Thursday, 6 June 2013

The Stuff Of Life....

Hello my lovelies!!

Yet again I've let things slide and it's been ages since I blogged, it'd probably be more organised to group things into a couple of posts, but I'm going to just dive right in and tell you what we have been up to lately.

For the first time in her seven years I was "allowed" to have my niece Little E for the day (BIL is very protective of his little girl). We went to Staunton Country Park (somewhere I hadn't been since the boys were little) and had a lovely day despite a little drizzle late on:

With my oldest friends little boy (who is such a sweetie he makes me terribly broody!!).....
Safe to say I think we wore Little E out:

There has also been rather a lot of cake - Mr G always asks me to bake at the weekend, but usually by the time we've done the chores/sorted out the horses I can't be bothered. Last Saturday however, Mr G went out for the morning on his motorbike and I was at a loose end and so he came home to this:

We had an impromtu cake picnic in the garden (I also made coffee & walnut cupcakes):

That evening my Sis and her family came for a BBQ and there was more cake!!:

Sunday "breakfast":

I've really been enjoying seeing to the horses in this lovely weather, everything at the stables has spring into life and am currently only feeding my old boy Crofter (he's 32). He's part sheep I'm sure as he has the thickest winter coat - by the time it's all shed it'll be about time for him to start growing it again!!:

TC was looking particularly gorgeous this week, despite having a sore foot (he's had an abscess):

I've taken up the pencil in an attempt to learn to draw better and have been doodling a bit - I always loved to draw as a child but have never been any good at it (I got an F for my Art GCSE!!):

I've been out shopping a couple of times with my oldest friend D and got a lovely new phone case from Paperchase:

And I also found some lovely old treasures:

I have a collection of the Art Deco mirrors going up the wall on the stairs - this little one is my eleventh!! Mr G currently has five to hang as I've been lucky finding them recently (helped by D as she picked up two for me in a charity shop!!)

Yesterday's boot sale is at a lovely spot on the seafront on Hayling Island (where Mr G and I met and grew up)

It's every Wednesday throughout the year and I thoroughly recommend it.

So, that's what we have been up to really, along with the more mundane stuff of life.

Hopes you're all very well....


Sarah x



  1. I had to look twice at that last pic!!!! Cakes look amazing!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  2. Life before blogging that is the way it should go! I am glad you had a day out with your niece. She looks adorable! I'm jealous because I have no nieces and nephews - none of my siblings are married and those that are married aren't planning to have children. Maybe someday...

  3. I love cake at the weekend! Crofter is so sweet! He looks so fluffy.

    Gemma xXx

  4. Jesus. That cake. I could eat that in one go.

  5. Oh, Sarah, how I would love to strock your horses and tuck into either cake, then stroll the sale near the beach. It would be so lovely, but instead I must content myself with the usually, garden, laundry and such. Enjoy your weekend! Hope your Mom is doing well and enjoying summer. Patty/BC

  6. Hey Sarah, it's so lovely to hear from you and to catch up with all your news. Mr G looks very happy that he has his cake and is eating it too! :) Your boys are growing, I think it's the warmer weather that gets kids growing. My girls always grew in the summer holidays.
    Your horses are gorgeous and I'm sure they are enjoying the nicer weather and green grass to munch on.
    As for your comment about not being able to draw, that's not true, just look at your awesome sketch.
    Enjoy the weekend,
    Anne xx


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