Friday, 26 July 2013

English Country Garden's At their Best

We've passed some lovely time as a family recently in different country gardens - especially during this hot weather we've been having.

My mum's village annual fete took place and is a must for us.  We always see old school friends, extended family and have a lovely time enjoying the traditional stalls. 

The sun shone, the brass band played

and Billy won an enormous reindeer.  Oh goody.  Another cuddly to join our home. 

He was made up though!

Chloe the clown had an eager assistant too ;0)

Do you remember this post about Grandpa's garden?  It's looking as lovely as ever - such floral abundance.


This hot weather we've been having has resulted in Lots of water play!!
Meditation in a mini pool:

Sprinklers.... enough said:

Chilled chatting in a tiny pool to cool down after school before the holidays started:

 Birthday super soakers were met with approval and have hardly been put down since:
Plus frantic fun sliding & splashing action:

After all that play, snuggles under blankets to warm up is a real must...
The winner of my giveaway and carry it forward will be announced next week!  I'll be contacting the winners directly shortly!!!

Happy days playing in the sunshine.

J9 x


  1. Looks like everyone is having a great time...loved seeing your flowers, so beautiful! TFS. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at
    Hugs, Gayle.

    1. Thanks Gayle and welcome!! It's great to have you in my bit of cyber space and of course I'd love to pop on over to yours when I get a bit more time later this week!! J9 x

  2. Summer is the best, isn't it? And it looks like you have been making the best of it!! I love that pic of your son in that itty bitty pool. My kids have be enjoying an over-sized bucket lately. You'd think, is was a 20 foot pool with the amount of fun they have had with it!!

    1. It's astonishing isn't it!?! That was actually a purchase by my sister in law at a nearly new sale - she thought she'd bought a toddler paddling pool and came home all excited, only to find it was tiny!! At least you don't feel guilty wasting huge amounts of water when it's pint size!!! J9 x

  3. What a nice post! It looks like you're having a wonderful summer. Your children are so cute!

    1. Awww, thanks!! Our summer has been glorious so far. Weather has been amazing for England and we've been grabbing every moment outdoors as we're just not used to it being this dry and sunny! Mind you, the kids have only been out of school for 1 week so far so it's early days ;0) J9x

  4. Oh, you have been having so much fun! Love the meditating in the kiddie pool! Must say, that is one big reindeer. Grandpa's garden is gorgeous! That first pink rose took my breath away! Thanks for sharing with SYC.