One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats... Iris Murdoch.
I like Iris Murdoch's quote, it's become a bit of a motto for me. Do you have treats sometimes? I hope so.
...and I have had other treats this month. I had an unexpected package filled with delicious Scottish sweets from Nana which I had never tried before: there was orange fudge, Irn Bru bon bons and Macs (macs are my favourite, a sort of creamy centred bounty flavoured melt in the mouth sweet).
I have lovely neighbours either side, one is a very keen cook and makes delicious cakes and sweets often - today we were given cinder toffee, a sugar honeycomb dipped in chocolate, very sweet and chewy. It was beautifully packaged and even had my name on!
My Susan Branch book has finished, I tried to make it last but it was just too hard. So I found a few of her old recipe books on Amazon (another treat!) and as they weren't new they only cost pennies. The recipe measurements need converting first and then a bit of translation on ingredients too from US to UK before I dare attempt anything.
Here's some scribbles of watercolour I have been doing here and there.... cosmos, lupin, cornflowers, nasturtiums, geraniums, snapdragons. All flowering in the garden now.
I am not going to detail my thoughts on the recent UK Referendum vote to leave the EU; other than to say I am feeling positive and am not afraid of the changes ahead. I like to keep my blog a place to retreat from real world issues.
The garden is becoming a very nice place to be, it smells of jasmine, stock, roses, herbs and lavender, I am very pleased.
|plants beginning to cover the new fencing|
|my front garden is looking cheery|
After working the weekend I have the week ahead off to explore the woods, the UK weather has been wet with flash floods some days, overcast most others but it should be improving next week. Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment if you have a moment and I will know you passed this way.