This week (12-15th March) sees the return of the much-anticipated Cheltenham Race Week. Which for the unknowing of you is a major highlight in the Cotswold calendar.
Cheltenham Race Week is one of the top horse racing events of the year, where locally trained, Irish, and other UK race yards bring their best of the best to take on the jump race circuit at the Cheltenham Course.
Not only is this a thrilling spectacle, it also brings millions of pounds into the economy. Restaurants, hotels, pubs and shops all benefit from the thousands of spectators descending on the area over the week.
St Patrick’s day is also this week on the Sunday 17th, bringing a Guinness-fuelled end to an already buzzing week. They even name a day at Cheltenham Races after it on the Thursday, and as so many Irish people take the journey over to enjoy the sport, I thought I’d base this week’s blog on the colour that most springs to mind when we think of the Emerald Isle – Green.
I love green. Living in the countryside means it’s a colour I see around me every day, and I’m thankful for that. I find it really calming and some shades I just want to fall in to! My home is filled with house plants. If I had more natural light it would probably, by choice, be like a jungle. Surrounding myself in green foliage makes me happy.
Which brings me onto how to use green in the kitchen. We painted some of our showroom kitchens this lovely Sage Green by the Little Green Paint Co.
We have a range of green hued tiles here at The Tile Barn, from the subtle of pastel, minty and fresh through to the classic Victorian Green, earthy and formal. Patterns, gloss … there’s plenty of choice. Take a look at our Pinterest board for more inspiration.
So why not bring a bit of nature inside? Its spring after all! You may be thinking of jazzing up existing spaces or maybe you could literally go green and think of ways to be more mindful of waste and reuse and repurpose with paint and a bit of up-cycling.
As for being green with envy, I won’t be attending the races this year. I must keep the design flow at work, as it’s been very busy here of late.
I’ll be sure to raise a glass of Guinness to St Patrick though. What’s the saying?…all work and no play..!