Rain, Rain Go Away..

IMG_4067It’s dismal in London with driving rain, strong winds and the knowledge that we’re no longer in the land of fairy lights, pine cones and endless glitter.  So I thought what better time than the New Year to break the diet fall off the wagon get even more depressed give me a facelift to give the Blog a facelift?

IMG_0229I’m liking the new size of pictures..IMG_0223Means you can now see the clouds reflecting in this one.

IMG_0224And this tree.

IMG_4073This is our new pond on the Common.  Has the ducks mighty confused.
IMG_4075The weather means the sky has been turning all sorts of colours.IMG_0233 IMG_0231
At least we’ve all been safe at home, snuggled up – next week it’s back to the daily grind and the school run…weather please, please improve otherwise I’ll be investing in a fisherman’s sou’wester. And a boat.

IMG_0235Roll on spring…

Laters, Kate x


  1. moodphototeija

    the title…it is how I feel… here in Finland usually this time of year, we have tons of snow and cold as hell, but now only rain rain rain… it is driving me crazy 😀 there are so dark, that no natural light for any photoshoots outside 😀
    But yes I like your facelift 😉

    • Maison Bentley Style

      We were hearing about your deep freeze on the news today..UK – gales and storms, US – minus thirty on the way…just hope the heating doesn’t pack up!! Ours is ugly, but at least we can be blown around and are not housebound xxx

  2. Fashion Mayann

    I love your new theme and Bella and Charlie’s Ugg boots ! Even in Marseille, we never had so much rain, this is so depressing … I hate climate change ! xxxxx

  3. Bronwyn Joy @ Journeys Of The Fabulist

    See, you *say* it’s miserable and then you show us these beautiful pictures. The ducks aren’t the only ones not sure what to think.

    If you find a sou’ wester do let me know, though. I searched high and low for one a few years back without success. Actually I don’t really need one at the moment but I still feel that sense of frustration at not having found what I was after.

    • Maison Bentley Style

      Hehe! Drama always makes for a good pic! The sou-wester in my mind is bright yellow with a kangaroo pocket on the front? Although I can’t really complain – I do have a full length australian driesabone (prob spelt all wrong) that is my go-to when the heavens open…xxx

    • Maison Bentley Style

      !! We were heading to a matinee performance at the National Theatre to see Emil and the Detective – was excellent – and I think particularly good to see children in the main roles for the kids xxx

    • Maison Bentley Style

      When we went to Brighton, I really loved the pictures I managed to take there with all the reflections, but there was a lot of blue sky too..here it has been very different, but still good fodder for pictures – I can’t complain! xxx

  4. longandluxe

    Lovely photos!! I’m snuggled down in Philadelphia as well – third cup of tea, trying to keep warm despite the frozen drops hitting my windows! xxx

  5. The Fashion Huntress

    I feel the same way!! Though it’s snow here- it’s just relentless! I love your photos, as always! Completely gorgeous! Hope you’re having a great start to the new year! (minus the rain!) xo

    • Maison Bentley Style

      The sky is now black..downpour just about to start..it’s 9.30 am and we have to have the lights on it’s so dark…and down it comes! The image of snow from this distance seems so pretty…but I fully appreciate it has it’s own problems..we’re just all turning very mouldy here! xxx

  6. kirsty warman

    Absolutely, roll the frisky spring weather; I loved London in the spring, when everyone is doing away with a layer or two. I will not begin to say what the weather is like downunder today – although, we have had our fair share of rain showers over the festive season. I think your new blog layout is marvelous, wishing you Kate a fabulous 2014! kx

    • Maison Bentley Style

      I want to see blossom and daffodils and crocuses and tulips and bluebells and have a cup of coffee outside in a cafe and go into my garden which is a swamp monster and not have wet hair where ever I go. Sigh. It WILL happen! it will get better! xxx

  7. Laura Lynn

    Looking fabulous as always. I love the big pics! I live right in the shadow of the rainforest. Never fizzes on us Pacific Northwesteners. Rain rain rain…hah! No one even breaks a stride here. My beef? It’s really COLD rain right now. However the sunsets are magnificent. As are your photo’s.

    • Maison Bentley Style

      I used to live up in the lakes in Italy where it rained a LOT. But I think what made the difference was there was a rainy season..but even in the rainy season, it would be torrential and then clear…in the UK it is very dark and grey and very windy. No respite. Sigh. We’ll have to find the magic elsewhere xxxx