Ah, August Bank Holiday. The last Monday of August. Still officially summer. You're visualising lunch in the garden. A variety of salads and maybe a quiche, followed by fresh fruit salad, maybe a pavlova with strawberries. What we're actually seeing is me preparing vegetables for a nice hearty chicken and leek pie, good old comfort food to satisfy us on a cold wet miserable day. That fresh fruit dessert? Apple and blackberry sponge pudding and custard!
So when your muscles are feeling tight and sore, what's the best thing to do? Gardening. Serious, heavy duty gardening. Our daughter's garden needed a good pruning session and neither her nor her boyfriend have any idea about what needs to be done. So we popped round and helped with a good clear up. Amazing what turned up behind overgrown shrubs, even a good luck horseshoe hidden behind the stem of a passion fruit plant!We had earned a relaxing evening and went out with friends for a meal in the evening to a new Thai restaurant that's opened in town. Amazing how much better you feel after a glass of wine and a chicken massaman curry.
Sunday dawned, another day, another garden. Our own one this time, boy I have burnt off some calories in he last three days, but it's good when you can see a real difference at the end of the day. Thank goodness we did it yesterday because it sure isn't gardening weather out there today!
So, let's give a big wave to Sian as we share our Me on Monday stories.