Thursday, 3 July 2014

Allotment Party

On the longest day it was my father's birthday and also his allotment's annual party. We all headed over there for some scrumptious food - most of it made with allotment produce.

I made a red currant cake.

There were brimming bowls of strawberries with jugs of cream.

Home made scones as large as a fist with jam and yet more cream.

Home made quiche and a sausage plait.

Fresh salad.

The barbecue was on the go.

Pimms and beer.

Vases of sweet peas on the tables.

Much chatting.

Much running around and playing skittles.

Exploring other allotment plots.

Going home with bags of fresh, just-cut broccoli off my dad's plot.

Some nice family photos.

A proud mummy of her well behaved boy.

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35 comments:

Glenda - Dining In said...

What a lovely setting for a party.

Michelle Ordever said...

Wales has beautiful beaches - we really must visit one day!

Redpeffer said...

What a lovely looking allotment-such a wonderful place to enjoy a party. I'm on a waiting list for an allotment to share with my brother in law-this has made me even more impatient to get going again (used to have one before children.)

Annie@SuffolkPebbles said...

Allotments are such pretty places - we are loving having one again. I must check when our annual party is .... That redcurrant cake sounds divine!

You Baby Me Mummy said...

You have made me want to go, it looks so idyllic x

Twinsplustwo said...

OMG HOW many beautiful beaches do you have? Stunning, I love the photos too, you have edited them beautifully.

Honey said...

Sounds and looks like you had a great time.

RollercoasterMum said...

Those allotments look idyllic - very jealous! We hope we may get our allotments very soon which will be very exciting, if a lot of work. It looks (and sounds) like it was fabulous summer celebration - almost Famous Fiveish, with lashings of Pimms instead of Ginger Beer!

spicers1976 said...

I'd love to take 7yo to a rockpool

Mellissa Williams said...

I live in South Wales but never visited these areas. Aberaeron looks particularly beautiful.

Style Me Sunday said...

Wow this is brilliant. I have never been to Wales, but when I do I'll look up this post. I've bookmarked it. A fantastic guide!

lilmuselily said...

what a great family day with delicious food and beautiful surroundings! happy birthday to your father.

Jen Walshaw said...

Welsh beaches are ace. In fact we are so lucky on our little island to have such fantastic coastlines

Michelle Ashmore said...

I really can't wait to get to the beach. It feels like forever since we've been. As soon as those summer holidays start, I'm getting Ant to take us!

Emma @ Tales of a Greenwood said...

This, is amazing. I have had my name at the local allotments for a plot for over 5 years, we still don't have one. This makes me yearn for one. Beautiful

Twinsplustwo said...

What impressive allotments! Looks like you had a lovely time, the strawberries look fabulous. #HDYGG?

Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault said...

Now that sounds like such a perfect way to spend a day. Lovely pictures and lovely looking allotments :)

Vanessa said...

We've been on the waiting list for an allotment for over three years now. This is the sort of gathering I of when we finally get one. Your dad's allotment looks so well kept.

Kathryn (Kat got the cream) said...

Oh wow, what a lovely idea and a wonderful place to throw a party. Sweet photos!

Merlinda Little said...

What a nice party! And the best place to do it is in the middle of so much lushness. I love the fruit of your labor too. Awww I will stop gushing now. #hdygg

Polly Davies said...

I love the beach so much - I'd love to live close by. Welsh beaches are so beautiful

Globalmouse said...

What gorgeous beaches! I don't know any of these but will be adding them to my wish list - beautiful!

Helen Sims The good life mum said...

oh how wonderful to be part of a community like this, i bet you love it and we can see what a wonderful time you had im slightly jealous :)

Jen Walshaw said...

What beautiful pictures and what gorgeous allotments

Zena's Suitcase said...

This is such a helpful guide, the beaches look beautiful

Rachael Lucas said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I miss my allotment so much! We've been on the waiting list for two years now since we moved up north, and no sign of one coming up. I miss the community and the escape and the peace. I'm going to call the council on Monday, and give them a poke. Seeing this has just reminded me how much I miss lottie life!

Sarah Bailey said...

Oh wow what some beautiful beaches - amazing how seeing them all together reminds you how different each one is :) x

Helen said...

A brilliant guide to some fab beaches. We are planning to 'tour Wales' in the next few years so we will refer back to this - thank you!!

fritha strickland said...

aww all these are all so familiar to me (I'm from Aberystwyth) Borth is lovely but there are some sand dunes close by which are fantastic! x

Katie Bedlow said...

Sign me up for an allotment party, looks like he perfect surroundings!! Hope you all had a jolly time!

Bex Smith said...

Great idea for a post! Such beautiful beaches

Kirsty Phillipson-Lowe said...

I've never been to Wales but these beaches look fantastic! x

Adele Jarrett-Kerr said...

So beautiful! We love visiting Wales.

dorissander said...

a party in a garden! wow! that is so so awesome!

Happy Homebird said...

Would love to hear about growing up in Wales Fritha. I absolutely love it there.

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