Monday, 22 August 2011


Hello Dear Blog peeps!

It was a busy working week last, busy but productively enjoyable.

The weather gods have been smiling on my little corner of the world
and during one gloriously sunny morning I happened upon the delightful
village of Barrington.

An idyllic haven of village greens and chocolate box cottages nestled in the East Anglia countryside near Cambridge.

I felt compelled to share some photos of the beautiful thatched cottages which make up this tranquil place.

So as you can see Barrington is simply gorgeous!

Even the village pub is beautiful, tudor style with pretty leaded windows!

I hope you've enjoyed my pictoral wander through Barrington, Cambridgeshire.


Bea x

Monday, 8 August 2011

Blog Art...

Having been asked to do a painting for the church at the weekend, I realised how much I miss painting!
I really don't do it enough, considering how much I enjoy it, I even have my huge easel set up in the living room, so I have no excuse!
It's quite sad that I have more blank canvases than painted ones!

I think the last bit of painting I did must have been the Beatles picture I painted for the husband for his birthday...

 He is usually the one to encourage me to paint, ever since the first painting I did for him which was a tiger at his request.

Well watch this space and hopefully there may be a fresh new painting soon!

Bea x

Thursday, 4 August 2011


Hello again Blog Peeps!

Well the Teddy Bear's Picnic at the Rectory was a roaring success!!

Lots of little (and not so little) boys and girls bought their teddies in varying shapes and sizes (and degrees of thread-bareness!)

I took Teddy & Neddy along with me.

Teddy I have had since I was very small, and he is suitably threadbare, he has travelled the world with me! He was once pink but is now a comforting shade of grey (and has been as long as I can remember)

Neddy is a relatively new addition to my 'guy' collection, although he came to me definitely pre-loved!
The husband and I saw him in a box with lots of other cuddlies on a car boot sale, I couldn't believe it when I saw him there as he was so threadbare and forlorn looking, and he reminded me so much of Teddy, the 'well loved' worn look, the outstretched 'ready for hugs' arms, they are even practically the same size, as you can imagine, they have become the best of friends!

As promised I have some photos of the cake I made to celebrate the occasion

I made a Victoria sponge with buttercream and jam and then set about making it look like a teddy bears picnic!!
I was particularly pleased with the battenburg cake and the BLT sandwiches!!

I'm glad to say everyone liked the cake, and the little ones made short work of the poor sugarpaste teddies eating all their heads first!!

Well I'd better be going, I have a plum crumble (or 'plumble' as I like to call it) to save, the husband's first try at crumble, he usually leaves the baking to me and for a reason I think!

Thanks for reading

Bea x