Isn’t it great when you get together with old friends for a good old chinwag over some decent food? That’s what I did last weekend at Daylesford Farm. The friends in question are from my past life when I used to be a teacher and we all joined the school at the same time, nearly 8 years ago! How time flies! After a good catch up, it was time for a mooch about & one of the reasons I love Daylesford Farm is that there are so many lovely things there – from great wine & cake, to flowers & bits for the home.
They had a great range of flowers there last weekend. These Sweet William were only £5 and the daisies were 50p a stem. Bargain! Not only that I picked up some delicious strawberries & nectarines that are really tasty! Not a bad way to spend a few hours on a Saturday morning!
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 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!
Well, that was a lovely four day weekend, wasn’t it?! There’s nothing like taking a few days, relaxing, getting chores done, eating a few things we wouldn’t normally eat, relaxing the rules a bit and just letting go. I’m not in a massive chocolate mood at the moment, so we didn’t do Easter Eggs. Instead, we ate some of our favourite foods. For my OH, he enjoyed his favourite Easter treat, Simnel cake, made by the expert hands at Oxfork cafe. I went for my always preferred pancakes.
Isn’t it great just to chill out and not be browbeaten by to do lists, calendars work etc?! What did you get up to over the Easter break?