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Monday, 29 March 2010


This is my 100th post - I can't believe that I have reached my century already and I have made so many friends along the way too. I see I now have 68 followers which I find amazing - thank you all so much for taking the time to visit me. I wish I could invite you all to partake of a celebration cake but sadly that is not possible! Perhaps you can just pretend instead?!

Picture courtesy of Google images. Not sure I could rise to decorating the sugar cubes like this though!

It is also nearly Easter and my favourite time of year. I will be getting some twigs and decorating them with my little eggs, making a simnel cake and sending some Easter cards. It always seems so much less stressful than Christmas and coming as it does at this magical time of year which is full of the promise of warmer days and lighter evenings I just love it so much more

These are some flowery photos taken from a French magazine bought recently and wanted to share with you all - aren't they lovely?

This one is my favourite - I love the little vintage jug and the apple blossom and forget-me-nots are just so pretty don't you agree?

These are my sort of flower arrangements - nothing formal or stiff just natural spring flowers in a simple container.

The daffodils below are for you Louise - I know you like daffodils and I often wish when reading your posts that I could invite you to pop round for a cup of tea and then I could take you to see the daffodils round here!

I took these photos on my way to yoga on Monday - all along the roadsides the grass verges are carpeted with these lovely sunny yellow flowers and they must be different varieties as when one swathe finishes another is ready to come into bloom.

We have had yellow carpets for weeks now along with a lovely purple swathe of crocus which I didn't get a photo of.

See even alongside the busy main road there is beauty to be seen....


  1. Happy century! And those cakes really do look delicious!

  2. Happy 100th!!

    All the daffs seem to be sprounting at the same time - so lovely to see.

    take care,

    Nina x

  3. Jane
    French Fancies and French magazines to boot. The magazine pictures are great. I love soft blues with dusky pink and purple flowers. I'd give anything to see apple blossom today as it definitely does NOT feel like Spring here - we have had sleety snow! Can I come round for a hot cup of tea and a hot cross bun? Seriously, happy 100th post. Long may you continue! Lesley x

  4. Congratulations! I'll happily join you in some virtual cake. I love the photos from the magazine - I recently bought some forget-me-nots for near our front door - I wonder if they could spare a few flowers for a bouquet?

  5. Congratulations on your 100th post! And thanks for those virtual tea and cake, they're delicious. ;-)

  6. Congratulations! I am always up for cake, virtual or otherwise, lol. And those little darlings look absolutely wonderful. Don't mind if I have one, do you?
    That really is a lovely photograph, really makes you want to sit down at that table in a beautiful dress with lovely music in the background and a few dear friends for company. Love those sugar cubes.

  7. Congratulations on your 100th post! The cakes look delicious don't they!

    That French magazine looks right up my street, do you mind me asking which one it is. I'll ask my sister to get it for me as she lives in France.

    It is so nice to see some daffodils out at last! Mine are still hiding...

    Warm wishes
    Isabelle x

  8. The picture of the cakes and sugar cubes is a delight! Congratulations on your blog centenary. Somebody had great foresight when they planted all those daffs, didn't they?

  9. Congratulations on the 100th post! Love all the photo's - especially the one of the cakes!

  10. Congratulations on your 100th post Jane - doesn't it come around quickly - and here's to many more!

    Thank you for the invitation to tea - those cakes look very good, and the spring bouquets are so pretty. You seem to have many more daffodils than us AND its cold and raining today, not very spring-like at all.

    Jeanne x

  11. Congratulations on your 100th. There seems to be a lot of us getting to our century at the same time. Perhaps we all started at the same time. We have more in common than we know !!

    Thank you soooo much for the daffodil photos. We travelled to England two years ago in April especially to see them. They are such a lovely feature of your Spring. I now have a real one preserved in a glass paperweight to remember that lovely holiday.

  12. Missed this one - the daffodils certainly seems to be making up for lost time. The little flower arrangements are gorgeous - wish I could do that.

  13. Happy 100th! The flowers are just lovely. Isn't this a fabulous time of the year?
    Have a lovely week!

  14. Me again! I wish I could pop over to see those lovely daffs! There seem to be so few around here and I love to see the different varieties! I plan on planting heaps more in my garden this year. Thank you for posting them for me!

  15. Beautiful post - those cakes need eating!!
    Happy 100th!

  16. Happy 100th to you Jane and here's to another 100 posts. Lovely to see some cheery floral photos, we have the daffs but sadly not the weather to go with. Oh well ..

    Happy Easter

  17. Congratulations on your 100th post!
    The yellow daffodils are balm for my soul.


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