"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

Saturday 28 April 2018

Springtime In England


Hello Dear Readers
I thought you all might like to see a little update of what has been happening here in the English Countryside.
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In February we spent a truly beautiful break away visiting our friends in Somerset.
We stayed in their beautiful old English thatched cottage & spent each day with them, it will be a little holiday that will always hold a special place in
my heart.
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Our first view of Lilac Cottage when walking in, it is such a pretty & restful place.
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The twins bedroom at Lilac Cottage, Hinton Saint George, Somerset.
We have never been to such a beautiful holiday cottage.
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We missed George so much but there was still a cat at Lilac Cottage.
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Last month the twins turned 9, time is flying by far to fast.
They decided they would like a homemade Afternoon Tea to celebrate.
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Kitty deciding what she fancies.
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They choose a sponge cake for their Birthday Cake with strawberries & cream.
Daisy made these beautiful tea bag biscuits & other treats.
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The birthday girls.
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Still little girls at heart.
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Our Easter Table.
All of our children came for Easter Sunday & our two little Granddaughters.
It was a very special day with all the family together.
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A family photo taken on a day out at Stratford Upon Avon a couple of weeks ago.
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I am sorry it has taken me so long to do this small update but due to homeschooling, health issues & trying to live a more simpler life it just hasn't been possible.
Wishing all my dear readers a very happy Springtime.
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Fondly Michelle

47 comments:

  1. No matter how long , Its always a pleasure to read your blog , Such a beautiful cottage too and the afternoon tea looks so delicious xxx

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  2. I'm always delighted when you post. I don't mind the gap between posts just so long as you post occasionally. What a lovely birthday tea : )

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  3. So lovely to see you today, Michelle, and to read all about your recent happenings. The afternoon tea looks so nice!

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  4. How lovely to have a little catch up. Hen's Cottage is gorgeous isn't it :-)

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  5. It's always a joy to read your lovely blog. I'm so happy that you and your dear family enjoyed such a wonderful holiday. I wish you all the blessings of spring. Pat 🌷

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  6. Lovely seeing this (even though I saw it on your Facebook page earlier). What a wonderful holiday and that cottage was so "you". All that baking must have been well received as it looks SO tasty.

    I hope that your health issues are sorted soon and of course, home schooling has to come first, but your posts are always eagerly awaited and greatly enjoyed.

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    1. Thank you very much, I'll try & post more often.
      Fondly Michelle

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  7. I love reading your blog post. Hope health gets better soon

    Julie xxxxxx

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  8. Life and all it's complications does have a habit of getting in the way of what we'd really like to be doing. Good to hear about your families journey...those girls are rocketing upwards! x

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    1. They are growing too fast.
      Yes they do but I won't let them beat me.
      Fondly Michelle

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  9. Hi Michelle,
    I found your blog a couple of weeks ago and I can honestly say it has changed my life! I have rediscovered my love of baking thanks to you (my family are thanking you a million times over!!). Also I am trying to live a more simpler life - thanks to you again. On this subject you may like the: https://down---to---earth.blogspot.co.uk/ blog which is another favourite of mine.
    I just want to say a huge thank you for showing a glimpse of your wonderful life. I love your beautiful cottage (which looks like something out of a Miss Read book!) and most of all your delicious looking baking :)
    My cookbook collection is now growing and in the summer I will try and make some jam for the first time - thank you again for the inspiration.
    I am now working my way through your Instagram account and savouring every picture and word!
    I hope your health issues get sorted out soon.
    Thanks again
    Eve x
    P.S have you got a spare attic room that I can move into?!!!

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    1. This makes my heart sing to hear this Eve, I'm so happy for you.
      Fondly Michelle

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  10. The girls coats are lovely!

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  11. I am overjoyed finding your blog again, after some computer issues here. Lovely family & home and always a glimpse of England too. Thank you so very much Michelle. I do hope you your health has improved, and you are able to continue your blog as time permits. Your twins are adorable! Best to you & yours.

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  12. Such a joy to visit and catch up with you. Belated Birthday wishes to your girls. The afternoon tea looked amazing, what a wonderful treat. Do glad the family were able to get together for Easter. Take care.

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