Wednesday, 24 October 2012

a cosy autumn weekend

Thanks for stopping by
It's always lovely to welcome you here

We had a wonderful weekend with Sweet B home
sadly it just went by far to quickly

We had a lovely shopping trip with lots of chattering
~ so much to catch up on you know

A gorgeous autumny walk in the countryside
~ it turned out to be a VERY LONG walk in the end as we got lost

A lot of cosy comforting food was consumed
the sticky pineapple pudding with coconut custard was d.i.v.i.n.e
as was the Millionaire's shortbread

I think this has to be one of my all-time faves
so gooey and satisfying
the recipe was from here
Marry Berry NEVER lets us down, does she?

There was also a LOT of a certain lovely ladies laundry to do
apparently mum does it better
of course.

Can't seem to get my 'To-Do' list under control at all this week
it may help if I hide the computer from myself!

 My beautiful forest friends have been back this morning
they have started on the hedges now
I love to see them
so pretty.

thank you so much for all of your lovely comments on my last post
you're FAB

I'm off to make advent calendars now

Have a great week
BIG love 
j x


  1. Oh what beautiful forest friends you have I am a little envious!
    I only have the hedgehog that lives next door!
    You have a very pretty blog too....
    Bestest wishes
    Daisy J

  2. Ooh your millionaires shortbread looks scrummy Jooles! It's one of our favourites too! Would love a recipe for your pineapple pudding and coconut custard, sounds truly divine! So pleased you had a beautiful weekend.
    Victoria xx

    1. Ahhh, thanks Victoria x
      I will hopefully post the recipe soon, it will be a very good excuse to make it again .... for photographical purposes of course :o)
      love jooles x

  3. I am fascinated by your little garden visitors. :)
    Glad you had a lovely family weekend!
    Vivienne x

  4. Cute deer ... so glad you enjoyed your weekend ... loving the shortbread ... it looks delicious ... Bee xx

  5. How wonderful to have your daughter home again, special times :) Shortbread looked delicious, and how amazing to see deer so close to your home. x

  6. good to know that you had spent a lovely time with your girl!!!
    xxxx Alessandra

  7. Oh my gosh- I need to come to your for tea and cake! Wondeful photos :) Hazel x

  8. Your surroundings are so lovely, such sweet garden visitors :)
    Laurie Anne xx

  9. It's such a time that this 'quality' family time goes so quickly.
    Your deer friends are SO sweet, now I'd love those as neighbours!
    Have a lovely week.
    Rose H

  10. So glad it was such a lovely weekend.
    Love your cozy pictures . . . and those deer! How beautiful are those?
    That is a sight I will never see here in my garden- much too exotic for my neighborhood! ;)

  11. I know the one about going on an extra long walk because you got lost, I KNEW we were lost, but my hubby was in total denial!

    Yum, coconut custard sounds divine! And those millionaires shortbread.....yum!

    Glad you had a nice weekend, but I know what you mean, I always look forward to them, but they go way to fast.

  12. Oh yes, I agree with Faith; coconut custard sounds divine! And your shortbread... Oh I'm sure with this divine treatment your beautiful daughter gets when she comes home she will be back before you know it.

    Jooles, I have just drooled over your advent calendars because they are so beautiful. Sigb of pleasure. There is a really lovely feelgood factor on this blog of yours.


  13. Ahh, glad you had a good time with your lovely girl:)

  14. So glad you had a lovely time!! Happy creating! xo Heather

  15. Hi Jooles, looks like a lovely weekend was had by all!!

    I love your photos they just make me conjure up the lovely warmth of autumn colours and what a simple but beautiful vase of flowers, are they from your garden?

    Good luck with the advent calendars ...frightening how close the festive season is getting isn't it!

    Have a happy week.
    Fleur xx

    1. Hi Fleur ..... thank you so much, yes the flowers are from my garden, although there are very limited pickings left now :o(
      love jooles x

  16. So glad you had a nice weekend with Sweet B. The cakes look good. I can't believe you get deer wandering into your garden, you're so lucky!

    By the way, I bought the Mollie Makes Christmas book recently and was very excited to see you, my bloggy friend, featured in a couple of places. How exciting! You totally deserve it. xx

  17. What a good day. I love long autumnal walks-except getting lost, but the yummy gooey shortbread would make up for it.
    Such pretty pictures, thank you for sharing them.

  18. Hello Jooles,
    How magical is your visiting Deer!
    I would love to have a visitor like this...
    The shortcake looks delish too!
    Love Maria x

  19. It is lovely when your girl is home!!! Looks like an amazing cozy time. xoxo

  20. Hi Jooles,

    So glad you had a lovely weekend with Sweet B, and your Millionaire Shortbread looks delish!

    I just love your little deer visitors, how lucky are you!

    Caroline xx

  21. What lovely cosy photos....your weekend with Sweet B sounds just perfect! The millionaire's shortbread picture is one of the most tempting I have seen!! Loved seeing the little deer in your garden too....hope they aren't munching up too many plants :)
    Have a wonderful week, Jooles.
    Helen x

  22. I always think you know they've really grown up when they stop bringing you their washing!

    Glad you had a great weekend. I bet that scrummy looking Millionaire's Shortbread helped! But of course the biggest plus will have been the presence of Sweet B :)

  23. I simply cannot believe this: you have REAL deers in your garden!


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