Monday, 11 October 2010

a right royal celebration

We were back up in Salisbury on Saturday to celebrate G's birthday with his family. His birthday was actually on Friday and after a day at work and then present opening, friends visiting and pizza he went off into town to watch Korn play.
His mum is a very good cake maker and this year has really got stuck into cupcake making so instead of one birthday cake G was presented with this cupcake delight complete with (4)4 candles!

On Sunday we went into town twice. There was lots going on this weekend to mark the Queen Elizabeth naming celebrations.

We had a picnic lunch in West Park, also known as Watts Park, as there is a statue of Isaac Watts here, with a pigeon sat on his head.

As the colours of the leaves tell us we are in the midst of autumn

although from the way S was dressed yesterday you can tell we were lucky enough to enjoy weather as warm as a summer's day.

Afetr eating we wandered over to the new Guildhall sqaure where we spent some time watching a short play with just 2 actors playing all the roles.They managed to condense the reigns of Henry v111 through to Elizabeth 1 into 15 minutes of entertainment. Top left is one of the actors in his role as William Shakespeare. Not sure what happened to the rest of the head and body to bottom right, lost them in the mosaic making process! There were others dressed up in costume, jesters and we even got to throw (very soft) rubber balls, in substitute of rotten veg, at someone in the stocks. T managed to hit her square on the head!

We rounded off the day by going back into town later on in the evening and watching The Kings of Queen and singing along very loudly to all the songs. Great way to finish the weekend.


  1. Amazing! You have no idea how despaired we feel when only the North East Coast has mist and fog - we haven't seen sunshine for days - but as you saw we found some yesterday so Monday does not seem so bad - you were so right! Have a good week. Loved the cakes.

  2. Hi Lisa
    We have just come back from a very sunny Cornwall, where nick turned 40.

    Just realised that my birthday is in July as is yours and our hubbies are both in October, great match!

    Just found a website to the art house in town, they have a knit,crochet morning/chat on thursdays.
    I'm slightly thinking of going?
    Its a cafe too so its not just for crafting.
    Thought it could be a good place to meet up one day? Have a look..

  3. Cool!

    I will get you crocheting, even if someone else can teach you!!


  4. Those cupcakes look delicious!

    Victoria xx

  5. A late happy Birthday to G then!

  6. Sounds like a great time and what a happy way to spend a birthday! The cakes look truly delicious ;-)
    So pleased you had fun in the sunshine,
    A belated Happy Birthday to G :-)
    Denise x

  7. What a fab time! It all looks wonderful. Happy Birthday G!!

    Thank You for leaving a lovely comment on my last post too Lisa, It means alot to hear such kind words from people.

  8. Wasn't the weather fabulous ... better than the summer this year. That looks like a great sort of birthday cake!
    Love Kathy xxx

  9. This post is beautiful.

    Autumn joy.

    What else could one ask for? And boy is S growing!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving from this side of the pond :)

  10. Sounds like a great time was had by all. And those cupcakes look yummy !