Sunday, 24 April 2011

Annual Easter Tea Extravaganza

Every Easter we have a traditional British 'high' tea......sandwiches, scones, fruit bread, biscuits and cakes of all descriptions......it's usually the only day of the year we do this......there's about 15 of us for tea......and we all love it......but not this year!!!!!
As the world's weather goes crazy.......and we seem to have migrated to the tropics......hundreds are flying abroad for Easter........but it's hotter here than Cairo.......we touched 80 degrees F today.......it's pretty rare we reach that even in August.......SIL and me decided 2 days in the kitchen baking was not our idea of fun in the sun.
Sooooo.........welcome to our Easter BBQ.
a variety of meat and fish

family and a few close friends

Little A investigating it all

Laughing at her daddy

DD1 was the birthday girl

Little A with her other grandmother 
and her daddy

there was still an Easter cake

which DD2 pinched the sheep from!!!
Happy Easter to you all.

23 comments:

Alison said...

So glad you had sunshine Jacky...looks like a great BBQ-and that cake is beautiful!
Alison xx

Cherry said...

Happy Easter Jacky. Looks like you have had a fab BBQ with lots of memories created in the heat. Hugs Cherry XXX

Jane said...

Oooo looks like a lovely day! And that cake is fab!
I am hoping for a better day than what it has been like here tomorrow for my birthday afternoon tea!!

Karen said...

What a lovely way to spend the day with your family and friends - that cake is awesome!

clare said...

fab photos and love that easter cake. x

Amy (Blighty Boutique) said...

looks like a fab day! I love high tea but it's certainly bbq weather x

Jane said...

looks like you all had a great time, did you make the cake?!

lime said...

Love that cake!

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Scrappi Sandi said...

Looks like a great time had by all...Little A is such a cutie & I think a Daddy's Girl?!! That Easter cake is amazing...or should I say was?!! I bet that was demolished poste haste!!! Happy Easter to You & Yours!! :)

JO SOWERBY said...

lil A looks cute, she's growing fast. lovely cake did u make it? poor sheep though being eaten. we had chocolate cake,
Jo xx

Heather said...

..... and where was my invite? lol
Looks like you all had a great day together & you got some great photos :)

Margi said...

Looks like you all had a blast and I'm thinking I'd get along great with DD2 pinching those kutie sheep off the cake! LOL I can't wait for a BBQ! WOOT WOOT!

furrypig said...

what a lovely day, the cake is fabulous.... did you make it?? xxx

alexa said...

Such happy photos! Did you make that lovely hat-cake? Stunning, whoever did!

Maria Ontiveros said...

What fun! That cake is beautiful! We had a very low-key day. Egg salad and mimosas for breakfast; soup for dinner.
Rinda

Karen said...

Looks fabulous! That cake is amazing. We had a wonderful family dinner with chocolate cake to celebrate Bill's 90th birthday. It was a wonderful day--though cold and rainy here.

scrappyjacky said...

Thought I'd better just say that I didn't actually make the cake....it was courtesy of DD1's friend.

Sian said...

Hotter than Cairo? Wow! We couldn't quite make that claim, but we did have some lovely sunshine. It's raining today! I'm glad you had such a lovely get together Jacky.

Linda said...

Hasn't the weather been mental??? Lovely though. Looks like a lovely family occasion:)

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Ah, I wish I had been there! Your party looks like it was so much fun. And isn't your sweet little grand daughter just a doll?!?! Glad you enjoyed your day, Jacky. xo

Jo.C said...

Looks like a lovely day - we did some gardening and then I had to give up - yours looks far more civilised
Love the cake :0)

SarahLP said...

What a fabulous day! Love all the happy family photos. Your granddaughter is such a sweetie!

Rachel B said...

It looks like such a lovely day Jacky and the cake is lovely! :)