Hi there!
Thanks for dropping by.
Just got home after a thoroughly lovely few days with Mum.
The Five Arrows Hotel at Waddesdon was the perfect retreat, and the service was second to none.

If you ever fancy a really lovely weekend away, book yourself in there – and enjoy Waddesdon Manor.

So after stepping away from work for a few days, 
it’s back on the Clarity trail! 
Tomorrow Maria will be back on your screens, 
after their honeymoon in Ireland.
Mrs Maria Moorhouse now actually!

And what has she got in store for you?
Well actually, there’s a beautiful range of autumnal Groovi plates and stamps  lined up at 12 noon and 4pm on HOCHANDA:

  • SKY 663 (24/7)

  • FREEVIEW 85 (6AM-7PM)

  • FREESAT 817 (24/7)

Gorgeous brand new plate designs by Mel:

Lots of superb art samples by the Clarity team
Maggie Byford

Josie Davidson

If you’re into your parchment Groovi style,  then I think you will absolutely LOVE these Autumn Plates.
The really intricate forest frame with the pines cones and the snail is one of mine. I hope you like it. 

Glynis Whitehead
My butterflies and vines are also on the same plate.

Josie Davidson

Both of theses frames are on the show as stamps too.

And since we have ventured into the woods, 
we really must have an owl!
Dee Paramour
So yes. Having just left the beautiful gardens of Waddesdon Manor behind us, with its mantle of wonderful autumnal colours, I really can’t think of a more appropriate tribute to this fantastic season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.
Hope you can join Mrs Maria !
What a beautiful bride she was !!!
And what a wonderful wedding !!!
Love & Hugs as always,

31 thoughts on “Backatit…

  1. Thank you for all the lovely photos especially Maria's wedding. I don't do Facebook so this is the first picture I have seen, she looked very happy. Can't wait for the shows tomorrow as the plates and stamps look great and will no doubt have to jump into my basket. Love Bev xxx

  2. Wow – the new plates and stamps look wonderful! As does that beautiful hotel. Thank you for allowing us to share in your special time with you Mum – it was lovely to see the places! Maria looked stunning and also, so did you Barbara, love your outfit! Sending love and hugs, Gilly xxx

    1. Hi bloggy friends – hope that you are all as well as can be. I have been busy planning my order to go in before midnight on Friday – to take advantage of the discount – it would be rude not to! Today I have sorted through a drawer of paperwork, which went back to 2001! Lots to throw away obviously – BUT I also found £30 in old £5 notes, so I am hoping that my bank will accept them. Mmm – I wonder what I should spend that on? No prizes for guessing!! Haha! Love and hugs, Gilly xxx

    2. Hi Gilly, I've had an email to say my parcel has been despatched so it will be here for my birthday ! Just completed a couple of cards, takes me too long to think about and too long to put together, I need to do another but it will have to be a quicker one without too much snipping I think ! Your day sounds productive ! I've been out to lunch…. xx

  3. So glad you and your mum had a lovely time, Waddesden is amazing and the hotel looks great, it's nice to be pampered for a while.
    Maria looks lovely (so do you of course) and I'm looking forward to her shows as always. I shall have to sit on my hands though as we have just ordered a new car having decided that we both need an automatic these days xx

  4. Hi Barbara, I'm glad to hear you both had a good time! Looking forward to Maria's shows tomorrow I think I'll be able to coincide them with the ironing pile which has been neglected! New things look great although I've just spent a load ! xxx

  5. Look forward to your blog every day.Glad you had a lovely weekend with your Mum, special moments. (I'm hoping I have actually managed to get myself into this blog, fingers crossed, been trying for ages!!)

  6. Glad you and your Mum had a lovely time in Bucks. I have been to Waddesdon Manor and it is definitely worth a visit. Maria looks beautiful and so happy in the photo and your outfit is very stylish too Barbara. I love the look of the new items and look forward to seeing Maria. x

  7. Love all the photos. Hotel looks super. How nice to have all those beautiful memories of time spent with your lovely Mum. Maria looks gorgeous just like a princess, you look pretty wonderful too, just love your outfit. Love the new stamps and Groovi plates,I love the autumn with all the lovely colours. Think I need to get an order in before

  8. Hi Barbara
    What a beautiful hotel, good to have a recommendation of somewhere nice to stay. Hope you and mum have returned fresh and relaxed. The new plates and stamps are beautiful, love the design team samples too. Doesn't Maria loook beautiful and so happy. You look lovely too, thank you for sharing the picture. Take care
    Love Diane xxx

  9. Hi all you lovely bloggy friends, hope you have had an enjoyable day. Had a busy day clearing out the summerhouse, not been used for a while only storage so needed a good clean. That was a nice find Gilly, shouldn't have a problem changing it up in the bank. I can guess how you'll be spending it. Ha ha. Love and hugs Pam xxx

  10. The new plates look really lovely, I do love the owl. My granddaughter requested that I knit an owl for her so I found a pattern to adapt and did 2, one for her and one for her brother.
    By coincidence my son got married the same day as Maria and the slip covers on the chairs had the same colour bows. Were the bridesmaids in aubergine too? She looks absolutely gorgeous as do you xx

  11. Hi barb, the new plates and stamps are just awesome, thank you for sharing the pics of the samples. Doesn't Maria look stunning. Hope her shows go brilliantly. Take care all. Bx

  12. I have been waiting to see a photo of Maria, she looks beautiful. It must have been a lovely wedding. Just watched the first of her programmes. lovely designs. Ready to watch the next one. Xxxxxxxx

  13. Wonderful to see 'Mrs Maria' on our screens again. Can I say how lovely both you and Maria looked in the last photo! What a fabulous day it must have been and what a beautiful bride Maria looked – every good wish for her future happiness! Thank you for all the wonderful photo's Barbara – they really are inspiring. x

  14. This place is a very nice place for a wedding and worth looking into. While I didn't have my own wedding here, I've seen the NYC wedding venues in all its decked out glory. On a smaller scale, we had our prom there. This truly is a beautiful building with fabulous views.

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