Sunday, April 1, 2012

spontaneously picnicking

This Sunday morning, Dad was away, we decided not to go to church (due to tiredness from the previous day!), the younger siblings were watching tv, us older girls were in Mum's room and we weren't doing much. (except for trying to think up april fool's jokes!) Mum proposed the idea of going somewhere today, rather than just staying at home with nothing to do. Then the idea came to me. A picnic! A picnic in the beautiful Japanese Gardens! Mum and the girls liked the idea, so for the next hour or so we prepared a delicious lunch, packed park necessities (including a much wanted camera), piled into the car and headed for the gardens. It was a gorgeous day and you couldn't ask for a more perfect day for picnic...

Eloise and Sophie loved to have their photos taken.
The lovely Mummy (who agreed to take us to the gardens for a picnic) and her big, beautiful and bright hat!
*taken by eloise*
*taken by eloise*

Hello Sophie ♥
*taken by mum*

The younger ones feeding the ducks.

Pretty flowers I found whilst exploring.

I love the absolutely delighted look on Sophie's face as she runs towards Mum!

The beautiful water fall.

All in all, not a bad place to spend a couple of hours of delightful society with your family : )


p.s. i went and saw my friend bria starring in The Wizard of Oz last night! it was absolutely fantastic! she was soooooooo suited to the role of dorothy.
bria dressed up as dorothy with little toto!

me, bria and india just after the performance.
so, so worth it! thanks bria for making my day perfect! you're awesome : )

p.p.s. oh my goodness! you won't believe it! lucia from lucia etc. is hosting a supercalafragalisticexpialadocious giveaway over at her blog to celebrate reaching nine nundred followers! the prizes are absolutely stunning and you simply MUST enter. you will thank me for it : )


  1. The Japanese Garden's are absolutely lovely! I just adore them ( :

    You (and Eloise) are amazing photographers! I just loved how all the photos telled a story. It felt as if I was visiting the gardens again, and it reminded me of all the emotions and feelings I get from visiting!

    Great, wonderful job!

    Love Lauren

  2. Sophie is adorable! I love picnics with family too.

    1. I couldn't agree more Laura! Yes, picnics with family really are the best.

  3. Lovely pictures! :) I love picnics! :)

  4. I love the Wizard of Oz. I'd like to see it on stage someday! :)
    She looks perfect for the part!


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