If you follow me on instagram you will have seen most of these pictures already.
A family trip up Roseberry Topping. A first for all the children and a very proud moment as Babykins did the whole walk under his own steam.
Picking must lead inevitably to preserving. I have been freezing our redcurrants for the last few years. We had a bumper crop this year so I thought it was about time to turn them into jelly. A large portion of the strained juice is also being turned into currant ‘shrub’ a kind of fruity liqueur.
Birthday cake for The Middle Miss. We had a great time making this. It started out looking a bit ropey in places but the addition of copious amounts of pink icing and edible glitter soon improved matters. When you are six, you can not have enough hearts and flowers.
Some surprise new additions to the family. The stick insects went to Grandma’s for their holidays and when they came back there were babies!
The tomato crop is in full swing and I am loving eating them. This was a light supper of grilled tomatoes and poached egg on toast. The tomatoes are so sweet, flavoursome and juicy that they need very little doing to them.
Eight happy summer memories.