There was a “heatwave” forecast today but I wasn’t overly confident. especially seeing the miserable-looking grey sky this morning. But suddenly, about 11am, the sun came out and it was HOT!
I was just about to ride and took great pleasure in saying things like “look how hot Dave is already” and wondering whether I needed to take a jumper or not (I didn’t) as oppose to “how many jumpers do I need?”
Happy, happy days 🙂
Summer food is looking good too. I saw my dad yesterday and he said the raspberries “needed picking”. Being the dutiful daughter I am, I obliged. Big time.
Cue lots of ’em, with Onken coconut yoghurt (found it, eaten it, loved it) and the obligatory swirl…
With hindsight though, I should have known it was going to be roasting because it was Derby day at Hickstead. I had to be inside this afternoon to watch it on TV… what an amazing achievement for Tina Fletcher. Last year, she jumped double clear and came second, almost unheard-of for the Hickstead Derby, but this year she and Promised Land jumped the only clear to take it, bless her 🙂
It was so lovely to see her, after her round, pointing at the horse to say he had to get the credit; so good to see someone as lovely as her win.
I then cycled back to the yard, then went for a long ride on the way back. Beautiful countryside, hot sun… perfect 🙂
Dinner was also kind-of summery, as it was a kind-of salad:
I don’t usually go for salads and strictly speaking, this wasn’t one because most of it was cooked! Raw spinach, coleslaw, asparagus, soya beans, broccoli and grilled halloumi… does this count as a “salad beast” Laura?! (All Laura’s food looks great but especially her salad beasts, and the name’s brilliant!)
I might buy some lettuce though and venture into “proper” salads, because it was delicious 🙂
And, of course,
It wouldn’t be a proper summer day without Pimm’s…
And if the pictures on this post suddenly look better, it’s thanks to Zoe. I had come to the end of my free upload space on WordPress and when I asked on Twitter whether it was worth shelling out the $20-ish a year to WordPress for more space, she said she used Flickr. I went straight there and found out it’s free and the pictures look better… score!
It’s supposed to be just as much Phew What A Scorcher tomorrow too – love it.
No post tomorrow because I’ll be on my “safari” – but hopefully an update Tuesday… have a great Monday!