Thursday, 15 May 2014

Lovely Happy Things

My husband often works on Saturdays but last weekend he was free
so we decided to go to York for the day with his parents. While the girls
spent the morning at the train museum with Daddy and GrandDad
my mother-in-law and I enjoyed the sights and shopping round
the Shambles where I bought myself a few little treats.

goodies from the CK shop
my favourite tea from Betty's
We were going to go for a walk along the city walls after lunch
 but a thunderstorm put paid to all our plans for the afternoon so
 we decided to just head home. We were a little bit wet and tired but
very happy and despite the rain we still had the loveliest time.


These are stacking cups that the girls have lined up so nicely
on our sofa.

I saw all these bright colours when I walked into our living room
the other day and it made me smile.


I haven't bought flowers this past month, much to my dismay, because
my husband gets hay fever and it's always worse when we have them in
the house. But I couldn't say no when Markie asked me to buy this
little potted plant at the city farm and it's been on our mantlepiece
for the last couple of weeks. And this week it flowered!

They're so tiny and so pale and delicate. They're no trouble at all.
At the moment they're my most favourite flower in the world.


Sunny days and bright blue skies, even ones with big fluffy
clouds like these, always cheer me up.

And so wonderful to look out to this from our dining room window.
I sometimes complain about living on such a hilly city but I have to
admit we do get nice views like this.


I made flapjacks for the first time last week and since then
I've made them a couple more times. They are so simple to make
and so delicious!

Thank you Gillian for sharing with us your mum's recipe.
I think I've become a bit addicted to these flapjacks but I don't
mind it at all!

Thanks for reading. Back soon!


  1. I've been meaning to make that flapjack recipe everyday since Gillian posted it, and just keep getting too busy! Beyond that, I hope it's not getting too repetitive and boring to read, but your purchases are wonderful and so cheerful! I do tend to like tea, but keep wondering how awful ours likely is compared to what is available over there! Mostly I prefer black coffee - dark roasted, which seems to leave people a bit flummoxed. Ok, I am newly determined to make flapjack this afternoon! Now, let's see if I do! ;-) Oh, and those clouds are gorgeous!!

  2. Oh what a beautiful post! York is such a beautiful city, and you went to CK as well! The flapjack looks delish and perfect with the CK mug. Glad you had such a lovely weekend.

  3. Oh lovely happy things! Love those wee Ck bowls...I have cake stand in the same pattern and I love it. The photo of the sky and the clouds is just stunning. Hope you have a great weekend!
    Marianne x

  4. Lovely things indeed! I've never heard of flapjack before but it looks really good.

    Have a great day!

  5. Hi, lovely things in a lovely post.
    I do love cath Kinston product, I am a big fan.
    Miss xx