Isn’t it lovely to eat your own home-grown food.
After all the hard work that goes into preparing the ground, planting, tending and caring for your crops as they grow somehow the food you make with them always seems to taste much nicer than anything shop-bought.
Not that I can claim to be the gardener in our house. I’m more a ‘watch from a distance and offer words of encouragement whilst drinking a glass of wine’ sort of gardener. Although I was recently given some very tiny plants, 1 Aubergine, 1 Cherry Tomato and 1 Pimiento which I am attempting to keep alive long enough to bear fruit (they have been named Arnold, Trevor and Pablo respectively, I feel names are an important part of the growth process).
This years crop includes, Gem Squash (which are a delicious side dish, cut in half, boiled then spread with butter), Courgettes, Tomatoes and a couple of Pumpkins. We’ve never had a successful crop of Pumpkins before but these two look like they’re going the distance. Roll on Pumpkin Soup and Halloween.
The only store you could ever need. Music and coffee on tap. what more could you want (a bigger bank balance maybe?)
There’s only ever going to be one choice for this one. 10 years together and still loving, laughing and having fun.
Common People came to Oxford on May 28th and 29th. The sun shone, the (very expensive) wine flowed and the music blasted out across South Park.
I have to admit to being a bit out of practice on surviving a festival and although Common People was a two-day event we only went for the Saturday, too much sun, too much excess and too much money spent on day-one put us off going back for the second day but it was a lovely day. What’s not to enjoy, live music, friends and a drink (or several).
The line up was good and although I’m a little embarrassed to admit it I was really looking forward to seeing Chaz and Dave, and as far as a good old knees up in the park goes they didn’t disappoint. There were some great bands there and Little Brother Eli have become a favourite. Observations? The cost of alcohol at festivals (and gigs in general) is still, and probably always will be, a rip off – £22 for a (plastic) bottle of Pinot Grigio and no matter how much of a good idea it seems at the time do not succumb to glitter face painting – I’m still finding glitter in places it should never be two months later. 🙂
This was taken at the RSPCA Big Walkies Event at Alexandra Palace in May 2015.
I volunteered as a photographer for the day and although the weather was pretty miserable with a steady drizzle of rain all day it didn’t put the Dogs off and hundreds turned out to enjoy a sociable walk and help raise money to help the RSPCA. I took a lot of photographs and it was hard to choose a favourite but I like this one for the way the dog seems so happy with the simple pleasure of running free and chasing a ball.
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