August is almost over now and seems to have flown by in a bit of a blurr... It's been another hot month, with an odd cooler day here and there, feeling lethargic with brain fog and not being able to make much art.
I'm not entirely sure what I was thinking when I made this page on one of those brain foggy days
for AJJ 'Count your blessings' theme chosen by the lovely Elizabeth and Bleubeard
And talking of things flying by...on Thursday and Friday we had our 2 day annual airshow event.
We didn't go down to the sea front this year but just stayed home to see what we could see from there. One of the amazing 'Red Arrows' team flew really low over our garden but I couldn't get the photo as it was so quick... Photos weren't a great success this time but I did find one happy accident of a seagull with the 'Spitfire' :)
Fortunately 'my personal chef' manages to carry on working and doesn't moan like me in the hot weather. He has been busy baking focaccia, apricot and fudge chip biscuits and a large cheese and onion pastie - as well as the usual varied bread etc ..thanks Dave!
And I meant to say what happened about the Nispero/Loquats when we got to eat them.
These are not native to the UK and from my research we are lucky to have had any fruit at all.
Last year for the first time we saw one fruit on each of the two trees and only noticed them when the were shrivelled up. This year there were a few more... but hopefully with the exceptional weather this year, maybe next year we will do even better.
They don't look all that impressive when cut open but oh my - what a flavour - it was even better than I remembered. Hard to describe - tropical - sort of apricot/peach/mango/citrus - it's heaven on a tree!
We haven't wasted the seeds either - they've been planted and two little shoots showing already.
That's all for today..
thanks for stopping by.