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

Thursday, 25 July 2013

By the sea ...

... under the clearest, beachy sky,
the Mr makes meatballs,
spicy with chilli heat ...
whilst she pods peas,
grown by little man ...
and shades under her
'Empire Made' umbrella!
Summer days in Blighty!



18 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

The meatballs look yummy is there is recipe? And clever little man to grow peas, nothing nicer than homegrown peas. Do you know I think my parents had an umbrella just like that one, I remember the colours and the shape and that one being 'Empire Made' too!
Julie xxxxxx

A Treasured Past said...

Looks like bliss indeed! x

haggiz said...

The weather we're having, you can't beat summer days in blighty! I love shelling peas. Julie x

thriftwood said...

Looks fabulous and I really fancy those meatballs! Yes please, would love the recipe ... The umbrella is great too.

Thanks for visiting me earlier, and for your lovely comments, you're always welcome xxx

the vanilla squirrel said...

Bliss! Don't want this weather to end..........x

YeamieWaffles said...

Beautiful photos Jane, the weather looks just incredible too, such a wonderful post, looks like paradise to me!

Kristie Franklin said...

Those meatballs the best looking and most perfectly rounded meatballs I have ever seen and I bet they tasted just as good! Your peas look good too as do those brightly colored toenails! LOL ( I just had a pedicure last week and had my toenails painted almost the same color...it was like I died and went to heaven)!

greenthumb said...

Sounds wonderful.

The Dainty Dolls House said...

So wonderful, everything looks amazing!! xx

The Faerie Factory said...

Wonderful summer days x

Jen said...

Lovely summer images! Such wonderful men in your life.

nilly said...

"Empire Made" - that sounds rather politically incorrect now!

Madelief said...

Those meatballs look very tasty! Enjoy the beautiful summer days! It has cooled off a bit in Holland.

Happy weekend,

Madelief x

Tammy Chrzan said...

Ahhhh looks perfect!
You do summer well!!
Have a great week,
Tammy x

Millas hem said...

Lovely pics!!

/Camilla

*Maristella* said...

Hi Marina ... you're on vacation by the sea? Have fun!
We leave tomorrow morning for Brittany, France ...
Kisses and hugs, *Maristella*.
(with translator)

Maria said...

Hi Mrs VJ...Your man is quite the chief! I wish mine was too! LOVED the simplicity of this gentle post...I smiled at your pretty parasol here, We have just returned from France where the temperatures reached the high 30's and on the track side well into the 40 degrees! I used my 'good old' British brolly for a parasol too! hehe! Soo very hot! Wishing you a lovely new week, my friend! hugs Maria x

In My Wild Eden said...

Beautiful! i love the peas in the hat.