Tag: strawberries

Tuesday Treat – Wimbledon

I don’t know about you but I am a huge fan of Wimbledon. I’ve been watching it for as long as I can remember, getting behind whatever British player was on screen, though, sadly, not for long until Andy Murray came along and changed all that. Nothing says British summer time more than Wimbledon!

WimbleballLast year, I was lucky enough to go to Wimbledon. I entered the Public Ballot (& will be doing so again this year) & received two tickets for the Mens Finals Day. Sadly, we were on Court no. 1, not Centre Court, so we didn’t get to see Andy Murray battle it out. But we did get plenty of shelter from the rain, do quite a bit of celeb-spotting & we ate delicious strawberries & drank tasty Pimms. If you’ve never been, it’s well worth it. Such an amazing day out. Will you be watching the finals this weekend? Who will you be rooting for?

Tuesday Treat – Summer Loving

strawberries

There’s nothing like a bit of warm weather to put a spring in your step, is there? While the weather was awful on my birthday, which spoilt my plans a bit, the weather over the last few days has been much better. We enjoyed doing a bit of work in the garden, which has moved on quite a bit since I last blogged about it, I’m pleased to report! We dug out a new border and landscaped the back of the garden, which will be free to wild flowers & bugs galore. We’re hoping to help the bee & butterfly community a bit. Not only that, but I enjoyed my first locally grown strawberries! What a treat!

strawberries

Strawberries are my favourite fruit, but I can’t stand the ones that are force grown & imported from abroad. I want my strawberry to taste like a strawberry, funnily enough! Nothing says summer to me like a British strawberry. Just hope the sun is going to play his part too!

Tuesday Treat

Homegrown Strawberry

Today’s Tuesday Treat is garden related because it’s finally sunny!

One of the reasons I’ve been waiting for summer is for my plants to grow. I’ve only got a few plants in pots as the garden is being renovated. The rain has made everything slow down, but finally, I saw a red strawberry!

Homegrown Strawberry

I know it looks a bit odd, but that’s half the charm! It was very tasty, so much nicer than the strawberries you buy in some big supermarkets. Yesterday I sat out in the garden and had to take a picture of the sky – it was blue and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky! So beautiful & such a long time coming that I thought that it should be shared.

Blue Sky

How blue is that sky?! It almost makes up for the months of rain, doesn’t it?! Anyway, long may it continue because my strawberry plants are growing & the strawberries in the picture below have turned red since yesterday morning. I can’t wait to eat them!

Strawberry Plants