What a fantastic weekend with the weather! I hope you enjoyed yours - did you get out and about in the sunshine?
We've had the pleasure of meeting some more lovely people in our new village, as 'we' hosted a Flower Festival. I say 'we' meaning the wider village of Tolpuddle which we are loving being a part of.
Embracing village life is especially important to me. I've dreamt of living in such a pretty location for a long time now, my archive of Country Homes and Interiors and Country Living magazines span years worth of collecting, even back when we lived in Hackney in London. Personally I like to feel part of a small community and being a keen horse rider the countryside really does feed my soul.
I was therefore delighted to be invited to do some baking for the cream teas yesterday afternoon - so the pressure was on to produce some good (non rock cake like) scones.
There! You can spot mine on the top tier of the cake stand being dished out by my neighbor Claire.
Saturday was hot hot hot, we had a meander up the country lanes with Alfie and then onto the Church to view and photograph the flower displays and quilts. I look like I am HUGELY overdressed to walk the dog lol! I suppose I am a bit, but I was taking pictures for the Parish Magazine and any excuse to dress up for the occasion does not go unmissed in my book ;-)
Polka Dot Jeans- Mint Velvet £35.00 in the sale now a few sizes left
Lace Blouse - H&M - in store now
Blazer - Mulberry - a golden oldie
Shoes - Hush - these orange ones were from last summer but some new pretty colours are available now.
Sunglasses - Burberry - more golden oldies
Yesterday was spent baking, baking, baking in the morning and then sitting back and enjoying the cream teas in the afternoon. Afternoon tea was served in the local Manor House. The owners were extremely hospitable, opening up their home and gardens to the village and visitors alike. It's such a beautiful property, set in the most stunning location behind our village church. Dating back to the time of the English Civil War, it's home to one of those gardens were you could while away many hours. I got chatting to the young man whose parents inherited the house and he was telling me some interesting tales about where he used to make dens as a child! You could imagine it to be a real secret garden for children to play in. Luca certainly enjoyed it, you can just about make our him running off into the distance!
I managed to snap some lovely pictures, anybody who is interested in floral displays and gardening please check back later in the week for more - until then happy Monday xxx