Thursday, September 27, 2012

A lovely day......

I got the day off from hosting a table at the Creative Fields Expo.... (which was a fantastic success) and Michelle came up from Brisbane for a play date....

It is a looooooooong drive - a couple of hours so I really didn't want Michelle get all faint and weak for our day of fun... so first things first...... 

DEVONSHIRE TEA... isn't Michelle such a lovely person....

there was a display of aprons in the tea room - you can see some of them in the background...


loads of beautiful tea pots... this is only a few of them (Michelle has a few more pictures HERE


I went for the healthy option for lunch... we had bread rolls and lovely fresh strawberries for our picnic lunch...


.... you didn't really think the strawberries were on their own did you? ....



Michelle likes to think I led her astray.... tell me... does this look like anyone who needed encouragement??????



here is our very civilised picnic spot...... chairs and tables all set out and live music in the tent at the back.....


the gardens were beautiful......



the sun was out, spring was in .... just perfect.....


we did take in a couple of quilt shows... there were just so many unique and beautiful quilts.... we didn't take pictures but spent the hours admiring and oohing and aahing .... and a bit of chatting...... just a bit mind you...

Michelle came with a lovely goody bag for me...... just look...


such a pretty tea mug.... with tea ... a cute lizard all the way from Ayers Rock (and in the right colours) and some chocolate and lovely tea towel.... you need to see a close up of the lovely fabric appliqued on the towel.......

I love it all (well some of it I loved  - haha - the chocolate has disappeared!)

A great day out.... what about a bloggers meet for next year???? 

Righto, Gotto Go.... after 5 days of out of house time there is a pile of laundry.... (sorry to swear on the blog ladies) .....

30 comments:

  1. It sounds like so much fun - and what a collection of teapots!

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  2. What a lovely day out with Michele...fun, fun, fun and you can't beat that! A beautiful little parcel for you...now you are talking, chocolate....mine would be all gone too!

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  3. You and Michelle certainly had a lovely day for getting together. Those scones look very yummy. Michelle gave you such a lovely gift and I saw the lovely gift you gave Michelle on her blog. The tea towel is gorgeous. I forgive you for swearing on your post! Sometimes we all have to do that kind of swearing! LOL!

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  4. What a lovely day out , such beautiful surroundings , the tea cups and the aprons , wow , and those gardens a double wow ,and double double wow at all those goodies that Michelle brought to you ,she is a sweetie just like you . I'd love a day out , wouldn't that be fun . hugs Sheila

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  5. What a lovely way for two friends to spend the day. No, I don't think Michelle was led astray....... but you do have a dessert history!

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  6. What a lovely day you had! Michelle's gift was lovely.

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  7. lol you are so funny Fiona,what a wonderful exciting day you both had,i am so envious,i would have loved to have been there with you two.lovely gifts,love the tea towel.xx

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  8. What a wonderful way to spend the day and I love the tea mat that she made for you, beautiful choice of fabrics.

    Debbie

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  9. Poor Michelle to be led astray like that, she looks like she is at the Spanish Inquisition.
    what a wonderful day the two of would have had!
    Don't worry about the swearing, I have a built in censor that beeps out that sort of language. Love your gifts.

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  10. Fabulous post Fiona. Looks like the most wonderful day. Gorgeous presses too.

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  11. I feel so sorry for the two of you enduring a day like THAT!
    Must have been really hard to keep a smile on your faces too... :)

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  12. It was such a hardship eating those strawberries I can tell you. Thank you for such a wonderful day. I love it up on your mountain.

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  13. Lucky you.
    Yes Michelle does look very unhappy about those healthy strawberries you packed in the picnic!
    Lots of fun there by the looks - glad you got the day off.
    Don't work too hard in the @#$@!

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  14. Food, flowers, fabric, friends - got the lot!!

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  15. Great company, beautiful weather, gorgeous quilts and gardens ... I'd say the perfect day out :)

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  16. Lovely day out for you both. Maybe i will make it next year. :) Hugs,

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  17. Sounds and looks like the PERFECT day. So glad it was lovely for you both. The photos are wonderful xx

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  18. What a lovely day. That lizard looks so cute

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  19. How lucky to have such a great day with good company....
    Beautiful gifts you received from Michelle.

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  20. Wonderful photos.......lol......fancy trying to corrupt Michelle with healthy food!

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  21. Sounds like a wonderful day - in what looks to be a gorgeous setting!!! Thanks for sharing your photos!!

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  22. Looks like you guys had a fabulous day and the weather was good too, boy are you in for shock when you come to Europe!!! Put your vest on!! Love the mug, can't beat a good cuppa in a china mug!

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  23. How beautiful!!!!

    Thanks for stopping by to say hello. I appreciate your visit.

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  24. What a lovely day you both had Fiona - would love that beautiful teapot collection in my house. Your pressie was gorgeous

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  25. Hey Fiona! OK ... I'm jealous now ... wish I could have come and played with you and Michelle ... looks like you had a lot of fun. It was lovely to sit and chat at Creative Fields this week too. :0) Bear Hugs! KRIS

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  26. Hi Fiona! Sorry to have been away for so long again...life is just busy right now! But it looks like you have been having a great time. Love all the photos of your day with Michelle, and that tea room looks amazing! Also very lovely gifts that she brought for you! Isn't sharing a day with a friend just the best? :o)

    Chat soon!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  27. What a brilliant day Fiona. Looks like Michelle was great company & ots of fun. I love your pics of the poppies, great photography. Sounds like you now have your hands full with sinister chookies! Tracee xx

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