Weekend Round-up #12: Strawberry picking & mini shopping haul

I have something a little exciting starting on my blog next week – my new Sunday home tour series! Next Sunday, K and I will have been in our new house for 1 year so I think it’s about time I finally reveal our home makeover! Over the coming weeks, I will be taking you on a tour around our house, featuring one room every Sunday, with before and after pictures. I’m so excited to show you the result of our hard work and I really hope you enjoy the new series! This does mean however that this is my last weekend round-up for a while. I’ll still be sharing some of the things I get up to over the weekends and will most likely bring this series back again later in the year as I love the casual nature of these posts.

So, on to the things I’ve been up to this weekend! On Saturday, K and I went strawberry and raspberry picking at the Cat & Fiddle PYO (pick-your-own) farm in Dorset. I haven’t been berry picking in a few years and the weather was perfect for a trip to the farm! We picked a punnet of strawberries and a punnet of raspberries and purchased some vegetables from the farm shop – you can’t beat freshly picked fruit and veg! I wish we had a farm shop close to where we live so I could always buy my food this way – I love knowing where my food comes from and think it’s really important to buy locally grown produce. You may notice I wore my floppy hat – the perfect strawberry picking accessory!

Raspberry picking Pick your own raspberries raspberry bush PYO raspberriesPick your own dorset pick your own strawberry farm PYO strawberriespick your own farm shopfarm shop dorsetpick your own PYO farmfreshly picked organic vegetablesfarm shop vegetables
After our visit to the pick-your-own farm, we went to Stewarts Garden Centre. Last weekend, we dug up a huge grass that had taken over the corner of our front garden so wanted to buy something to fill the space. I bought a climbing rose (I’ve always dreamt of living in a cottage with climbing roses!) and a rhododendron called ‘Seaside Sunrise’ – pretty apt as we live a stones throw from the beach! Stewarts has the best cafe so we went for a tea/coffee and something to eat before we left.
giant garden chairhuge battenburg cakecake countersconestea caddiesearl grey tea
On our way home we dropped by my parents house and said hello to these two cuties…
black and white cats Birman
Today, we went to Bournemouth for a bit of shopping. There was a food festival in the square with loads of stalls filled with all kinds of food. The smell was amazing!
Bournemouth food fair Bournemouth food fair
I treated myself to By Terry’s Colour Fix Eyeshadow from Space NK. Every time I visit Space NK I swatch the various shades and tell myself I’ll purchase it sometime soon when I can justify spending that kind of money on makeup! Well, I awarded myself for my patience and bit the bullet and bought it! There’s only a certain amount of time a girl can wait…
Space NK By Terry
Topshop had a sale on so I popped in just to ‘have a browse’. I spotted these boots and had to have them! The advantage of having size 3 feet means there’s often bargains to be had in the shoe section. I do have a very similar pair of chelsea boots with a higher heel, and also have some flat ones too, but have been wanting some with a small heel for two winters! When I saw these with over 50% off the RRP I couldn’t resist. It wasn’t much of a guilty purchase as I know I’m going to get so much wear out of these. I also think ankle boots look great with summer dresses when you want to be a little more smart, so won’t have to wait until winter comes around to wear them.
Topshop Chelsea Boots
We planted the flowers we purchased on Saturday in the garden this afternoon, then cooked the fresh veg from the farm shop for our dinner!Front garden flowersFresh food cooking

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11 thoughts on “Weekend Round-up #12: Strawberry picking & mini shopping haul

  1. This looks like such a nice weekend! I adore spending weekends at local farms + markets… you never know what you’ll find. It was cool to see how the farm near you is set-up. Most of the farms in my area have much smaller rows + aren’t as neat looking!

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