Wednesday, 25 July 2012


Tonight we are looking forward to a home grown supper.......
Harvesting our first potatoes of the season

Together with a selection of fresh lettuce and herbs from my new raised beds.

I think a nice quiche made with our hen's eggs to finish it off.
Must go, the boys are hungry.  

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Chilling Out.....

I  picked up this book in the supermarket last week, I am curious  to see what all the fuss is about.
I thought I would take it on holiday with me in a couple of weeks time. 

In the meantime I am enjoying a day off work with my monthly
favorite magazines.

Hope you are making the most of this beautiful weather.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

A Busy week........

Here we are at the end of another week, and it has been a busy one here in the patch.

Our eldest son graduated from Sheffield University this week.
5 Years of studies and gaining a first class
Masters in Mechanical Engineering.
Congratulations and well done,
we are such proud parents.
No Pressure now on youngest son when he goes off to University in 2013.

On the creative side I have been busy making a gift for my mum.

I did a workshop with the Embroiderers Guild a few weeks ago with the talented Mandy Pattullo 
 entitled "Precious Memories".  It is a collection of recycled fabrics and memorabilia from the 
past together with a photograph printed onto fabric.  It is complimented with hand and machine embroidery. 

I have called it "Mother and Daughter", the photograph is my grandmother as a baby sitting on my
great grandmother's knee.
As my mum is in nursing care now I thought it would be something nice to remind her of the past.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Summer Vibe..........

       finally arrived...... 

I have been picking flowers from the garden
To brighten the day.

Last weekend we picked Elderflowers, I have been spurred on by Lucy at attic24 to make
 Elderflower Cordial.  I have been meaning
to make it for years but I always seem to miss picking the blooms when they are flowering

Not this year.  The recipe is from here.......

It is so delicious, so much nicer than bought
cordial and loads cheaper.

DS2 has made me a few labels, I somehow don't think
it will last long.

Despite the awful weather this summer we are picking lots of 
yummy strawberries from our allotment.

Happy Days.