We had a lovely evening. Mr S enjoyed being the centre of attention and we even sang happy birthday. The cake was delicious. This is what it looks like inside. It was more sugar than I have eaten in almost three months though and gave me a headache, although that might have been all the prosecco I managed to quaff. I felt a little ‘tired’ when I got up.
It is a gorgeous day. Gardening and fresh air can be a good hangover cure! We had a few jobs in the garden that needed to be done as we are off on holiday in a few days. At Shoesbring Cottage we are always growing our own fruit and veg to save money – well some of it anyway. We had to get the runner beans into the vegetable patch as well as the courgettes.
We aren’t doing as much this year. I love growing our own produce and it definitely tastes better and fresher, but it involves a lot of work and we don’t have time to do it on a larger scale at the moment. Growing your own means that you can eat food that can be quite expensive in the shops and a tiny fraction of the price. So we just have the aforementioned courgettes and runners, plus broad beans, pumpkins and spinach. I have also put in a globe artichoke for the first time and we have rhubarb that is now well established. In the greenhouse we have tomatoes, chillis and cucumbers.
I am really happy with how the garden is looking at the moment. We have been working really hard to keep on top of it and it’s paying off. I just hope my darling daughter waters it all next week as she has promised!
Do you grow your own fruit and veg? What have you got coming along?