Monthly Archives: July 2015

Bloom 2015 – sweet lemon balm

Still managing to eek a few more stems from the sweet williams. Here I added Alchemilla, Knautia seed heads and lemon balm along with a mystery plant. The long pinky stems that I think might be a type of Spirea. … Continue reading

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Photo a Day – week nineteen

Saturday Latte. Blue tits of the bird feeder. I took a similar shot a few months ago. Love to see the season’s change. Salad for lunch. I was so lucky to catch this photo. I disturbed this fella snoozing in … Continue reading

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We’ve been on a little get-a-way

We took my younger niece to London for the weekend. Normal service will resume here when I have recovered for playing ‘mum’ for 48 hours……….

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The breakfast love affair continues – cream cheese and tomato bagel

I found this recipe on Pinterest but the original recipe is over here. (And they quote Midlake! What’s not to love about that.) Their tomatoes are fancier than mine but I didn’t let that put me off this concoction. I … Continue reading

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Read 2015 – Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

I read this novel, the final instalment of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, on the kindle while we were in the US. I’m still having a love hate relationship with that electronic gadget but it worked out very … Continue reading

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Bloom 2015 – elegant roses

You know I said last week that my heart was softening towards roses for cutting? Well here must be the proof. I was cutting back a couple of roses that climb the pergola. Neither grow very well and we are … Continue reading

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Photo a Day – week eighteen

Lots of food this week…. But first coffee at a new breakfast spot. Making little Summer Puddings. English countryside and lovely sky. At least I ate something healthy… Bright and zingy arrangement. You just can’t beat a white bread roll. … Continue reading

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The breakfast love affair continues – scrambled with mushroom and tomato

Simple this week. A plain bagel with cooked mushrooms and tomatoes and scrambled eggs. Need to push those flavours a bit more but sometimes it’s nice to go back to basics.

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Bloom 2015 – garden update

The summer is in full swing. I’d like to say it was wall to wall sunshine here in Leeds but alas that is not what we get, well not very often. We have had a few good weeks and one … Continue reading

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Bloom 2015 – sweet as roses

The climbing rose at the bottom of the garden has run wild. I shall cut it back but only after the abundance of flowers stops. I always find this colour pink tricky to photograph but liked it here against the … Continue reading

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