Monday, 15 July 2013

Lazy Days

Well, the heatwave continues.   Hubby managed to get some time off work and we've enjoyed doing not very much except lounge around in the shade trying to keep cool.  I had planned a couple of garden visits but decided they would have to wait for another time, when I'm less likely to turn bright red!

So, the comfy chairs have been moved from the summerhouse.  


Hubby's camping hammock and "tarp" have been set up ( think he watches too much Ray Mears on TV!)


And this has been in use most days


There has been a lot of strawberry picking going on in the mornings.  Last year the plants were new and there was only a handful of fruit.  This year they seem to have gone mad, even though I chose varieties to extend the season, they all seem to have fruited in one week!   We've eaten loads, but I've made preserve too.  It looks delicious and I'm looking forward to some with some scones!




Hope you're making the most of summer and aren't too hot!
xxx

22 comments:

  1. We certainly are and loving the strawberries and other fresh soft fruit.

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  2. A glorious post which has put a huge smile on my face. Let us all revel in this beautiful summer!

    Stephanie

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  3. Your little spot in the garden looks so peaceful and cool... and those strawbs look absolutely dee-lish-shious!
    Enjoy the sunshine,
    xx

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  4. This summer scenery looks soooo lovely! And I think everybody love strawberries and appreciate simple recipes like yours.
    Enjoy lazy days!

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  5. Your strawberry jam looks delicious! Looks like your ready for the warm days to come :-). Lovely photo's of your garden! What a huge summerhouse you have!

    Enjoy the sun!

    Madelief x

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  6. My mouth is watering...homemade strawberry jam is summer captured in a jar! Chrissie x

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  7. It has been OH sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo very very hot here too.. The strawberry jam looks soooooooooooo yummie.. I do like lazy days too. Have a great week. Hugs Judy

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  8. It has been very hot here, too. The humidity is off the charts. I am staying in. Love the strawberries.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  9. I'm never too hot! :) Just look at all your wonderful strawberries!
    V x

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  10. Glad you are enjoying some lovely sunshine and your jam looks so tasty!! Wishing you a beautiful week! xo Heather

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  11. Looks like the perfect spot to eat those strawberries! Enjoy ::) x

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  12. Lovely spot to spend lazy hot days, it looks as if you are camping there and.......you have exactly the same bbq like we have. Strawberries are so delicious on these beautiful summer days!

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  13. It sounds like you're making the most of this gorgeous weather. I've made a new strawberry bed this year so I hope my plants do just as well next year as yours are doing now.

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  14. I have had a better strawberry harvest this year but they are winding down now. I have made a few pots of conserve with the surplus - yummy on fresh bread.

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  15. Isn't it glorious I am loving this lovely sunshine, what a lovely garden you have ~ Sarah x

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  16. What a fantastic crop! If I can find the space, I must get organised with strawberries next year.

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  17. Gorgeous strawberries! How wonderful to have a garden during the summer months!

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  18. Your strawberries and jam look delicious. I didn't have enough for jam here; I must plant more for next year. I've changed my mind about a couple of visits to places, too, because of the weather, lazing in the shade is much more sensible!

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  19. Love this weather but like you would prefer to just lounge around the garden in the shade for the time being. Your jam looks divine.

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  21. You have such a lovely garden. Yes I'm loving this weather its fabulous and I've had a huge crop of strawberries this year too and have had lots fresh but also made some jam too. Its lovely to conserve that summer flavour.

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