Sunday, 20 December 2009
Monday, 14 December 2009
Some of my pretty decorations, and my beautiful boy in front of the tree.
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Friday, 23 October 2009
Monday, 12 October 2009
Sunday, 13 September 2009
Usually the cross country takes place on the Saturday, with the showjumping finale on the Sunday, but this year there was additional cross country on the Sunday, which I went along for. It worked out well as there were hardly any crowds and a bit more going on to see.
Here are some of the pictures from the day.
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
I could have spent all day there; it was so tranquil and beautiful, especially in the summer sun. Here are some of the pictures I took...
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Thursday, 6 August 2009
I had also almost given up on my willy chillis ever doing anything. I had to move them outside as they were too big for my windowsill and I don't have a greenhouse. Once outside, they just sat there looking a bit sorry for themselves, but today I finally noticed the first flower on one of the plants, so hopefully I might actually have at least one willy chilli this year!
Thursday, 23 July 2009
Yes, I caught them 'at it' on my broad beans! They were busy for ages, so I managed to take the opportunity to practise focusing on my macro lens and was able to get up really nice and close.
Sunday, 12 July 2009
Friday, 3 July 2009
Thursday, 25 June 2009
Saturday, 20 June 2009
Friday, 12 June 2009
Totally worth the wait, I picked my first crop of rhubarb this evening.
Saturday, 6 June 2009
I was really impressed with this recipe. I love anything with lemon in it anyway, so I was probably always going to be on to a winner with this cake, but still, it was so easy and made a really light, fluffy cake. I'm not the best baker in the world, and considering this was my first attempt at making it and I didn't balls-up, it's got to be an easy recipe.
I couldn't find poppy seeds anywhere round here, so missed those out, and just upped the quantities of ground almonds slightly to compensate. The icing didn't turn out quite like the pictures of Jamie's cake, but I did think the quantity of icing sugar seemed quite excessive for just a drizzle over the top. Besides, I prefer mine with a nice, thick dollop of icing over it!
It didn't stay like this for long!
Thursday, 4 June 2009
I've got them on the windowsill in my bedroom at the moment, but not got a clue where they'll go when they outgrow their current position.
Outside, the strawberries are now getting beautifully ripe. The first berry was eaten today (before the dog discovered it!) but it looks like there are plenty more to come.
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
This is Martyn's nephew and godson, Luke, giving his best smile.
And this is his niece, Evie, who is just such a gorgeous, photogenic little girl. She is a really feisty, indpendent lady, which I think you can see in this picture!
I processed these pictures with a sepia conversion and Coffeeshop's rounded corners action.
Monday, 25 May 2009
The other berries that are getting going are the blackberries. Lots of pretty blossom, which should bode well for some plump, juicy fruit.
Finally, my spuds! I grew some first earlies last year, which were so good. I had a great crop and they were so fresh and tasty that potatoes were a must grow for this year. So far, they're not doing too badly. The thing I loved last year, was popping up the garden and digging up a few for that evening's dinner. There's nothing better than potatoes fresh from the ground.