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!)