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Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday flowers

I've got some of the other Bluestockings coming over tomorrow for the annual yarn swap and wind-off so I had the perfect excuse to visit my favourite flower shop (this is where I got my wedding bouquet) for some delicious spring-time tulips.

Friday flowers

These are adorable - can you see the pink stems at the top?

Friday flowers

I love the Friday feeling you get from buying flowers at the weekend. I was very happy walking from the flower shop to the bus stop in the sunshine through one of the prettiest streets in Oxford. I wish I'd had my camera on my so I could show you a picture of all the differently painted houses with the sunlight and shadows on them.

Now I'm off to make lemon fairy cakes* and continue tidying for tomorrow.

Have a lovely weekend all of you!

* all my (four) cupcake recipe books refer to them as cupcakes but fairy cake is a much prettier term!

btw I've got one eye on MasterChef (still catching up from whilst I was away) and I'm going to have to rewind to check exactly which top London restaurant it is that's serving squirrel liver quenelles. I suppose it's one way to cut down on the greys in London's parks.

3 comments:

Jo Spittler said...

Of course they are Fairy Cakes! My Gran used to call them that, too. And hers were perfect!

Would love to see Oxford's street - missing Britain a lot.

Moggle said...

Hope you have lots of fun at the wool wind-off :-)

Anonymous said...

As an American who had wondered what "fairy cakes" might be, I'm a bit disappointed to find they're simply cupcakes, delectable though those are. I suppose I was hoping for something more magical, to justify the name. . .
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