Tales of walking, eating, watching and playing. Vintage treasures and simple pleasures ... the things that make her happy.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

The Happy Campers Gang ...

... sitting in the sun, doing ... nothing!
Children happily playing ...
splashing, bouncing and kicking a ball.
Hats on and spritzed with sunscreen.
Stopping for a while to make friendship bracelets,
little foreheads furrowed with concentration.
Sheltered from the world beyond they made a little paradise.
They even managed an indulgent al fresco cream tea,
complete with Pimms ... !
Glowing embers warmed the early evening air.
Little ones tucked up in sleeping bags, dreaming fresh air dreams.
The grown-ups 'pow-wowed' around the fire.
Chatting lazily, blankets on knees.  Feasting on good food ...
... a spicy lentil chilli cooked by Mr VJ ...
and hot potatoes, crisped and smoky.
Dear friends ... you are a lovely bunch. x

Today the rain falls steadily but she has happy, sunny memories ...

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23 comments:

Liz said...

Oh, that outdoor feast looks amazing! Happy days!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

WILLIE........! =^..^= said...

Now! That looks all lovely and jolly....Seemed to have mislead my invite...mmmmM! Strange! :>).

And, look! Who would have thought it...
Using car wheel trims for plates!!!!
Brilliant....! :).

HeHe! Guess who's feeling fluffy to-day...! :=).

Rosetta said...

Direi una semplice e bella giornata!Rosetta

Sal said...

Pretty perfect, I'd say! ;-)x

Greenorchid said...

All sounds just perfect! Cx

YeamieWaffles said...

I had a BBQ on Saturday as well Jane and it was awesome, I'm so pleased that you got to enjoy this experience just sitting out in the sun. If this is the end of our Summer already it's ended in style haha, I've really enjoyed the last week or so of good weather.

Maria said...

Awww Happy Days, Mrs VJ!! LOVE Mr VJ's cooking by the way...YUM! My OH doesn't cook am afraid...I am chief cook and bottle washer....He does enjoy a good meal out, so I will let him off a little, because he always pays...hehe!~ Would love to sit and chat around the camp fire....Ooh the tales to be told...~ Hugs Maria x

The Faerie Factory said...

Oh my it all looks so yummy and so much fun, what wonderful sunny day memories, keep them safe and make some more :) x

Anne said...

Your food looks delicious. Isnt it amazing how the sunshine makes everything seem more enjoyable and just makes us all seem happier somehow.

Madelief said...

Lovely memories of a perfect day!

Happy week,

Madelief x

Things and Thoughts said...

Such a happy day ! The dishes make my mouth watering because I'm hungry at the moment! Wish you always be happy with your family.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

I loooove camping! All that outside eating! :) x

Thea said...

It is so special enjoying the outside with friends and loved ones,I wish we could do more of it, your weekend looked perfect
Thea x

elegancemaison said...

Happy Days - happy memories. So what if we only have summer in short bursts instead of day after day of the same old sunshine ( hahaha). But hoping for more sunny days soon when our Number One Aussie daughter visits. Cx

Barbara said...

Such a beautiful day!
Thank you for visiting and following my blog, I've just followed back.
We must be near neighbours! I don't often visit the Sherborne antiques and flea, but I do visit the book market once a month and the Bath & West Flea and antiques markets.
It really is a small world! Barbara

Willow said...

Love pow wowing around a campfire in the early evening, after a good outdoor meal .
Things certainly looked yummy in your neck of the woods that day!

nilly said...

Your outdoor feast has given me ideas - those are the first kebabs to EVER make my mouth water!

Jen said...

What joyful pictures! I haven't been camping in ages--you make me want to go. The food looks delicious.

Alessandra said...

....yes, beautiful memories indeed!!!!
xxxx Ale

Sopa Azul said...

Wow, it all looks so much fun!! Sounds perfect!! ;D

The Dainty Dolls House said...

So wonderful...love cooking on the grill!! Am glad you all had a wonderful time xx

haggiz said...

I think you need to let us have some of your husbands stove recipes, they all look delicious! Julie x

tinajo said...

This looks like a lot of fun! :-)