Guest post by Pixie Mama

13 April 2011


Hey! I’m Polly and I blog at Pixie Mama. Seeing as spring has finally sprung (here in the UK at least) it must be the start of picnic season! Going on a picnic is one of my favourite things to do and I wanted to share with you some inspiration.

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Spring and summer are a great time for an outdoors excursion with your favourite people. And a picnic is one of the best ways to celebrate being outdoors.. Picnic ideas vary from person to person, but inevitably, it eventually comes down to one thing: location, location, location. Finding the perfect location is important to the success of the picnic because it sets up the mood and environment for food and fun.

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It could be a tree-lined meadow with the scent of wild flowers; under a parasol, beside gentle waves breaking on a sandy shore; a leafy haven in the middle of a city;  an exhilarating cross-country ramble with friends; children scampering after balls on the beach or a quiet snooze on a blanket shared with a loved one.

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A wicker basket full of tiny tarts, plum tomatoes, couscous, salad, crusty bread and olives. Ripe strawberries and fresh cream, and a melon for afters. A bottle of wine and home made lemonade. A patchwork blanket and plenty of pillows.

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Nothing fills the heart with joy more than an afternoon spent lazing in the sun, nibbling on finger food, perhaps a little nap.

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Wherever you choose to have your picnic, it is always the perfect way to spend an afternoon.

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7 lovely messages:

Renee B. said...

Welllllll shoot, now I want to go on a picnic! There goes my productive day... :) Love this new blog! Thanks for sharing her with us! xoxo

Charlotte said...

^^^Agreed!!!

cb said...

great post! and it totally made me smile! picnics are the bread and butter of the summer! i can't wait! a picnic at the swimming hole is LONG over due!

xo,
cb

Chrissy said...

What a lovely post! I love picnics!! xxx

Janette said...

What a lovely guest post! Totally want to have a picnic now..like...RIGHT now..but it's dark..maybe a moonlit picnic perhaps?
Janette, the Jongleur

Pearl said...

Thank you for stoping by.
You too have a wonderful place here!
I love the picture of the basket in the field with a book. This is so ME.


Pearl

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

i am swooning over that retro phonograph in the 1st pic! agreed, it is the perfect way to spend a summer afternoon - i say summer b/c our spring hasn't exactly sprung yet and it's still too breezy to lay out this way, hope soon we'll get to partake in picnic goodness. wonderful guest post Polly! ♥

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