Tuesday, 1 May 2012


What a subject for our 'By Invitaion' post this month and what is a dream day ?  ........ my dream day could be so many things but, I'm easily pleased and at this time of year ..........

.......... after a little bit of this , we could jump in the .....

..... open top Morgan .....

..... in search of some Springtime English countryside.

Thatched cottages .....

..... open countryside .....

Cotswold stone .....

Long walks, passing pretty houses and cottages ....

Taking some time to commune with nature ....

Back in the car  .....

..... to the pub .....

..... for some of this .....

..... then, a little window shopping .....

..... after which, it is time to head for home .....

..... and so to bed , tired, happy and ready to dream up another perfect day.

If you would like to see other By Invitation participants Dream Days, please go over to Marsha @ Splenderosa

image 1: via sunday in bed, image 2: via encore life, image 3: via ross hetherington, image 4: via crush cul de sac, images  5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12  & 15: via me, image 8: via geograph, image 13: via visualize. us, image 14: via trip advisor, image 16: via brown dress with white dots, images  17, 18, 20 & 21: via Zsa Zsa Bellagio, image 19: via the centremk 



  1. This is a lovely post, Jacqueline! I was lost in a dream for a few moments! I'd take country over city any time!

    Hope all is well with you...have a wonderful week!


  2. Hello Jacqueline. I knew I could trust you to plan a perfect day, right down to the minute details. I love it all and my heart skipped a beat travelling through the Cotswolds. Thanks for a delightful post

    Helen xx

  3. Your day sounds like a dream Jaqueline! That open top Morgan.....I would have loved to accompany you on your day out :-)

    Glad to hear Amsterdam was a great success. Although I visit at least five or six times a year, I still love it!!!

    A Happy week!

    Madelief x

  4. Have a good time for me.....sounds like a whole lot of fun. Hugs Mary

  5. Hi Jackie,

    This is how I spend my time when on holiday, and so it sounds absolutely perfect to me. I knew you would get all the details just right, including the car, the Cotswolds, the food and the feathery bed. A truly delightful post!


  6. "Lie down i think i love you" is so wonderful that I can't go on. I will just sit here and gaze at it. I used to live in your dream, within that Cotswold stone, but on a less sunny day.

  7. oh I love the car...

    x Anna

  8. How wonderful ..............!
    Last week, despite the rain .. enjoyed your country
    Loves Hetty

  9. Why I imagine I could share a similar dream. The shop's name is so cute. Your photos are splendid. hugs, olive

  10. Oh, how I wish I could join you in this Dream Day of yours. Those windows have captured my heart, and like someone else that "lie down I think I love you" is fabulous !! Each of you members of By Invitation Only bring something very special, and very different to our monthly posts. This is the reason I did this, this is the reason I love each of you so much.

  11. That is exactly what I have been dreaming of doing lately. I am going to try to squeeze that into our trip this summer! xxoo

  12. Stupende fotografie!! buona serata....ciao

  13. Oh my - I'm with you - browsing in the Morgan over the English countryside! Having Brunch in an English Pub....a glass of Cider...and...and...

    ...all these good things together would never be too much!

    Wonderful post!

    Have a superb May Day Evening, Jackie!

    Greetings from the Périgord,

  14. Hello Jackie:
    You are the envy of us and we are sure many,many others for this dream day can so easily be a reality for you. The car, the Cotswolds, the countryside, the country pub.....yes, at the touch of a pedal you can be whisked there as we know you have on so many occasions. And, how lovely it is to think that those things that can make up our everyday lives can also be our 'Dream Days'. Seize the day and the dream can be a reality, how we love that thought!

    Wishing you many, many, many more dream days........once the rain stops!!!!

  15. Jac's you know I'd love to be in the seat next to you on this fab day out! Just adore the photo's....one day :)

  16. What a lovely tour - thanks!

  17. Coffee, sweets and a drive in the country. I'm in!

  18. Sounds like a wonderful day - filled with not much but taking in the surroundings. Also I am a sucker for English spring time. Can we believe it's a year since Will and Kate wed?? Thank you for your lovely comment about the apothecary. I bought a copy of 'Practical Magic' on ebay just to look at the shop you referred to!! I agree - it is totally THE look. I will model myself on Sandra Bullock (although I am not a witch!!) L x

  19. Window shopping and the real thing would be great! I think a jaunt across the Channel could be good....

  20. A lovely post Jacky...a fabulous dream day planned...I'd go anywhere in that open top Morgan...perfect bliss ;-)

  21. LOVELY PICS:) I really like your blog and I want to follow, do you have twitter and facebook??

    If you want some swedish decor inspiration, you can check out my blog:)
    Have a great week.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se

  22. Yeah!
    That is what I would call a dream day!!
    Lovely photos, perfect pictures to take with me in my dreams, as I´m off to bed. :)

  23. this is a really nice post. i would love to do a road trip riding a Morgan too=)

    Hong Kong property

  24. This would indeed be my dream day: you have re-awakened my home thoughts from abroad.


  25. Well what do you know? We have the same dream day! Is there room for one more in the Morgan? I don't mind driving...if we can split the petrol ;O)

    Hugs, B x

  26. Leave it to you Jackie to have the absolute best dream day...I would join you any day!!
    Jeanne xx

  27. That sounds like a perfect dream day! I love long drives through beautiful areas. I just got back from one today. I love all the spring blooms out. And I love that bed!

  28. Yes, this is truly my kind of day, however, I'd be happy to drive around in circles in that Morgan - I LOVE them! Paula x

  29. jax,

    it's clear....
    we were both born in the wrong era.

    hugs and xx's

  30. Dear Jackie
    Glad you are home safe. Now that car is the cat's meow.
    I see you changed a lot of hubcaps on the tires.. Wish I could travel with you and see all this beauty. For now I will just live vicariously through your wonderful blog.
    Stay well and be happy. Sending abig hug to you.

  31. thank you so much for your email my dear Jackie. oh yes, I have put off the comments option in my blog from many months now, so sorry and so happy at the same time that you took the time to write to me.
    Your beautiful blog is something I never miss everytime you do a new post and it´s been so since I met you some years ago!!!! I always have a wonderful time visiting you
    sending you lots of hugs from here

  32. Hi Jackie,
    ohhhh, what a wonderful trip... I looooove the great cotswolds pictures!

  33. wonderful trip with beautiful pictures...love the english countryside

    greetings from germany Nadine

  34. I see we have had the same dream! What a delightful day and I'm certain it would last well into the evening. Superb day.

  35. Sounds like my kind of dream day!
    I have just signed up as your latest follower & I look forward to popping back soon for some more lovely inspiration!

    Country Style Chic

  36. Dear Jackie, thank you for the lovely comments you leave me. They make me so happy!! I hope you had a great week in England. Is it still as warm and nice? I looked at the prospects that it was expected colder days, and even maybe a little snow. Really hope not!

    Your dream day is probably not too far away from mine, the English countryside is a desirable holiday destination. Love those cottages. So charming. I just have not come so far yet. But a warmer country with a tempting coastline or lake had not been so bad either :)

    Wish you a nice weekend, enjoy something delicious to eat and keep warm.

    ~ Aina ~

  37. Ti auguro che questo sogno lo sia per sempre! Un felice week end ...ciao

  38. I thank you for sweet words on my blog and come back and visit soon:) I have more swedish inspiration for you:)

    Have a awsome weekend.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis

  39. Hi nice to meet you, came through Girl's Guide. That sounds like a perfect day, especially in the purple petals - think I used to live very close to that sign - Gloucestershire?

  40. Yes this sounds like a perfect day!
    Those pictures of the English countryside are beautifull.
    Hug Gerda

  41. You sure know how to make a girl wish for the English countryside ~ a perfect day for sure Jackie. I think we should get a driver so we can have as many pints as we want at the pub! xo

  42. Oh I am so there Jackie!!!!!!! This post is so FULL of everything I love (meaning British) Someday I am going to get there if it kills me! THAT is my dream!
    sending hugs...

  43. Jackie I would LOVE to spend a day like this with you!!

    Thank you for sharing these lovely images!!

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  44. I just LOVE your posts, especially when they come from my part of the world made of the honey stone.
    Keep it up Jackie!
    Joasia x