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Deck shoes, gardening and afternoon tea


A few things before I start this post - firstly, a big thanks to the lovely Michelle for featuring my last post in her  week in photos today. Actually, I say my last post - it is the last post you can see on here but Blogger actually deleted my last post during the hiccups it had on Friday. So, new followers (hi!) you are going to have to imagine some photos of a jaunt in the New Forest last weekend as they have now gone, (possibly) never to return! Secondly, very excitingly I woke up this morning to a new little blog milestone for me, I now have over 300 followers! I'm going to do a little giveaway to say thankyou to you all for being so darned lovely, and for reading all the guff I stick up here - so look out for that over the next couple of weeks.

This weekend has been quite a busy one, although not as busy as I'd have liked due to still struggling with this god-awful cold I've had for a week now. Yesterday was spent (get ready to be jealous) digging the garden - when we moved in it was totally overgrown so it's a big project trying to cut down all the trees and bushes and get rid of all the weeds. It's lucky I'm not scared of spiders as I saw a lot of eight-legged insects out there yesterday! Today we planted the first few things in the garden since we bought the house - you can see them in the top right picture.  We also discovered that the garden centre does afternoon tea (yum) so treated ourselves to a plate of sandwiches and cakes.

Yesterday was also a year since Tom and I started dating, so we celebrated our anniversary with a very yummy dinner in the evening.  We met last year on a sailing training exercise with work (you can see a photo of both of us there below!) and have been inseparable ever since, buying our first house together in March. Some people might think this is moving too fast, but I still stand by the fact that when you know, you know.


In the second line of photos above you will see that I finally ended the search for the perfect deck shoes with this gorgeous pair of Sperry Topsiders found on Etsy.  I am currently refusing to take them off - they are so comfy!

Finally, I couldn't do as much gardening today as I felt too poorly, so I launched into an indoor project instead, and made a blind for the front window of our house.  What do you think? I love this range of Ikea stripy fabric and can't wait to make more things out of it!

19 comments

  1. The sandwiches and cakes look delicious, and the deck shoes so comfy!
    Congratulations on your year anniversary too - you must be loving all the gardening and decorating and such :)

    Rosie x

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  2. N'aw I love hearing about people of our generation gardening! That blind is so cute, and it's really clever that you made it! Happy anniversary to you both for yesterday :) xoxo

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  3. I'm always so jealous of your house but for once I'm not - i HATE spiders. I would actually pay for someone to remove them from my flat!
    Congrats on the 300

    xx

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  4. Quick, put some slug pellets around the hosta and slugs LOVE them. Congrats on the anniversary of the best year of your lives, Rosie & Tom.
    xx

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  5. Congrats on reaching 300 followers lovely, so well deserved! I'm gutted I didn't get to see your snaps, I saw the post pop up but returned to my laptop once I had some spare time and Blogger had had its' hissy fit! Ooh I don't envy you with the gardening, we've hired a gardener to tackle ours at home hahaha, we've all given up with it! Your blinds look so nice and rustic!

    Aaah, and even more congrats to you and Tom on your anniversary (: xxxx

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  6. Well done on getting 300 followers & Congrats on your anniversary! I totally agree that when you know, you know!

    I would love to know how you made the blinds they look awesome :) xx

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  7. Happy anniversary! Aren't you good! that blind is dead nice :) how did you do it?
    and i'm loving the look of those deck shoes! xxx

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  8. afternoon tea sounds lovely!
    I've never done any gardening, I want to make a little herb garden though. I saw one in an old metal tub before with about 5 different herbs in and I think I could just about manage to keep them alive x

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  9. do you want to come and do my garden for me!? haha!! although me and watering plants don't go hand in hand xx

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  10. What beautiful pictures! I'm so sorry youre feelign ill though.
    And i agree about when you know, you know. My boy and i are coming on our first year now, and its easy because it feels so right. best wishes to you two :) xoxo

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  11. That tea looks really good - and I love your blog layout! x

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  12. Happy Anniversary! I also LOVE those boat shoes, im still hunting for my fav pair xx
    Ella @ Belle Vintage

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  13. I agree, when you know, you know :) Loved hearing about how yous met Rosie, purely because I am very nosy like that! Would you ever do a little anniversary post rounding up your first year together? That would be sure to make me awwww! Haha but again sorry, I am just too nosy :) Well done on the followers gal, and nothing beats a good afternoon tea ♥ xx

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  14. Oh i love your shoes ive always wanted a pair like that too! So pretty!

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  15. I actually love those days when it's too cold or you're not feeling quite tip top so you can stay in guilt free and work on little projects like the blind you made (which is just perfect) and other little crafty things...I'm terrible though because I always feel like I have more important things to do so never really get around to things like this.

    Hope you're feeling better soon and congrats on the 300+ followers, I'm the newest one! xxx

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  16. Those deck shoes look perfect! And those sandwiches look delish. Congrats on the anniversary :) x

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  17. Love the deck shoes :) I started a new blog!! I'd really appreciate any comments, thoughts..whatever works!!:) THanks!!

    patchoftulips.blogspot.com

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