Blue skies, beautiful bricks and yellow flowers… Last week it was all about the pink blossom. This week I’ve been bowled over by the beautiful forsythia blooming all round the town. Normally we have lots in our garden, but sadly we had to cut our big shrub back last autumn as it wasn’t very healthy. This beauty was flowing over the wall of the Old Fire Engine House in Ely. I’ve also discovered a new Instagram account this week which has reminded me of the beauty of bricks. A Thing for Bricks is a celebration of all things brick-like and architectural by Kathryn of Kat Got the Cream. Join in with the hashtag #athingforbricks.
Rhubarb… My mum gave me a big bunch of her home-grown rhubarb last weekend, and it’s been gracing my baking all week. From a knock-out crumble on Sunday, to deliciously soft breakfast muffins. Such an unusual fruit (or is it a vegetable?), but so pretty, pink and perfect for spring.
The Queen’s 90th birthday… We decided that the Queen’s birthday warranted a special meal. We had a fish and chip supper, washed down with cups of tea – followed by a hastily baked Victoria sandwich. The flags were last seen on the beach in summer, but had (surprisingly) remained intact and turned up at the last minute. Cheap and cheerful, and I’m sure the Queen would approve. Although, having said that, the general consensus at bath time was that she’d probably be eating roasted swans and sticky toffee pudding for her birthday banquet.
What have you been loving this week?