Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Day Trip and an Announcement

I have a new laptop which needs some tweaking to get the font size to where I can read it comfortably and at this point, I'm not sure if it will affect my post.
Our youngest daughter and I took a day trip to Port Perry this week to have lunch and browse the stores. Before going into the town though we drove a little further along to White Feather, a country store we like for the linens and bakery.
The outdoor display had interesting bird feeders and healthy looking hanging baskets of flowers.
The park across the road from where we had lunch had crispy parchment-coloured grass but at least the cool water of Lake Scugog in the background.
Pantry Shelf is the only bakery/cafe we've ever eaten in over the years as the food is good and the staff friendly. I had the afternoon tea selection with Earl Grey which was delicious. It's a good thing we did a fair bit of walking so I could wear off my lunch!
Luke's Victorian gift and card shop is always a pleasure to wander around in.
Back at home a combination of green textures in a shade garden is looking good despite the lack of rain. (l to r - hosta, bleeding heart, astilbe)
And now my announcement...
Mosaic Monday is travelling across the pond...yes, all the way to Normandy, France.  Maggie, a regular contributor at Normandy Life will be hosting weekly starting August 1. Follow the link to her blog to remember where the party will be and thank you Maggie for taking over as host. 

33 comments:

  1. Oh I am so happy that Maggie at "Normandy Life" is going to be taking over. I don't know Maggie, but that's not the point. That something as wonderful as "Mosaic Monday" will continue is a very good thing.

    My goodness, I could fall into that delicious looking lunch plate. The pecan tea tassie alone would make it wonderful for me.

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  2. Such a lovely place and to have a day with your daughter is special. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I am so happy to hear that Mosaic Monday will continue. I look forward to getting to know Maggie. Thank you Judith for all your work on Mosaic Monday. I have enjoyed it immensely. I have added you to my blog roll so I do not lose track of Lavender Cottage and visit regularly. Sylvia D.

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  4. What a lovely day out with your daughter! I enjoy this kind of day, too, tea/lunch, shopping, time with a daughter.

    Glad Mosaic Monday will continue.

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  5. I'm so glad that Mosaic Monday will continue... And so excited for you going to Normandy!!! I'd love to visit Normandy some day. Take a ton of photos.

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  6. Oh Judith, what a delight to hear Maggie will be taking over your delightful Mosaic Monday. I don't think I know Maggie so I will pop over to her blog after I finish writing this comment :)

    Your day with your daughter looked absolutely wonderful! What a joy to spend time together.

    Wishing you a beautiful day! Hugs!

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  7. The town looks like a great place to shop and your lunch looks delicious,Judith!
    Sylvia at A Grandma's Blessings

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  8. Good news on MM, and thank you Maggie for taking over! It sounds like a wonderful day with your daughter, the lunch/tea looks scrumptious!

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  9. What a special way to spend time together, afternoon tea, a little shopping what's not to love?
    Thank you for the introduction to all your lovely followers, some of them have been over to my blog already and I'm looking forward to get to know them all better when Mosaic Monday begins again next month.

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  10. You always find the most interesting and special spots to share Judith...glad to hear Maggie is taking Mosaic Monday!

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  11. Lovely photos . Looks like a wonderful place to shop and have eats . Glad to hear someone is taking over your Mosaic Mondays . Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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  12. Always a joy to spend a day with a daughter, that afternoon tea looks delicious!

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  13. Hello Judith, you daytrip looks like a fun day. The food looks delicious. I am so happy to hear Maggie will be taking over Mosaic Monday. Great news! Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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  14. What a fun day trip for you and your daughter, Judith. My, the food sure looks scrumptious on your plate. Did I spy a scone and pecan tassie, with some Devonshire cream? Yea for Mosaic Monday continuing on!

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  15. You had a lovely day out with your daughter and delicious food for lunch. Glad that someone took over Mosaic Monday, will pop over and check out her site. When I get back to posting on a regular basis I will join in from time to time.

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  16. What a lovely day out.
    I would love to look around the Victorian gift and card shop - I really like places like that.

    Good news about Mosaic Monday

    All the best Jan

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  17. So happy you found someone to host Mosaic Monday. Loved hearing about your adventure. Your tea time looked just perfect.

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  18. What a lovely lunch, Judith! Glad you and your daughter shared good times. Hope you enjoy your new laptop!
    Hugs, Beth

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  19. How fun! I've always enjoyed daytrips to charming small towns. Your yummy lunch has got me craving cucumber sandwiches. I'm so glad to hear that Mosaic Mondays will continue on, thanks to Maggie!

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  20. It looks like you had a wonderful outing with your daughter, Judith. I love to browse in Country Stores and shops like the ones you showed.
    Gladto hear MM will go on, and how nice to have it travel all the way to France!

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  21. Hello,Judith,
    Your day out with your daughter must have been special. The card shop is really Victorian style I like. I am glad to know Mosaic Monday will be continued. Thank you for all your efforts on Mosaic Monday,Judith.Thanks to you I was able to know how to make mosaic. I appreciate your kindness. Happy day to you!

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  22. How lovely that Mosaic Monday will be carrying on!

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  23. Glad Maggie is going to keep up the good work. For those who have flowers and cannot wait, there is http://floral-mosaics.blogspot.com.

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  24. Lovely plants and interesting shops, but once more it's the photo of your afternoon tea that makes my heart beat faster. :)
    Thank you for sharing! Have a lovely weekend! xx

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  25. What fun to take a day trip with your daughter! I'm hoping to do the same when my DIL arrives home in a couple of weeks. Your tea looked lovely and I'm sure it was fun to browse all the shops. A lovely post, Judith, and enjoy your weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  26. Your afternoon out sounds absolutely hevenly!

    So glad Maggie will be hosting - perfect passing of the baton.

    Big hugs. ♥

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  27. Hi Judith...what a lovely afternoon this surely was. Great little places and shops that look very interesting...and so that that yummy lunch! So glad to know Mosaic Monday has a new home. I will go now and check it out and make sure to follow. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  28. Great post Judith. Port Perry is a lovely town to visit and browse the shops. I have been to White Feather and the bakery there is worth the visit as well as the gift shops. Valerie

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  30. Looks my sort of day out! Those hanging baskets would be very tempting!! Lovely to hear that Mosaic Monday will continue - fantastique!
    Have a great week
    Wren x

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  31. Hi Judith,

    It looks like you had such a fun day out with your daughter! That tea plate full of goodies makes my mouth water!! :-D I love to look around in stores like this; it's a fun way to spend an afternoon.

    I've followed Maggie's blog for years; thank you for letting us know that she'll now be hosting Mosaic Monday. Thank you also for being such a good host to us, Judith -- I've certainly enjoyed getting to know you over the years!!

    Warm hugs to you,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  32. Olรก Belas as imagens;
    Prazer em conhecer seu blog.
    janicce.

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  33. Olรก Belas as imagens;
    Prazer em conhecer seu blog.
    janicce.

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