Thursday, 10 September 2015

End of the Summer

It's been a while since I posted so I have quite a few photos to share. Its starting to feel a bit Autumnal here now and the New Forest is covered with pretty purple heather at the moment. But first a few pictures from Big Sparkles 6th birthday trip to the zoo...

We had to try out Nannys pizza oven so birthday pizzas and cakes were in order!

Big Sparkle had requested a 'My Neighbour Totoro' cake, so here is my attempt. I found these cute rice paper flowers and butterflies to make it extra colourful.

Big Sparkles cousin made these super duper extra yummy (and gluten free for me) cherry, lemon and strawberry cupcakes. They were pretty amazing!

Little Sparkle pinched one of the totoros. I think he got a bit eaten.
Boats at Lepe Beach.
Back home we made some pretty friendship bracelets.

And Big Sparkle learned to ride her bike without the stabilizers! Well done!

For my birthday, my mum took us out for a little trip to Furzey Gardens.
It was really pretty with quaint thatched roof cottages and lots of hidden fairy doors to find.

Oooooo glitters!

All the treasure.
Autumn leaves.
We took the girls out to the New Forest and Hatchetts Pond for a walk to enjoy the heather.

There are also lots of toadstools springing up all over the place.

And we had great fun at Exbury Gardens collecting acorns. We might try and decorate them for Christmas.

Yesterday we had a nice evening walk at Lepe beach. As the season is changing the sun is starting to move across and soon it will set directly over the water.

Evening waves.
I hope you enjoyed all the photos. I am way behind in making a quilt for Big Sparkle so hopefully I can share a few pictures of that with you next time.

See you soon,

Amber x x x


  1. I certainly did enjoy the photos, you are a very talented photographer. Seems like a great birthday trip, loved the zoo photos and the thatched roofs.

  2. More fantastic photos, what a wonderful collection of memories. Creative Blessings, Tracy x