"With Pomp, Power & Glory the world beckons vainly, In chase of such vanities why should I roam?While Peace & Content bless my little thatched cottage,And warm my own hearth with the Treasures of Home."*Beatrix Potter

Monday, 30 March 2015

The Twins Birthday & a Beautiful Sunday Walk

This has been a truly wonderful week at the cottage full of celebrations & special times visiting our neighbours.
I love this time of year when the twins were born, the earth is all bursting through in to new life.
Daffodils are all around the village, the January lambs are in the fields & the Spring lambs will be born in the next week.
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Dene & Ellie bought me this lovely plant.
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Primula's all ready for some simple table decorations on the adults table at the party.
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I made some cheese puffs for the party from Ruth Mott's Cookbook.
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They were such a simple thing to bake & tasted wonderful.
I am sure I will make these many times.
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A quick photo before the party started.
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Kitty's taking a peek in to the boy's party bags.
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Pass the Parcel.
We had a boys one & a girls one.
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Kitty showing such excitement over her prize in the parcel.
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Time for lunch.
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The Adults Table.
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It was wonderful that so many people came to celebrate the girls birthday.
There were so many of the villagers there with ages ranging from 91 to 5.
It was such a special day, one we will treasure.
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Kitty chose a butterfly.
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Mary was a princess.
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Daisy, Mary & Kitty.
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Harold one of our neighbours brought the girls these lovely fruit baskets.
He is a wonderful gentleman & was the oldest at the party.
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A beautiful Sunday afternoon walk.
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The weather was lovely last Sunday, the air so clear & warm.
After all the hard work the day before at the party is was wonderful to get outside & enjoy our countryside.
We heard what we thought were lambs from our garden, so we set of to see if we could find some.
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The sun was so warm, the girls are so happy in all that they do.
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Mother's with their lambs a couple of fields away from the cottage.
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Walking up to the stile on our way home.
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This is the field next to our garden, you can see the tall fir trees at the end of our garden.
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First blossom of the year.
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Finding shade under a tree full of blossom.
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Arriving home, the village is full of daffodils.
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Violets found under one of our apples trees while clearing the ground.
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On Thursday we had a special day spent with the girls & visiting a wonderful lady from our village in the afternoon. We also went to see the sheep being fed at the farm down the lane, in a few days they will be Mother's once more.
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They chose a simple cake with chocolate & smarties for their little birthday tea.
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Some of the pretty home made cards the girls received.
Ellie does beautiful cards & has a craft stall booked for next month.
She has just started a blog it is called The Endeavours of a Contented Homemaker 
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The end of another wonderful day, the sun setting at the end of the garden over the head stones.
My love for our cottage & garden just grows & grows & I feel so blessed to have finally found home.
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We are now starting a wonderful two weeks break from School & will spend a lot of time on the vegetable patch & in the greenhouse. Many hands make light work & we have many hands.
Thank you my dear readers for all your comments.
Fondly Michelle




56 comments:

  1. Looks like you had the most wonderful party.
    Julie xxxxxxx

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  2. What a wonderful celebration such joy to have so many people share in your wonderful occasion.

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    1. Yes it was wonderful to have so many ages there.
      Fondly Michelle

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  3. What a simply gorgeous post. I wish I could have violets like yours in my garden. The countryside looks like something out of a novel. It looks like you put such a lot of work into the party, I am sure the girls and everyone who attended will have very happy memories from the day.

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    1. We are very lucky Sherri, the Lincolnshire Wolds are beautiful & it is all on our doorstep.
      We had a wonderful party.
      Fondly Michelle

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  4. Thank you for sharing the pictures of your very happy birthday party and for telling us about Ellies new blog, I have added her to my reading list.
    It's still very cold and windy down here on the Suffolk coast, we have violets but still the rhubarb is not as tall as your picture from 2 weeks ago. I've been talking to the asparagus bed, telling it to hurry, but it is ignoring me!
    Sue

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    1. I hope your rhubarb soon starts to grow strong & tall, we will be picking ours soon.
      I have just realised I have not added you to my blog list so will do that now, sorry.
      Hope the wind calms down for you soon.
      Fondly Michelle

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  5. Hello Michelle,
    I just had such warm feelings in my belly visiting your post today!!
    HAPPY HAPPY JOYFUL JOYFUL BIRTHDAY to the SWEET SWEET TWINS!!! :-)
    I think that this was a wonderful BLESSED DAY!!
    Sending warmth hugs and love, Linnie

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    1. Hello Linnie,
      Thank you so much for your birthday wishes to the twins, I will tell them they have a message all the way from America.
      Fondly Michelle

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  6. A LOT OF CONGRATULATIONS for the twins! One sees that they have spent it wonderfully surrounded with so many persons who estimate them. I wish all the happiness of the world them for his future. A strong embrace. Mary Carmen

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    1. Hello Mary,
      Thank you for your congratulations for the twins & for wishing them happiness for the furture.
      Enjoy the rest of your day in Spain.
      Fondly Michelle

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  7. I imagine you did all the catering for the twins' party so I bet you were glad to relax the next day. What a splendid feast, and such happy children and neighbours. Not to mention, what beautiful daughters you have. Is that recipe in the Victorian Kitchen Garden? I shall have to go and check.

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    1. Yes it was a lot of work but worth it to see all those happy faces.
      The recipe is from Ruth's own cook book.
      Fondly Michelle

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  8. Such a lovely Birthday party.
    Rosezeeta

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  9. Lovely to have birthday parties for children with guests of all ages.
    I love that pic over your gate.
    Lambs on bottles and baby chicks in the garden here in Derbyshire. Yes spring is here, it is just a little cold and windy for my liking.
    Gill

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    1. The wind is up here today Gill, hopefully it will soon calm down.
      We would love to have baby chicks.
      Fondly Michelle

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  10. i've only just discovered your blog...i'm so glad that i have. it's like a deep exhale....so much loveliness here, thank you so much for sharing.

    what a fabulous party it looks to be...best wishes to your girls!

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    1. Thank you Mel for your lovely comment.
      We had a wonderful party.
      Fondly Michelle

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  11. Happy Birthday to Katherine and Mary! It looks like all had fun at their party. I saw the first flower in my garden today! A crocus. Lots of daffodils and tulips starting to push up through the earth....finally.

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    1. I love crocus's Cathy, it is wonderful to see all the flowers springing back to life.
      I will pass your wishes on.
      Fondly Michelle

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  12. Your twins are so beautiful. It must have been so much fun planning this wonderful birthday celebration. I love your photos of the lovely countryside.

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    1. Yes a lot of planning for such a lovely day.
      Fondly Michelle

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  13. It looks like your daughters had a marvelous birthday! I love to see all of the pretty flowers you are enjoying. : )

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    1. Yes they had a lovely day Sarah,
      Fondly Michelle

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  14. Happy Birthday to Kitty and Mary, how sweet they are. What a wonderful memory for them to have a party with the entire village! Miss you all...

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    1. It's lovely to hear from you Linda.
      It was a wonderful party, you would have loved it.
      Miss you both too.
      Fondly Michelle

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  15. Such lovely memories you are giving your children! Thank you for sharing them on the Art of Home-Making Mondays :)

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    1. Thank you Jes, I love joining in on your link up & finding new blogs.
      Fondly Michelle

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  16. How lovely to include older members of your village at the twins party. I remember how my Father still loved to watch his young grand children and great grand children play, even when he no longer felt able to join in with their activities. I'm sure such events will enrich your children's lives so much without them even realising.
    Take care, Jackie. x

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    1. Thank Jackie for your lovely words. I loved how all generations were brought together, we were truly blessed.
      Have a wonderful Easter.
      Fondly Michelle

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  17. Such a fun day for your sweet girls, with wonderful memories too!
    And what a blessing that you have such pretty countryside for your family to enjoy!

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    1. Thank you Jennifer so your lovely words, we do have such pretty countryside.
      Fondly Michelle

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  18. Awe look at the fun party for such sweet girls. Wonderful!

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  19. What a wonderful party with lots of local neighbourly friends. That is so special, it is so nice that community is still so strong outside the city. You live in a very beautiful part of the world. Enjoy the holidays.

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    1. Yes our village is a lovely little community, we have truly found our home.
      Fondly Michelle

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  20. Happy Birthday to your sweet little girls. It looks like such a wonderful party and so nice that you had such a variety of people. Such a beautiful area that you live in. I love seeing everything that is going on inside and out of your beautiful cottage. Have a wonderful Easter. Guess what we are getting this weekend--SNOW. It is the never ending winter.
    Take care
    mary

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    1. Thank you Mary, I have passed your wishes on to the girls all the way from Canada.
      Oh I hope the snow is not to deep especially at Easter.
      Easter Blessings to you & your family.
      Fondly Michelle

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  21. Such a wonderful party the girls had! Everything looks such fun, and what wonderful neighbours you have, there's a true community feel to this post!
    The village you live in is beautiful, I am so pleased you have found such a special place to call home.
    I hope you have a lovely Easter weekend x

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    1. We did have a lovely day Melanie & yes we have such wonderful neighbours.
      Sending you Easter blessings, I hope your little one has a special Easter full of fun.
      Fondly Michelle

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    2. Thank you :-) happy Easter to you and yours x

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    3. Sorry, forgot to mention, I've done a post all about Beamish Museum over on my blog, thought I'd mention it as you like to visit there x

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  22. Oh be still my heart! A thatched cottage in England with a beautiful house full of children! I love your blog and we have a lot in common. I am following you back. Please join the Home Sweet Home party anytime and share what you are doing at your beautiful home!
    Sherry

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    1. I didn't realise you sis a party so was so happy to join you.
      Sending Easter blessings.
      Fondly Michelle

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  23. What a wonderful party! Oh my goodness, a party for two! They look so sweet and like the best of friends. You've having a beautiful spring there in your part of the world! Love seeing the sheep in the field! Hope you have a wonderful Easter~

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    1. Thank you Heather we had such a special day.
      Sending Easter wishes to you & your family.
      Fondly Michelle

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  24. How precioue! Your girls always warm my heart :) It looks like they had a beautiful party, my friend. Your flowers at the beginning of the post are simply lovely!

    Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. May you have a blessed Easter! Hugs!

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    1. We had such a special day Stephanie, so many memories.
      Sending Easter blessings to you & your family.
      Fondly Michelle

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  25. What a wonderful collection of photographs, such pretty flowers. Glad your girls had a fabulous birthday, such a previous age x

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    1. Thank you Lucy,
      Yes it is a wonderful age.
      Fondly Michelle

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  26. Oh I am so sorry I missed the girl's birthday.. Please tell them a belated Happy Birthday from Canada... Loved this post as always... xo

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  27. Oh I am so sorry I missed the girl's birthday.. Please tell them a belated Happy Birthday from Canada... Loved this post as always... xo

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  28. Wow! What a great party the girls seemed to have! Isn't it a shame that our children grow much too quickly?

    Such beautiful photos of the party and your walk! I enjoyed them all! :)

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