We met at the Blue Bar for a long and lazy brunch, spent the next three hours playing on the beach, had MooMaid ice creams for lunch, came home and played in the garden, had dinner outside, visited the allotment and waved goodbye. What a lovely, lovely day and a wonderful start to Joyful June!!
Daughter No 3 and LiveWire No 4 are visiting tomorrow! The pie is for a picnic lunch on a coastal walk somewhere and the roasted vegetables will have chicken thighs added tomorrow for Roast Chicken with Mustard, Marmalade , Carrots and Orange. It is so long since we have all been together.
Cheese and Onion Pie x Felicity Cloake
For Roast Chicken with Mustard, Marmalade , Carrots and Orange
It seems that I forgot to publish this one on 23rd May so here it is now.
We have a new clothes shop in town, Sifar, the only clothes shop in town and I love everything in there! Yesterday I made my first clothes purchase for many, many months – a cashmere sweater in a dark green with rainbow stripes on the sleeves and across the body. It has been lovely to wear today in the coldest and wettest May on the record books. It’s bright and beautiful!
The white Irises are opening with the Corkscrew Hazel just behind and the Choisya beside. . We are in the midst of yet another storm, really heavy downpours and strong winds. The tulips in the border have stood up really well to it all throughout May but are now nearly over.
Now that we have the allotment, I am having one of our raised beds for flowers. Today, now that the weather has warmed up at last, I have sown seeds of Sunflowers, Poppies, Night Scented Stocks and Cosmos in circles with the taller in the middle. If it works I’ll show you later in the season.
The lovely rhododendron bud that I showed you yesterday has enjoyed today’s warmth and has almost fully opened from red to a pink tinged creamy yellow.
Last Christmas we bought a growing tree in a pot and kept it in the garden and decorated it with fairy lights. We planted it in the ground in January and it has settled well, now showing some lovely fresh buds.
The leaves in the edible garden trough are ready for picking and enjoying. The edible flowers, nasturtiums, borage and violas, are rather late this year.
Walking up from town in the rain today, we were stopped in our tracks by this beautiful Rhododenron in a neighbour’s garden.
I picked this little bouquet in our Suffragette garden this afternoon to take to friends where we were planning on tea and cake in the garden. The rain drove us indoors yet again but we had a lovely time together. It’s so good to be able to spend happy times with friends again.
We’ve found a new place for one of our Kachina dolls. This one is a Cricket and we bought it in the Heard Museum in Phoenix in 2016. For more information on Kachinas, check out this post.