Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Dodging the Rain

Hello Lovelies!

So, did you watch the Jubilee Concert last night? We did and it was a jolly good show!  Prince Charles gave a wonderful, touching speech at the end and then the Jubilee beacon was lit and a fabulous firework display ensued!

photos taken from The Sun

photos taken from The Sun
The Queen attended St Paul's Cathedral this morning for a Thanksgiving Service and later they will head back to the balcony at Buckingham Palace for the end of the celebrations.

Rain was forecast for today so whilst it was still vaguely bright we decided to head out for a brief walk and to feed the ducks.

We headed to our usual spot.

With our patriotic loaf!

The skies were heavy with rain but we managed to stay dry! Thank goodness!

Delicate flowers and beautiful yellow waterlilies!

Daddy and Little Miss

Pretty bridge over the River Wey

The Swans had seen us coming!

sweet goslings

Little Miss loves throwing the bread in!

Aren't daisies such happy flowers? And I couldn't resist more cow parsley! :)  Think I may have a bit of an obsession :)

Old bridge by the weir

An odd gate to nowhere :)

Pretty iron railings by the river

Hope you enjoyed coming along, sorry for the photo overload :)
I'll finish up with a spot of baking!  Marshmallow Brownies.  They don't look overly pretty but the taste delicious, warm from the oven with some ice cream too :)

cream the butter and sugar

add eggs, vanilla, flour and cocoa

then enjoy!
What have you been up to today?



  1. Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my blog. Its so nice to meet another lovely blogger. Lovely photo's those signets are so sweet ;-) Bet those brownies were delicious. Enjoy the rest of your week, dee xx

  2. Hi Sweetpea,

    Thank you very much for your kind comment on my blog. I enjoyed it very much. Your walk looks beautiful and the Marshmallow brownies delicious.

    Wish I could have seen the flotilla on the Thames and other parts of the Jubilee celebrations!

    Happy evening,

    Madelief x

  3. Beautiful images and your brownies look fab ... Enjoy! Claire xxx

  4. I followed the summary of the Jubilee celebrations on TV today! It's amazing how agile she and her husband are! Your brownies look yummy!
    Greetings from Barbara

  5. Thank you, Victoria! Gorgeous post! Absolutely love all you shared! About the Jubilee celebrations...and your tour is so interesting...swans and Little Miss...and of course, your brownies look delish-YUM-YUM ;O)
    Have a sunny day

  6. Hi Victoria.
    That is such a lovely walk you had. Love the pictures!!
    I bet that those brownies we absolutely yummy!!

  7. Hi Victoria, looks like a lovely day! Glad the weather did'nt spoil it for you all. And the 'queensmill' bread!?! How have I missed this in the supermarket? How funny! Been crocheting away today drinking hot chocolate, it feels like winter all over again, such strange weather :)
    Enjoy your brownies!
    Suz xx
    (I left you a lill reply on my blog) x

  8. The brownies sound delicious!!

    Victoria xx

  9. Hi Victoria
    Thanks for all your continued comments, I do love reading them. Loving those beautiful bridge photo's and cow parsley pulls right at my heart strings. I would miss it dearly if I left the UK. Oh and the delicious brownies, well what can I say!!! xox happy week ahead for all of you x Penelope

  10. Lovely photos, Victoria, good for you that you actually took the trouble to get out in the dodgy weather!

    After a lukewarm start, we got quite into the celebrations (short of an actual street party!!) and enjoyed the concert. I felt so sorry for the choir that got soaked the day before. How very British!!

  11. i loved all the celebrations! I loved when Prince charles called the Queen Mummy! so cute!!
    I'm supposed to be packing to go to Yorkshire today to visit Gran with my sis..........

  12. I watched the Jubilee Concert as well, I really enjoyed it, especially the 'Sing' song especially made for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee (I had that song stuck in my head all day yesterday).
    Really lovely photo's, it looks like such a peaceful place to go for a walk..glad to hear you managed to miss the rain.
    The marshmallow brownies sound really good..Yummy!!
    Have a good day today :)
    Magie x

  13. I love your cow parsley pictures.

  14. Queensmill - funny.
    I loved all the Jubilee celebrations. and wasnt the long weekend lovely? - shame about the british weather.

  15. Nothing wrong with a cow parsley obsession ;D

    Marshmallow Brownies you say, yum!

  16. The cygnets in our local country park are growing up fast.They are so cute and fluffy aren't they?
    Bet those brownies tasted good after your lovely walk.
    Have a happy weekend! :0)