Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Today ...

I have:
  • Been caught in the rain once on my morning walk (it has since turned into the most beautiful mild spring day).
  • made my favourite bread again , I added half a cup of linseeds to it cos I didn't have enough sunflower seeds. 
  • made a birthday card for my sister-in-law, which will be posted off today.
  • started reading Blackberry Wine by Joanne Harris.
  • enjoyed seeing the sheets flapping in the wind and sun.
  • been eating roast beef and bread and butter pickle on my freshly baked bread.
  • found signs of spring in my garden - the brightly coloured Bilbergia flowers and the tiny delicate mauve flowers of the Cercis (or Forest Pansy) tree.

What have you been making, baking, creating today?
What signs of spring or autumn have you found in your gardens?


  1. The flowers are beautiful - though I've never seen them before. Enjoy Blackberry Wine - I read Chocolat years ago and thought it was a really good read.

  2. I wish it were a mild spring day here - gale force winds outside at the moment, and I'm just hoping the roof stays on! Those flowers are beautiful - I've not heard of that bilbergia before - it looks quite tropical, is it?

  3. I love seeing spring blossom on the other side of the world, just as we're headed into fall! I just started re-reading one of my favorite books, Anne Tyler's Ladder of Years, and it feels like a treat. I will have to look into that Joanne Harris!

  4. "Blackberry Wine" is one of my all time favorite books. I keep it in a stack near my desk and every time I look at it I remember the story and smile. Jackapple Joe is quite a character and the setting is lovely. It's the season for Blackberry wine here in Minnesota. I also love the books of Alice Hoffman.


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