Simple pleasures - outdoors takeaway picnic

lantern on table with candles and wine bottle
I am easily pleased. I love candles, preferably scented. I love food, especially eaten outside. I love my friends and I don't mind the odd glass of wine!

So this picture, taken in my friend Ruth's garden on Saturday night, kinda epitomises happiness for this madmumof7.

We had decided to order a takeaway and after scoffing a fine Indian feast had settled down to chat and eat chocolate.

The air was warm with a breeze gently playing in the trees over our heads and your could just about hear the birds making the most of the fading sunshine.

As it grew dark  we lit the candles and my friend's husband quietly played guitar as we chatted and I scoffed After Eight Mints. Bliss! As I said, I'm easily pleased.

This post is linked to #magicmoments run by the lovely Jaime at Oliver's Madhouse and to #whatsthestory run by the equally lovely Charly Dove at Podcast. Special congrats to Charly - #whatsthestory is a year old this week!
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  1. This sounds wonderful. Just my type of evening. After eight mints would've been the icing on the cake!

  2. Ooooh you can't beat an After Eight! Sounds lovely, and glad to see someone else has the same guilty pleasure! x #magicmoments

  3. This sound great - my wife's birthday is coming up and you've given me an idea! :)

  4. A perfect way to enjoy an evening with friends #What'sthestory

  5. Awww what a perfect sounding night. #magicmoments

  6. Sounds like heaven. I like this sort of thing too, sadly though the OH's house backs on a busy main road and the constant drown of traffic ruins it for me these days.

  7. Afra this so totally sounds like my idea of bliss!! we have yet to do it this year

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

  8. Sounds like a lovely evening! #MagicMoments


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