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Archive for April 5th, 2011

My daughter is one of those people who loves to give gifts, and it doesn’t have to be a special occasion to warrant a gift.

However, let it be a special occasion and her generosity knows no bounds, especially when it comes to Mother’s Day; this year was no exception.

I am having a week’s break and spending time with my daughter which is more than enough for me as a gift, but is that enough for her….no!   Mother’s Day started with a lazy lie-in with a cup of tea and chat.  Then we made our way into Twickenham to Sweetie Pies and a special tea of scones with jam and cream, posh sandwiches and…….. cupcakes! Of course 🙂 mmmmm, delicious.

cupcakes and ever so posh sandwiches at Sweetie Pies in Twickenham

From there we hopped on a bus for a trip to Kingston-Upon-Thames!  Brilliant treat.  I had not yet ventured to Kingston and this was a treat for sure.  Kingston is cute and quaint.  We did what I love best; meandering here and there, following narrow lanes and discovering an ancient bridge, a market square where 7 Kings of English history were crowned, the stone on which they sat during the ceremony.  The ancient town centre is a treat of ancient buildings, some dating from the 1422 and before.

AD1422

A stroll along the riverside took us past pretty little houseboats, sailing boats – white sails billowing in the wind, dozens of swans, a wild-bird sanctury, a beautiful wild-bird sculpture, little cafes and pubs and onto the bridge – the views are heavenly.

view along the river from Kingston Bridge

from there it was a trip back to Twickenham on the bus and a stroll along Church Street took us to the historical Fox Inn where we stopped in for Sunday’s Roast.  We sat in the garden and enjoyed the last rays of the sun.   Then a short walk home via the riverside and then a lie out on a blanket on the grass in the back garden enjoying a cup of tea and a lazy chat.  As the sun slipped down the horizon and the evening chill set in we slipped back indoors and settled in front of the telly for an evening’s viewing.

The Fox in Twickenham

A wonderful day, marvellous company and treats galore.

I made a short video of the town for my website that you may enjoy.

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