My Bank Holiday Wknd.

Yay a Bank Holiday Weekend. What a great way to start a whole week off! Friday night we went to a friends wedding do.The bride and groom looked so happy and everything looked perfect. My beautiful sister had been a guest there all day and she looked so elegant in her pretty blue Jane Norman dress.

The Wedding cake looked absolutely divine. And tasted good too. : )
On Saturday we headed to a craft fair and then to the Castle grounds where we were supposed to be treated to a world war two Spitfire flyover. Unfortunately the rain put a stop to that. Nice yarn bombed tree though.

In the Evening we were treated to a torchlight procession through the town with lots of brightly decorated floats and the castle was all lit up. The Ribble Valley is home to two Olympic medalists John Schofield and Samantha Murray who braved the rain to lead the procession. Despite the weather there was a brilliant turnout.

Our Very own Olympic Medalists.

On Sunday we headed back to the Castle grounds to the annual proms in the park which is always an excuse for a few glasses of wine and a picnic. : ) I sometimes forget what a beautiful place we live in and its times like these I really appreciate my home here.

So a great time was had by all!

Afternoon Tea : )

One of my friends decided she would like to go out for afternoon tea when it was her 40th birthday a couple of weeks ago. It was quite a shock ! Are our clubbing days long gone?? Still it was also a fab idea of hers as going out for tea and cake is one of my favourite things ever!

One of the Alice In Wonderland quotes dotted around the tearooms.
One of the ‘Alice In Wonderland’ quotes that are dotted round the tearooms.

We decided to go to our local tearoom , the quirky Alice in Wonderland inspired ‘Callooh Callay’ on Moor Lane in Clitheroe. Jo gave Marian the traditional 40 balloon and we all got down to studying the yummy sounding menu.

Dainty and delicious sandwiches cut into triangles, scones with jam and clotted cream and a selection of scrumptious cupcakes arrived on three tiered cake stands. Yummy. : ) Everything was served in beautiful vintage crockery.

I think we all agreed that afternoon tea was indeed an inspired idea and the Birthday girl and all of us were very impressed.