Tag Archives: summer 2013

Summer sun and summer fun

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The blackberries are here! 

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And my little friend LOVES them!

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M waded in to all the hard to reach places, whilst beebop sat like a hungry fledgling with her beak open constantly, demanding more!

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In between tummy-fulls, she runs around, enjoying her freedom in the great outdoors.

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Until she wore herself out and poor m had to carry her like a sack of coal up a very steep hill.

Needless to say, a yummy crumble was made and we all enjoyed it with icecream.

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I can not describe to you how beautiful this summer has been and continues to be. It means a great deal to us here in the UK, long spells of good weather are a rarity!

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Mellow sunshiney evenings mean we can sit out and play at our local beer garden….

And we took an exciting bus trip for being such a good girl!  Buses are a novelty and a special treat for my little friend here, admiring all the other passengers.

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Our local town made a seaside scene in its market place…
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And seeing as we are snowed under with M’s new businesses, it may be to only sand we step on this summer.

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We had a lovely morning….

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And were back in time for lunch.

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Our grass got cut finally! I no longer have to wade through it….

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And M Was really enjoying mower cuddles as he manoeuvred around one-handed.

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There’s been pony rides….
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Merry-go-rounds….
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Village fairs, although little b didn’t sit too long here, and her butterfly ended up being….
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A little abstract!
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Village scarecrow festivals….

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Chicken cuddles!

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Tiny froglets….
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And beautiful peacocks.
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Not to mention sea king helicopters!
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What a wonderful time we’ve had. Xxxxxx

Tomatoes for breakfast

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Good morning world…. And it’s another splendid one. We have been blessed this year in the UK. It seems as though we are having an endless summer.  The high pressure that kept us frosted until April has shone in our favour and we’ve had the best summer since 2006.

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The evenings project the most beautiful colours into the sky and reassure us that the following day will be just as beautiful.  Whilst it is not as hot, the sun smiles gently and calmly on us now and it’s wonderful.

I just wanted to share with you my recent culinary obsession. It’s so yummy and keeps my tummy rumble free until lunch.

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Roasted Italian tomatoes and mushrooms on toast.

It’s really quick to do and is delicious.

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Slice your tomatoes thinly and lay out on a baking tray. I slice mushrooms too, but mushroom haters can omit this part.

Cover liberally with olive oil, sea salt and mixed herbs.

Pop in the oven on high for about 5-10 minutes and toast some seeded bread lightly whilst it’s cooking.  I cover our bread in real butter, not spread…. Little square, foil wrapped packs of butter.

And enjoy!

Even little b seems to like this yummy treat.

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Here’s a picture of a beautiful peacock on my Echinacea to finish.  This year, the plant is twice the size of last year and is heaving with pollinators every time I look at it.

Beautiful. 

Have a yummy and wonderful day, wherever you are xxxxxxxxx