Wooooooo hooo - - Alice Palace is 5 years old this month!!!

By Alice on Monday June 01st 2009 at 16:13

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To celebrate Alice Palace launched a brand new range of HAPPY birthday cards at Progressive Greetings Live last week - this is my favourite of the 8 designs - - -

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All of the new designs (there are close to 50) are now on the Alice Palace shop - so take a peep…

It’s been pretty manic here in the lead up to, and since the show - but on Saturday night mark treated us to a theatre visit to see ‘Sign of the times’ - - I hadn’t been to the theatre for ages and it took a while to get into it - but i really enjoyed it - and it has a good message about the art of achieving happiness at unpredictable times…

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This leaflet for Harcourt Arboretum was in the entrance - it looks so lovely ....

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Here are a few other things I think are very lovely (to eat and drink)....
These biscuits are really yummy and seem to be pretty good for you at the same time!

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This nettle tea is addictive and is now my favourite tea (I even prefer it to the raspberry, cranberry & elderflower one that i LOVE!)...

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This drink is very yummy, and is my new drink of choice if we stop at a garage on a car journey!  - it’s orange & tropical flavour and has a cool lid mechanism…

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I spent some time in the garden for the first time in AGES and managed to eventually plant out my charming blend of old fashioned grandiflora varieites of sweet pea… these are very highly scented and easy to grow

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The poato plants have suddenly grown very big in our old metal dustbin…

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And we have an ENORMOUS teasel plant which mark calls the jurassic plant! - see it to the right of jemima (who’s there for scale!)...

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We went for a walk on Sunday in the lovely sunshine and after chasing a very large ginger cat, jemima chilled off in the river…

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i saw this funny bug - - -

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and some baby canada geese too…. soon they’ll be flying over our house making their honk, honk!

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The Evesham asparagus festival draws to a close today - More asparagus is grown in Worcestershire than anywhere else in the UK, and the asparagus from the Vale of Evesham has been considered the best in the world for many years.

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Asparagus lovers insist that the only way to appreciate great ‘sparrers’ grass’ is to simply simmer it until tender in boiling water. This should take around 10 minutes, but will depend on the thickness of the spears. They can then be enjoyed with some brown bread and butter.

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On Sunday evening we had a fun night at Zoe & Guy’s - mostly bouncing on the trampline (until it was very dark indeed) -  - seat drop, tuck, swizzle hips, one legged, pike, star jump…..