Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Claxby Summer 2013

Had a wonderful weekend away in sunny Lincolnshire with fabulous company.  We had decided to live the high life and host afternoon tea so chose Sunday afternoon to do it.
Unbeknown to me other girls had also been busy making plans for it too so when I saw all their efforts I could honestly have cried it looked so beautiful.

Barbara and Kate had arranged for us to have a Gazebo out the side of the hall - it was perfect. The bunting was a lovely touch - picked up that very morning at a local carboot sale !

 We stamped the tablecloth ourselves - using the lovely King and Queen teapot stamps by stampendous and the fab set by Stampin up with teacups on.
 two of the girls had sorted out napkins and napkin rings - they went beautifully with the centres tea cups.
 Beautiful flowers as a centre piece.
 Freshly baked scones and cakes.
 Wonderful company.
 who enjoyed the cakes too !

And this was another surprise from the lovely Jo - fresh cream merangues !
Thank goodness the rest of the weekend was healthy but we loved living the high life for a while which was finished off perfectly by a fly over from the Red Arrows - wonder which of my pals swung that favour ???

I have come back feeling recharged and refreshed. The last 3 months have not been nice at all . It was wonderful to feel totally relaxed and loved for who I am again if that makes any sense at all.
I am lucky to be surrounded by special people at home and away and after finally closing the door on the situation I am up for anything again.
Thanks for all your support girls it means so much xx


  1. Oh Janet you sounded like you had a great retreat, the marquee looks fabulous as does the tea! I hope this has allowed you to recharge your batteries particularly given that you've had a rough time recently. Hugs

    1. Thanks Virginia x it was a very special weekend xx

  2. Hi Janet, that all looks absolutely lovely - the stamping on the tablecloths is the perfect touch and I love the beautiful china. Oh, and the meringues look scrumptious. Perfect! Elizabeth xx

    1. The stamping looked fabulous Elizabeth and i loved we all added to the design x

  3. (((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))) always xxx

    1. My special friend xx how would i manage without those hugs xx

  4. Meringues - think I've died and gone to heaven with those!!!!!!!


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