Friday, 3 August 2012


Another week has zipped by and it's Friday again.  This past week I have been enjoying......

The Olympics!!!  Gold medals for Team GB!!

finishing my latest read - Good ol' Chic-lit.  Thoroughly recommend!

Favourite quote from the book!  So true!

Starting a new book

Cheats baking with the Sweetpeas

Glittery Princess Fairycakes

And cookies

the garden

beautiful Passionflowers

my Geraniums finally have buds! Yay!

collaging with Little Miss

and making up some scrabble art

ooh and I forgot, on my last post, to share with you what I sent Shelley for the Jar of Love swap.

crochet hooks and some rainbow heart bunting

lavender pouch, colourful buttons and a crochet flower brooch

Cath Kidston cupcake cases, a vintage glass ring holder and a sparkly ring and a pretty pin.

If you haven't visited Shelley's blog before do stop by - here

Wishing you all a BeAuTiFuL weekend.



  1. Good morning!
    You had a great week!! Love the glittery cupcakes, the chick-lit books and of course your scrabble art! Wonderful!
    Enjoy your weekend! :)

  2. Hey! Nothing wrong with a bit of cheat baking - in fact .... those cakes are always scrummy!


  3. Looks like a beautiful week Victoria,love the fairy cakes set :)
    Gorgeous jar of love swap,I really need coloured crochet hooks,lol.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend,love juliexxx

  4. Great scrabble art! Baking with little ones is such a lovely activity. Those fairy-cakes look so pretty. Best wishes, Pj x

  5. Love those little cakes! Books look good too, reading loads now not working.Have a great weekend.Lesley x

  6. Grea post :) You will love your next book The Language Of Flowers, it is brilliant, I really enjoyed it.
    Have a great weekend x x x x

  7. Hi Victoria, yes, certainly nothing wrong with the odd packet-bake! They look sweet.

    I loved that quote about chocolates/life.....certainly true about the Revels...why on earth can't you buy a 'fondant filled choclate bean' ones only...they're the only ones I like!

    And look at those Passion Flowers...beautiful, they always look too exotic to do well in UK climate.Lx

  8. Am avidly watching Olympics and as I write this, the GB women's scullers have just been presented with their gold medals! I read that book and enjoyed it too ... I like all the revels really, so what does that say about me? Love your scrabble art, and the passion flowers are just incredible! Have a lovely prize-winning weekend!

    Claire xxx

  9. Love those pictures! Going to look out for that book, thanks! Ada :)

  10. What a lovely week you've had filled with so many nice things! The makes and bakes all look lovely, and I loved the re written box of chocolates quote! Must look out for the books too :)
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Helen x

  11. So true about the revels - I'm always hoping for the caramel one! Loving the Olympics, we went yesterday and the rest of the time I've been glued to the telly!

    Your heart bunting and scrabble pictures are great - I wanted to make one for my nephew but I just couldn't make his names fit together!

  12. Life IS like a bag of Revels ... brilliant!

    Great post :D

  13. It's been a busy week. Loving the paragraph from the book & so very true.

  14. The glittery princess fairy cakes look so yummy. You know, I am really into fairies right now. I love the rainbow heart bunting. It's so cheerful. My husband has been watching the Olympics - he was an athlete growing up, and he's enjoying them. A happy Sunday to you.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  15. Oooh, I bought Sweet Shop of Dreams book will have to start it if you think its good :) thanks for entering my giveaway sweetie, have a happy week )

    Bee happy x

  16. Hello Victoria,
    Lovely delights in your jar of love swap!
    I remember baking with those princess fairy cakes with my children, they were great fun to make! and eat...
    I need to check out The Secret Language Of flowers, I have heard it is a 'good read'..
    Thanks for sweet words always on mine!
    LoVe Maria x

  17. What a great post! Really love that crocheted bunting, the colours are so bright. I read The language of Flowers a little while ago and loved it...Hope you do too. I've never grown a passion flower before, are they easy to grow? Looks like you are having fun in the summer hols. Enjoy the sunshine! XXX