 2016 / 10:49 am

    Oh honey I feel you on April. I lost a baby this month so it’s been one of the worst Aprils on record. I felt like the changing weather just perfectly represented what was going on. But you’re being so amazing sharing things and bring brave and seeing people do that gives me hope. Thank you Katy. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that everything works out really well for you guys. It’s a hard slog but worth it in the end. Sending all the love. X

  3. 30th April 2016 / 4:53 pm

    Wishing you good luck with your IVF treatment. It must be such a roller coaster of emotion and as a dog owner I know how much those walks can help. Thanks also for the encouragement with Styling the Seasons. Alison x

  4. 30th April 2016 / 6:04 pm

    Hold onto to all the hope. Feel so lucky that you have shared this post on your blog so we can all support you and send you our love. Fingers, toes and hearts crossed for the next few months lovely lady xxxx ps be lovely to have a big catch up, I’ll drop you a text, see if we can get a time for a chat! xx

  5. 30th April 2016 / 8:35 pm

    Sending you lots of luck and good wishes for the month to come. xxx

  6. 1st May 2016 / 8:31 am

    Look after you, snuggle under that lovely pink blush linen. You are in my thoughts and I have everything crossed for you lovely lady. Thank you for featuring me too, such a lovely surprise. Jx

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