Our dear grandson kindly pulled a name out of my husband’s panama hat this morning (his back view as I only show husband and myself on my blog). He was sitting in our son and daughter-in-law’s sitting room and the sunshine was pouring through the window onto the hat, but he was so eager to do the draw I had only one chance of a photo, so here it is.
And the winner is (drum roll!)
I will email you, Dot, to let you know in case you don’t see this post, but if you could email me your address, the little box of goodies will be winging its way to you as soon as possible. I do hope you enjoy your giveaway prize!
And thank you to all of you who entered this little giveaway competition, there were 48 names in total.
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It is Bank Holiday Monday today so what are we doing? Are we going out and having a splendid day out? No, we are not. As we speak, husband is painting the garage door – my goodness, we know how to enjoy ourselves, don’t we? Only joking. We do our best to steer clear (no pun intended) of the roads on a Bank Holiday, but thankfully, making up for some atrocious weather on lots of previous Bank Holidays, the weather today is glorious, wall to wall sunshine and blue sky.
Yesterday we enjoyed having meals in the garden, starting with breakfast …
The fruit was followed by bacon & tomatoes on toast, with coffee, and then toast and marmalade. And for lunch we had salami, ham, new potatoes and a tomato salad, which is my very favourite salad.
This is so simple to make but you need firm but ripe vine tomatoes. I slice them finely, and also add sliced red onion (the red onion I had yesterday was rather large and not quite as good for salad as smaller ones, and so I chopped rather than sliced it), goat’s cheese (I prefer mozzarella for this salad but didn’t have any), torn fresh Basil leaves, and some olives (optional). Then I drizzled over my home-made vinaigrette. This is lovely on it’s own for a snack with a crusty baguette.
Much of the day was spent outside or in the summerhouse, it was so lovely to be in the fresh air after all the months of seemingly endless rain.
This morning I was up early, saw the sun rise and noticed that the white freesias are now open and looking really pretty.
Wherever you are, I hope you will have a lovely day.
Until next time.