Hello all, I hope you've had a lovely Bank Holiday weekend and that the weather in your corner of the globe was kind to you.
I've been out and about this weekend, visiting village shows and fetes and generally pottering about at home, bliss! My favourite kind of weekend.
I've entered raffles, rummaged in jumble, drooled over cake stalls, sampled local beers, winced at hot chilli chutneys, stroked rare sheep and best of all partaken of tea and cakes! Yummy! You can't beat an English village fete!
The loveliest day I've had this week though was Thursday. Wonderful Man and I were invited to lunch by Sue and Neil at their beautiful home in Coverdale.
Sue and Neil are very new friends to us, in fact we only met about 2 months ago when WM and I were shopping in the next town. I was perusing vegetables when a lady stopped me and said, "Hello, are you..."
It was at this point I was thinking to myself, 'Wow this lady is going to be so embarrassed when she realises she doesn't know me at all.'
But do you know what... she did know me!
"Hello, are you...MarmaladeRose?"
Yes, I was a little bit surprised too, but in a nice way. Anyway to cut a long story short we found we had mutual bloggy friends and a few weeks later a lunch date was arranged.
Here's Wonderful Man and Neil taking in...
this spectacular view.
Gorgeous isn't it!
We had a delicious home made lunch sat in their cosy kitchen enjoying this gorgeous scenery, and then relaxed even more in front of a cosy fire complete with chocolate and a purring cat. Hmmmmmm...luuuuurverly.
Thank you very much Sue and Neil for a truly lovely afternoon.
All to soon it was time to go home although I did say, "We really ought to be making a move" about 4 times before I actually managed to drag myself up off their comfortable sofa.
Okay I've kept you all waiting long enough. Shall we see who has won my giveaway?
I've counted and recounted (4 times actually) and not including multiple comments from the same people I declare....
Country Girl at Life on the East Coast the winner of my Cherry on Top bunting!
Thank you to everyone who left a comment, I enjoyed reading each and every one. In fact I enjoyed this giveaway so much that I'm going to have another one very soon, it was sooo much fun!
So Country Girl, I'll be contacting you shortly sweetie :)
Thank to all of you for making it such fun.
love Fi x