I’m sure it hasn’t escaped your notice that summer is finally here! And isn’t it all the sweeter for the long wait? Here are some things I’m loving so far…
My garden… We’ve worked particularly hard on it this year and it’s really paying off. The rose arch is already looking beautiful, and my bigger border is a delight which just keeps on giving. I love pottering out there, deadheading and gathering little posies.
Peas in the pod… Tom grew these from seed and is enormously proud of them. You’re never going to get a massive harvest of peas from half a dozen plants, but it’s still worth it. Watching them grow and the pods burst out and swell is such fun for children and adults alike. You don’t even need to cook them, they taste best eaten straight out of the pod on a warm day.
Pimm’s… or when the budget won’t stretch, a bottle of Austins from Aldi. Once you’ve chucked a load of fruit in I’m not sure you can tell the difference. My personal favourite way to have it is with cloudy lemonade, ice, lemon, mint and a handle of frozen berries. The current bottle is sinking alarmingly quickly.
What have you been loving this week?