Thursday 4 June 2015

Last weekend at LOTV

As already said, last weekend I was away on a school reunion on the outskirts of Leeds. Had a fabulous time but one of the real highlights for me was a trip to the Lili of the Valley (LOTV) showroom/shop in Farsley (15 minutes from the hotel) on the Friday morning before all the celebrations got under way later that afternoon.

Talk about being in Seventh Heaven - and all the more so as a Playmate came along to meet up and play as well! That's our Kath of 'Plain and Simple'. Yay! What a lovely lady, exactly as I imagined her to be. We shopped a bit and then (as places to spend time over a light lunch or coffee are thin on the ground nearby) Lisa at LOTV was sweet enough to welcome us to stay on so the three of us spent ages at a table tucked in the corner, sitting with coffees having a jolly good natter. 

I don't have a photo of Kath and I together, we're both a bit camera shy it turns out, so we dithered about and never did get a photo taken. It was just wonderful to finally meet up in real life!

But, I did take a couple of photos of the LOTV shop and their fabulous displays though - well worth a visit if you're ever in the area as the samples alone are just amazing! Lucy - you would have been in your element!



  1. Wow, such a great day you leaved! Awesome place!
    LOTV shop is too far for me :( but with your photos I have seen a bit of this lovely shop, thanks!

  2. Glad to hear you had such a great time, thanks for sharing the pix too


  3. Sick green with envy. Mrs A.

  4. So glad you had a great time Di and a lovely meet up with Kath too. The shop looks lovely and maybe one day I might get to go there. x

  5. Thank you for sharing those lovely snaps with us Di we can have a virtual visit in our heads!! xx

  6. Oh my goodness I'm soooo jealous!! I think if I went there you wouldn't be able to get me to leave haha!! Oh and look at all the gorgeous cards!!
    Thanks for sharing the piccies lovely hope you had a wonderful weekend!!
    Keep meaning to email to thank you for my prize and a cute card I loved :-) recognised it straight away hehe
    Lucy xx

  7. I am so happy for you
    and I am glad that you had a great time
    can't wait what did you learn new
    hugs Tamara
    thanks for your visit on my blog

  8. That looks like a fun place! glad you had a good time Di!

  9. What fun! I enjoyed reading about this and seeing the photos!

  10. How fab, glad you had a good time.

  11. Wow I would love to visit the LOTV showroom it sounds like you had a brilliant time. Hugs Jackie

  12. What a beautiful little shop, and it must have been fun chatting away in a corner with great people! So glad you enjoyed yourself! I just love that little baby bib card on the shelf!!

  13. So jealous! Glad you had a great time! ^_^

  14. I'm so jealous. I love LOTV. And it sounds like you've had a lovely visit.

  15. Well jell! Looks amazing, glad you had such a lovely time xxx

  16. Very jealous! Thanks for sharing though - it's on my 'one day' list lol! What's really nice to hear is that the LOTV peeps are as nice as they've always seemed to be, and really lovely you got to meet up with a playmate too: actually I think that is the fact that I am most jealous of! Have a great weekend xxx

  17. OH you lucky, lucky girl! I have always wanted to go to that shop...even more so now that you have shown us your photos!

    It must have been nice to meet up with Kath...what a treat as well.

  18. Indeed, what a highlight this would be! Thank you for sharing, Di! Although I do think you ladies shouldn't be camera shy any longer! I think you are both beautiful ladies and I would have loved to have seen you arm-in-arm!! When I come to visit, there will lots of photos being taken so fair warning!! Hugs, Darnell

  19. Well Lovely Di, what a great post but and thank you but we do really need to get a plan on stopping Darnell entering this country.

    Hope that you enjoyed the rest of your weekend and hope the stamped images arrived ok.
    Loved your friend, forgotten her name but goodness me that is over 2 weeks ago, I forgot my name yesterday!!!
    Only doing a few comments tonight as I was up at 6.30 this morning, 5.30 your time so pretty much out of it at the moment but I did want to say that it was a honour and a pleasure to meet you.



  20. What a wonderful place to visit, but I'll bet a danger to the wallet.


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