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Saturday, 22 February 2014

Red roses, a picnic basket and a pink surprise.

Hello dear friends, hope you were all spoilt and pampered last week by your loved ones. This is my post Valentine/birthday getaway celebration. I prefer to keep birthdays low-key, but this year my hubby decided to give me a surprise weekend away, very sweet of him. Instead of going away on my birthday week, we decided to do it on Valentine's day. The weather forecast was cloudy and raining but it didn't hinder us from enjoying our weekend away as we had a plan B, and that is to scour all charity shops, junk shops, markets and op shops we could find. And to my luck  I surely found some treasures which I will share with you next time.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend

I'm joining Sandi for Tea Time Tuesday http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com
Martha of Martha's Favorites http://marthasfavorites.com
Terri of Tea time Tuesday http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com

I packed our picnic basket with so much delight, double red roses to complement a beautiful day of heart but what is in the pink box? Full of anticipation, my heart beats fast.

The traffic was slow for a Friday afternoon, as all the workers headed to their homes. But the slow drive of an hour or so was all worthwhile as we greeted with this spectacular view.

Two red champagne flutes

Comes with some goodies we need for a nosh.

Now I'm confused, is it the champagne or the lenses which caused this photo to be out of focused?

These little slices of dates and hazelnuts were such a  treat;  I made them a couple of days ahead.

Dear cloud please be slow and let us enjoy our picnic for two.

The meal wasn't  fancy-schmancy...

But if you share it with a loved one

and a couple of vagabonds

You seem to find love

Immersed in every corner, wherever you would glance

You might find them growing in between rocks or halfway buried under sand dunes

But as I contemplate the day on which I aged, not wary of what the future beholds

Instead I surround myself with flocks of happy comrades

Our weekend getaway went so fast, a blink of an eye, it was time to say goodbye

Rest-assured we are coming back, for we tend to get edgy if we don't explore

This tablecloth is made of cotton, embroidered with flowers and foliage, one of many treasures I fossicked.

A little skink came out from his shelter of old timber, wanting to join me for a cup of tea 

I immensely enjoyed my birthday rendezvous but was also glad to be home to find my roses in bloom

And excited to use this cup and saucer made by Limoges porcelain which is gifted to me by my sweet hubby

I feel like using this little cottage tea pot by Royal Albert, adorned with rambling pink and yellow roses, which resemble my home sweet home. 

Delectable strawberries, so sweet and juicy and fresh as it can be, for they are from our garden, ripened in time for my post-birthday tea

Thank you dear friends for joining me as I take another year in the world of blogging.


  1. What a delightful getaway for your birthday! The picnic looked pretty fancy to me with delicious foods and champagne. Happy Birthday to you, not sure if it is closer to mine, which is tomorrow. I'm lucky to be celebrating in Florida, nice and warm with all the snow at home out of mind.
    The RA cottage teapot is sweet, I'm not sure if that's what was in the pink package or the jewelry you're showing.
    Have a great weekend.

  2. How lovely this was and the idea for a picnic. I think you found the perfect place too! Just lovely! Happy Birthday to you! We both had one this week.

  3. Happy Happy Birthday, sweet Aida!! All the very best in health and happiness and love, in the upcoming year, and always!

    What an adoring hubby you have, to surprise you with this very special getaway! Your picnic looked idyllic, your charming little teapot, strawberries and roses straight out of a little cottage fairytale; what vibrant colours! Thank you for sharing, my friend, and hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  4. Wow! What a treat! I love looking at the beach. Happy birthday, dear Aida!

  5. Congratulations with your Birthday and the picknick with your hubby, so romantic.......I am sure you had a wonderful weekend but coming back home is nice too.
    Enjoy your weekend!

  6. What a delightful holiday and Happy Birthday to you! Your picnic was so charming and the photos of all your little 'friends' along the way are so dear. I just love your new Limoges tea pot and all your pretty roses. A wonderful holiday and birthday - thanks for taking us along. Hugs xo Karen

  7. Happy Birthday to you! Beautiful images of the beach, which I love. Lovely Little setting and the Limoges teapot is gorgeous, along with the roses. Thank you so much for your sweet and kind visit. The flouer is All-purpose, it's easy and it's a fab récipe everyone asks me to do for whatever they like and I always obligue. Have a wonderful Sunday my friend.

  8. Happy birthday to you! Your photos are absolutely gorgeous. Having a picnic like this "with all the trimmings" and such beauty...wow!

  9. Happy belated birthday Ida! What a lovely gift your husband gave you. A weekend away together is always the best. Happy to hear you had a good time.

    Lovely photo of you on the beach!

    Happy week ahead!

    Madelief x

  10. Aida, you take the most special pictures. Red roses and a picnic - two of my favorite things! Happy belated Birthday, my dear. Those red glasses are so pretty, and the dates and hazelnuts look yummy. I love the picture of you sitting on the rocks. I think my favorite picture was the red rose with the diamonds.......so pretty. I'm glad you had a nice Valentine/Birthday celebration.

    I wanted to tell you that on my post today, that was me in the purple and the other picture was my friend. Have a blessed weekend, sweet Aida. Your posts always put a smile on my face. Those yellow roses are beautiful.


  11. I'm so sorry to be this late, dear Aida...but I send you huge wishes for a healthy and happy Birthday!! May this year be magical, dear friend!
    What a beautiful, romantic picnic...and the view is simply wow... :)
    Gorgeous photos...and how relaxing that lovely bath must have been!
    Sending love to you,
    - Irina

  12. So much beauty here, dear friend...
    Thank you so very much for your kind visit, Aida...I love the painting you prefer as well, my taste in art is very eclectic...
    Have a splendid Sunday!
    - Irina

  13. A belated Happy Birthday to you, Aida! What a wonderful spot for a picnic for two. Love the tartan trimmed picnic basket. I simply love your RA cottage teapot! It is very sweet! Thank you for sharing and have a lovely day.


  14. Happy birthday dear Aida, even if it's belated, lol! What a gorgeous place for a picnic, the shots are amazing and your setting is gorgeous, my friend. Your RA cottage teapot is adorable, my mom has one. Thanks for your sweet visit, thanks for bringing me to this great post!

  15. Happy Belated Birthday! Just found your blog and love it! Your picnic looks so Romantic!! New Follower.