Tuesday, August 2

starting August as I mean to go on!

My best friend Julie arrived yesterday morning in her smart little silver and red Sports Car

  
(it always amazes me that such an unashamedly "townie" car survives the bumpy 4 x 4 track to our house!)

With the roof down on account of the unseasonably sunny weather (!) and feeling just like Thelma & Louise on an impromptu adventure, we set off along the winding Dorset country roads to have a picnic on Stoborough Heath

Overlooking the magnificent ruins of Corfe Castle and watching steam trails from the Swanage Railway disperse above the trees,  we lunched on smoked salmon sarnies and fresh fruit salad, raising a toast to our girly giggles with glasses of elderflower presse

Arriving back home, we sat in the garden drinking tea and eating muffins, because despite spending all day together, we STILL had stuff to talk about (and yes, I did text her when she'd gone!)

A perfect day, a perfect start to August and a perfect friend. . .what more could anyone want?

wishing you all happy sunny and enjoyable days in August xx


20 comments:

Susan T said...

How very lovely. With all those ingredients no wonder you enjoyed yourself.

Vintage Jane said...

Sounds perfect! Glad you had a wonderful day. M x

Autumn Mist said...

Sounds fabulous. I love the Thelma and Louise thing. We used to go on Sunday school trips to Swanage when I was a child, and always went past Corfe Castle.

YONKS said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day and you paint a great picture. Don't you love getting together with really good friends you feel so comfortable with! Love Corfe Castle.
Dianne X

Menopausalmusing said...

Love your piccie you illustrated this with........ such fun........ and wishing you lots more days like it.

Andi's English Attic said...

Ah yes, Thelma and Louise is a favourite when travelling by car with a girlfriend.

There's nothing like spending the day with a friend. Of COURSE there's a day's worth of talking and texting. Sounds like a wonderful day and a lovely picnic. xx

sue15cat said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to start the month. Let's hope for lots of lovely weather and more time spent with friends for the rest of Summer.

Sue xx

Jee said...

Sounds great. A friend I haven't seen for 25+ years is coming next week - can't wait.

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Sounds like the perfect day!

Mimi and Tilly said...

Oooh, sounds fab! Em xx

Sherri B. said...

What a delightful day, there is nothing like spending a day catching up with a special girlfriend!

polkadotpeticoat said...

What a fabulous day indeed....I could use one of these myself!

helen tilston said...

I would have come along, honestly. That must have been so special. Did you get lots of men honking at you?

Helen xx

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Miss Bunny
What a lovely day for you and lovely location, did you wear a head scarf and sunnies??
I was thinking today, when I visit Tom in Winchester I wonder if Miss Bunny might like to meet somewhere for a refreshments and a chat!
T x

Country Cottage Chic said...

Perfect! I'm looking forward to a similar day tomorrow.

Edward said...

Sounds like a lot of fun and a day very well spent, and of course you can’t beat a good muffin.
Regards

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Perfect spot for a picnic. Love it there! As you can see I'm looking at blogs again - purely because I can't muster up enough energy to sand skirting boards and get painting, despite being against the clock again!!

Heyho! More picnics soon hopefully for us all!

Sx

Sylvia said...

Looks like you and your friend had a wonderful day, Elaine !
I visited Corfe Castle years ago, there was a teddy bear shop and I saw a cute one, but the shop was closed :-(
Some friends bought them for me later and we met in Holland, I'm so happy with this bear.
Yesterday we had a lovely sunny day, today rain again ...
Hugs,
Sylvia

Miss Mary Elliott said...

Sounds like fun! it's so nice to have girly days out and have a giggle :)

Kim said...

So, when Ted offered to do the washing during a particularly hectic week I explained the nitty-gritty in great detail; the 9-1/2 minute rule, the precise dial wiggle required, the gentle hand, the EXACT way the drum had to be loaded and the reverential Closing of the Door ceremony.
Perhaps it was unwise to omit the prayer ritual, but then hindsight is a luxury in which we shouldn't wallow! HaHa I love this part! This is exactly how our appliances work! hahahaha

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