Friday, 23 April 2010

50th Anniversary Continues.........

High Tea for Two. Wednesday we continued celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary with high tea for two, a gift from a friend. We had waited until now to use our voucher at Mulberry House (a Christian Retreat and Conference Centre) so that we could also enjoy the grounds in the Springtime.

A Georgian House in beautiful grounds and only a 25 minute drive from home

The newly landscaped entrance

The back of the house with conservatory restaurant

The Pastoral Centre - front

And Back

Now come walk with me around the grounds - it is sunny but cool and Spring is sprouting everywhere

Almost Monet - except for the Water lillies

More lakes

Not seen chickens with 'pom poms' on their heads before!

There are a number of these 'quiet' cabins around the grounds where one can sit, pray, read, contemplate.

He was pleased to be there I assure you! First course sandwich fingers

Followed by Scones with Clotted cream and preserves, fresh strawberries and cakes and Assam tea.

Very pleasant and relaxing afternoon - Thank you Brian and Ann


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

How lovely to be still celebrating. That was a wonderful gift from your friends. The grounds look so pretty. Glad you had some good weather in which to go.

Susan said...

What a lovely place. Thank you sharing with us. You can almost smell spring popping up all over.

zetor said...

Many congratulations to you both. Your day seemed to be lovely!

Elizabethd said...

What a thoughtful gift, and what a lovwely place to go. So glad your Golden wedding anniversary has been so happy.

Carolyn said...

Lovely way to celebrate 50 years of marriage-congratulations!
Love the pond out back and the tea looks lovely.


melissa said...

My goodness, if I can speak for most Americans I know, this really hits a chord for us...those latent urgings for all things English. :)

How fortunate you are to be able to celebrate a milestone anniversary, and you both look wonderful!

Btw, my favorite part of the visit is seeing the Georgian house and the tea you had. I love it! :)

Deanna said...

Oh Barbara, I ooood and ahhhhhed.
What a fabulous place to go and have a pleasant stay.

So very happy that you had such a nice gift to enjoy in honor of your 50th Anniversary!!!

Absolutely lovely.

It is a huge blessing that there are places like this to retreat to. Much needed for many.

God bless you and thank you for sharing with us an inside peek of your journey,
d from homehaven

talesfromagarden said...

I love that tiered cake stand full of goodies! Lovely place.Lucky you !

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Well done! You two are a very handsome couple. Looks like such a lovely day.

Anonymous said...

I continue to enjoy your blog. I guess it's the English flavour I like. I may never get to visit England but I've enjoyed so much the books I've read that are English in content. C. S. Lewis, the Brontes, Jane Austen just to mention a few.

Mary H

Andrea said...

Barbara, what a joy for you and your husband to celebrate your anniversary in such a lovely, inspiring place. It is truly beautiful and very special.

God bless,


Marilyn said...

What a lovely place to celebrate a special anniversary! Thank you for sharing the beauty of the surroundings and the delicious looking tea. ♥♫

Willow said...

A lovely afternoon you had. You are making me wish I could visit London again! What a beautiful place.

Sara said...

So good to see you both! The venue is lovely...I liked the view of the bridge with the swans on the river. Tea looks scrumptious.

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Congratulations to you both.

What a wonderful gift ‘Tea for Two’ and in such a magnificent setting. May the years ahead be enriched with many blessings. Marion

a woman who is said...

Oh my I want to come to England right now and have a lovely tea in a lovely house in your charming country.

My second favorite thing about England is your tea time. The first of coarse are your gardens.

Lovely Barbara!

Glad you shared your day with us.

Tankar från Routern: said...

Warm congratulation all the way from Sweden! Beautiful pictures from a loveley place! Life is good!
Regards from Pia

Bernideen said...

Congrats on this wonderful celebration! You look lovely and what a wonderful tea.

La Petite Gallery said...

Darling Barbara, Happy Anniversary again, What a lovely place, The grounds are Beautiful the greenhouse is awesome. Those tea cakes.. look scrumptious,

Have a teriffic weekend , with
all those pretty places to drive to.

bennie and patsy said...

What a lovely place to have Tea, thanks for taking us.
Congratulations you sweet couple.

JCelestial said...

I happened to stumble upon your blog last week, and I'm very glad that I did. Your posts put a smile on my face. Thankyou, from the other side of the world :-)

m2maverick said...

Congratulations to both of you! The photos are beautiful!

Linda said...

Gosh that all looks good. I love English teas. Congratulations.

A Busy Single Mom said...

What a beautiful place and what an accomplishment! Congratulations!

Vicki said...

Thanks so much for sharing. Every time I stop at your blog it is like a little mini visit back to England. Your husband is such a sport!

Tea Time With Melody said...

HA! I loved the caption under your husbands picture cause I was thinking the opposite when I first saw it. haha. Such a lovely looking couple you two are and to me married for 50 years is a blessing. I am only going on 26 years and can only hope to live long enough to see 50 years of marriage.

Elizabeth said...

So happy to see you both enjoying a wonderful place
and an AMAZING tea!!!

What did Peter think of Tangier?
Claudia hated it.
I never went there!

Adrienne said...

We have eleven years to go until fifty and I only hope we can celebrate by sharing tea in someplace as lovely as this. Maybe in England! Thank you for sharing your special tea time together - I loved every photo. It almost felt as if I was there, too.

Anonymous said...

I think a 50th anniversary deserves a year of celebrations. You both look so great and what a beautiful place to be. It has been a hustle and bustle in this family for the last 2 months and one more wedding in May and I hope things settle down for a while. I love it, but my energy soon gets pretty low. Congratulations to both of you

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...


What a wondeful place and the pictures of you and your husband are lovely.

Always a treat to read your blog!


Tracy :)

gardenangel8 said...

Thank you so much for sharing springtime in England with us. I always love your beautiful photos, and right now your scene of the bridge and the swans on the river is my desktop I can enjoy it many times instead of just once. :)

It's been such a treat in reading your blog to discover that Christianity is still alive and well there. My husband and I (Americans) visited in 1987, and attended church in some wonderful old buildings with just a few elderly folks in the congregation.

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Knitting Mania said...

What a charming and romantic place to spend your 50th anniversary. Blessings to you both with many more to come.

Your "High Tea", looked perfect, for a perfect day, in a perfect place.

Willow said...

Congratulations on the anniversary and what a beautiful place to celebrate it.


Kate said...

What a delightful present and high tea like I remember it years ago!! Lovely photos of you both too - if a little serious on the male side!!!!