Tag Archive: summer

A Good Walk along the Canal

At the weekend we went for a long walk along the canal – the sun was shining and the ice creams were big… and the swans were fierce!!!🦢🍦☀️ Advertisements

The Best of the British Summer

Nothing beats a 99 with a flake on a summer’s day… nothing except a JUMBO 99 with a flake 😉🍦😍

Oriental Lily in Bloom

Believe it or not, we have a heat wave in England. It’s a balmy  82°F  today, a welcome change from the chill drizzle we would normally expect at this time of year, and my oriental… Continue reading

The last bloom of summer?

Our patio rose bush has surprised us all and produced a few rose buds this week… could it be the last fling of Summer before Autumn sets in? I hope so; let’s enjoy… Continue reading

A View of St Ives

This has to be my favourite view of the most stunning part of Carbis Bay in Cornwall. St Ives is a beautiful little fishing village in the far west of Cornwall. With its… Continue reading

Summer Strawberries

I was browsing through my camera and I came across this photo from the summer – it seems almost unimaginable that Britain is warm enough to grow strawberries when the weather is so… Continue reading

Hello, Autumn!

After one of the hottest and longest summers, autumn has finally arrived in the U.K. I love nothing more than a stroll through the frosty, crisp piles of leaves that autumn scatters across… Continue reading

The Cosmo Cooler

I love cosmopolitan cocktails and, when we had guests round for tea in the garden this week, I fancied serving something based on the world’s best cocktail. This iced drink is great for… Continue reading

A portrait of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon by Cecil Beaton

Here’s Cecil Beaton’s fantastic portrait of the Queen Mother when she was young. I just love the way that the sunlight bursts out through the trees above, giving us a sense of what… Continue reading