It’s been a while since I sat down to write a blog post. The last one I published was the end of May with this delish hand pie recipe. I’d been doing well at regularly posting but then as it always does, life got in the way. And I’m not mad about it. I work a full time 9-5 job and a lot (read all) of my spare time is spent with my little Rory. Work has been very busy recently so my early mornings and evenings after Rory is asleep have been spent working and I’ve also been doing some painting. I find painting very therapeutic and I’m working on a large flower-scape when I get some free time which hasn’t been for the past couple weeks. I was going to get some work in this morning, but thought instead I’d get a blog post done. I had Friday off and the long weekend is just what I needed. This little break has been good for the soul and I’ve found so much inspiration… just need to get it all down which is the challenge!
This past weekend, I dragged Tim, my mum and Rory along to The Real Flower Petal Confetti Co fields. They’re open for 10 days a year to the public before they close and pick the confetti harvest. I’d stumbled across an ad for this on Instagram mid-June and immediately brought tickets for us. (I’m glad I brought them then as they were sold out when I checked last week!) I wanted to get some family photos and that’s what we did! The other week I realised we didn’t have many photos of the 3 of us and wanted to change that. This was the perfect opportunity.
We’ve already said we’ll go back next year and get some more. I think it will make for a lovely memory to get pictures each year (if we can) as Rory grows up. We saw many people having picnics which I think will be a lovely idea! Maybe go with some friends or family and make a few hours of it.
5 years ago, when we got married, we got petal confetti from here so it holds a special place in my heart <3 See here for our wedding recap. It’s all natural and they use no dye. Of course its biodegradable and better for the environment than your usual confetti. Perfect for that confetti wedding shot!
The fields were absolutely gorgeous! A mixture of pastels, pinks, purples and white. We saw little girls dressed up as fairies with flower crowns adorning their heads running through the flowers – omg it was adorable! Other families were all dressed up – it was so lovely to see. The weather was glorious… although a taddddd hot at 25c. Afterwards, we queued up for ice cream but they had sold out! Gutted! We did go for the 2pm session so I’m not surprised all the ice cream had gone especially as it was a warm one!
If you get the chance, definitely do go! Although the confetti fields in Worcestershire are now closed for the year, I did see that Shropshire Petals are open to the public from 5 August to 14 August which I’m sure will be busy too!
If you want to see more info see How to Visit the Cotswolds Confetti Fields look here for a blog post by Sophie of Third Eye Traveller or Lynne of New Mummy Blog.
It may be a bit in advance, but set a reminder for mid-June next year so you don’t forget! I’m taking my own advice and getting it in the calendar now so we don’t miss out!
So many gorgeous pics I want to get framed…
And just a few more…
Until next time,
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