Friday, June 17, 2011

Polo, Picnic and Pleasure



On Saturday we join a group of long time friends to attend a Polo Match, a fundraiser, supporting  the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.

The picnic basket is being aired.  Seasonal Grilled Vegetales on Ciabotta bread and Atlantic  smoked salmon with fresh cream cheese are on the menu.  Fresh local strawberries and scones with a dab of Devon Cream. 

The sport of Kings- HRH Prince Charles

Always a question of what to wear to polo



Tea from Thermos, Scones with Devon Cream and Strawberry Preserves

Heart Shaped Scones - to honour the Heart & Stroke Foundation



What are you doing this weekend?

20 comments:

  1. Hello Helen:
    We have never seen a Polo match, but we do love picnics. There is nothing nicer than siting in beautiful surroundings and eating delicious food in the open air.

    Your picnic food sounds really wonderful and absolutely matched in quality to the 'sport of kings'. And, all in a very good cause. We do hope that you have a lovely time!

    On Saturday mornings we are usually to be found in the Old Music Academy listening to a concert given by selected students from the Liszt Academy. A perfect start to the weekend we always think.

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  2. Watching a Polo match with a picnic would be one of my favorite ways to spend a day out. And especially when it is to support such a good cause too. The food you have planned sounds just perfect and I hope the weather is lovely too.
    Today, I shall be openeing our village Church and arranging the flowers for the service tomorrow. We have rain forcast, so I may not be able to garden. If it is very wet, I shall ride Spotty in the indoor arena, then help with the lessons.
    I hope you and your friends have a wonderful day.
    Kind regards, Abby

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  3. Hi Helen,
    Thank you for leaving your sweet comment and becoming my 2000th follower!! Wow! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    xo,
    Karen

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  4. What a wonderful event! And scones are my favorite food in the world! ♥

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  5. helen... so happy to have found your lovely blog and will enjoy following along... i am working today... in the rain here in seattle (indoors) but would much rather be enjoying a picnic! x pam

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  6. How very exciting Helen! Your picnic sounds gorgeous and I just love the heart shaped scones. I am sure you will have a ball, enjoy, love Linda x

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  7. Hello Jane and Lance

    Your Saturday mornings at the Music Academy listening to the Liszt Academy students sound delightful. It is so great that you support the students.

    We had a delightful day and I am planning to post about it tomorrow, so many fun moments.

    Goodnight my friends
    Helen xx

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  8. Hi Abby

    Of course, I should remember Saturday is your day for volunteering at your church. I hope the weather holds up.
    We met some wonderful people at Polo and I have so much to tell in my next post.
    Fondly

    Helen xxx

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  9. Hello Karen
    Thank you for stopping by and look forward to future visits

    Helen

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  10. Hello Lavender Dreamer

    We share similar taste in scones, they are delicious when home baked and fresh.
    Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend
    Helen

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  11. Hello Pam at Red Ticking

    I hope you had an enjoyable day at work and that the sun shines tomorrow.
    Thank you for your kind words on my blog. I will look forward to back and forth visits

    Helen

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  12. Hi Linda at Flowers on my table

    Thanks for popping in Linda

    Just home and what a glorious day we had. So much fun and stories. I hope to post tomorrow and show pictures.
    Enjoy Sunday
    Hugs
    Helen

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  13. Well. Helen... the picnic basket is certainly better looking than Prince Charles, isn't it? Charming photos and delicious looking food. I can't remember seeing Champagne, but I'm sure there must have been some! I always say that I don't like fizzy drinks, except one: Champagne!

    Looks like a fantastic day out! Wow!

    ANNA

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  14. Glad you had a lovely time Helen, look forward to your post. Thankyou so much for your lovely comments, I am chuffed that you like Lois's picture. Love LInda x

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  15. Hello Anna

    I smiled at your remark about the picnic basket winning the beauty contest. Ha Ha.

    There was champagne and prosecco flowing you would certainly have approved.

    Hugs
    Helenxx

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  16. Hi again Linda @ Flowers on my Table.

    Please tell Lois to keep painting.

    Helen xx

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  17. hi, thanks for your visita.gostei of your blog.
    have a good week.

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  18. Hi Pretha
    Thank you for your words of support and wishing you a very good week too.
    Helen

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  19. Ooh, sounds like a great weekend plan - esp the food part of it! Thanks for your comment on mine. I use L:iberon wax after painting and distressing furniture. Enjoy your weekend! I'm doing a stall at a local Fair. Abby x

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  20. Hello Abby from Vintage Tea
    Thank you for stopping by. Yes our picnic lunch was delicious and food always tastes better when eaten outside.
    Thanks for the tip on waxing painted furniture.
    Good luck at the Fair

    Helen

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