Ooops! I didn't post once in the month of June.
No excuses, I think the
good bad old British weather has just been getting me down.
But, I've now come to the conclusion that though the weather isn't summery we'll just have to make the most of what we've got and carve out a little bit of summer in spite of it.
I've begun with a little overhaul of my blog to make it just a little more summery.
Then there has been the opportunity for one or two walks between downpours, albeit with dear granddaughter still in winter woolies!
And, I have made a pretty summery nightdress for said granddaughter by upcycling the underskirt of a 99p charity shop buy. I unpicked the underskirt from the dress which I bought for the fabric, and added stretch lace to fit around Flic's chest and stretch lace straps. She was absolutely delighted with it and I still have some lovely summery pink floral fabric from the dress itself for another project.
We have also had our first pickings from the allotment.
Not a lot I grant you, just a few cabbage thinnings and some leaves from the "salad bowl" cut and come again lettuce, but at least it's something and it's homegrown.
But if confirmation is needed that it really is summer, despite the awful weather - I have made my first elderflower cordial of the year, and as everyone knows elderflower cordial is summer in a bottle. So there you have it - I have the summer and it's currently residing in a bottle in my kitchen!