No, I’m not going anywhere (chance would be a fine thing!) – the husband and I both recently took a week off work and spent much time driving, reading, walking, playing with the Boy, Going Out, Staying In, sewing (me), playing computer games (him), crocheting (me again), buying vintage and second-hand (erm…still me) and eating lots (aha! Both of us!). I took lots of pictures, so am now presenting you with another image-laden blog post with very few words – less is more, perhaps?

We started the week with lunch in a local pub and then a drive through the country. I tried halloumi cheese for the first time ever (LOVED it, by the way, I highly recommend it) and tried to avoid oncoming cars while photographing hedgerows and wild flowers. There were picnics and leisurely breakfasts, trips to the seaside, experiments with lentils, creating and upcycling, and a visit to a fabulous tearoom that we’ve only recently discovered. I was left pondering, why is it that a week at work drags so much more than a week on holiday?


  1. Sonia
    June 7, 2011 / 9:21 pm

    Your pictures are lovely!

  2. Michelle
    June 7, 2011 / 9:24 pm

    Looks like you had a lovely week. Sometimes staycations are the best.

  3. Ms M
    June 9, 2011 / 6:41 pm

    Spooky, jusut sat down to hallumi and your blog! Great pics, looks like fun x

  4. Vicky
    June 10, 2011 / 7:11 am

    Thanks ladies – the hallumi was indeed deeeelicious. The husband wasn't a fan though! xx

  5. KatGotTheCream
    June 11, 2011 / 11:42 am

    I LOVE weeks like this don't you? Your photos are wonderful – a real slice of life. That cafe looks great too!Hope you had a nice relaxing break even if it was a 'staycation'.

  6. vintage catherine
    June 12, 2011 / 11:25 am

    The joined upness of the internet still does my head in. Hello from Hepwright's Vintage in Southampton! Must meet some time (or have we already)?

  7. dawn
    June 16, 2011 / 2:32 pm

    Lovely pictures! I love halloumi cheese, on a skewer, on a bbq, with orange pepper, red onion, and if you are a meat eater, chicken, that has been marinated in a lime and chilli (I think??) marinade – yummy!Ooh I now fancy tea and cake 😉

  8. Isle of Tea
    June 17, 2011 / 7:47 am

    Ello ello! Want to tell us more about the tearoom?? Or if you fancy, it would be wonderful if you'd like to post about it on Isle of Tea?? Love this post, btw. Very colourful and mucho fun!x

  9. Elizabeth @rosalilium
    June 18, 2011 / 7:52 pm

    I love seeing a week in photos. Looks like some lovely times were had!x

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