Yesterday was the most incredible day in my life! It was our little man’s christening day, and the sun shone brightly after Friday’s torrential downpour, and we celebrated with a lovely garden party at our home with our friends and relatives.
I didn’t take many photos, like I do at most family gatherings, but I know that everyone else did, including my brother-in-law, who is a camera whiz, so I’m sure there are enough for the family album floating around.
Bunting, pom poms, old china, glass drinking jars with retro straws, flowers, afternoon tea, burgers, macarons, mini patisseries, bananas, new salads, sweets, a two-tiered birthday cake (not pictured), Pimm’s, lemonade, ginger beer were all there.
It was a delectable repast!
Aiden appeared dapper in his cream tuxedo, which had a bow tie and tails, and all of his baby buddies looked cute. I’m so happy the weather cooperated and Aiden’s special day turned out to be bright and sunny. Everyone appeared to be having a good time, and we enjoyed spending time with our friends and relatives on this particular day. It might sound funny, but everything went by in a blur for me, but I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s photos when they’re ready.
As you can guess, getting it all together for Aiden’s christening has been a crazy busy week. This week also featured a full-day ride to Dorset, which I won’t discuss right now, but we did end up eating lunch in Weymouth at a posh-looking fish and chip store.
I saw squid on the menu and decided to order it instead of fish because I’ve had it before. Ok, my idea backfired, and I got food poisoning, which culminated in a miserable drive home and left me feeling sick and sorry for myself on Friday while we were preparing for yesterday’s gathering.
Alfie, on the other hand, performed his magic and did a fantastic job with the group arrangements. I pitched in wherever I could, and I eventually improved during the day. What a ludicrous time to become sick – it might sound silly, but I was irritated with myself!
So, with everything going on this week, I’ve been terrible at photographing my meals, but here’s what I did manage to capture:
A rich peanut butter and banana smoothie served in a glass jar with a vintage straw!
Scrambled bacon, half an avocado, and tomatoes on toasted sourdough.
Green pesto, two fried eggs, and cayenne pepper on courgetti.
There is a new passion! Flatbread with raisins and coconut made with just two ingredients – recipe coming soon!
Carluccio’s smoked duck salad. Apart from the fact that it tasted nice, I was disappointed by the duck, which was more like wafer thin ham than the meaty duck breast I had anticipated.
What a week it’s been! Today will be calm and restful until I finish getting the house back together. I’m envisioning myself with my feet up, painting my nails, watching DVDs, beginning a new cross-stitch project, enjoying leftover christening cake, and reading my favourite journals. I wish you all a lovely Sunday and a wonderful week ahead!
Have you attended a garden party before? What did you like most in it?
Have you ever taken a chance on the weather? We took a big chance with the weather yesterday; it’s the only factor you can’t predict when it comes to outdoor activities.