may bank holiday

When a bank holiday starts with sunshine, a new magazine (thanks to Workshop Living for being so patient with my stupid bank card!) and some loose leaf Jing Tea, you know it’s going to be a corker!

Cor, wasn’t the weather over the bank holiday gorgeous? Most unusual for the UK – a bank holiday usually means wellies, umbrellas and huddling over mugs of tea in a cafe, but this time it was so beautiful that we really made the most of it and spent the whole time out and about.

Our local garden centre had acres of Foxgloves, all waving merrily in the breeze; we’ve been in this house for three years now, so I know the garden well enough to plant some perennials and these were top of the list. We’re digging them up when we eventually leave though!

There was an antique market on at Goodwood, which I got pretty excited about; we’ve been to this one a few times before and there’s usually loads of good bits and pieces – vintage crates and buckets, plenty of woven and wicker baskets, toys, games, linens…. too much! The drive through the estate is lovely too – the last time we went, it was carpeted with bluebells, but I think we must have missed them this year.

Daisy was pretty taken with this fellow, but we left him behind due to a lack of space (and funds!)

I was pretty taken with the car, but our two are a bit big for toys like this now. Waah!

After lunch we pottered off to Buriton, which is a lovely little village close to Petersfield, full of beautiful cottages, lovely long walks and a very nice pub. It took us quite a long time to get not very far, and there seemed to be lots of sticks involved – the kiddos saw a rambler walking with one, and immediately wanted their own. It soon descended into chaos, running around shouting, ‘charrrrrge!’ until we accidently lost the sticks in a patch of nettles. Whoops.

We might have left the car and the lovely donkey on wheels at the market, but I did manage to come home with a vintage bucket for the garden (for holding lavender or sweetpeas, not rainwater!), a basket for our pegs (which even came with some dolly pegs) and another vintage flower book for my little collection. I was supposed to be looking for things for the kiddos room, but never mind!


  1. Slummy single mummy
    June 4, 2015 / 10:18 am

    What a lovely day out, sounds like exactly my sort of thing. I do love a good potter about.

  2. Alison Perry
    June 5, 2015 / 8:34 am

    I love your photography – it's so so good. And you have a real eye for vintage things – I'm terrible at spotting gorgeous second hand buys!

  3. KatGotTheCream
    June 6, 2015 / 10:55 am

    What a grand day out. I would have been tempted by that donkey too. How do you get your two to hold hands? Lovely photos and finds. That book is so sweet, and the perfect prop 😉

  4. Polly Davies
    June 7, 2015 / 3:40 pm

    you find such great pieces!!

  5. Jess @ Along Came Cherry
    June 7, 2015 / 5:38 pm

    Looks like an amazing weekend! Great finds and I love the floral jug too! x

  6. Miss Enchanting
    June 9, 2015 / 1:52 pm

    Gorgeous photos…it sounds and looks like you really made the most of the long weekend together x

  7. Laura Side Street
    June 10, 2015 / 11:57 pm

    Love that woven flower basket and that antique fair at Goodwood looks amazing – wish we had better fairs and markets around where I live. Ice cream is also a must have on bank holidaysLaura x

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