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Sunday, 9 June 2013

If You Go Down to The Woods Today ....



....... you might come across me having a pizza. Because I can't have a normal pizza delivered to my door like a normal person - I have to go down to the woods and have it done in a wood fired oven in the middle of the woods. Like you do. And it's probably the nearest we are ever going to get to getting our own wood fired oven (sorry Grumps - I cannot justify building such an expensive home for hedgehogs).

For my little excursion, this called for a little evening warmth so on came my old faithful little Jack Wills jacket.

Jack Wills Jacket (old), Jack Wills Top (old), H&M Boyfriend Jeans)


I have to say, my little jacket serves me well for those summer evenings when the temperatures start to cool off. Oh and a little white broderie Jack Wills camisole. Teeny bopperish? Yeah - what the heck - it's the weekend - let your hair down, dress like a teenager, neck some cider - you have my permission.

Anyway, we popped down to The Plantation - a wildlife habitat conservation area. They open at the weekends in the evenings for pizza and you can take the kiddiwinkles down and let them run round like loonies and even go pond dipping if you like.





But what we came for was PIZZA!

Deelish!


And it's been many years since I had a 7Up. but I asked for a soft drink and a 7Up was what I got.

Just add salt ... or not.


This might be a Chinese thing but when I was young, my family would put a sprinkle of salt in a 7Up. Don't ask me why - they just did. I think it was meant to make you feel better when you felt ill but I can not honestly vouch for that. What I can vouch for is - it makes your 7Up fizz ... and then makes it taste  a bit salty :o(

And that's me being at one with nature by keeping my feet off the floor (away from any wee beasties that may lurk beneath). I am a city girl through and through.

Thought the Primark fox bag would like a visit to the woods.


Oh and another Chinese thing. The last couple of times when I went back to Hong Kong, whenever I pointed a camera in the direction of anyone, the first thing they did was this :

Peace man!


I don't know why. But it's strangely catching because I find myself doing it every now and then and I know it's not good.

So if anyone has any answers for me regarding peace signs and salty 7Up - I would be most grateful.

And if you haven't, I hope you had a good weekend anyway.


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Last Note 

Sorry. I've been a bit tardy on the blog front. The weather is nice, I've been out, the weekend has been full on .... that's life. Hope you don't mind too much.




35 comments:

  1. Teeny bopperish? Peace signs? You're really heading back to your youth, aren't you? And massive LOL at keeping your feet off the ground - I'm SO with you on that! Love that jacket, so cute (wrong word - you'll hate that, won't you?!) But you look great ... and young, in a good way, not a muttony way :) I should stop drinking my wine now, shouldn't I?!

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    1. I'm not very at one with nature. I try and usually fail miserably. I'm the one walking up a mountain staring at the floor trying to avoid the rabbit droppings instead of looking at the beautiful views.

      And I accept the jacket is cute. Sounds better than granny chic :o)

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  2. Sue, your baby boos are so cute! Your youngest one is a spittin' image of mommy. Looks like you guys had a lovely outdoorsy time enjoying wood fired pizza. Definitely my fave kind of pizza if I had the choice.

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    1. Thanks Teresa! The youngest is the devil in disguise. Don't let that cute face fool you. Everyone says he looks like me but I can't see it myself because he's so fair.

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  3. You look like you had a fab time, there is nothing better than eating outside.....somehow it always tastes so much nicer! xx

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    1. It does doesn't it? I wasn't hungry and didn't think I was going to eat much but I soon noshed a few slices down - it must be the fresh air setting off the old appetite!

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  4. Heehee... Jack Wills - but the outfit doesn't look at all teenybopperish. That jacket is right up to date for an old-un as well isn't it- quilted and floral and all that?!

    What a great place - looks and sounds like the perfect way to enjoy a pizza if you ask me. Your boys are so sweet. :-)

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    1. It's a good place actually - it's where they run forest school for the kids from the school so it's great fun for them. But I think they realised they weren't making the most of the place and now it's great in the summer evenings for the village to nip down to for a slice of pizza or three.

      And I like a little Jack Wills - just nothing logo'd.

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  5. This seems so much more fun than just having pizza at home! Ah and not teeny bopper-ish at all :)

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    1. Phew! Thought I was going to get slated for looking like I was trying to hang out with the young 'uns!

      And I have to agree - it makes eating pizza far more interesting having it in the woods.

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  6. Oh your boys are so cute! Loving the outfit too...and I'm also with you in the blogging versus sitting in the sun. I am struggling to blog this weather... x

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    1. Oh it's been a hard few weeks. I've just had lots on and sometimes the motivation is not there and I just want to have a cuppa in the evenings and chill. But here's to a better week and some inspiration.

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  7. How do you keep your converse so pearly white! We had a BBQ on the beach yesterday and I came home with charcoal all over mine and tom ketchup all down my front. Ooops! Pizza looks yummy. Happy boys. X

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    1. These are cheapy sneakers from Primark and I was thinking they looked remarkably clean too. They've not had that much wear yet ... now if I were to spend a week in them entirely, that might be a different matter. I've just seen that George has managed to trash a pair of my ballet pumps - he's forever standing on my feet. So I'm on the search for a replacement pair. However these are my comfiest pumps so it's not going to be an easy task.

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  8. Hi Sue!! Wow what a totally fabulous place to go to, that is a beyond cool place to have and cook pizza, plus a great family outing in the bargain! Love your Jack Wills jacket and cami, definitely my kinda style! When I get totally fed up with the tee (hmm, not sure when, hehe) I'll definitely be sure to send it your way!! xxx

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    1. I started googling them today - never fear - I can track one down!

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  9. Love the outfit. The pizza looks amazing. The boys adorable as always! The 7up and salt- I'm not what to say :)

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    1. Me neither. It was just one of those things that came back to me when I got the 7Up. It doesn't taste too bad if you put a pinch in but don't go overboard. Eugh.

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  10. Such a sweet post! I love the idea of wood-fired pizza in the woods, it sounds like a magical place to me. But you kind of blew my mind with the slat in the 7up thing. I of course had to google it (I'm curious like that) and people are talking about doing it when you're sick, or for blood pressure, and then I found out that 7up originally had lithium in it to make people happy. So I have learned a lot today, thank you! Ps - love the cami, love the family photos.

    www.nomadicd.com

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    1. I did a bit of googling too because I was trying to find out the reason behind the salt thing and 7Up but there doesn't seem to be anything concrete about how it started or exactly why. And then there's the bit where you're supposed to eat crackers whilst drinking the 7Up. All mad.

      And the pizza place in the woods is really the nearest we're going to get to our own wood fired oven. My Grumps has wanted one for years and even thought about building his own at one point. Hmmm.

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  11. The jacket is stunning! I am so envious - wish we had somewhere go where we can sit and eat pizza in the woods - sounds like my kinda place. At least your nor doing any 'rock on' kind of hand gestures - yet...

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    1. Which are the rock on hand gestures? You'll have to do some especially for me on one your posts so I can get with it. And what's wrong with your back garden - it looks like the woods to me! Just get a Weber barbie and turn it into a pizza oven - there's instructions somewhere on the net!

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  12. LOLOL!! Even though I've left Asia 23 years ago, I still have to resist the temptation of NOT adding salt to my fizzy drinks. As for the peace sign...... yeah.....no idea why Asians (including me) do that.

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    1. Do you do it??? And for drinks other than 7Up?

      And the peace signs - if you can't beat them - join them!

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  13. Thought that was just a blogger thing with the peace signs, but I now know where it originated! You really are revisiting your youth this weekend, but why not cos u could pass for a teeny bopper any day. The boys are soooo cute too, and I didn't realise Ben was as old, more used to seeing George on his travels with mum! The pizza looks amazing sounds like a great weekend. X

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    1. Ben recently hit 7 so he's a bit of an oldie now. They grow up fast as they say - I can't believe it sometimes when I look at him and think - when did you suddenly reach my shoulders??? And pizza outdoors is cool.

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  14. Looks a great place. 7 up...love the stuff. As for the peace signs.....is Paul McCartney a relation? !!!!

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    1. Nop - definitely not a relation or I would be wearing Stella dresses.

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  15. peace signs and asians, hahahahha. as for the salt i think it takes out the fizz, i remember having boiled salty coke drinks in HK - apparently a remedy for the old cough/sore throat and don't ask me why but i actually do drink that when i'm sick!

    ps - love the jacket/blouse combo, perfect woodland pizza outfit if there ever was such a thing :)

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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    1. So it's definitely an Asian thing then? And I don't know about the salty boiled coca cola but my sister swears by boiled coca cola with cloves and slices of lemon and orange to soothe the throat (no salt). It tastes better than it sounds - well better than salty coke I have to say.

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  16. You have a style that is just perfect in my eyes - I am ALWAYS jealous of how you dress and I take inspiration from each of your posts! Keep up the good work Sue!

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    1. Thanks Fiona. You don't need any inspiration from me!

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  17. love everything!

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.com)

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    1. I did - thanks for visiting mine!

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  18. Is the peace sign really a Chinese (Asian) thing? LOL...I never do that throughout my life. Haha...but these days I do that because of my kids! They love doing that sign in EVERY pic...I sorta just erm...try to blend in with them. ;p

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