I've been writing the Photo Diary for half a year now. It has been a 50-50 experience for me. It was fun but also quite a task to take photos every day, even if you don't feel inspired, or nothing exciting is happening. Also being quite a commitment it has distracted me from taking part in the other blog linkies and challenges, so it might be the last one for a while... But never say never, I might feel different in a week's time.
Last Sunday was Father's day in the UK, and my boys baked a batch of Shaun the sheep cupcakes to present to Papa.
Plums in the garden are plentiful but still quite tiny. Just hoping the nasty squirrel will leave them alone. Last year it has bitten off a lot of plums, without eating them, just biting and dropping on the ground. This is a sweet pale pink variety, which name I don't know, as it was already in the garden when we moved to our house.
I bought this potted rose last autumn, and it has been struggling a bit. I hope it will perk up and give me more flowers to admire.
On Wednesday I have baked a pear, almond and cinnamon tart, which was inspired by the ghost story I just finished reading.
More of our garden: a white campanula in the evening.
Friday was my night out. I rarely go out in the evening, and almost missed the Midsummer Dinner at my husband's college because our usual childminder was going away. Thankfully, she has rescheduled and helped us out, staying with our boys. It was a rather glamorous event. I bought a very posh frock from John Lewis. As soon as I saw it online, I knew this was the right dress for the occasion. It was black, with the lacy top, quite Downton Abbey-esque. I wasn't sure if it would look good on me, but ordered it, using the vouchers I won last year with BritMums to cover most of the price. Oddly enough, they requested No stilettos, so as not to ruin their precious floor. Such a shame, as I bought new stiletto shoes specially for the occasion. I actually hate shoe-shopping, I must be an unnatural woman. I traipsed through 8-10 shops in town, and couldn't find anything suitable, it was all either stilettos, big platforms or flats which wouldn't have looked good with such a long dress. Thus I was wearing the shoes I wear every day for the school run.
I did take photos with my mobile yesterday, but I cannot seem to add them to the blog post without them turning on the side. I might have more will power tomorrow to try to do it the right way.
Will this be my last post for Project 365? Who knows.