Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Blooms and Graduation!

At the weekend we went on a little jaunt to Brighton for our daughter's Graduation on Monday morning!We all had a lovely time and we are so very proud of her!
Her outfit matched the cloak beautifully, a coincidence as she was going to wear a different dress!
We took lots of photos in the Pavilion gardens too!
There  were smiles all around all day!
The Hat toss!

That's the back of me in the spotty top and Carianne looking very Harry Potteresque!
We went for a lovely long lunch at a Mexican restaurant and we had cocktails to celebrate too!

Back home now and I have been pottering in the garden, the first photo at the top of this post is a Rose that I've been waiting to bloom for ages, such a pretty red!

I'm so pleased that my toms are finally growing too!
I bought these pretty perennials at the boot a few weeks ago, does anyone know what these are called please?  I haven't got a clue!
Thank you so much for the bunting love in the last post, you make my day you really do!
Have a great week, lets hope the sun keeps shining!
Rachel x


Madelief said...

Hi Rachel,

Congratulations on your daughters graduation. You must be a very proud mum! Your daughter looks lovely & happy. It sounds like you all had a fantastic day.

Enjoy your evening!

Lieve groet, Madelief x

Blondie's Journal said...

Congratulations to your lovely daughter...she is a beauty! Very pretty dress!

I envy your tomatoes! Mine are still just little flowers, I planted them a bit late. The perennial flowers look to be some sort of mum...not sure, but they are beautiful! Hope you are having a wonderful summer, Rachel!


SarahB said...

Congratulations to your daughter - you must be super proud!!

Your rose is beautiful - aren't the perennials marigolds?

S x

Little Blue Mouse said...

Congratulations to your daughter!

I'm not sure how big the yellow flowers are from the photo, but it might be a Coreopsis.

Annaboo said...

Takes me back to my graduation, a few, ahem, years ago!
Congrats to your daughter- she looks absolutely radiant.

delia hornbook said...

Congratulations to your daughter what an exciting day for you all. I have to say she is stunning and has such a gorgeous smile. Isn't it great now the tomotoes are finely growing i noticed mine have changed from flowers this week to ;-) And your rose is lovely, enjoy the rest of your week, dee x

harmony and rosie said...

Congratulations to you and your daughter, I'm not surprised you are so proud. Been looking through your last few posts, what a lot of lovely creativity you have. Gorgeous.

The yellow flowers look like marigolds to me, there are so many varieties though such as calendula. What ever they are, they are pretty!

polkadotpeticoat said...

Congratulations......she's beautiful!
what an accomplishment!!!

found and sewn said...

Congrats to your daughter! She looks so happy. I love Brighton, sounds like you had a lovely day!
(they look like marigolds to me too?) x

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Congratulations to your daughter, all her hard work has paid off! A happy day indeed.
I would say that they are marigolds.
Isabelle x

Helen Philipps said...

Congratultions to your lovely daughter on her graduation! What a wonderful day you all had! (I do love that moment when all the hats are thrown in the air..so special). Your flowers look beautiful, I love the rose against the painted wood, it looks really pretty.
Have a lovely day!
Helen x

Cuckoo said...

Now that looks like a lovely day out. Lots of precious memories being made.


Isobel said...

Congratulations to your daughter!!! :)

Pomona said...

The yellow flowers could be coreopsis or tagetes - the leaves help in identification.

Looks like you had a fun day.

Pomona x

Mary - Vintage Cottage said...

Hello Rachel,

Congratulations to your lovely daughter! What a proud day that must have been.
I believe the flower is coreopsis grandiflora.

Best wishes, Mary

Lynn said...

Lovely post.
I think your flower is coreopsis.

Cathy said...

Congratulations to your daughter (and to you for getting her through it!). The rose next to the colour of your shed looks gorgeous. I think the yellow one is a coreopsis.
Cathy X

The Vintage Magpie said...

Wow Rachel you must be bursting with pride... 1st class honours no less! And she is so beautiful too, what a credit to you.
Hows the pergola coming along??xx

Catherine said...

Congratulations! Looks like you all had such a lovely time! Cx

Poppy said...

Hello Rachel,

congratulations to your daughter! Doesn’t she look beautiful..... :0)

Lou xxx

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