I'm later than usual: I've been busy doing other things. Here is the quick arrangement of items I had picked yesterday. I am sure lots of others will have joined Cathy already. I've had a peep at Cathy's arrangement and I am charmed by her little prop this week.
On Sunday, Mr S came out really to start me off, on cutting back the variegated ivy growing on the side fence. There was so much to cut back, just to make more room to move along the narrow path, The Ivy had matured and sent up flowering stems, mainly on the sunny outer side. Those have been left for the bees, and later no doubt the berries will be much needed winter food for the birds. On the shady side they still have to be cut off so are the mainstay of the arrangement this week. White Solanum laxum album, and purple Salvia amistad complete the vase. After posing here in the low autumn sun, they were made into a posy with raffia, and passed to one of our NHS heroes who lives in our close.
This morning I cycled into town to do our shopping, when I had to complain to three people leaning across me in the supermarket, which made me hot and bothered. Its not as if there were many people, or that there was no room, surely if people are so hurried, they could ask one to move!
On a more successful note I have been working on my first Sweet enriched sourdough. Including the overnight fridge rest, these have taken about 42 hours from start to finish, and as I write this these beauties are on the cooling rack. Two different babkas one with date, orange and sesame seeds, and the other walnuts and spices, both with butter and sugar. The little buns are samples!
Off now to have a cuppa and a sample.