Wednesday, 16 July 2014

What I Saw on (Mon) Day

I'm calling this post What I Saw on (Mon) Day but it could just as easily be titled What I Saw on Bastille Day.
no treasures uncovered today, just the usual mix of bric a brac, toys and children's clothing
We celebrated in our own little way by mooching around a vide grenier in the nearby village of Bernesq in the morning.

insde the village's church of St Vigor

As a special treat I baked a Strawberry & Almond Cheesecake sponge from a recipe featured on the cover of the June 2014 issue of BBC Good Food magazine.
You can find the recipe here.

my cake on the left - not a bad "look a like" even if I say so myself!
Sitting on the terrace looking out over the garden with a large slice of cake and a good magazine, what a perfect way to spend the afternoon!

I found the vintage blue and white "Asiatic Pheasant" plate (one of a pair)
at an Antiques market in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire. May 2014

Vive La France!

Joining Patti & Paula for
What's It Wednesday
@ Ivy & Elephants


  1. If I didn't know better, your table could be set for our Independence Day celebration. Very nice.

  2. What a nice day you had. The cheesecake looks delicious, my favorite. Have a nice week

  3. Vive la France, indeed! A wonderful post. Thoroughly enjoyed the photos. xoxox

  4. Your cake looks delicious and could easily stand in for the one on the magazine cover. Love the way you enjoyed the FĂȘte Nationale! Vive la France.

  5. Hello Maggie, I am just stopping by to say hello after a very long break. I look forward to looking back on your blog. what a beautiful little church you visited!

  6. I'd say it was a perfect day filled with lots of fun things I'd like -- not the least of which is a vides grenier followed by that gorgeous cake! Happy celebration!

  7. Vive la France, lovely post. :)


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