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20 June 2012

Families and cake

I love these type of photo/catch-up posts, it feels like the internet version of getting you all over for a cup of tea, a malted milk and a natter.  Totally wish I could do that for realzz (though I'm not sure I have enough coasters).

This weekend was the boyfriend's birthday and we celebrated it with some friends on Saturday night with Chinese takeaway, wine and a gihugic birthday cake.  The birthday cake was designed for 20 people but there were only four us so, out of the kindness of my heart, I have taken on the challenge this week of making sure none of it goes to waste.  I am pretty sure my current genetic makeup is 50% ganache.  On Sunday we went to a National Trust house in Somerset called Barrington Court to meet up with Tom's family.  They had an event on called 'Jazz on the lawns' where you could bring a picnic and listen to a band play jazz in the sunshine all afternoon (what's not to like?) We also looked around the Tudor manor house, saw an Anthony Gormley exhibition and (my favourite bit) looked around the gardens.  They have a kitchen garden where they grow all the veggies for the restaurant but we skipped the restaurant and had a picnic on the grass.  Tom's Mum had made a huge homemade pork pie which was amazing, with peanut butter and chocolate cake for afters.  Yum.  Tom's sister brought Tom's adorable niece and nephew along, who you can see in a couple of the photos.  I'm really enjoying using my digital SLR again, so much so that I've sold it to another lovely blogger and upgraded to a slightly newer one using the insurance money from my bridge camera that got soggy.  Exciting!

Hope you're all having lovely weeks so far.  Mine has been a super busy week of work so my evenings have mostly involved baths, TV and pajamas.  I am saving my pennies this week as next week we're off to Cornwall for a little break and I want to have some money in the fish and chips/Cornish cream tea/Cornish cider fund.  However the sales are really tempting me, have you been snapping anything up? Let me know what you've been buying so I can live vicariously through you guys!





Tom and his nephew Milo


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17 comments:

  1. The photos of Tom & Milo are just lovely <3 x

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  2. lovely pics, also i cant read about enough cake! :-) YUM

    http://twineandtwitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Ooohh I love National Trust houses! Not been to Barrington Court so will have to make my way there some day :)
    x

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  4. Sounds like a lovely weekend Rosie, and glad the outfit worked out in the end. Is it awful to admit I have degressed from using a point and shoot cmaera to just taking my blog pictures using my iPhone? Laziness, apathy, call it what you like, but it's just so.... there... and handy, and I'm no photographer so I can't help wondering if it's making a difference anyway....

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  5. Awwww these are lovely piccys. Hope you have a fab time in Cornwall. I wish i could share some recent purchases with you but, alas i haven't had any! Currently on the lookout for a pink blazer for a wedding i'm going to next week though!

    xxx

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    1. cake, country houses, fish and chips!! What a dream, pretty jealous.
      I'm skint so I've not been buying anything and all my clothes are getting too big now boohoo. I did have afternoon tea in Pettigrew Tea Rooms in Cardiff last weekend though, was devine!
      xx

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  6. Aw what lovely pictures! Hope you have a great time in Cornwall - I have never been but it is on my list to do because it looks beautiful!
    xx
    emsipop.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Great photos! Looks like you all had a lovely day x

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  8. Looks like a lovely weekend, and birthday cake is always good! x
    Sirens and Bells

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  9. I love reading posts like this too, really feels like you're having a good natter with the person! (: I love little country estates like this I just wish I could drive and had a car so I could see more without relying on public transport all the time. Tom's nephew is such a cutie too! xx

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  10. Your weekend looks idyllic I'm jealous!

    Poppy x

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  11. Looks as though you had a lovely day, gald the sun was shinning for you :)

    I'm off to Cornwall on Monday, I can;t wait, I've never been before and am very excited :) Hope you have an amazing time there x x x x

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  12. I've just got back from Cornwall where I've been lucky enough to visit 2 gorgeous botanical gardens - something about wandering around looking at pretty flowers is so relaxing and makes it almost feel like it's summer!

    Becky | life.style.flash. x

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  13. awww, Milo is so cute! Lovely photos! xx

    myprettymummy.com

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  14. Lovely blog.
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com.au

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  15. I absolutely adore your blog, Rosie! Your photos are always beautiful <3 I'm extremely jealous you're off to Cornwall, I'm in much need of a little break away somewhere! xo

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  16. Chinese food, National Trust loveliness AND cake!? Sounds like a super lovely weekend to me! Ohhh ganache - it's the stuff of dreams! :-)

    Jem xXx

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