Heritage Open days volunteer (Photographer Becky)
Actually this is Nicky, but I was in the same pink when I took it!

Yesterday we may have launched but today is the proper day one of Winchester’s Heritage Open Days, and as some of you will recall from last year it means I am virtually off line for four complete days. I promise to catch up next week with comments so please do be patient, especially with pingback approvals!

In the meanwhile if you live in or near Winchester pop along this weekend and say hi, I’d love to meet you in person. Or if further afield why not sit back and enjoy our first collection below. It may take you the four days!

  • The beauty of some of the flowers and macros over the past two weeks has been incredible, and just look at the shot of the tree
  • Now what do you see? I saw an elephant and just look at this pink nose. And as for this I thought it extraordinary.
  • Flamingoes always make me happy, and I am pretty sure a pink wig would too!
  • How many of us have a special mug, it might be chipped but we can never throw it away!
  • Well I had to include this one in the first ten didn’t I!!

Thought I’d take a quick break here so you can go and grab a cup of tea or some water.

  • Feeling revived, or do you need some ice cream? I must admit I can’t wait for my dormant week next week!
  • I think there are going to be fabulous flamingoes, busy bees and gorgeous roses in every ten, that makes me so happy!
  • Are you active in pink? Maybe you do a bit of swatting in pink?!
  • Hopefully this beauty won’t shock, but this one definitely should come with a warning!

After that shocking last picture it is probably time for a biscuit and another cup of tea! It would be fabulous if you could keep going after your second cup of tea, or if you don’t have time today why not return tomorrow.

  • Welcome back, are you sitting comfortably, then let’s continue our third fabulous ten with some tickled pinks and a favourite walk in the hills. 
  • I also wanted to share a great example of no pink!
  • I told you there would be flamingoes in every ten but did I mention all the hibiscus and geraniums, I am such a happy person!
  • There has also been some fabulous and vibrant street art
  • By the way I rather like this, do you think they would notice if I borrowed it?!

I am honoured by the number of you joining us in this month’s Squares. It is such fun visiting everyone every day. Do hope you are having a great time too.

  • There have been moments of reflection and also panic as I thought my computer was playing up!
  • There has been so much beauty as many of you have found roses in their prime
  • There have also been surprises, and as for this one – totally not what I expected from the title
  • Hee hee it’s another wonderful flamingo and just look at these toes, and as for these steps!
  • Before we take the next break I just wanted to share that I wish I was here today

By the way I hope I have included everyone above and below, but if I have missed anyone do let me know. Definitely not intentional, just sometimes WordPress isn’t great with the links. Now are you ready for the final selection, I hope so as I have some amazing ones left plus it isn’t ten!

  • Such as this incredible piano, or is it? And I told you there would be flamingoes in every section, or are they? And how about this butterfly that isn’t!
  • The pink houses has been fantastic, and I have discovered a hidden passion for vintage
  • We’ve had a unicorn, glorious skies, been clutching at straws and enjoyed lots of fabulous merry go rounds
  • And I have really enjoyed the beauty and splendour of all the flowers, and also the variety
  • Most of all though I have appreciated you all enabling me to take a pause in my busy days.

Thank you all

54 pink participants as of Tuesday, no wonder I am dreaming pink squares!

83 thoughts

  1. Have a wonderful four days off-line. I am sure it will be an amazing weekend in Winchester. Enjoy!
    And what wonderful work you have done with all the links! That must have kept you up late! Far too many exclamation marks here, but you are one very impressive young lady 😀
    I shall have a squizz at the rest of the pink party goers later on. Just thinking of popping over to St Michael’s Mount for a last look at the garden before it closes for the winter.

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    1. Did you get there, do hope so. Such a beautiful place, and you are so lucky to be so close. I can’t recall the last time I visited.

      Surprisingly it didn’t take me as long as usual, but I still can’t quite work out how I found the time as the festival preparations did take over my last last week. The weekend went really well, we think in the end we have over 15,000 people visits. Not bad for two volunteer organisers!!


      1. I did get to SMM – but was astonished to find myself in the furthest corner of the overflow car park! I cannot believe how busy this place gets. Had a lovely cup of coffee and a flapjack before heading home too 🙂 That’s an awful lot of people – you did well!

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      2. oh my, everyone had the same great idea as you. Glad you were able to have a flapjack 🙂

        PS and yes it was! Now just got to sort all the thank yous, evaluation cards and start on next year!

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    1. Hope it goes ok. Am sure they will. Just wish they spread them over the month as that way could at least get out and enjoy others rather than just organise ours!! Hope your voice survived, I was losing mine by the end of the last evening Sunday night.


    1. Did you make it? I was flying here there and everyone and so loft track of emails, comments, blogs and more! Very excited flamingoes might be following your sky.


  2. But what a lovely colour to be dreaming of? Or is that dreaming ‘in’? Thank you for this wonderful challenge, Becky. I’ve been having a ball and I too am dreaming, thinking, speaking, and living PINK everything.

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  3. Magnificent effort, darlin! Hope the Days go beautifully 🙂 🙂 How can they not, with all this effort? Thanks so much for all that you bring to the world of blogging, Becky. (not to mention, to HODS 🙂 )

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    1. Oh thank you so very much.

      Feeling tad tired this morning as launch was last night and started again at 5 this morning , so thought I’d take a quick break and take a peak here. And so glad I have as found your glorious message. Thank you, reenergised now 😁


    1. Oh I’m so glad you like 😁
      Unfortunately though not a break for me, I’m working flat out on the festival for 4days couldn’t resist peaking at the blog though before I start!


    1. So do I! Just dealing with cross emails at moment from customers, why on earth are some people more demanding when something is free!!!


  4. enjoy your days off – and wow – the way you shared the links here was creative and fun.
    I am going to come back and check out a few – especially the unicorn link because I just found “unicorn bark” and will have some waiting for you next week when you return.


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    1. Oh thank you so very much. Unfortunately not days off though I’m working at the festival I’ve organised. Over 10,000 people to keep happy for next 4days!

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