Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Everything's Rosie

Our mission in Wisley's Rose Garden was to find those with the most fragrant perfume - or the smelliest if you're 4 years old! 

Rosa Gertrude Jekyll - Ausboard

Rosa John Willan - Fryeager

Rosa Wild Edric - Aushedge

Rosa Strawberry Hill - Ausrimini

Rosa Morning Mist - Ausfire
Rosa Lady Emma Hamilton - Ausbrother
Rosa Harlow Carr - Aushouse
We could not decide!

Friday, 15 June 2012

Jubilee 2

(with my little girl's  head just getting in the picture, I've just noticed!)

One last Jubilee post while the warm, fuzzy glow persists! I enjoyed this exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London.  It was a delightful mixture of the regal and the odd, the flattering and the ugly, the staged and the spontaneous. 

It was the 1954 portrait by Pietro Annigoni, perfectly displayed against a wall painted a beautiful teal blue, which was my favourite (probably because I remember it from my childhood stamp collection!).

Friday, 8 June 2012

Diamond Jubilee

London was looking lovely this week, all red, white and blue for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.   

We made crowns, went to watch one of the beacons being lit, had a rare opportunity to sing the National Anthem and waved at the Queen!

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Another year, another trip to pick asparagus! In fact, we had three trips this year as the crop was so delicious.  

We ate it steamed with butter and Parmesan cheese, roasted with rock salt and served with balsamic vinegar, in chicken risotto, in a pasta salad, in stir-fry but my absolute favourite had to be the Spicy Sesame Beef Salad fromBill Granger's Feed Me Now
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