Wednesday, 1 July 2009
Well, I expect that's made all the difference to your day? No? Oh well. The exhaustion has finally gone and some, just a little you understand, energy has returned, making me realise in contrast just how wiped I truly was. Bug? Hormones? No idea, but much better now, thanks heavens. Probably whatever it was was chased away by all the lovely good wishes from blogland, so thank you dear people one and all x So, in the meantime this is what I have been up to: visiting the allotment and picking redcurrants...
This delicious box of teeny carrots, lettuce leaves and broad beans. I don't like to thin carrots until they are large enough to use as sweet flavourings for salads or casseroles or even just to snack on. Such a skinflint that I can't bear the idea of wasting them if pulled earlier. I do the same with the parsnips, though they truly are weeny as I find they can't be left so long before they cause the ones you want to keep to distort. Such a strong taste though that even these barely visible thinnings add a real warmth to summery one-pot meals.
Did I mention broad beans?
Sewing orders. Lots of orders - lots of sewing!
Eating pesto from gorgeous fresh basil
Chasing the last of the elderflowers - Nina, I have decided there is never enough elderflower cordial or champers in the world!
and being given this pretty stone by Isabella who raced in from the garden yelling, "I found a heart for you Mummy!" No wonder the tiredness left.
Other than this, there's been a little Wimbledon (thank you for the reminder Vanessa), peppermint foot rubs from dear Mr Davey (everyone really should have a Dave I think), sipping wine and much sitting in the cool of an evening garden. All rather lovely really.
Have a happy day x