14.5.12

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.

59 comments :

  1. Sounds and looks like a beautiful day. I completely know what you mean about staying at home ... we decided to picnic in our yard for our 2nd wedding anniversary last year instead of by the river. If you have a beautiful garden, there is just something about a lazy afternoon spent enjoying it!
    x

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  2. Such beautiful photos! I'm glad you had a wonderful day xx

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  3. it really does look perfect..

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  4. Divine. Just divine. You three are the best. Kellie xx

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  5. What a perfect afternoon! It looks like a fairy tale dream x

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  6. Looks like a beautiful and perfect afternoon! The photos are amazing!
    So glad you have found your blogging mojo.. Xx

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  7. Looks like heaven, also looks a lot warmer than here!

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  8. Hello lovely one, you look refreshed and inspired. So beautiful x

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  9. You and Lalie kissing is gorgeous. Happy Mothers Day to you, some days the only place I want to be is home. x

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  10. bloody happy to see you back m'lady. And in such fine form.

    xo em

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  11. ....wait....something is amiss.... PADDY, WHERE IS YOUR FACIAL FUZZZZ?

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  12. ....wait....something is amiss.... PADDY, WHERE IS YOUR FACIAL FUZZZZ?

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  13. A low-key day at home is often-times about as perfect as they come. It's fun when life is full but I love when it slows down and I can enjoy my little family.
    Welcome back, Claire.

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  14. These are just gorgeous!! What a magical day!
    Lovely to see you back :)

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  15. Ah, what a stunning oasis you have in your backyard, a magical wonderland!
    Daisy chains were a favourite activity for my girl and I :)
    x

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  16. oh, that nice day! congratulations for your lovely pictures. your daughter is beautiful.

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  17. you are all gorgeous. x

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  18. Your life is so beautiful xx

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  19. perfect! It looks so tranquil and relaxing x

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  20. so beautiful claire, you haven't lost any of your sparkle behind the lens in your brief hiatus. sounds like the perfect day to me, I only headed out late in the afternoon for a (much needed) massage for an hour. you all look so so happy x

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  21. So stunning Claire, what a special afternoon. I want come to a picnic at your house! xx

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  22. What a stunning arrangement, in your very own backyard! No need to go anywhere else Claire, it's just beautiful. And Lalie is a doll, such gorgeous photos xo

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  23. beautiful afternoon and beautiful images! how fun

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  24. Hello Claire,
    So happy to have found you on such a lovely and memorable day. Such beautiful images.
    I will be following you from Norway.
    Kindest regards,
    Lilli

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  25. Claire it is SO great to have you back! And what a lovely post to come back to! I might have to find some vines for me and my little one, this is such a darling idea. xx

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  26. This looks like a dream.

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  28. oh my...you certainly have a way of creating magic and beautifully considered settings...lovely to see you back (although I enjoyed your IG stream during the break) x

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  29. What a joyful day. That photo of you girls smooching should be framed and on the wall. melx

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  30. just lovely!! such great photos.

    melynda x

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  31. nice to see you back Claire. And with such beautiful photos... (but of course!) xx

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  32. Aww those photos of you and Lalie are just beautiful. It sounds like Paddy and Lalie new just how to spoil you on your special day. Happy belated mother's day. xx

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  33. I have missed you and your gorgeous Lalie, so it is nice to see you back sharing such a gorgeous backyard picnic with us.
    I hope your having a wonderful break x

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  34. So nice to have some of your gorgeous world back in mine. You are all looking lovely and relaxed.

    rachel xox

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  35. Claire. Sigh. Stunning.
    What a happy afternoon you must've had xx

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  36. Such a lovely idea! Your pictures made me smile and warmed my heart. Great start to the day :D

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  37. Beautiful! And lovely to see you, Claire. x

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  38. Claire, I love these captured moments- so beautiful! An that sponge looks delish!
    Xx ashley

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  39. Wow, it looks amazing! What lovely pics. x

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  40. So glad to see you back here. Looks heavenly. The perfect mother's day I think.

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  41. Your photos are ethereal!

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  42. What a gorgeous afternoon and a perfect way to spend your Mothers Day! I hope you all enjoyed! x

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  43. Love the photo of you and Eulalie smooching. Beautiful! Happy Mother's Day to you. Looks like you had the perfect day.

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  44. Well, good for you. So glad to see you're blogging again, phew. That picnic looked hippy-awesome. Great memories you're making for Lalie.

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  45. Oh man, Claire, what beutiful pictures of a perfect day! You all look so beautiful. Happy belated Mother's day!

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  46. What beautiful photos! Backyard picnics are truly the best :)

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  47. Holy moly Claire. Look how many people missed you!

    Welcome back sweet cheeks. xx

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  48. Holy moly Claire. Look how many people missed you!

    Welcome back sweet cheeks. xx

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  49. Absolutely adorable photos Claire.
    x
    Megan

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  50. Go get that picture of Lalie kissing you framed right now. Possibly the loveliest mama daughter picture I've ever seen.

    Welcome back xx

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  51. She is just the sweetest thing...can I come to your house for a backyard picnic please? xx

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  52. Claire can you come and style my life! I love all of these images... super pretty girls ;-) xxx

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