Monday, 28 June 2010

A lovely day trip out...

Sunday we took a trip too cambridge..what a lovely time we had too!
We had a special reason for going which i will tell you about another day,i had never been too cambridge before just quickly driven through it.
We will definatly be going back there is so much to see,we had to be there for 9.00am so we were up before most people so we had it to ourselves to start with.It was a glorious sunny day we started by walking along the river where all the barges were all moored up.

In there bright & cheery colours,by the river is also a lovely big park which love of my life would have liked but he had to stay at home this time.

All the punts were moored up awaiting the rush to start & believe us by lunch time the river was full of them.people having fun on the water enjoying the sunshine!

In many ways it reminded me of venice or indeed italy with the beautiful architecture,the river,the punts & the eating outside of bars & restaurants.

Now we are approaching the town centre...

This family had hired their punt early when they had the river to themselves.

First we came to this beautiful building which was one of the many colleges in cambridge,i think it was called st james college...we found a lovely little cafe opposite here to sit outside & enjoy refreshments & cake while listening to the choir within the college.It was wonderful & yet a bit creepy if you know what i mean it reminded me again of something you may hear in rome,definatly not your normal church choir!!

These girls we think came from the college in their black capes,we think were in the choir.

Walking along the streets aligned with bicycles as this is the quickest way to get about cambridge.

This is Trinity college we did go & have a look in here they were having some work done so only the chapel was open but definatly worth the was like stepping back in time even though the college is in full use today.

Mr h inside the grounds to the right is the of the college date back too 1317. One of the former occupants was sir issac newton from 1642-1727.

Inside the chapel where pupils were having choir practise.

The painting over the altar by the artist benjamin west (1777) depicts st michael binding satan?!

The beautiful stained glass windows of the chapel...

This also part of the chapel,where statues of sir issac newton & other members of the college stand...
Mr h with sir issac newton...fame at last!!

Above the wonderful ceiling...

Outside in the grounds...

When walking along the main streets there are lots of little roads & alley ways leading off in different directions some with the old fashioned street lamps some of which reminded me of 'oliver'.

Another college i am afraid to say i cannot remember its name....

This was part of the college wall which gave the impression you were looking through a window to the glorious gardens beyond...

After some site seeing we found the old market square selling local crafts,fresh veg,bread,cheeses,meat etc...
Today wasnt about shopping so i was very good & did'nt enter one of the delightful little craft/galleries which for me is hard!! We did pop into john lewis which was a nice treat as we dont have one on our doorstep.
These performers were fab,they travel all over they are in cambridge for a few more days then they are off too denmark it was great listening to them while soaking up the sunshine.
It is such a social place..great to sit outside a bar & watch the world go by.
On our way back along the river we stopped at a lovely italian restaurant for lunch sitting outside looking across the river enjoying a glass of vino..aahhh bliss!!
We hope to pay cambridge another visit in august for my birthday as there is so much to see we didnt even scratch the surface!
A reminder as the weeks are flying by,my race for life is approaching fast,thankyou so much to those that have sponsored me so far,i do my race on 25th july in celebration of my friend julie's life...
If you would like a chance of winning wonderful leonora a one of a kind mohair collectors bear you will need to sponsor me before the 10th of july as this is when i will be drawing the raffle.
You can sponsor me online by clicking onto the link at the top of my blog page..thankyou! x
Have a great week everyone!!
P.S if you sponsor me please leave me a comment on my blog so i know to enter you into the raffle & thankyou of course!! x

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Where has this week gone?!!

My where has this week gone..i thought i had better sneek a post in before the week ends?!!
Last sunday was spent in the garden with my lovely mum & dad to celebrate fathers day.
The sun even put in a apperance..we had a nice chilled relaxing afternoon with laughs & smiles..

Roses on the table freshly cut from snowdrop cottage garden..i have had so many this year..fresh flowers indoors every day.

Looking through the h cooked us a lovely barbi feast washed down with a few bevi's!!

Please take a pew & make yourself comfy...

The bunting was hung up & the table laid...

This is my lovely sweet mum with mr h & my dear old dad....

Me with my mum,dad & love of my life....mum would hate to know i had put a pic of her on my blog...sorry mum. xx

Bottoms up os!! Love of my life does like a drop of beer or cider & always has to lick the last few drops from his daddy's bottle...hiccup!!

Can you see tai sunbathing on the other table...cheeky little wotsit!!

I am not in the mood mum...go away & leave me in peace to enjoy the sun!!
Even though it is nearly a week late happy fathers day to all those lovely dads out there!!
I have had such a busy week which i will tell you about next week.
I also recieved this award..the sunshine second award in a few weeks. Thanks soooo much ro magnoila of 'soft winds and roses' who can be found here
Have a lovely weekend. xx

Friday, 18 June 2010

~The~ new~ bedroom~

Please come on my newly decorated bedroom,i have been meaning to show you it for the past few weeks. All the doors in snowdrop cottage are old latch doors...this one took some major stripping,all the years of paint over the beautiful old latches..we took them right back & painted them black again as they would have been.
My new rug called shoreline as it is all the colours you would find along the shore & as we know i have a love for anything coastal which is the colour theme i have used. No carpets in this house..coir through out.

I have always wanted a iron bed with a bed head at the bottom as well as the top if you know what i mean?!!

The ceiling light isnt a new edition we have had that some time it came from laura ashleys,the canvas on the wall i had made up from a picture i took of a beach we always walk too in wonderful cornwall..some of you may recognise it? In the recess i have a large seagrass trunk which houses all my towels & linen,it also doubles up as a bedside table!

The stripey bed linen is from marks & sparks again i love the colours,the check blanket is from a lovely little shop called great danes.
My blind i had made in this fab fabric,the boat is made by a lovely lady in polperro cornwall in the arts foundation,you must pay them a visit if you are ever in polperro.
Of course my funky pink roberts radio & newly fitted cast iron radiator ready for the winter.

These rush storage baskets are great for under the bed & they look good too..from tesco's direct.

Trio of funky fish...

The sea sweet,i have seen some more i like as i like a cluster of cushions. i will have to start saving my pennies!!

This dear little box with rope handle & slate heart is from christine at the seagarden in portscatho you can find christine's blog on blogs that i follow.

I love this cushion i got this a few years ago from fowey it sits on a cream chair with alfie bear.

Hanging on the wardrobe door...

My love of driftwood...

On the dressing table sits a vintage magpie bunnie 'olivia' made by the lovely nicky again can be found on blogs that i follow.

This vintage celery glass is ideal for displaying my shells & i found this lovely creamic treasures label.

Oohh & my driftwood heart,i had wanted one of these to hang above our bed for a while & i found this beauty in a favourite gallery of mine in sennen cornwall called the capstan gallery again a must to visit...all the work is produced locally which makes it even more special.

Would'nt we all like to wake up to blue skies? This was found when we went to norfolk it sits on top of the wall mirror.
It has a lovely relaxing feel to the room is a pleasure to wake up to in the morning & the new bed is soooooooo comfy!!
Well thats passed some time away without having to watch the dreaded h has gone down the pub with his brother & a friend to watch it in peace without me moaning on & asking stupid questions!!
Have a great weekend....bye for now. xx