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Welcome to my blog! My name is Ellie and I am a stay a home crafty mummy, who trys to juggle playing teddy bears picnic with my lovely daughter Amelie and making pretty things for childrens bedrooms. I have a Folksy shop www.folksy.com/shops/petitoiseau and a Facebook fan page (Petit Oiseau - Handmade Canvas's).

My blog will be about my day to day life being a mummy and trying to set up my own business.... with all its ups and downs!! Thank you for taking the time to follow me x

Friday, 28 January 2011

Fridays find.......... Petite Patanque, Southend

Having lived in Southend-on-sea for 2 years now I am always hunting out hidden gems and lovely places to visit... (it is not all tacky arcades and white stilettos honest!!) Petite Patanque is vintage style cafe set around a bowling green in a victorian conservation area, in the summer they set the chairs and tables out around the green and all the cream teas are served on vintage china. It really is a dream!!
Roll on summer time when me and Amelie can be ladies that lunch and meet other mummy friends there!!


  1. How lovely Ellie. Where about in S/end is this, it looks gorgeous and certainly a place I'd like to take my DD too in the summer. My folks are in Leigh-on-Sea and I used to visit Southend all the time. Elaine x

  2. Oh it really is lovely!! A hidden gem in southend! It is in the conservation area in southend town centre nr the train station.... It looks like a bowling green from the outside and is hidden inside!!! summer is def the best time! They have a website too if you google it. Thanks for following me!