What a lovely weekend we've had, there was only sunshine on the Saturday but even with the clouds on Sunday it was lovely and warm and perfect for all the jobs we were doing around the place.
Lovely Hubby had a mammoth tidying up of everywhere outside, all the grass was cut, both with the ride on mower and the large petrol one, edges, verges and outside our main gates were strimmed. The Ivy and Clematis that cling to the walls of the bungalow were trimmed back a bit so that when we open the windows they don't pop inside.
With so much activity is was vital that we stopped every now and then for sustenance and what better way on a hot sunny afternoon than with a glass of Pimms and a lovely chunky homemade sausage bun.
We usually use a wooden spoon turned upside down to stir the Pimms, but I suddenly thought what a good use for my Spurtle, handmade for me by Ben Orford the last time we went to River Cottage for the Autumn Fair. (See THIS post for more info on that and Spurtles.)
So it was immediately put to use.
A lovely bonus after a jug of Pimms is all the beautifully alcoholic fruit, and boy do we put a lot of fruit in ours. This time I used homegrown berries and some orange slices from the freezer and a whole pear from the back of the fridge. With a dollop of my bargain ice-cream from last week it was absolutely gorgeous for supper last night.
Lovely Hubby is now back in the office and no doubt relieved to be sitting down for a while in front of his computer doing his normal day job after a weekend of hard work. But as we were saying last night as we sipped from our cans of cider and watched the bonfire burning through all the rubbish and debris of the weekends work ..... it's so rewarding.