Monday, 14 April 2008


On Saturday Stewart and I went to Thriplow for their 40th "Daffodil Weekend." Although I have lived here for 18 years this was the first time we'd been despite it only being about 12 miles away. I was prompted this year by Julie, who contacted me to say she would be coming down to Thriplow on a coach trip. Julie and I started blogging at about the same time and she was one of the first people to "discover" my blog. Fairly soon after that we both realised we would be at the Festival of Quilts at the NEC on the same day so we met up for a cuppa. So it was super to be able to meet up again... and as a bonus we had a lovely day in Thriplow!

Where there was plenty to see (although I didn't take many pics!)

It was a bit chilly, but we managed to avoid the rain!

There was a flower festival in the church, which also had some beautiful stained glass

And to make the day even better, as we were walking along the road we bumped into Val and her family out for the day! Julie also gave me a lovely gift - this pretty case made on the embellisher.

Which is the perfect size for my glasses...

or maybe my phone...

But I think I prefer what Julie put in it!

She also gave me some pretty bits of lace and trims and fabric which I'm sure I will put to good use!
Thank you Julie!

I'm now off to my bed because I'm come over all flu-like and achy which is not good news because I've got too much to do! At least Ben has said he will make the dinner!


  1. Sorry to heary you are under the weather,I hope you feel better soon.
    I really like the chocolate case. Do you think Julie could make one for 007's Golden Bunny?.
    The picture of the stained glass window is lovely.

  2. Looks like a lovely day and lovely thoughtful gifts received too. I hope that you don't have the flu and that you will recover quickly.

  3. Great pics of your day. I hope you are soon feeling better.Get rested up, take care.
    Sarah x

  4. A chocolate case - now that is a good idea!
    Take care of yourself, and hope you're soon feeling better.

    Hot lemon and honey is what you need.


  5. Oh no ... hope you feel much better soon Gina. I think there are several nasty lurgies going round - No.2 has been off colour for a couple of days, and I feel decidedly queasy too.

    That looked a lovely day out - aren't blogging pals fabulous? x

  6. It looks like a lovely day out Gina and such a bonus to have a meet up with Julie and Val!

    I love your chocolate storage pouch!

    I hope you feel better very soon....and that you are pampered :)


  7. Hope you feel better really quickly and that the chocolate works as a a good remedy!

    How lovely to see two bloggers in one trip! I wish we could have come down too.

    Lucy xxx

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  9. I hope youre feeling better :) I thought I recognised Julie in your picture, what a lovely gift she gave you. Take care ~ Judy x


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