Thursday, 22 July 2010

Summer, summertime!

I once had an argument  a discussion with a girl from work about summer v winter and she was unshakable in her opinion that winter is better. What?!

I'm lucky enough to live in a really rural area and this time of year is gorgeous. I cycle up to the yard to see Dave twice a day and have to concentrate on the bike because otherwise my mouth would just be hanging open at how beautiful it is everywhere.

Light evenings, lying in bed with the window wide open and the smell of honeysuckle drifting in, drinking Pimm's in the pub garden... how can you compare that to frostbite and never seeing your home in daylight??

I'm also lucky enough to have a dad whose passion is growing fruit and vegetables. Not only is his vegetable patch bigger than my house, he orders me to take stuff from it! Thanks to him, my dinner last night consisted of stuffed courgette, runner beans, peas (not even cooked, they're that good) and carrots, followed by his raspberries, loganberries and gooseberries. The best dad ever (not just because of the food. but it helps...!)

And talking about the amazing berries, I thought they (or at least some of them) should feature in Chocolate Covered Katie's hug-a-fruit month. I couldn't really hug them, but here they are!

(Ok, if we're being really picky, he may not have grown the banana. He's good but he ain't that good!)


  1. hahaha I love your hug-a-fruit!! It reminds me of those pancake smileys at IHOP :P and geez, you definitely are lucky to have a dad that grows so many fruits and veggies!

    Oh, and I responded to your question about the horses. I'm not sure if you get a notification or not automatically. :)

  2. Thank you! My dad's brilliant, bless him. I've got my beady eye on the pumpkins and squash he's growing too...
    Thank you for the reply as well; I definitely agree with you about riding in the cold - not good! x