Sunday, 10 June 2012


Where did that weekend go? 
We've been busy, busy, busy doing................well.................not a lot really.

Lets start with Friday when Mr Postie bought me a lovely package!

A week or so ago I won a gorgeous giveaway from the very lovely and talented Janet Bell, if you're not familiar with her work go and check it out, I'm sure you'll LoVe it!


Beautifully wrapped goodies, carefully undone to reveal........

10 stunning notecards, which I am going to frame!  2 scrumptious smelling handmade sea salt soaps, a little notebook with one of Janet's images on the front and 2 gorgeous tea towels - one taupe and one pale blue with delightful boats and houses on.  Thank you so so much Janet, I'm thrilled with these beauties!!

Trying to inject a bit of summer into our lives I picked up some strawberries, so red and juicy! And made them into a yummy pud, Eaton Mess!

Collecting fabrics and buttons together for Sandra's Pretty Crafty Home, planning to make some hanging hearts or bunting with these - Little Miss' outgrown dresses!

On Saturday, Hubby was working so I took the children to see my Mum and Dad and we actually had some sunshine.  Here are a few shots from their garden.

Ladybird enjoying the Rosemary

Lot's of pretty blue striped dragonflies flitting about!

Love this waterbutt and pump

Such a gorgeous shade of pink

An arty shot! :)

Weeping Willow bark

Stunning aquilegia

This was the sky on Saturday evening, this photo doesn't do it justice but it was a gorgeous blue flecked with pink clouds!


This morning was a rare treat, the children went to Hubby's Mum and Dads while we went to Kingston to look at sofabeds (exciting, I know!)

This is Kingston Bridge, all decked out with bunting!

We had to stop for tea of course! Mmm and a sneaky cinnamon danish!

And a paddleboat sailed past as we were enjoying our tea!

Hope you've all had a lovely weekend! Also a warm hello to my new followers!



  1. Looks like you've had a fun weekend! I look forward to seeing those hearts and bunting :)

    Lexie x

  2. Hi, Victoria! Glad you had a sunny weather too :o) Love this waterbutt and pump. Everything looks so cute and lovely. Lucky you have such a beautiful prize. Congrats on your award too.
    Have a sunny and warm week

  3. No wonder it passed so quickly. looks like you all had a brilliant time :) Your new goodies are very pretty and I love the shots from your parents garden x

  4. Gosh what a wonderful prize. I 'm off to have a look at the blog! How lovely to have some time with your hubby knowing the children are being loved and looked after by your hubby's parents xx

  5. Love your pretty new note cards, what a lovely prize to win. Love your bunting from old dresses idea too - such a nice way to use them!

    S x

  6. Hello lovely Victoria! What a lucky girl to win all the lovely goodies from Janet Bell! There is nothing quite as nice as Mr Postie with a parcel, knocking on one's door! It looks like you've had a lovely weekend enjoying some sunshine! Thanks for sharing! Tania ♥

  7. What a fabulous giveaway!

    I laughed at your 'sofa-bed excursion' - when you seldom get time on your own it's funny what can seem a great treat. Great for the children to have two lots of grandparents who love to have them over.

  8. What a lovely post about a lovely weekend - presents, flowers, food and some sightseeing. Perfect!
    Best wishes

  9. What a beautiful package - lucky, lucky you and strawberries 'yum!' It may feel like Winter, but we're still in the throws of making all things strawberry and elderflower - even though we don't really feel like it.

    Have a lovely day,

    Nina xx

  10. Sweet Victoria, It looks like you had a wonderful and happy weekend! The giveaway prizes are lovely and the strawberries look yummy! I know you will make something pretty with the fabrics and buttons. Your parents have a beautiful garden! The sky is gorgeous! I love pink clouds, as pink is my favorite color! :) Tea sounds delicious and the paddleboat is neat! I hope your week is as good as your weekend was! xo~Paula

  11. What a joy it must have been to have a Sunday for yourself. You day sounds really good! The little bun you had with your coffee looks delicious.

    Lucky you for winning such a lovely givaway!

    Happy evening!

    Madelief x

  12. wow what a beautiful giveaway!
    Sunshine you say....what is that????
    have a great week
    love jooles x

  13. What beautiful pictures! The texture of the weeping willow bark is so rustic and tactile.

    Have a wonderful evening!
    xo Julie

  14. Wow weren't you lucky, such a beautiful giveaway you won.


  15. Fabulous photographs. Love your blog.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  16. Congrats on winning the give-away, the note cards will look great framed up. I am getting a serious sweet tooth craving now, with that yummy looking Strawberry Eton Mess and the Cinnamon Danish..Yummers!

  17. That giveaway looks great :)

    Looks like you had a lovely weekend.

    Much lov xxxxx

  18. Amazing prize you won. Living the use of little miss's old clothes and pretty buttons. I love buttons I have jars of them. Look forwar to seeing hat you make from them.