Well, it's not raining atm, but oh boy! did it rain in the night, all night. So much for all that "Oh is this going to be as good a Summer as that of '76?" yakka on the radio that I was sick of hearing a month or so back! We have flippin' mushrooms growing all over the back lawn! Even the courgettes have slowed down, they could do with a bit of sunshine like the rest of us - mind you, according the running count I keep on the kitchen whiteboard, we've already had at least 39 (probably more as we don't always remember to add them!). We've had loads of runner beans too and I've been trimming, slicing and blanching some of those for the freezer over the last few days. The blackberries seem happy with the weather too - I've already picked almost a kilo just from the 1 bush we have in the garden.
The last couple of weeks have been pretty full-on what with one thing and another, and with visitors over the next couple of weeks it's not going to ease up anytime soon. On Saturday hubby was in London doing some "hand-holding" one of their big clients was installing new software so I thought I'd give myself a day off and do something different.
I did some baking and made a cake (now in the freezer ready for next week) and some cupcakes/fairy cakes. With the garden glut at this time of the year I'm always on the lookout for tempting new recipes and I found one somewhere for this Chocolate and Courgette Cake. The mix was huge - that'll teach me to check through the ingredient quantities before I start - so I did half the mixture in a cake tin and used the rest in muffin cases. We've been "sampling" the little cakes over the weekend and those in the photo are all that remain. Have to say, they are delicious!
One of my recent commissions was for a card to celebrate the arrival of anew baby girl
"Wishful Thinking" papers by Fancy Pants
Ruffled Ribbon and Stripy Cotton Twine from The Ribbon Girl
Pram. Large Background circle and Scalloped circle were all Robo cut with templates I made in PSP
"Welcome" sentiment made with Rub-on Decal paper from Crafty Computer Paper
Brads and ribbon from stash, MS edging punch, pc generated message
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