Thursday, 29 September 2016

Lunch in Outram

It was a beautiful spring day and as life has been a tad busy lately we decided to head over to Outram for a bite of lunch. It seems everyone else had the same idea but we managed to get a little table outside and dined al fresco.

That's my GKB sitting under the hanging basket on the left.
I had a cinnamon roll and cup of tea which was served in a lovely Queen Anne rose patterned china teacup. Lovely. It's nice to get your tea served in one of these dainty cups when you're out.

One of the reasons we decided on Outram was that we wanted to get some photos of the blossoms and daffodils. And although it is country it's only 10 minutes drive from home.

The pink and white blossom is really beautiful and we could hear the tuis calling to each other as they fed. I have more photos and will put some up next week if I get the chance. 

We had parked in the gateway to a farm road and it is absolutely beautiful. Either side of the driveway is absolutely smothered in daffodils. More photos of those as well for next week, so I guess this post is a bit of a tease.

And finally on the other side of the road were the paddocks with the ewes and lambs. Sure signs that spring is here.
I hope you have enjoyed my springtime photos.

Thank you for your concern for my little mother.
She has had a bad year and for someone who is not used to being ill and is very independent she has not coped well. On Monday she had her annual checkup with the heart specialist and on Friday she goes in for tests to ascertain what to do next. She is much happier now she knows something is being done. 

Five on Friday
Friday foto friends
Teacup Tuesday


  1. I'm impressed that the cafe served tea in vintage teacups. I have some Queen Anne cups in my collection.

    I'm sorry to hear that your mother is going through a tough time.

  2. Enjoyed seeing all your photos.
    I hope your mothers doctor visit will have some good news.

    cheers, parsnip

  3. Love your tea cup! Lovely photo's.

  4. Is there anything prettier than daffodils after a cold dark winter??? And the green of the grass is so pretty too! Glad to hear your Little Mother is doing better. We all feel better when we have some answers for why we feel the way we do.

  5. My, what a lovely day out. Love the tea cup! :)

    I am so sorry to hear about your precious mom...please know that she will be in my prayers. Hugs to you!

  6. Im sorry your mom is not feeling well.. But Im glad their able to attend it. Your spring photos are lovely Diane I love the one specially at the farm gate.. Its lovely. Happy Spring to you as its Fall now here.. Have a wonderful day. Looking forward to more spring photos.. With love Janice

  7. Hello,
    what a wonderful tea post in spring. Its so funny to see that you have spring while we are ready for fall. That was a lovely tea time. Thank you also for visiting my blog and leaving the nice comment. I wish you and your Mom all the best.
    Best greetings,
    Johanna @

  8. Diana, I am glad that your mother has some peace of mind. I'm so glad that spring has arrived for you. Love all the little lambs! Oh my that cinnamon roll looks delicious.

  9. How beautiful everything looks. Spring is such a pretty time of year.
    What a lovely day out and I love tea in a pretty tea cup.
    Hope your mom is feeling better.

  10. I am so sorry to hear about your little mother, Diana. Hope she'll be feeling better soon.
    What a nice outting you had, and with such a pretty teacup! I did enjoy your Springtime pics!

  11. It's always a thrill to see those signs of Springtime and get out to enjoy the beautiful weather especially when you don't have to go far. The cup of tea served in a pretty china cup and saucer and a pastry would be a nice treat. I'm glad that your mother is getting extra medical support for her health condition. I know from experience it's reassuring for her and for your family that this is happening.

  12. So sorry about the problems your Mom is having. My Mom has heart issues, too. :( Pretty spring-time photos. Thanks so much for sharing on Friday Foto Friends. Happy weekend!

  13. Oh, so sorry to hear about your Mom. Sending prayers. Beautiful spring scenes. Love the pink trees. xx Karen

  14. My prayers are with you and your mom, I'm sorry to hear about her health condition.

    It looks like you had a beautiful day out, the tea and dessert look delicious. Take care, Kelly.

  15. My prayers are with you and your mom, I'm sorry to hear about her health condition.

    It looks like you had a beautiful day out, the tea and dessert look delicious. Take care, Kelly.

  16. I enjoyed your photos and I hope and pray your sweet mother is doing better now. Give her our love, Diane

  17. I've so enjoyed reading back through quite a few posts (right back to your Daybook post)! You live in a beautiful spot and seeing all the signs of spring there is making our fall look dreary. I hope your mother is doing well and is able to get the medical help she needs. Take care,


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