Sunday, 3 May 2009

Reasons to be Cheerful

1. The weekend started with blueberry muffins for breakfast on Saturday.

2. The sun has been shining which has meant plenty of time working in the garden... with this little chap for company all day long.

3. British asparagus is in season. I don't like eating asparagus (or strawberries) out of season, which makes them taste all the better when they are!

4. The sun is shining so I can serve up salad for dinner!

5. My wisteria is in flower and looks so pretty.


6. I have finished my first "pair" of socks since joining in with Michaela's sock startitisis club.


Of course I wish I'd just made two the same because now I've got to knit another pair that look like this:

7. My broad beans (kindly given to me by Celia) are in flower... and such beautiful flowers!

8. Inspired by the fabulous Bakewell tart we ate last week, I made one for pudding this evening.

Very good warm with ice cream!


9. My essay is finished!!!


10. Because it is a bank holiday there is still another day of weekend left. Hope you're having a good weekend and the sun shines where you are too.

24 comments:

  1. Our beans are flowering too!

    Congrats on the essay :-)

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  2. Please stop posting luscious photos of muffins, Bakewell tart, etc. I am trying to be good and am very weak willed!! Couldn't agree more re asparagus and strawberries. Your wisteria is just ahead of ours and the broad bean flowers are lovely - mine are bog standard black and white. The socks are super and well done on finishing the essay - hope it gets a top grade for you.

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  3. What lovely pictures Gina - that bakewell tart looks particularly yummy. And how fabulous to have a robin for company - my grandmother had one who always twittered away to her whilst she was gardening.

    Have a lovely Bank Holiday Monday. x

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  4. Congratulations on finishing the essay. I am now very hungry from seeing all that lovely food! I love wisterias too. Mine has one flower bud on it. I don't think it's very happy as it's in a ceramic pot and is waterlogged. Not sure how to get it out tho. Love the socks - thought you were floating in the photo for the minute!

    Have a good day tomorrow.

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  5. my email to you bounced but I guess for you a robin would be like a willie wagtail for us – we have a couple who follow us around every time we are in the garden – chirping away and enjoying themselves!

    Love the look of your wonderful fresh veg and the wisteria - can't grow it I can't!

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  6. I get very hungry just visiting your blog Gina, your food looks so beautifully presented.
    Brilliant socks.
    Wish I could knit more than a scarf!

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  7. Yummmmmm, Mum does a mean Bakewell too, one of the things I really miss! I love the sock joke, it really did make me chuckle. Your post feels full of contentment, what a lovely feeling to share- thanks x

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  8. Oh yum, that bakewell tart looks delicious! Love your socks too. (and everything else!).
    Happy monday - enjoy the extra day!
    D x

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  9. Yum!...... what else can I say? Those socks are glorious. Will take a read again later to find out the history behind them. x

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  10. Hi Gina! Agree with you about seasonal fruit and veg, and hurray for salady weather! Those BB flowers are lovely! What variety are they?? x

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  11. great pics Gina and congrats on finishing your essay!! that must be a weight off!! am loving your socks - i always wear odd socks - started through necessity and now i do it because i like it!!! hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    xxx

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  12. What a beautiful pair of socks!!!

    And your beans are gorgeous - I had to search high and low on the internet to find crimson flowering broad beans so you are very lucky to have Celia as a friend! Mine are growing well but not anywhere near flowering stage yet.

    Lots of other lovely goodness in your post too - sounds like a fabulous weekend.

    Lucy x

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  13. FANTASTIC reasons to be cheerful! Your socks are beautiful and that wisteria is gorgeous -- I sure wish I had some in my yard!

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  14. Gina....I have said it before...I do wish we were neighbours!

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  15. I love the little chirrups from robins when they're accompanying some gardening. Apparently they were companions to wild boar when they rootled in the ground - nabbing the worms unearthed.

    Such lovely baking and sock magic as ever!

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  16. A very satisfying post all round!

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  17. Well done on the essay and what lovely things to be cheerful for, especially that little Robin!

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  18. The rest have said it all Gina :) I did enjoy your post.

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  19. Those socks are amazing. Many congratulations on not having a true pair! My broad bean flowers are black and white - I'd much rather have your purple ones!

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  20. Well done with the essay. I love the Robin, we have got one nesting in a tree next to the house. They are so cute.
    Cooking again, bank holidays are for enjoying :-)

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  21. Lots of yummy reasons to be cheerful here. Isn't it wonderful to be able to think about eating salads again, Your socks are delicious.
    Kimx

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  22. Wow, Domestic goddess and textile queen. Whatever next:-)
    What are you trying to do to us with all these lovely foody pics, I'm salivating.
    And your socks are to die for!! Oh yes I forgot to add knitting to your list of accomplishments LOL
    Thanks for dropping by my blog, it was a wonderful day.

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  23. Oh your muffins and bakewell tart look delicious, I also have a Robin who follows me around the garden when I'm working out there. Your socks are lovely good luck with the matching pair. Jane x

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  24. Congratulations on finishing the essay!

    I agree about the strawberries and asparagus - they never taste as good out of season. I'm getting very hungry after seeing all your yummy food!

    Fab socks by the way - I'm too anal to knit them in ones!!

    xxx

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