Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Olympic Torch Relay Reading 2012

The count down is certainly on now for the London 2012 Olympic Games.  Here at Fuschia we got into the spirit of the games last week by going to the Reading Madjeski Football Stadium to see the torch relay.

It was a really good event, tickets were free but were limited and had to be booked in advanced.  There was a great family atmosphere with music and entertainment for the build up of the torch.


Sponsors were there giving out free gifts.  Our favourite was the coca cola drums we all got and was great to keep little Mason amused!  We were gutted though as Coco Cola also were giving out free coke bottles which were limited edition and couldn’t be bought.  These had been designed especially for the torch relays.  But we were lucky enough to be given an empty one to add to our coke bottle collection!!

If this wasn’t enough excitement we went to see the torch the following day run through were we grew up near Tilehurst Reading.  The torch was carried along Bath Road in Reading.  It was such a great experience as lots of people turned out.  The police drove through before the sposnors and the torch and greeted us with waves and honking horns.


We loved the carnival feel that the sponsors put on with Coca cola, Samsung and TSB.  When their vehicles went past, music was playing and people dancing it really made it exciting as we weren’t expecting to see this.



We were then given the heads up the torch was after the next bus and it wasn’t a disappointment.  To actually see the torch and be that close it was really special and something to definitely remember.

So that was our pre London 2012 experience, we are now counting the days down as we have ticket for the Paralympic Games.  We are seeing Equestian, Swimming, Basketball and Athletcis so were keep you posted after our sporting weekend!

p.s:  Don’t forget the opening Olympic Ceremony is Friday 27th July and will be on TV for us all to watch and join in the celebrations.  So get party planning!

The Olde Bell Wedding Open Day This Sunday

The Olde Bell, English Country Wedding Open Day

Sunday 15th July, 11.30am – 3pm

In the grounds of The Olde Bell are the historic beamed Tudor Tithe Barn & Victorian Malthouse, licensed to hold civil ceremonies with private gardens and rustic design.

Surrounded by rolling countryside, only 5 minutes’ walk form the River Thames and in the idyllic village of Hurley. There will be hand-picked wedding suppliers, wedding displays in each room and delicious sample dishes cooked by the kitchen team.

The Olde Bell: Winner of Best Restaurant overall and Best Restaurant Interior (other space) at the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards and awarded 19/20 by Waitrose Food Illustrated.

So come and visit this beautiful wedding venue and be inspired for what the Olde Bell can do to make your wedding day just perfect.

Vintage Hamper for a picnic and afternoon tea celebration


The vintage trend is here to stay so what better way than to incorporate this into a picnic and vintage afternoon tea for a special celebration.  You may need to have a plan B for the weather like an inside location, conservatory or mini marquee, if the recent weather is anything to go by!

Here at Fuschia we are really excited to announce the pre launch of our vintage hamper.

This will be officially launched at The Olde Bell Wedding Open Day, this weekend on Sunday 15th July 2012.

The Olde Bell, English Country Wedding Open Day, Hurley

Sunday 15th July, 11.30am – 3pm

We are launching this at the wedding fayre as this is the perfect way to celebrate with the bride to be for her hen celebration.  Wedding parties may also want to have a vintage celebration the day before the wedding or day after for a relaxed gathering.

Our stunning vintage tableware is beautifully presented in a gorgeous wicker hamper which is yours to keep.  Everything has been included so all you have to do is invite your guests and add the food and drink!

What is included in the Vintage Picnic Hamper?

  • Wicker hamper
  • Printed Paper vintage printed tablecloth
  • Vintage side plates x12
  • Vintage platters x4
  • Vintage paper napkins x24
  • Vintage paper cups x12
  • Three tier reversible vintage printed cake stand
  • 4m vintage bunting on ribbon
  • 6 vintage sweet gifts for guests with a dolly mixture shotglass and candy necklace
The price is £110 which includes the wicker Hamper to keep and all the contents as the products are coated and can be wiped clean and reused if you do not wish to throw away and recycle.  Please call or email the team at Fuschia for more information or to make a booking on 01189 773 931 or