Friday, 28 May 2010
This is what life's all about.
The sun is shining, you have friends and neighbours in your garden with plenty of wine. The roses; just starting to bloom, parade themselves and their scent in a rather provocative way and there is just enough dappled shade to protect you from one of the hottest days this year...so far!
We even had a garden fairy.
What a happy day it was. We lit the fire pit or should I say, Simon 'chief fire starter' lit the fire. I watched. Man's work.
We drank wine, ate nibbles and waited for our meat to cook. We had a shoulder of lamb marinated in all my garden herbs (and a few of Carolines), we had a pork and chorizo meat shape. Both baked on the embers of the fire.
Phoebe, Dodds and Robyn bought salads and pud. Nicky bought nibbles and drink. Julia, just when we didn't think we could fit another morsel in our mouths, produced a stunning cheeseboard and plonked it on the rug.
'Okay, just one more little bit of cheese, then I'll stop' was the chosen mantra of the early evening.
Then out came some coffee and Caroline's famous white chocolate, almond and cherry nibbles.
Oh, it was glorious.
Scrumptious food, wonderful friends and the perfect early English summer's day.
All scented; magical, twinkly and pink with roses and fresh young flowers.
Sunny and friendly and just what we all needed.
A time to relax and just be.
AND JUST BEFORE I GO - I HAVE ADDED TWO MORE DATES TO MY SUMMER ENGLISH COUNTRY COOKERY DEMONSTRATIONS. HELD IN MY COTTAGE AND GARDEN. JULY 9TH AND
JULY 16TH. PLEASE GO TO MY WEBSITE www.lotteduncan.com for more details.