May 14, 2012
A backyard picnic.
Hello again! I didn't intend to post again so soon, but I thought I'd share some photos of our little Mother's Day picnic in the backyard. I went a little crazy as it's the first time I've taken proper photos in a while (I've been opting for the ease of my iphone), so I apologise for bombarding you with Lalie pictures!
Paddy asked me earlier in the week to keep Sunday afternoon free for a picnic - just the three of us. On the day, I told him that I didn't feel like heading out and would rather we just picnicked in the backyard. He smiled as he told me that was exactly his plan. We raided Lalie's room for gauzy drapes and generous floor cushions and set up 'camp' under a tree in the back yard. I pulled some creeping weeds from the fence and fashioned them into delicate crowns for Lalie and I (this is becoming our little ritual - these vines are taking over our yard!). We enjoyed a simple late lunch of salami, olives and sourdough and then finished up with a homemade cake - Paddy's stellar effort at Nigella's victoria sponge.
It was a perfect afternoon... some days there's nowhere in the world I'd rather be than our humble backyard. Yesterday was one of them.
Posted by one claire day at 17:00