Thursday, 26 April 2012

Getting things ready for the weekend

I have been rushing around in the last few days, buying more stock and sewing, but now having a rest and preparing for friends at the weekend with all fingers crossed that the weather will improve and the sun will shine on Devon.
I have to confess to not making many cakes or puddings but thought I might indulge this weekend, I love making this cake, simple but full of yummy things, and you don't even have to bake it!

My cardamom chocolate mouse just looks great in my new teacups, so pretty and not too big as I think it will be very rich, just some cream and a few strawberries to finish it off.

Of course the house has to look its best, and here are a few photos.

  I love these pale pink roses

This lovely picture I bought at auction a few weeks ago, the lady is so pretty

Sorry not many photos but I am taking them this evening and they just don't turn out as well at night.

I just would like to tell you all about how brilliant this blogging world is,(but you probably already know this) I had an email from a lady in New Zealand who very much wanted to buy the bookazine which Country Living has bought out and she had read about in one of my earlier postings, and although she tried very hard to get one, they would not send one to her, so she dropped me an email to ask if I could help, and I was very happy to, and the Country Living book is now on its way to New Zealand, this is one of the lovely benefits of blogging! So enjoy Beverley and it was a pleasure.

Thank you for all you lovely comments I do love reading them, sorry this is such a short post.


  1. How nice of you to do that. Sounds like a lovely weekend to come. Enjoy.

  2. Hope you have a nice weekend.

  3. What a pretty way to serve your mousse. Your house looks lovely. Have a good weekend with your friends.


  4. I wish I was coming, the mousse looks delicious in those cups. Lovely painting, have you any idea who the lady is?

  5. I wish I was coming round for the weekend to eat those scrummy desserts and cakes. You could show me all your sewing too.
    Teresa x

  6. What a lovely and thoughtful thing to do Jill! Beverley must be so delighted.
    I must say that with this awful British weather, your house seems like the perfect place to be this weekend! It looks so cosy and warm, and I can just imagine sitting by the fire next to those lovely flowers and enjoying some of that yummy chocolate mouse. Definitely a weekend to wrap up warm, eat chocolate, drink tea and stay out of the rain methinks. Hope that you have a lovely one. x

  7. Hope you have an enjoyable weekend Jill.
    Some sunshine and a break from this rain would be good! Your chocolate mousse in the teacups looks lovely.
    Essie x

  8. Oooohhh Jill, that mousse looks sooo delicious!!!!!
    Have a nice weekend.

  9. Such lovely photos and I love the picture you picked up at the auction.Hope the sun shines for you and your friends in Devon this weekend!

  10. Oooooh! Send a mousse home with mother...pretty, pretty please :o) looks absolutely de-lish!! And those teacups are devine. My like. Hoping you all have a super weekend and the sun shines on you all. LOL Meeee xxxxx

  11. Your home looks lovely and so does the mousse those little cups are gorgeous to put it into. Enjoy your weekend, dee x

  12. That chocolate mousse looks amazing. Everything else is great too.... but that mousse.

  13. I've just been reading about at the Vintage Fair Jill. Your stall looked amazing! I'm not surprised you now have the bug, it looks like a lovely community of talented ladies.

    Beverley must be thrilled. You are so right, blogging can be a force for good!

    Your choc mousse looks delicious. Enjoy your weekend.


  14. Hi I love reading your blog but havn't commented before, I thought it was a lovely gesture to send the bookazine to the lady in new zealand, restores your faith in human nature. x


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