|Sorry for lack of posts this week, is a bit manic here! Wedding date is looming ever closer - 19th is the day; I have a head full of flowers and colours, cake bits and horses, lists and caterers' requirements lol All going fine so far and on course, have even managed to find a company to come in and clean the hall afterwards on the Sunday - am not interested in doing that at all!!|
We're suffering a bit from the pollution from Europe down here in The Vale - there's a thick foggy smoggy haze, resulting in an odd smell hanging in the air and a sore throat and watery eyes for me. Has been a wee bit better o far today, so maybe it's on its way out I hope.
Spring flowers are everywhere, the garden is full of blossom and scent, birdsong and new growth. I need to get out among it and dig up load of plants; I have a lot of stuff I want to take with me, may need a separate van or the garden stuff when the time comes!
Had a lovely day out yesterday with a friend, down to west Dorset; ended up in Abbotsbury sub-tropical gardens for a cream tea, then discovered a lovely little crystal and healing shop/business in the village, with a priceless view to St Catherine's chapel from the Peace Garden. Lovely :)
So - everything seems to be on track at the moment, will try to post more regularly. Am toying with the idea of starting a whole new blog when I do move - new brooms and all that. Wold be along the same lines and themes as Unbought Delicacies, but from a new home and garden. What do you think?
Oh, and a big hello to my new followers - hope you enjoy my blog and find something to inspire you, you are all very welcome :)
This is me finding time for a quiet five minutes in the garden the other day lol
Friday, 4 April 2014
Posted by MrsL at 11:39
Monday, 31 March 2014
|There are some very beautiful tulips, and top of my list at the moment is orange tulips. I bought these on Friday, British grown, two bunches for £5 - great value as they last about 10 days on the kitchen windowsill. I just love the contrast between the fresh zingy green and citrusy orange.|
Posted by MrsL at 21:46
Sunday, 30 March 2014
2 oz suet
1/2 tsp salt
large handful wild garlic leaves, chopped
Combine everything in a bowl, and mix to a stiff past with cold water. Shape into dumplings with floured hands, and cook in a simmering stew for about 20 minutes.
This is supper tonight, on a lamb casserole, with sprouts and buttered parsnips.
Posted by MrsL at 19:55