Tuesday, 3 September 2013

A delightful afternoon with two very dear friends

My daughter and I spend a delightful afternoon recently with two very dear friends, Suzanne and Michael. Suzanne had cut some lavender stems, from her garden earlier in the morning, so that we could make some gorgeous Lavender Wands, with her kind and clear instructions.

Here are our Lavender Wands which were so
 much fun  but simple to make and 
delightfully scented.
We were then treated to a delicious
 and beautifully presented summer's
 afternoon tea - Suzanne's special recipe of
 Raspberry Tiramisu, was served with a 
lovely chilled apple and raspberry fruit juice
 followed by fresh plums from her garden.
I love this little poem Suzanne has 
displayed on her veranda
Translated it means :-
"If you want you garden to flourish -
 first prepare it in your heart."
How beautiful is that?

The amount of  love and care spent tending to their plants is certainly evident here,in these photos of their beautiful garden. 

Sometimes we are lucky enough to share very special times with very dear friends - this was certainly one of those days and one which will stay with me always.


  1. That is a scene from a perfect picture book! Absolutely amazing! Those raspberry tirimasu look absolutely delicious - and perfect! And the lavender wands are a wonderful idea too, and look stunning. What an afternoon! :) x

  2. Hi Su!
    What a lovely afternoon you had! The raspberry tiramisu along with the apple and raspberry fruit juice looks delectable, the sweet epitome of summers bounty. I am in love with the delicate lavender wands you created! The garden has a magical beauty--as though we should see fairies flitting about among the flowers. Thank you so much for sharing this perfect day!!
    Love and Hugs,

  3. Your friend has a gorgeous garden Su and the food looks delicious. Raspberry tiramisu sounds divine :)
    It has been many years since I made lavender wands, love that summery scent to hang amongst the clothes - heavenly. Yours look so much neater than the ones I used to make :)
    Lynn xx

  4. Thanks Sara, Nancy and Lynn for taking time to comment on my blog and for your kind comments - the lavender wands are in my workshop right now so that smells heavenly and they look pretty in there too.

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  6. My idea of heaven - green with envy.