Well, what else can you do when someone gets you a giant teacup for your birthday? This is how I spent yesterday evening.


All I can say about where I’m standing is that it was until recently waist-high with weeds, and that I am very proud of how that wall now looks since last week I thought it was just some sort of mossy hummock. I’m also pleased that my teacup (ahem, um, plantpot) co-ordinates so nicely with the trousers of my birthday buddy, Felix, who celebrates her 30th today. Happy Birthday Felix! I’m a bit older, but never too old to be ridiculous. And don’t worry, I took off the daft frock before I got on with some birthday digging. Cheers!


65 thoughts on “birthday tea

  1. I think the pictures are utterly charming. As if a doll had come to life and was exploring the “big people’s” house.


  2. Happy Birthday!

    I think that the allotment has been waiting patiently for you to arrive with your energy and spirit. The skies the limit to what both of you can do together.

    I love the teacup but I would use it for a summer sangria.



    P.S. I am planning to meet Ysolda at Knitty City on Thursday evening and may give her some seeds for you. Any preferences? (I remember from this blog that you and she are mates, and both of you give me such joy and inspiration with your artistry.)



  4. Happy birthday Kate! You and your allotment look lovely. You were so lucky that it came so well equipped with shed, tools and what turned out to be a gorgeous wall! Enjoy your day!


  5. You know, I was at an “alice in wonderland” themed party last weekend – and I had no costume. Clearly I needed a giant spotted tea cup!

    I think it’ll make an awesome plant pot too.


  6. But where is the giant cupcake to go with? Maybe strawberries and cream in keeping with the color scheme. Happy Birthday to you, may it be a year of great things!


  7. Hurrah for the insanely beautiful frock of Birthday Dreams and for the wondrousness of your ensemble of teacup/frock/allotment.

    Birthdays are always enhanced by tea and polka dots!

    See you FRIDAY!!!


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