Saturday, 9 March 2013

That & the Other


My oldest friend Ali came to stay this week so it has been a very good one; lengthy chats, much giggling, plenty of walking, charity shopping and antique fondling in abundance. All with the necessary stops for tea and cake, of course. We watched Jane Eyre and Amélie back to back, met Sara for afternoon tea (I had so much fun introducing two of my favourite people), spent far too long in Paperchase, discovered the creepiest childrens book (see last pic: Play With Us? Or what!?) and yet somehow we didn't get around to opening the bubbly. I'll save it for the next visit. 

I love appreciating this little town through new eyes, I'll be very sad to leave it!

28 comments :

  1. Nothing like spending time with your best friend. Love your photos. I have a favorite...the sugar bowl. :)

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  2. Ah this sounds like the perfect best friend bonding session!
    Sophie
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  3. Wow! So many marshmallows<3

    And that town does look awesome:)

    blueeyednightowl.blogspot.com

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  4. Nothing better than meeting up with friends and having a good old chat! Sounds like you had a wonderful time.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  5. What a great week! Who needs to go away when you can have such a wonderful time at home. That afternoon tea looks amazing!

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  6. beautiful photos!

    http://iamcollecting.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Great photos - the perfect reminder of happy times. But now I want a cream tea!
    x

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  8. That hot chocolate (I am assuming chocolate, due to the mountain of marshmellows) looks so good! x

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  9. Looks like fun times with plenty of cake
    http://ahandfulofhope.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. Oh my gosh, the fooood! Yum yum yum, especially the hot chocolate

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  11. ....... Jeesuus! that "Hot Chocolate" - I would love one of those right now and I've just had Breakfast - beautiful shot - infact all the shots are gorgeous! look's as though it was a wonderful weekend! .........

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  12. mmmm i could have a hot chocolate right now, if only i had some marshmallows :)

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  13. Haha, I have that copy of 'Play with us'! It is a bit Midwich Cuckoos.
    x

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  14. Sounds like you gals had fun! I love Amelie :)

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  15. Sounds like the perfect kind of week! All my favourite things to do too.
    What fun!
    Sophie x

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  16. Beautiful photos, looks like a wonderful weekend. I love your site of beautiful clutter, gotta come back to see more! :)

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  17. Oh my gosh, I think I had some of those "Play with Us" books. Ah memories :)
    Eleanor x
    http://coffeewithcroissants.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. Every picture you post makes me feel nostalgic for something I cannot define.
    Why are you leaving town - what have I missed?

    Lucy x

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  19. I am drooling over those gorgeous decanter type things on the top of the cupboard, I couldn't quite read the writing on them, what did they used to contain?xx

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    1. They're all old wine bottles I think - 'Merlot', 'Chenin Blanc' etc :-) I'd have loved to bring one home!

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  20. Love all those old Merlot bottles - they are so wonderful especially with the faded lettering to them. Very nice!

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  21. Gorgeous! I'd love to have a chandelier. Would be so much fun!

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  22. Amazing pics! So lovely:)

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  23. Thanks Gem for visiting my blog! I am so sorry I didn't write here before about this article, I just didn't get round to it on time! Anyway, I hope you don't mind me mentioning your blog (it was just to say how lovely it is :)) If you want a full translation of the article, please do not hesitate to ask me! xx

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  24. Lovely stuff as always. We used to have those books! Going to have to dig them out and overdose on nostalgia :)

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  25. I'd love to just hang out with you one day. Your blog is always so beautiful, your photographs, your adventures!!!
    And you are lovely!

    That is all.
    I am just in awe!
    xxx

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  26. Amelie is wonderful, I need to watch it again soon.

    How about following each other? Let me know on my blog!

    /Avy

    http://mymotherfuckedmickjagger.blogspot.com

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