CHERRIES

 

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There is nothing better than the fresh sweet cherries available at this time of year. I remember trying fresh cherries as a child on holiday in France, in the days when they would never have been seen in supermarkets here! They are generally a more expensive option but I can’t help but add a punnet or two to my shopping basket.

 

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I also grabbed the Tesco free magazine on my way out and after spotting the cherries on the front cover I had a read with a quick cuppa and it inspired me to try out a few recipes. These are all very simple and easy to put together – just the way I need recipes at the minute, quick and tasty!

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TWO THOUSAND DAYS

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Today we have been together for 2000 days!! And what an adventure it’s been!

I know this is a totally random fact but I figured it out a while ago and then forgot about it…… so all of a sudden the day is here! Why? I hear you ask……

Well, when we were trying to choose a wedding date, we knew we wanted a winter wedding in 2013 but couldn’t pick a date of any significance so I tried to come up with ideas and we discovered that on Wednesday 13th November 2013 it would be 1000 days from our first date, so the wedding date was set!

So I thought it would be significant to figure out when we would hit 2000 days! It doesn’t sound very long really, but its

5 years, 5 months and 23 days!

Or 48,000 hours!

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BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

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I was planning this little blog post while on holiday in Inishowen, County Donegal last month so thought it was about time I pulled it all together to share……..

Who remembers bringing their mum or nanny a bunch of pretty flowers as a child? I certainly do, be it a bunch of daisies or dog daisies or even the humble dandelion, and they always put them in a little jam jar and set them on the kitchen window sill and said how pretty they were! (Although I do remember a bunch of dog daisies making a swift journey to bin after covering the window sill in greenfly!)

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A TASTE OF SUMMER

I’ve been enjoying a little taste of summer with some elderflower cordial……

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Just over a month ago while looking for some foliage to fill little vases to decorate the table for Hannah’s birthday party I discovered we had elderflower bushes at the bottom of the garden! (Our garden is quite big and still a bit of a wilderness, we’ve been busy renovating the house so the garden is still on the endless ‘to-do’ list!) Fast forward a month and I eventually managed to find time to make some elderflower cordial! There are still a few blooms out and about around the country but it is more or less the end of the season about now, so just about getting this blog out on time!

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I searched the internet and most recipes are fairly similar, I decided to try Mary Berry’s version as she would usually be my first choice for cake recipes and i’ve never gone wrong with any of her recipes.

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WELCOME TO FLOURISHING DAYS!

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So here I am after much talking and procrastinating with my very own blog! I’ve thought about doing this for quite some time, but have never managed to get round to it, so now with even less time than ever I have finally taken the plunge!  I love to read blog posts and I have my favourite ‘go to’ blogs when I have a quiet moment with a cuppa! I have never interacted on the blogging scene but hope that now I have got to grips with the set up a bit more I will become more actively involved.

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