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blossom overloaded...

Good morning lovelies!
Thank you for all your kind get well messages... still feeling awful today, but soldiering on!
This morning when I dropped the boys off at school I took some photos of the blossom outside Charlie's classroom.
I had meant to do this last year, but it was at it's best during the Easter holidays so I missed it.
This year, we are having a frothy, blossom laden show.
Gorgeous isn't it?
Ah spring... you are the best medicine.

Upsy Daisy

Image by Cassia Beck

I have just treated myself to this lovely print by Cassia Beck. She is the same photographer who shot my Love Letter print and the Blue Monday & I can See a Rainbow print, I have previously blogged about.

I love her work, summer in a photo.

She has just posted on her blog that just for this week only her prints will be half price in her Etsy shop!

Well I couldn't resist this lovely sunny print for my new (soon to be finished) work room. In the dark winter months I can dream of sunbathing amongst the daisies.

Hop on over here, to have a look at her lovely sunny prints.


Horray it's Friday!!!

Country Living Magazine - Edible Flowers

Okay it's been a tough week, and I am really exhausted... dunno what's the problem, whether it is the cold weather, feeling like summer is over again for another year (please no!!!)

or it could be the election, the uncertainty of it all, and watching the news every night isnt good for me, to dwell on the worlds problems keeps me awake.

So all in all, i've been feeling a bit blue, mojo missing, and incredibly grumpy.

Until this little beauty arrived on my monthly subscription to Country Living Magazine!

Yes I know I live in the city, but my heart is truely in the country.  I love Bristol and all it's greeness and forward thinking people, great shops, galleries and masses of great things to do.  But I am still the county girl at heart.

So when my mag arrived I made myself a special cup of Green Tea in a pot and sat down for a little me time... luckily eldest son was at pre-school and my youngest was playing diggers... phew!

Flicking through the articles on 'bringing back afternoon tea' (great cake recipes), wonderful gardens, gorgeous houses, when I spied an article on recipes using edible flowers.  Ahh so they've been watching Alys too!

Recipe for Blossom Vinegar

Such great recipes and beautiful photography, I will have to give them a try.  I really like the recipe for Marigold, Parmesan & Courgette Risotto, which uses the Marigold petals as an alternative to saffron as it leaches its golden colour into the dish and also giving the dish a midly spicy note too... yum.

Another recipe was to make a Blossom Vinegar to be used in a dressing for salads.  The flowers that Elisabeth Luard recommended to use in the vinegar were roses, violets, thyme, rosemary, marigold and oregano.  It looks so beautiful in the jar.

So after 15 minutes or so with a good cuppa and my magazine I feel slightly revived and ready for a better weekend...

Have a great weekend, make sure you give yourselves a little 'me' time, and if you can have a look at this mag... made me feel better anyway!