This Saturday I went to a friends summery tea party. It was actually a little gathering of friends and neighbours for her daughters 17th birthday.
It was good medicine to be out in the summer sun and socialize for a few hours.
......and I might of had to overcome my I just can't socialize feeling like this persona in order to go!......I decided not to think about too hard and just went. Thankfully I did.
In fact, I'm sure it was me who was getting rather excited about the wonderful egg and cress sandwiches and exclaiming loudly all about it. I had never tasted better!......apparently it's all down the seasoning and the cress......I can tell you going to the gym prior eating said sandwiches also helps!! In fact I think I ate nearly all of them. Hope that doesn't mean I will be forgotten to be invited next time!
I was also rather excited about this lady's red and white gingham sundress, sadly that's not me wearing it! I was so ready to believe it was handmade! Very suitable attire for a tea party don't you think?
We ooed and aahed over the handmade bunting. Sewn on to a measuring tape from a christmas cracker no less! very clever!
We admired the vintage teapots and drank copious amounts of tea and ate delicious victoria sponge cake and meringues and cream. Oh and gorgeous ripe strawberries too.
I was a very well fed and happy guest. Feeling virtuous by way of having gone to the gym first! It's only once a week, but it keeps everything moving and the endorphins are good.
I also managed to score a summery top on the way there, which I wore. By using my thrifting skills! Which helped, oh and I wore my vintage sunglasses, so all was good.
Back at home we kicked off shoes and relaxed on the swing seat. By we I mean me and my little dog of course!
Accompanied by the wool basket. I loved working with the bright colours in the sunshine. Another cushion is being made, I'll show you soon. This is our sweet spot this summer, lots of time going to be spent here!
Thank you for your support and advice on my last post. I was thinking it would be good to join a parents of teenagers support group, if there is such a thing! it only takes a few wise words from others and you can get a glimmer of hope again going again. So thank you lovely people.
Have a good week. Got to go now and mow a meadow!