The time passes far too quickly,
far quicker than when I sat in a dull office all day.
Each day seems to have it's allotted appointments
and things that MUST be done.
Today was spent in the garden planting perennials,
and mulching flower beds.
It was hot and humid, but a storm was on the way,
and us gardeners know that a good rainfall beats any
amount of watering by a long shot,
so I raced the storm to get finished.
After tidying up my garden tools,
and having a long cool shower,
I made delicious fresh lemonade,
from these lovely organic lemons.
(I like to add some lime juice too.)
Nothing quenches my thirst on a day like today
better than home made lemonade.
Of course if we really want to indulge,
and reward ourselves for our hard labour in the garden,
then Pimm's Cup is perfect.
It conjures up visions of ladies in feminine flowery dresses
and big hats,
men in tennis whites...a la the 1930s.
Recipe for Traditional Pimm's No 1 (gin based)
Take a jug or glass and fill it with ice, mix one part Pimm’s No. 1 with 3 parts chilled lemonade, add some mint, cucumber, orange and strawberry.
I recall one beautiful day spent with my late Mother, some years ago,
sitting on the river bank at the cottage,
with a large jug of frosty cold Pimms.
Perhaps it was the company, but it has never quite tasted as delicious as
it did that day.