Wednesday, 21 August 2013

August, a Jolly, Jolly Time

Please bear with me as I try to catch up with August.  It's our fave month!  No idea why really.

My birthday was on the 2nd.  I had some rather lovely presents and a nice treat of Chris taking us out to dinner at a restaurant a friend of his has.

This is upstairs in The Library.  A very exclusive atmosphere.  Sort of place you wouldn't be surprised to find Noel Coward or Hercule Poirot lurking in a corner.   Lots of leather chairs, zoffoli globes (about 7 I think), old glass and bar memorabilia. The two fireplaces and paneling were rescued from Wales I believe. Lots and lots of attention to detail to make it feel very special.

Joel the multi award winning barman and one of Chris' oldest friend rustling up John a pre dinner Martini, stirred not shaken, he doesn't like to be too Bond about these things.

This is The Larderhouse restaurant downstairs. The main dining area is quite taverna and has a very Spanish flavoured delicious menu. It's always packed and full of life, very different feeling to upstairs.

A really lovely evening, thanks Chris!!

On Saturday the 3rd it was the Stitch N Craft bead picnic and the results of the Chatelaine Challenge I had entered.  No photos, I forgot the camera!! You can see all the entries HERE and mine is the second one in the Intermediate category.

9th August was our 6th wedding anniversary and we drove up to Scotland with Ellie for a few days.

The Waverley zooming passed the Isle of Bute.

I love seeing clouds forming above mountains.  I always think that the Dwarves have the furnaces going full blast in there somewhere.

The Princess herself bombing around having a ball.

My rather restrained haul!!

And she was so pooped when we were home she even fell asleep with her head halfway up a cupboard. You should of heard the snores.

18th was John's rather special birthday.  It was quite quiet here for him, that was until some friends took us out for a lovely spur of the moment evening and meal!

I'm still recovering catching up here so if I haven't commented on your blog for a while, please forgive me.


  1. Wow! No wonder your recovering from all that! Congratulations on your Anniversary and such a lovely lace to celebrate. The restaurant that you visited for your birthday dinner looks amazing love all the bits and pieces in the Library. September will be rather dull after all that!

  2. Lovely photos and that is one pooped out pooch! Looks like you did have a jolly time! Mary Anne

  3. You certainly have a lot to celebrate in August and have done it in style. Amazing variety of chatelaines, thanks for the link.

    Have a creative and/or relaxing September.

  4. i can see why you rather enjoy August!!! your beach haul looks fab, got plans for it? off to follow your link x

  5. John will be insisting on going back for another Martini very soon I'm sure. I think We're almost recovered now at any rate.


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