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Jubilee Glee


This was supposed to be a post on my activities since Ghana, including a few events, the best vintage fair of the season, and the openings of some lovely restaurants in Surrey but after a cheeky comment from Mr G, exposing my ‘need to show my Jubilee nails’ in every photo I realised, without thinking about it that from head to toe, I had gone a bit Jubilee crazy!

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Easter Feaster

I love a family get together! Any excuse to bring out the trifle (Janet!) Cook up a storm (Mother) and bake lots of cakes (me!).

We’ve only just had one for Mothers Day, but Easter Sunday is the most important date in the Christian calendar. Church is of course the first order of the day, followed by  lunch, and normally a tea later. With three churches represented: food, faith and fun made for an eggsellent day!!

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A friend like Fen

It wasn’t until I had an outdoor space of my own that I started to appreciate the potent power of plants. Our large roof terrace overlooking a well kept garden, was to be the source of discussions and ideas instigated and executed by my friend Fionnuala (Fen).  Fen has impeccable taste. Her home and garden are beautifully decorated, each room enchanting as it is different, an uncluttered host to objects of her extensive travels. It’s impossible to not get garden envy sitting in her sunken decked area, over looking the urban savannah she and her other half have created from scratch..  drinking lemonade (fresh from her lemon tree!) or eating a home cooked meal flavoured with her homegrown herbs..

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