Saturday, 10 January 2009

Recipe for a Perfect Saturday


There's nothing like waking up on a Saturday morning with no-one to please but yourselves. It's bitingly cold outside although there is no frost. It's time to snuggle down in bed with a few good magazines and a mug of steaming hot tea.

Then when it's time to face the day what about a short journey to a local market town with luscious tea rooms


that also has wonderful views from its dining room windows?


It's just the sort of morning that you need a hearty breakfast



and a hot chocolate with all the trimmings.



Scrumptious.

Once breakfast is digested its off to gaze round some wonderful shops.











The wind is becoming increasingly cold and the skies a more intense grey, so we decide to leave the High Town via the steps into Low Town and make our way home.

Where it's a relief to be cosy in front of a warm fire

with tea and cookies.

27 comments:

jo said...

I suggested a trip to Bridgnorth to hubby this morning but I couldn't get him to move from infront of the fire.

kate said...

it sounds wonderful, i wish i could join you, other than the cold weather.
best to you
kate

Andrea said...

Sounds like my kind of a day!! x

Simone said...

I want to have your Saturday mornings! What an ideal way to start the weekend.

Flossie and Tom said...

Sounds lovely..

I stayed in and did housework !!

Sara
XX

Lizzie said...

Perfect day really - makes me appreciate where I live - Bridgnorth of course! glad you like it too.

Tracey said...

Ok, so now you've made me hungry!!! Lovely photo's..Going to light my fire now I too am freezing!
Love Tracey xxx

Country Bliss said...

Thanks I enjoyed that little trip, I could do with one of those breakfasts now though!
Bookshop looks great I could waste a few hours there!
Yvonne x

Kitty said...

Fabulous photos - love the one going from 'high town' to 'low town'.

Back up the 3rd again then?!

x

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

So where do I sign up?! Bridgnorth is do-able in about an hour. :o)

janeyre said...

YOU DO KNOW HOW TO LIVE!!!!!!! I RECOGNIZED BRIDGNORTH RIGHT AWAY. HAVE YOU TRIED THE ALMOND CROUSANTS THAT ARE AVAILABLE AT THE PASTRY AND CHEESE SHOP?? MARVELOUS!! I WAS TOLD THAT THEY ARE FROM A SHOP IN LONDON AND ARE ONLY AVAILABLE ON FRIDAYS AND SATS. (IF THEY LAST THAT LONG) YUM.

Rosesposes said...

Hi i loved looking at your pictures and blog .That breakfast and hot chocolate looks incredibly yummy!x Dom

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Positively yummy! All my favourties as well.

Lisa
Knitty, Vintage and Rosy

Alchamillamolly said...

Hi thanks for your reply re the cottages - I have checked a lot of sites and British Waterways but you cant search for a waterside cottage. Hey I have been to where you live! We went on the tram ( we have here at Saltburn by the Sea - we sat on the seats near the river when we went down for ages in the sun ( well it was under the clouds) we had gone for a few days to Ironbridge and loved the area. We had lunch in the High town. Sometimes its difficult exploring when you don't know somewhere if that makes sense!!

A Saucerful Of Secrets said...

Hi there!A lovely post that has inspired me,begining of February myself and Andy will be winding our way up to Bridgenorth as a belated birthday outing for me.Been through Bridgenorth lots of times but never stopped.I love visiting you,you go to some lovely little places.Best Wishes to you,Annie x

thriftymrs said...

Looks like a lovely place to visit. Certainly my kind of day.

Mrs B said...

yuuuuuuuummmyy!! Your home, crockery, food consumed and blog are 'truly scrumptious' (a la Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!) x come round anytime for a cup of tea! x

Attic24 said...

Oh lovely post, all my favourite things. Your fire looks sooooo cosy. We have the same mug. CL this month :: fab.
all round lovliness, thanks for sharing
Lx

The Vintage Kitten said...

How lovely! Im free next Saturday if you need a friend to tag along!

Curlew Country said...

Wonderful - haven't been to Bridgnorth for ages. I feel a trip coming on! I love your photos, what a delightful record of a perfect day.
Stephx

LittleGem said...

Hello, thankyou for visiting my blog! You photos in this post are great - my fave is the last one - so colourful! I will be popping back to read your blog too xx Gem

Country Cottage Chic said...

Yummy! Looks like a perfect Saturday to me!

MelMel said...

That looks like the perfect day!
How fabulous!xx

janeyre said...

HI FUNKY MONKEY, I WAS CHECKING YOUR BLOG AGAIN TODAY AND I NOTICED ONE OF THE BUILDINGS THAT YOU PHOTOED IN BRIDGNORTH WAS ONE I DID NOT RECOGNIZE. IT'S THE RED BRICK BUILDING WITH THE PINK CHAIR HANGING FROM THE WALL HIGHER THAN THE DOOR. IT LOOKS VERY INTERESTING. WHERE IS IT? IS IT NEW? BYE THE WAY, I JUST FOUND OUT THAT I CAN AGAIN RENT MY LITTLE COTTAGE IN JUNE. I AM SO EXCITED! I PLAN ON ATTENDING A CRAFT FAIR ON THE 30 OF MAY. YIPPEE I PLAN ON STAYING FOR 5 WEEKS. TAKE CARE

Pipany said...

Hello tracey. Golly once again I am behind on blog reading. Off for a catch up xx

MelMel said...

Thank you my dear!x

prettyshabby said...

hi funky M,
I've been to Bridgenorth, but never seen these lovely bits..I must have been blinkered! yum..hot chocolate!