52 weeks of happy (30/52)

Hello, hello, I hope that this finds you at the end of a good day. I don’t really like Mondays which is why I thought I might do my happy posts on a Monday so that I can think back to the lovely things that made me smile in the week before.

So, here are my happies from this week:

1. Homegrown marrow

Homegrown marrow ©The House of Jones

Is there a difference between marrows and courgettes or is a marrow just a big courgette? Our courgette plant hasn’t had a single courgette on it – but we’ve picked two brilliant marrows and there are more on the way! Either we were sold the wrong plant, or we’re missing that crucial courgette-picking stage?! Anyway, we picked this beauty early last week – just over 5lb! I’m not sure what we’ll do with it yet. The first of our crop was a little smaller, so I made baked stuffed marrow for dinner on Monday – bit of a 70s throwback, but it really was delicious!

Baked stuffed marrow ©The House of Jones

2. Tulip mosaic

Pinks and purple tulip mosaic ©The House of JonesYou may remember months ago that Lucy shared a gorgeous post over at Attic24 all about tulips and her new mosaic made by the talented Felicity at Just Mosaics. I couldn’t get that picture out of my mind – as some of you realised when I attempted to make my own version from paint colour charts!

Tulip vase mosaic ©The House of JonesAnyway, last week I finally decided that I needed to have a proper Felicity tulip mosaic! and here it is. She’s doing this lovely pinks and purples version now and I completely adore it. I’m going to hang it in our kitchen and the pale blue background picks out the other pale blue items in the room perfectly. Yippeee!

3. An afternoon out

Afternoon tea selection ©The House of JonesSaturday we had the most loveliest of days out. We were given an afternoon tea voucher from one of our bridesmaids as part of our wedding gift but it had taken us almost a year to cash it in!

Scones ©The House of JonesMmm we had such a great afternoon sipping tea and eating the selection of finger sandwiches, cakes and scones. The scones were my favourite (jam first, right?!). We didn’t leave a bit!  (oh, except that bit of lettuce and one burnt raisin)

Remains of afternoon tea ©The House of Jones4. Lilies

Orange lilies ©The House of JonesWe bought these lilies in Tesco last week from the reduced section for £1.20. They’ve been absolutely amazing – still going strong! A most excellent rescue.

I hope you’re having a very happy week,

Jones x

About thehouseofjones

Hello! Thanks for visiting, it's lovely to see you! I'm Jones, I'm 31, and I live with my husband (The Bert) and chinchilla (JB) in Gloucestershire. When I'm not at work I love crochet, sewing, cooking, baking, taking photos and dabbling in a bit of gardening and grow-your-own, and this is what I write about mainly. That and the general chit chat of life. So, take a look around, comment if you'd like, just make yourself feel at home really!
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11 Responses to 52 weeks of happy (30/52)

  1. Christine says:

    I always enjoy your “happy posts” Jones, thank you! That tea looks wonderful, and what a great idea for a gift. I may have to do something similar, I know my dad and my sister would really enjoy something like that. Something to investigate next time I am in the UK. I have managed to convert several of my friends here in Texas to English tea (hot! with milk!) and I love to have them over to enjoy tea and cakes and use my pretty English china.

    • Thanks Christine – the tea was fab! It was a Red Letter Days one – you can buy them online and it gives you a choice of venues to pick from 🙂
      Jones x

      • Christine says:

        Thank you so much for this information. I have just looked at their website and they have loads of great gift ideas. I shall definitely be using this – thank you!!

  2. Janet Rörschåch says:

    I was with you at every step of happy. Well done!

  3. Susan says:

    Hi Jones, visit the blog figjamandlimecordial.com Celia has some great recipes on what she does with squash. I loved your baby blanket with its shades of blue.

  4. The afternoon tea looked delicious, and it obviously was!

  5. Lovely! My mum says courgettes are mini marrows but some varieties are designed to be more one than the other… Courgettes can become marrows virtually overnight, they are very sneaky

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