Come along inside... We'll see if tea and buns can make the world a better place.
(from The Wind in the Willows)
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That's a lovely thought, tea and pink iced buns? I have yet to find the perfect tea set to use with pink buns, pink percelain perhaps? I have seen something like this in the local antique shop, I find myself driving past for 'just a little look' but I know that although it seems very important to rush in and get it before someone else does, it will not be as sparkling and wonderful when it is sitting in my cupboard gathering dust - it's only desirable because I don't own it - it has taken me many years to learn this folks.
We had snow - it was lovely to come downstairs early that morning to find everything white beyond the conservatory...I like sitting out here in the morning with a little heater on at weekends...
I went to Brighton a while ago. Just imagine Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter film and you have my version of Brighton ('the Lanes')... here's some snaps around and about ..
I do love roast chestnuts, don't you? and it was very warm and toasty to stand here for a while and warm up ..... It was tempting to investigate both the floral and the beautiful green crushed velvet dresses here, but it was so cold I couldn't bear the thought of chilly changing rooms and states of undress, and the sparkly shoes - so very, very pretty, and the softest woolly hat and gloves, very tempting..
Wax factor sell vinyl records - there are some real treasures in here.
But what about the tea and buns? oh yes, that would be here usually but I was very cold and missing home, so off I went! what a shame - but then there's always next time :D
Back home I have not ventured out much, the woods are very muddy, I ventured a short distance and found berries and catkins and much evidence of birds nesting.
The ice cream man goes to my gym, I know because I often see his van in the car park (snapped below). Wouldn't it be nice if he could open up and give me a cone with a chocolate flake...
sometimes where I work they treat us by bringing an ice cream van like this into the car park, we then get a free ticket (it feels a bit like Willy Wonka with his golden ticket!) ... and we go downstairs (but not all at once you see as work must go on) to get our ice cream cone with lots of pink syrup. It's a lovely treat.
I am sorry there are no wonderful silk paintings lately, they are in my head and I just don't seem to be able to make them come out, maybe the Spring will bring a sprinkle of painting mojo. Thank you for stopping by, you're always welcome here - even if I'm out, you can just make yourself at home. Next time I will make lemon drizzle cake and light some candles to make it feel warm and homely, bye for now....