Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Perfect Company

Hello, and thank you for dropping in.  I really do appreciate every one of you.  At last we seem to have summertime.  Hooray!  Now then, some of you have asked me if you can "subscribe" to my little patch here by e-mail so I think I have added a gadget which will allow you to do this: if you scroll down to the bottom of this page you should find it, enter your e-mail address and then when I publish a new post, I think you will receive an e-mail to let you know.  If it doesn't happen like that, please let me know and I'll do some more tinkering.
 
The Best Beloved and I have been away visiting old and very dear friends at their new home in South Yorkshire and I feel like a pampered princess.  For three nights I have slept in a king-sized bed on a mattress which must surely have been made of marshmallow clouds and awoken to a breakfast of frothy cappuccino,  warm croissants, homemade jam and fresh fruit.  I have taken afternoon tea on the terrace, strolled in dappled sunlight in the orchard, wandered in the woods and in golden fields.  I have been driven around in a 1983 Daimler, picnicked in the sunshine and danced at the top of the Pennines until the wee, small hours of the morning .  I have eaten with gold-plated cutlery off bone china plates.  I have sat outside until long after dark, drinking wine and reminiscing with my oldest friend, looking at photographs of our families whom we have known for more than thirty-five years.  The sun shone all weekend and my soul sang. 

Here are some pictures to remind me of this wonderful weekend:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 Thank you for indulging me.  See you soon.
 
Love, Mrs Tiggywinkle x
 
 
 
 
 

22 comments:

  1. What a wonderful break away, sounds idyllic.

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  2. It sounds like you had a wonderful time xx

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  3. What a wonderful weekend you've had with old friends. It looks like they've moved to a really beautiful place. By the way, I have to say thanks for your previous Five on Friday post about your camping essentials. I wouldn't have known about taking thick socks for everyone. They really made a big difference in keeping us cozy at night time. Thanks! X

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    1. I am very happy to have been of service, Marion! And yes, it was a wonderful weekend. x

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  4. That sounds smashing, so glad you had a good time. x

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  5. That sounds like the perfect summer getaway to me! Lovely photos - x

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    1. Well, "perfect" is a very strong word but actually, I think you are right. I do feel very blessed. x

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  6. Looks like you had a lovely weekend. At least we are getting the occasional fine day now.

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    1. Oh yes, Doris, and it's about time too! x

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  7. Sounds like a perfect weekend in a beautifyl place:)

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    1. I know, Rosie, and I really haven't exaggerated. I am still pinching myself! x

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  8. Oh, my.....so nice to be so pampered and spoiled.

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  9. Sounds like a fabulous time away!! So glad for you that you enjoyed it so much!! xx

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  10. Beautiful photos... and it looks like you had a great time. Hopefully we will be able to enjoy a few more 'summery days' over the next few weeks. Jx

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    1. I do hope so, Jan. The Best Beloved goes back to work in 13 days' time and we haven't even been to the seaside yet! x

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  11. What a gorgeous time away. A little spoiling and pampering is good for one's soul.

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    1. It certainly was Lorrie - and there weren't any bears! x

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