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Would you like to come to a garden party?

This week has been another busy week followed by a lovely weekend. Yesterday I was taking photos at a work event to raise awareness of the importance of wearing lifejackets - it was an event that went on all round the world called 'Ready Set Inflate' where everyone around the world inflates a lifejacket at the same time to try and break a world record (I don't know if we did yet!) It was so much fun and it was a really lovely day for it too.  Afterwards, several people from my office came back to my house for a barbecue; and luckily the sun kept his hat on long enough for us to lounge about in the garden with glasses of Pimms, not to mention all the food I'd prepared!

There were strawberries and cream cupcakes (they have strawberries inside too!)....



A very yummy (if I do say so myself) potato salad....



... and an even yummier Eton Mess! Not to mention all the barbecue food.  We ended up having two barbecues in the end as we all had a second wind later on in the evening!


All was enjoyed under the shade of the apple tree in the garden.  Love that blue sky!



I originally wanted to write this post as if we were all at a 'virtual garden party' (very cheesy I know!) and then I started thinking about how fun it would be to have a big ol' bloggers garden party (maybe I should organise this) - I'll supply the garden, you guys can bring the Pimms! What do you think? Haha.

Another lovely happening this week was that I finally managed to get to the Post Office to pick up my a-mazing giveaway prize for winning the wonderful Charlene at Dainty Dresses' 500 followers giveaway.  I was so excited to open the package, look at all the lovely things I got! I feel very lucky - I'm thrilled to bits with all my little goodies! Been using the Eyeko fat balms loads ever since - Charlene gave me the great tip that they're awesome for cheeks as well as lips so I've been carrying one around in my handbag for those make-up top ups. I also absolutely adore the necklace and the ring! (Also, the Maoam that filled the box were all destroyed in about 30 seconds - nom!)


22 comments

  1. Oh wow what a yummy feast! Potato Salad and Eton Mess are possibly two of my ultimate weaknesses too! So delicious! I have food envy now, roll on dinner time! x

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  2. Looks so yummy - love the cupcakes especially! And what a lucky lady to win all those goodies - love the necklace! x

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  3. Those cupcakes look lush! SO garden partyish! What is your secret with the potato salad?

    I think a blogger's garden party sounds like a great idea, we could all bring different things!

    xxxx

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  4. Ahh it all looks so yummy!

    Those cupcakes look delicious!

    Eton Mess and Potato Salad are definitely too weaknesses of mine :)

    xx

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  5. Haha a blogger bbq sounds amazing! xx

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  6. Looks yummy, Potato Salad and Cupcakes are two of my favourite foods. Well done on the giveaway prize.

    Sadie xx

    www.brandnewbutterflywings.com

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  7. BBQ at Rosies next weekend then eh girls! :p Haha aww really tho dude, that looks like a splendid wee time you put on. You'll need to let us know yous broke the life jackets record! :) What a lovely parcel too btw, well done on winning! Eyeko stuff looks so cute, I've yet to try anything from them xx

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  8. Those cupcakes look SO GOOD! What kind of frosting is that? It looks like ice cream! I love potato salad so much and you've now given me a huge big craving for it! Mmmm :) Glad you like everything in your little package xx

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  9. Mmmm, potato salad! Everytime we have a family BBQ my mum always makes it! Reminds me of my upbringing :) xx

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  10. A blogger's garden party sounds heavenly! In fact, any kind of garden party seems quite heavenly at present as at the moment, where I am, it has been tipping it down for the last couple of days! I can't believe your blue skies and sunshine, it looks scrumptious (:

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  11. a bloggers garden party sounds like the best idea ever! i'm pretty good at banana flapjack and i think tea flows in my veins so i'd definitely be there! x

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  12. Yay - road trip to Rosies! Organise it and I'll be there! :D
    Those cupcakes look so YUM, and I'm too jealous of that birdie necklace. <3 x x

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  13. Those cupcakes look so delicious! Did you make them yourself? I'd love to know where the recipe was from! The weather looked absolutely perfect for a BBQ, and Eton Mess is a delcious dessert to eat in the sun :) Congrats on all the prizes, I'm jealous! ;) xoxo

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  14. Those cupcakes do look absolutely gorgeous! so light but so yummy, perfect for Summer. A blogger barbeque sounds absolutely gorge!

    Great blog - Following you now

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  15. Practically drooling at the yum-ness of those cupcakes! x

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  16. Yum those cupcakes look to die for, glad you had fun.

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  17. I packed my friend off to a nautical themed hen-do with one of my old {and I mean old, from when I was about 10yrs old} life jackets this weekend. And she wore it whilst paddling in the sea on saturday. she'll be impressed to know she was so topical.
    Love those cupcakes. they look delicious.

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  18. I now require those cupcakes, a glass of Pimms and some bbqed meat in my life! This whole post is lovely :)

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  19. those cakes look incredible! in fact, so does all that food. oh and your prizes are awesome xx
    Ella @ Belle Vintage

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  20. Ahhh, the perfect setting for a bbq! Those cupcakes are to die for <3

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  21. I've got the eyko fat balm in frosting, tis a nice colour but smells a bit funky.
    Once again you've made my mouth water after seeing those cupcakes, having nothing sweet in the cupboards is always a bad time to read your blog! Late night trip to asda coming on I feel....
    Also what is an Eaton Mess? I'm intregued.
    Ah enough with my food obsessing!
    xx

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