Somehow I got talked into hosting a gin and cocktail evening for some of my wife’s friends… Not wanting to disappoint them, I had all the ingredients and gear set out well in advance. I’m no Tom Cruise, but I can make a mean Pornstar Martini!
First time out for a while with my ‘real’ camera (as opposed to my smartphone) so decided to try Ramshaw Rocks, a place I know well, and just an hour or so from home. The sunset didn’t disappoint…
The weather this year has not been good for the fruit trees in our garden, but one tree that never fails is a crab apple tree I was given a few years back. This batch of fruit is on its way to being crab apple jelly – delicious with hot or cold meats…
Came across this beautiful butterfly while we were in the garden this afternoon. I’ve never seen this variety before, but apparently it’s quite common. It’s called a Speckled Wood, and easily identifiable by its distinctive spots or ‘eyes’ on its wings.
… on the weather. This weathervane sits on the roof of our neighbour’s barn. The barn is around 200 years old, and I suspect the weathervane is of similar age. Lit by an amazing sky this evening.
Unusual to see banners advertising car parking. This was in Stafford, where there are quite a few car parks, but not much in the way of shops to encourage shoppers to visit.
My favourite lunch – carpaccio of beef. We chill it for a couple of hours in the freezer, cut it thinly and then flatten it between sheets of cling film. Then serve with rocket leaves, parmesan cheese and a home made mustard dressing. Tasty!