Thursday, July 08, 2010

Some girl time

The dear boy arrived back from his school trip, exhausted but happy and after just one night at home he was off again, this time to see some classic car racing with his father and grandfather.

That left Tilly and I alone in a quiet and somewhat tidy house.

On Saturday morning, once we had waved goodbye, we ate a lazy breakfast in the sunshine. Strawberries, honey baked rhubarb and yoghurt. A breakfast that pleased our eyes and our palettes.

Then Tilly gathered fallen petals for perfumed concoctions and I photographed the beautiful colours she made.

Later we shopped in wonderfully impractical shops where we bought the prettiest white night-dress embroidered with blue flowers. We slowly ate lunch in a pretty cafe and stopped for ice-cream on our way back down the hill.

We nibbled cheese and olives and ate mushrooms on toast in the evening's warmth and then, as the day began to cool, we curled up indoors and watched the sort of film where the girl gets her prince in the end.

It was a pretty good way to spend some time.


Blogger TD wool design said...

how wonderfully perfect!
a lovely post as well. xx

Thursday, July 08, 2010 8:10:00 pm  
Blogger Dragonfly said...

I would say pretty good was an understatement!

Thursday, July 08, 2010 8:21:00 pm  
Anonymous lucy said...

How terribly wonderfully to connect with each other and have fun!
Have a sunny week!

Thursday, July 08, 2010 9:24:00 pm  
Blogger Ali said...

That sounds so good. Being totally outflanked by boyhood, I am forced to go along to the car related events most times.

Thursday, July 08, 2010 9:56:00 pm  
Blogger Bee said...

What a beautiful day . . . and I am so envious that your daughter appreciates the pleasures of mushrooms and olives!

Thursday, July 08, 2010 10:22:00 pm  
Blogger cathleen said...

Rebecca...what a treasure it was to read this. And Tilly will always have such wonderful memories of precious time alone with her Mom. Nothing sweeter.

Friday, July 09, 2010 3:02:00 pm  
Blogger Linda said...

That sounds like fabulous times!

Saturday, July 10, 2010 7:29:00 pm  
Blogger 筱婷筱婷 said...


Sunday, July 11, 2010 11:24:00 am  
Blogger silverpebble said...

Goodness, this sounds utterly blissful. I think your girl is a little older than mine. I'll look forward to these kinds of days.

Sunday, July 11, 2010 6:42:00 pm  
Anonymous kim said...

Oh, I think I need some girl time. That sounds absolutely perfect.

Monday, July 12, 2010 2:11:00 am  
Blogger Cybèle said...

It's nice isn't it, some girly time. And it just gets better and better as they get older.

Monday, July 12, 2010 10:22:00 am  
Blogger Shelley in SC said...

Thank the Lord for daughters!! What a dreamy day. Rats . . . I wanted to see the beautiful sleepwear!! Sounds delightful!

Monday, July 12, 2010 12:39:00 pm  

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