Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Elderflower time again, finally!

We had to wait a wee bit longer this time, but the Eldertrees have bloomed already thanks to the summer days we had last week. I got everything ready and just about a few hours ago I picked up enough flower heads to make my first batch. Oh… the smell of the lemons, oranges and flowers together… Here’s the recipe if you want to give it a go!

 

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Aquest cop hem hagut d’esperar una mica més per a que el saüc florís i gràcies als dies d’estiu que vam tenir la setmana passada ja he pogut collir uns quants caps per a fer la primera tornada de xarop. Mmmm… si poguessiu sentir la olor que fan les taronges, les llimones i les flors juntes… Si voleu la recepta, aqui la teniu.

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Summer

I have been really busy and I haven’ had any time to blog, upload photos, take photos of my work, etc… Things are getting done but I just can’t keep up!

I’m off work for a couple of days and this morning, instead of starting the usual routine in the house, I took Conor in the buggy and walked down the road to the beach. We’re so lucky we can enjoy this spot just a couple of minutes from our door!

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The weather is fantastic, it has been like this for 3 days now and I’m sure it won’t last so we did have to go out and suck in all this energy. It’s the first time in the year that I can get to wear a skirt, strap top and sandals! Conor fell asleep (and who wouldn’t in such a nice relaxing atmosphere!), and I deeped my feet into the water, sat on a rock and just stayed there for a good while, listening to the birds, smelling the sea and spotting a curious seal looking at me. Seals are always showing up their heads when the water is calm like this. It’s just magic!

I hope it stays like this all day so I can take Hana down after she comes back from play school.

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He estat superocupada aquests dies i no tinc temps d’escriure, de descarregar fotos, ni de fer-ne! Vaig fent i les coses es van enllestint pero es que no hi ha temps per a res mes!

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Tinc dos dies lliures a la feina i aquest mati, abans de comenc,ar amb la rutina de sempre, he decidit caminar cap a la platja amb el Conor. Tenim molta sort de poder gaudir d’aquest raconet que esta nomes a uns minuts caminat des de casa. El temps que esta fent es increible, des de fa tres dies, i com que se que no durara gaire, he aprofitat per deixar-ho tot i sortir. Es el primer cop de l’any que em poso una faldilla, una samarreta de tirants i sandalies… El Conor s’ha adormit profundament, (i no me’stranya amb la calma que hi havia), i jo m’he remullat els peus, m’he assegut en una roca una bona estona per escoltar els ocell, olorar el mar i descobrir una foca que m’estava mirant! Es molt normal veure foques que treuen el cap encuriosides quan l’aigua esta aixi de calmada. Es magic.

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Espero que segueixi aixi de bo tot el dia i aixi podre tornar-hi amb la Hana quan arribi de l’escola. 

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