Posted: 22/07/2016 at 08:21
I'm back Have a good journey and a fantastic day Wonky
Temp here almost 20C and climbing - bird feeders have been filled ... again! We're getting through sunflower hearts at a rate of knots - it seems to have been a great year for finches, we've juvenile goldfinches, greenfinches and chaffinches queuing up at the feeders in the front and back gardens. Also juvenile robins, dunnocks and blackbirds clearing up the dropped bits under the feeders while the adult blackbirds cheekily raid the hedgehogs' leftovers. It's lovely out there
I picked a big bowlful of goosegogs last night - the last of the crop - I'd picked 'every other one' some weeks back to let the remaining ones grow big and luscious, and they're lovely - don't even need cooking, they're plump and sweet just as they are.
Today's tasks include some menu planning as we've got foodie friends visiting on Sunday - hopefully it'll still be warm enough to eat outside. I'm considering a gooseberry and elderflower pavlova ...
'Supper at the coast' this evening involves nothing more sophisticated than getting some takeaway fish and chips and sitting on the pier or the prom so hopefully the holidaying hordes won't prevent that