A meadow of daisies

Luna and I discovered this meadow full of thousands of daisies on our ramblings yesterday.  The name daisy comes from the Old English dægesege  or dæges eage meaning day’s eye, so called because the petals of daisies open in the morning and close at night.

Daisies 2016


My poppies have done incredibly well this year, some of them are as tall as I am! They look a bit scruffy now but I plan to collect the seed for next year so need to leave them for a while.  

Poppy 2016

Walnut Loaf

I used large whole walnuts for contrast with the light sponge in this loaf.  Not all of them sank to the bottom!

Shed roof and path

I love the repeated patterns in this old roof and the bricks in the path.  Very satisfying!  I love the moss and the feeling of time gently passing and the practicality of them both.  

Lovely Path 2016

Pork Shoulder Kebabs

It is stonkingly hot here today in Hampshire so we are having a BBQ!  These kebabs are made up of cubed pork shoulder with mushrooms, tomatoes and peppers and ground black pepper over.  We are also having corn on the cob and ciabatta bread and some chicken thighs with a sticky sauce.  Yum!  I’m off to rescue some Prosecco from the fridge…