A Snapshot: Saturday


i’m going to be super-british now (…as though i’m ever anything but!) and talk about the weather! how glorious was the sunshine yesterday?! it felt like the first day of real spring, with a warm sun beating down and cloudless blue skies. jason and i didn’t even grumble when ted woke us up at the crack of dawn, because you just can’t be miserable in the face of a view like the one above, can you? i really do love where we live all year round, but when the acer’s in full bloom and the sunlight’s sparkling on the water i fall in love all over again.

whilst the boys went off to a puppy-training session yesterday morning, i had my first haircut in over two years! i booked it on a whim (does anyone else do that? i don’t think i’ve ever had my haircut not on a whim) and am pleased as punch! last time i had my hair cut i said to the hairdresser ‘i hate my hair, can you do something radical?’ so he lopped off about a foot of hair (no exaggeration!) and i cried for approximately two weeks solid. also, i’m certain that this is the first time ever in my whole life i’ve had a fringe cut in (not that it really shows, in the photo above) and haven’t instantly been itching to clip it up. guess those crazy old dancer ‘i must keep my hair off my face’ tendencies are finally fading!

we even managed to tick off the first ‘to do’ on our summer to do list yesterday, and had a picnic by the pond! i made some red velvet cupcakes, and ma, jason and i took them outside and enjoyed them in the sunshine. even teddy came too! he was on his best behaviour, and only trampled his way through our picnic one and a half times! and that, for a perpetually over-excited eight month old cocker spaniel, is quite the achievement!
yesterday i was listening (and singing along, loudly) to: taylor swift, reading: love taza, eating: porcini mushroom risotto, because jason and i just can’t get enough of the stuff, drinking: strawberry ribena, enjoying: driving my little car with the sunroof open!
how was your saturday? did you get out and enjoy the sunshine? :)

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10933203261473992278 Sophie

    There’s something about sunshine that just makes the day better isn’t there?! I went to London yesterday. The city’s so much nicer in the spring! Your picnic sounds like a great idea!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06044855888709229897 Paprika

    This looks lovely, its sunny where I am too and I’m loving it! Makes me want to go on a picnic too nowxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08309053407798253120 Rhiannon

    It’s been so nice having the sun out finally. We ended up going to our local ice cream parlour which was so yummy! Looks like you had a great day x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09605171138334225289 Georgia

    I miss a good ol’ English Picnic. That’ll be top of my to do list when I come back home in Summer :)



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15985403837964786493 Hayley

    Looks like a lovely little picnic. I’m actually trying to grow my fringe out at the moment and it’s driving me crazy! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00345506129673090671 Alice evans

    What you’ve just described sounds like the perfect day; sun, getting your hair done and cake! X

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00648895688162284839 Victoria

    We sat in our back garden yesterday and it was wonderful to get some sun on our skin! Until it went behind the clouds :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11625504538735588484 Kelsey McCann

    The last few days have been nothing but The Brits talking about the weather. It absolutely tickles me. It’s almost 90 degrees here and we’re all dying. I can’t believe you went that long without a cut! Mine after 3 months looks so horrible. Split ends everywhere and so frizzy. How did you do it!?

    I really want those cupcakes. It’s 5am, cupcakes for breakfast is acceptable right? TheBriarRoseBlog tweeted about ice-cream for breakfast. Fat-Girl-Friday on a Sunday?

    Little Red Umbrellas

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17128754833604987577 Rachael

    Haha since moving to the US I don’t have anyone to really talk about the weather with – us Brits are certainly obsessed with the weather! But yeah, turn to the summer and i’ll properly be melting. Picnics are the best aren’t they?!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09070219776982675074 Sallytangle

    LOVED this post – a lovely dose of Spring shaped sunshine and happiness in one fine post!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04866426491149601365 Kaz

    Those cupcakes look really lovely <3 glad your haircut was a success!
    Kaz at Sunshine Days x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12722545053896667144 VioletDaffodils

    I have loved the weather lately! been glorious :D
    hope the puppy training is going well, you’ve made me remember that I need to get my hair cut this week! I’m close to being cousin it’s twin XD xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15306677387636366914 Linn L

    Oh, what a day! Just reading about it and looking at your images puts a smile on my face. These are lovely times!


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