Sunday, 13 June 2010

The Weekend.

The weekend started out with making or rather finishing off the chilli jelly that I had started off on Friday. It is from Sarah Raven's new book and was really easy to do with very pretty results. Just the right amount of heat too, having taken out about 1/2 of the seeds. We should have enough now to last us quite a while!

Yesterday was Prom day and we actually managed to snatch a photo, admittedly not a very good one, as D is very anti paparazzi at the moment. Mind you he is getting to be pretty good at the business end of the camera, having been main photographer at the event.

Today, Y, K and I decided to go to Wallington in the North East . We had a really good, if slightly damp time exploring the house and gardens. The walled garden is extensive and has a huge variety of plants and walks. We also ventured out to the river walk which is very pretty, especially if you like tree tunnels as much as I do.

                                            We also spotted a couple of interesting signs.
The one above was stuck in the middle of a bush and k was the only one who could creep around to see what it actually said on the back.


  1. 'A stroll amidst the flowers' - what a lovely saying.

    Your Chilli Jelly sounds yum - I'm quite tempted with the Sarah Raven book myself.

  2. The book has loads of tempting things. May well turn out to be a using book rather than one that just sits on the shelf.

  3. Hello hello. Thank you so much for the comment - butting in is absolutely allowed!

    Lily will be most pleased to hear that she has a twin out there somewhere. Or she will be once she stops trying to eat my toes like she currently is. She is full on minxy. Her brother, Fred, is the complete opposite, total softhead.

    Love the saying on the sign, really beautiful quote.

  4. Hi and welcome to my wee and pretty new blog. Will post some pictures of Ducati (motorbike connections) v soon.