Day out & Picnic in Ely ♥

A few weeks ago I booked a day off work and my parents and myself drove to Ely in Cambridgeshire for a little day out. We seem to spend a lot of our family days out here, as I love hunting in the numerous charity shops on the high street, browsing the huge antique store, and stopping for some tea at the stunning cathedral.

On this visit we had packed our picnic set and popped into Sainsburys to pick up some al fresco lunch essentials. Luckily the weather was beautiful and we found a nice grassy patch in the cathedral grounds to sit and eat our goodies. We had strawberries, bread, cheese, coleslaw, olives, pate, and potato salad.. my favourites! I also bought a big bottle of fresh orange juice, and my parents had hot tea from my pretty La Petite Rose flask from Dot Com Gift Shop. I also used the adorable matching lunch box for the strawberries, and kept the little snacks in the insulated lunch bag (it’s made from recycled materials too!). The dainty floral print on the set is so cute! I also used some sweet little polka dot pastel coloured paper straws for my orange juice.. very pretty but not so practical!

There are quite a few charity shops on the high street in Ely, and I found a few bargains on my most recent trip, which I will do a separate post about. I did buy the little table cloth to use as a picnic blanket from a charity shop for £1.50 as I’d forgotten to bring one! I love the huge antique shop by the river called Waterside Antiques, which is three floors of vintage goodies and they’re really reasonably priced. They have everything from big bits of furniture to little nik-naks and trinkets. I bought a tea cup set!

Later on in the day after our picnic and little shopping trip, we went to Ely Cathedral and had something to eat in The Almonry. As the weather was so lovely we decided to take a seat outside in their pretty gardens. Unfortunately they had sold out of scones, so instead I ordered a double chocolate brownie and a glass of milk (I am a child).




  1. August 28, 2014 / 5:03 am

    This is so cute! And I love your outfit!


  2. September 3, 2014 / 9:43 am

    Your white dress looks pretty nice, it seems you have a good sense of fashion. Looks like Ely is a great place to visit in the countryside. This retro "singer"sewing machine, that you have found in the charity shop is astonishing!

    Vintage clothing

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