August has disappeared in a flash, a flash of visitors and family, and, most importantly, lots of special time with my boys. If anyone ever asks me what I want most in life, it’s time with my boys, and this summer we had lots of it, it’s been wonderful. I am so grateful for every moment shared, every time we’ve laughed, every smile, every kiss and every cuddle.
Those pictures and memories are safely, lovingly filed away in my head, so I bring you images from the last month that I am able to share in full technicolor to join this month’s wonderful blog share, In My Kitchen, created and hosted by the fabulous Celia.
In my kitchen…as promised in my last IMK post, is a (huge!) sourdough loaf in honour of darling, Selma.
This is 50% white and 50% wholemeal spelt flour and the flavour is so good. My starter, ‘Star’, is the daughter of Selma’s ‘Twinkle’ and granddaughter of Celia’s ‘Priscilla’ and is still going strong. Star lives in a covered glass dish in my fridge and I’ve literally left it about 3-4 weeks between feeds over the summer and she has still bounced back in true Priscilla style – she’s definitely made from strong stuff!
In my kitchen..is this set of china duck measuring cups..you all know how I love china measuring cups so I couldn’t walk past this set in my local supermarket..and, they are the only set I have in millimetres which could prove useful..
In my kitchen..is this Arabic lantern; I’ve had this in my cupboard ever since we moved to this house nearly 12 years ago. I carried it back from Abu Dhabi, a gift from my Mum, in my luggage about 15 years ago and it hung in my old house but had yet to find its place in this one; during August we finally redecorated our bedroom and it now has a perfect place, over our bed. The light patterns it creates around the room are stunning..
In my kitchen..has been this huge trophy all summer. My son, Ben, is at senior school; last school year he was in year 8, the school runs from year 7 up to year 13 and it holds about 2000 kids. Last school year they decided to do a first ever ‘sports personality of the year’ award and a child was chosen from every year group to create a panel for all the other kids to vote for and yes, you guessed it, out of the entire school, my gorgeous boy was awarded the trophy. Absolutely AMAZING!!!! he was so excited! Such an amazing achievement, to be voted for by your peers for your sporting ability as well as personality 🙂
The trophy had to be returned yesterday, at the start of the new year, but he has a plaque to keep..
In my kitchen..are my new bright orange trainers, my newly appointed dog walking shoes; this photo doesn’t even do the colour justice, they are even more orange and brighter than this is real life! I’ll be heartbroken when they get dirty..which they no doubt will do eventually 😦
In my kitchen..is so much love. You can virtually reach out and touch it; it’s in the whole house, but in my kitchen and living room, it’s super concentrated. I love every minute I spend in my kitchen, especially when we sit down at the end of every day and share a meal and the stories of our days..that’s my daily gift, that, and my cuddles with my boys..
Have a great September xx