Well, the good weather is already over, but we had a lovely couple of days to start the holidays. Just to prove they weren't a dream, here are the photos...
It was warm and sunny enough for the paddling pool to be dragged back out of hibernation.
Not quite warm enough for me to get my shorts on (and would I post a picture of me wearing shorts on my blog, hmmm). Anyway these are actually 3/4 jeans and notice - NO SOCKS, so it must indeed be warm!
My spot for supervising the paddling pool. Rather a pleasant way to pass the time. Later I even get out my crochet hook and start a project from my new book. Deck chairs are sooooo comfy.
As we've not had to rush off to school in the morning I've been baking for breakfast. Day 1 was pancakes (or dropped scones to non Scots). I'm getting better at making these.
A & N enjoyed eating breakfast al fresco.
Also in the garden; it won't be long till there are some peas ready to eat - yummy.
Beautiful sunshine through the leaves of the crocismia.
Day 2 breakfast - we had scones. They're not very pretty scones as I just shape them with my hands rather than bothering with the rolling and cutting. Much less hassle. They taste nice which is the main thing. Some scones look good but taste far too much of the raising agents used (Nigella, I'm thinking of yours here!)
The patio and path, pretty summery pinks and greens.
Day 3 breakfast - ginger and lemon muffins (recipe here). Not quite the recipe I was looking for (which I have now found and will try very soon, possibly even this morning).
They were nice but I'm not sure they will become a regular feature.
By this time (which was yesterday morning), the sunshine had already been replaced by rain, though just a fine drizzle for much of the day (today it's really raining!). We had a play date at another house in the village so set off complete with wellies and brollies, essential summer equipment for the west of Scotland.
Such a lovely house and garden this friend has, look at those beautiful roses, makes me wonder where I can plant roses like this in our garden.
Well, I'm off to decide what to make for breakfast this morning. Shall I make my newly discovered secret-but-soon-to-be-revealed (if it works) recipe or Andrea at Apples and Pears' delicious sounding yoghurt pot cakes...