A few weeks ago at patch-n-chat, we were reminiscing about treats from childhood, in particular icecream. Anne S. and I remembered getting a "nougat" (or for a very special treat, a "double nougat") from the icecream van. So when I did the food shopping recently, I popped these little goodies into the trolley, put them away when I got home ........ and promptly forgot about them!
so last night we had a little treat after dinner - delicious!
having made the jelly and chutney, I had to make room in the cupboard, so I took out all the jars of jam, jelly and chutney from previous years ....... the jars on the left and on the chopping board are the old ones
......... these jars had got lost at the back of the shelf. The oldest one is from 2009
having made more space in the cupboard, I put the jars away (in date order!). Then I headed out into the garden for some photos. This clematis usually flowers earlier than this, but at the start of the summer quite a lot of it suddenly died! Malcolm had to perform some brutal pruning, and it has put out some new growth - and just in the last week, lots of buds and flowers
this clematis flowered at the start of the summer, but every so often puts out another flower
this little clematis has all four stages of blooming - first, a bud
then just opening
and last, minus the outer petals
the climbing rose has been flowering all summer
the miniature rose has decided to flower again
there weren't any butterflies today, but the bees were busy
I thought the front garden was looking really good - but the head gardener obviously didn't think so, and cut the grass after I took this photo!
I have mentioned that it is decidedly cooler - and the horses in the field across the road obviously agree, as they have their winter coats on
I forgot to post this yesterday - the two wallhangings from Tuesday's workshop
and finally - there are lots of berries on the purple elder in the front garden ........ which means we will get some interestingly coloured bird poo spattered on the cars!!