Saturday, 7 November 2009

Best Days

Late Autumn is stuffed full of my very favourite things.

#1 Cosy days snuggled up at home, battening down the hatches against the wind and rain and spending time cutting, sticking and generally covering the house in glitter.


#2 The beginning of house decorating season

#3 Wrapping up warm and heading out in the dark to a great fire, watch bright lights in the sky and gaze at my smallest boy hold his first ever sparkler.

# 4 And today's my birthday so we must be here again , spending a most smashing day pottering down tiny streets, browsing (well shopping!) in vintage treasure troves, eating deliciously good food and taking in outstanding scenery.



Hope you're enjoying all the delights of autumn too (and that you've got better pictures to show for it than me! Not great light and an even worse camera).

34 comments:

dottycookie said...

Happy Birthday! It looks like you've had a lovely day.

We had our first sparklers in the garden this evening - the kids enjoyed it but I think I nearly had kittens!

Knittings Nice! said...

What lovely piccys...would love to wander down that lane.

Deb said...

Happy Birthday!! Sounds like you are having a wonderful time ~ hope you found some wonderful treasures on your vintage trove :-)

Mountain Mom (Rachel) said...

Happy Birthday! Glad to see a blog entry flashing up on my blog roll list. Great pictures. So cute with the sparkler lighting up your child's face. So sweet!

Sal said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday in such a fab place!;-)

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Happy Happy Birthday Steph!
Loving the Halloween pictures, black sugar paper, tissue and glitter......heaven!

Sarah x

KC'sCourt! said...

Happy Birthday, hope you have a really good day.

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

What a lovely home and village you live in. Thanks for sharing that part of your life with us all

alice c said...

Happy Birthday! I hope that this year is full of good things.

What a fabulous picture of your tiny boy with his sparkler. Whenever you look at it you will smile!

Poppy said...

Hope you had a lovely birthday! Lovely photos too...my camera is a bit 'iffy' too, but hey-ho! Your pics are fab!

love, Poppy x

alison young said...

happy birthday!

Rubyred said...

Hapy Birthday! Such lovely photos. I'm settling into Autumn and getting cozy with a pile of yarn!
Enjoy your Sunday too!
Rachel x

Tabiboo said...

Happy belated birthday Steph - I hope you were suitable spoilt?

I love this time of year for it's cosyness and your house looks so snuggly

Have a lovely birthday weekend,

Nina x

VintageVicki said...

Happy Birthday xxx

Pomona said...

I think your pictures are lovely! Definitely better than mine.

Pomona x

sue15cat said...

I hope you had a lovely birthday, your pictures are lovely!

Sue xx

dancingonabladeofgrass said...

Always a pleasure to read your log... Happy Birthday!

Renate said...

Happy Birthday Steph!
Thank you for your very nice blog.I am from Germany and I really enjoy reading your blog. Your are such a nice family. When I was younger, 25 years ago, I was working in England as a nanny and since that time I am very much interested in everything that has to do with England.Sorry I do not have a blog so far, maybe later, It is so great to hear how other people live. And your home is just beautiful!!!
Greetings from Renate

BERTIE x said...

Hello Steph, HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I'm so glad you had a wonderful day. I love the pictures of your home, you have such great style, you've made it look so cozy and inviting.
Bertie x

Hen said...

Steph,
Happy Birthday to you, I can't believe it, we share the same birthday and you won't believe where my other half whisked me off to this weekend! How did we not bump into each other? I wish we had.
Hen xxx

bellaboo said...

Happy birthday!Hope you've had a lovely day.


Bellaboo

The Vintage Kitten said...

Great photos! Happy Birthday! X

Claire said...

Cooee from Downunder Steph, a little late but sending warm wishes for the coming year. Love your blog love the photos. Thanks so much for sharing with us all,

Claire x

Helen said...

Happy Birthday . . I loved the photo of your little boy with the sparkler . . .soooh cute!
love Helen x

French Knots said...

Happy Birthday!
Your home is so cosy and welcoming.

The Curious Cat said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day! This time of year is a very exciting, special time of year isn't it? Though the cold can be biting at times! Loving your decorations too! xxx

A Country Girl said...

Happy Birthday, and what lovely pictures. You have such a pretty home
xx

funkymonkey said...

Hope you had a good birthday. I love Ludlow and it's not too far away from us to be able to visit regularly. I think Zani Lady is probably my favourite shop.

Tracey

Sara said...

Beautiful pictures, despite your complaints about cameras and light! You've really captured the feeling of the season :)
Love all that old architecture!

MelMel said...

I loved your new post...such beautiful pictures!x

Garden Girl said...

Oh poo, have lost your address! can you send it over for me, Missy? thankyou!
Lovely photos, and Happy Birthday To You!x

Esther said...

Happy Birthday. It looks like a wonderful way to spend it.

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Amy Caroline said...

Just love these photos. They are so inspiring. Think I will get off the computer and start working on my house! :)