Before I go further let me share the pork and bacon dish that I cobbled together for my guests.
This was a man size portion, I had enough left overs for dinner last night, Yummy.
While I am still in yesterday, I went out and covered some plants with fleece yesterday as there was a frost predicted (didn't happen) and within 20 minutes this happened.
A rather intense hail storm, it lasted for several minutes but luckily the sun came out and melted it.
Back to the here and now, and a bit earlier.
As the sun kept out and the clouds passed us by I popped Ben in the car and took him to the park, on the way we had to pull over to let a police car come screaming through.
I remembered my camera and took some pics of the wild flowers.
This little flower carpets the grass in long swathes.
There were lots of busy bumble bees around.
Daisies everywhere, lovely long stems, just right for making chains. No I didn't, Ben was in a hurry to get all the way round.
Just one or two sweet clover open.
There was the sound of a helicopter very close, I looked up and there it was.
Bluebells, lovely in the garden but so much better in the wild.
Celandine and Broom glowing away.
This plant was the jewel in the crown for me, wild garlic. I had a good source in Norfolk and the sites that I know well in Wales are in Ceredigion, 75 minutes drive away. I was chuffed to bits to find this and of course....
a little came home with me, some found its way into a fritatta for my dinner, I was just going to stirfry a heap of veg and have with a jacket potato, an idea I lifted from Mean Queen. But the garlic and some fresh Coriander persuaded me to change my mind. I made a big salad to go with it and am now stuffed to the gills.
Now for the Really Good News. The Postie brought me another parcel, from a fellow Blogger who is having a good clear out. She found this and thought of me. A gardening apron, far too nice to wear in the garden and perfect for cooking. Lots of deep pockets for the things that get lost on a regular basis. Why is it that I put my little whisk down and it vanishes, and why does it take my spatula with it?
I will wear it with pride and a whole heap of pleasure. I will not be making tomato sauce though, I would hate to have red splodges down it.
All in all a very good day.
BTW I called at the library on the way back from the park and the Police Helicopter was hovering overhead......I will be watching the news avidly.