Wednesday, 20 June 2012

The weekend

We packed a lot into the last weekend. The weather still wasn't great, so there was a lot of general lounging, and we fitted in a quick stroll when there was a rain-free window. There was rather a lot of eating and drinking, and it's still pretty cold in the evenings, which means that we are putting together the occasional fire - in June! I know! Still, at least the evenings are light.

{poached eggs and asparagus on sourdough toast}

{home made guacamole}

I am on a bit of a mission with making guacamole, and I think I'm getting quite good at it. And even better, it's very easy, but impressive - a combination I like best of all. I don't follow a recipe, I just make it up (unusual for me, I normally like instructions) - here's how I do it:
- mash 4 avocados with a fork
- add 1 tomato, cut into small pieces (flesh only, discard the seeds)
- add red chilli - half a teaspoon of Lazy Chilli will do
- if you like your guacamole quite creamy, add a dollop of creme fraiche or sour cream
- mix it all together, with a squeeze of half a lime and a small handful of coriander

{irises}

{poppies}

I had a quick dash to a chazzie and came out with these two necklaces. I have a little obsession with statement necklaces, so am keeping one (which I found in the £1 bargain basket - result) and have stashed the other one away for a friend's birthday, because I have to stop feeding this necklace addiction.

{new necklace - it's a bit "mayoral chain" don't you think?}

{found this in the £1 basket}

{cocktail making}

{something for these chilly June evenings...}

6 comments:

  1. Hol I want to live with you!

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    1. Come and stay! Don't forget, we're need Heathrow for when you fly back. xx

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  2. 'A friend's birthday' - my birthday?

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    1. Depends - who are you? You might just be the lucky lady! x

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  3. Loz.
    Excellent post trayns, A*

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  4. I mean we're *near* Heathrow. x

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