It is REALLY cold here at the moment. Windy too, which just pisses me off and makes me edgy. One of my huge pots out the front with a camellia in it smashed yesterday in the wind which REALLY made me cranky (I think this is the 4th pot I have gone through) and I just generally feel uneasy when it’s blowing a gale.
So, as I sit by the fire trying to stay I have decided to throw a quick Sunday get together with some friends tomorrow to herald in Spring time and say fare thee well to Winter. I am going WAY early, but there is blossom on the trees and I’m determined to create something fun and spring like. Who does that? Me! I do. I just need that wind to piss off tomorrow.
My vision is this (all images stolen from Pinterest):
Well without the paling fence. I see a table, under the tree in blossom. Flowers in jars. Flowers everywhere. Jars everywhere! Chairs and rugs and cushions and sunshine a go-go! Children playing nicely together! (a girl can dream).
Note to self: grow an orchard in the back garden before tomorrow.
See what happens to a girl when she is left to freeze? I’ve gone mad I tell you. It must be the wind. So now that I have my MOFO tablescape sorted…what shall I feed the people? We have 6 adults, 7 kids (2 of them vegetarian). I’ve asked my friends to bring something to start and something to end with – so I’m doing the middle.
: Home made cheat sausage rolls
: Carrot, celery & cucumber sticks with hummus
: Cakes & biscuits
: Leftovers from above
: Toasted marshmallows
: Served on picnic rugs on the grass
If the weather holds up, I am banning anyone from going inside and I also think that we may need to keep the fire pit close by for extra warmth. Served with lashings of champagne and wine, some sunshine and good company and it should be a perfect Sunday afternoon!