Saturday, 25 July 2009

Off to the seaside...

We're off to the seaside today - it's all a bit last minute but I'm being whisked away to celebrate our 2 year anniversary, slightly in advance of that date. Well, I needed the occasion to read my latest VVV acquisition, Stevie Smith's The holiday. I might even have the chance to read something else as I specified "relaxing", though knowing me, if it's somewhere I've not been I'll be wanting to explore.

I leave you with a picture of some blackberry icecream which I made earlier in the week. I didn't like having to buy blackberries when, having grown up in the countryside, I'm used to picking them for free, but they were reduced as they were about to go out of date. I love the colour.


  1. I know what you mean - I don't think I have ever payed for blackberries! I made some amazing blackcurrant icecream a few weeks ago. Unfortuantely I don't have an icecream maker, so the texture isn't quite right, but it tastes amazing.

    Have a great day at the sea!

  2. I love blackberries.

    Enjoy your "holiday" and the reading.
    I am going to pretend I am at the seaside this weekend (with Formula 1 in the background, hmmm...) and read & relax lots.

  3. Sounds good Claire. Just waiting for boyfriend to finish packing the car.

    Jackie - I had a disaster with blackcurrant frozen yog the other week - I left it in the fridge over night, ready to churn the next day, but the pectin in the fruit made it set solid!

  4. I pick through the yogurt pack in our fridge to dig out the blackberry ones, so sneaky! That ice cream looks fantastic and I'd love to knit a pair of socks in that colour. Have a wonderful time on your getaway and Happy Anniversary!

  5. Have a lovely day! There is an award for you when you get back:

  6. I love the colour too. Hope you have a lovely time!


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