Friday, 27 February 2015

sweet february

As we approach the end of February it feels as though all we have done this month is scoff sweet stuff. Not so bad I suppose. After the loved-up chocs and sweeties from Valentines Day the sugar sprinkled highlight of the month has to be Pancake Day, or it’s more forgotten, original name - Shrove Tuesday!
Actually we have pancakes quite often for breakfast at the weekend. And as much as it is a ‘special treat’ for the kids, and they do still get super excited each time, it’s just so simple in both ingredients and method that I don’t know why we just don’t have them every morning............and then I remember!

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

the winter garden

It seems odd to talk about winter when we are bouncing towards spring with a hop, skip and a jump but I’ve really noticed in the past few weeks, all that is flourishing in the garden amongst all the plants that have shut down for the winter months.
Made even more lovely, no doubt, with the few frosty mornings we’ve had of late. 
Last year our garden was bulldozed and blitzed and made lovely, shiny and new, giving us a veritable blank canvas for planting. 
Quite a daunting task to undertake and it is still a work in progress as we wait to see if everything will flourish in harmonious abundance in the borders of our cottage style garden.