I had a nice surprise at lunch time when friends S and T rang to say they would bring their picnic lunch round to eat 'well-isolated' on my patio in the back garden. I quickly turned my slow cooker rice pudding from high to low and made myself ham sandwiches, a little tomato salad and a couple of strawberries. We had a lovely couple of hours chatting and laughing in the garden. Friends are such a bonus during these troubled times aren't they?
It has been another lovely day here, not too hot - a nice cooling breeze but plenty of gentle sunshine. It is finishing my irises off I'm afraid - they seem to have been out such a little time - but it is bringing my pinks out beautifully. There are many in bud and they will be out by the weekend at the rate they are going. I can't imagine life without a garden to be interested in.
My friend T was going back to sort out a swarm of his bees and to try searching another of his hives for some queen cells as he thought he had found the 'swarm' queen dead just outside the hive. Very civilised society 'animals' bees.
Somebody (maybe JayCee I think) made what sounded like an interesting 'fishy pasta' and put the recipe on her blog last Wednesday. I always have sardines in as I love them and they are very nourishing - but I bought some in oil on my order - so Fishy Pasta here we come for lunch tomorrow.
I will report back (I might even make a salad for an accompaniment and open a new jar of artichokes - Cro gave me that idea.) Blogging doesn't half widen our interests doesn't it? Everyone should do it.