Thursday, 23 July 2009

Peaches and black currants

Hurray, K & S went off for a long weekend and left Peaches in our care again. Unfortunately the weather was dire, torrential rain most evenings which meant we didn't walk up or spend time sitting in the garden. Pity as someone had been reading this blog and left a bottle of white wine in the fridge in case we got thirsty, thank you. For once Peaches was telling the truth when she came to greet us crying the feeder hadn't opened though the bit about being starving may have been a little fib. Her parents had filled up the compartments with biscuits but failed to set the timer, not a great problem as we started visiting soon after they left, couldn't wait to get our hands on our little time share pet.
Because we had to play inside each evening we did make an extra surprise visit on Monday lunchtime, much to Peaches' delight. The sun came out briefly and I managed to take these photographs while we all took a turn round the garden and admired the progress made since our last spell of cat duty. There's something inspiring about this garden, it fills me with ideas and really lifts my spirits, or is that just the Peaches effect. I have been feeling a bit glum this week, I put it down to the constant heavy rain that keeps me indoors and the fact I spent the whole of Sunday picking black currants and making jam. I hate that topping and tailing business, love the jam. Mr FF sensibly took himself off for a days walking in the Borders and came home when it was all over with 16 jars were safely stored in the cupboard, less one that we left in Peaches house for K & S's return.

8 comments:

  1. yum! homemade jam! i've only made jam a couple of times. its a comforting thing to do, isnt it?

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  2. Well done for persevering and getting all the jam done. You have much more patience than I do for blackcurrants!

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  3. Peaches and the garden look lovely. Well done with the jam. Save me a jar!

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  4. That's a lovely garden, but not as lovely as Peaches.We still have jam stored from last year! It always seems such a time consuming and messy job, that when I do make some, I make enough for years!!!! We do give lots away too! :-)

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  5. The garden looks lovely,especially with Peaches in it! I hope the weather picks up for you, nothing is worse than being confined indoors when you want to be outside feeling the sun. Fingers crossed for the weekend.

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  6. Peaches is a pretty cat!

    Black currents is only now gaining popularity in the US.. For some time the plants were banned as they can carry a virus dangerous to Pine trees called "white pine blister rust".

    Rainy weather can also make me gloomy. It will be nice and sunny in Italy.

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  7. I dont let rainy weather stop me getting out and about - I have more kagouls in my wardrobe than anything else! I get very excited when I buy a new Kag!! Lovely photo's. xxx

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