For some reason one of my orchids has decided to bloom in November…? No idea if this is normal, but I’m not complaining :P 💗
The cactus family is growing 😍
Pattern adapted from http://paperandlandscapes.com/crochet-cactus-free-pattern/
Holiday in France!
Day 173 – Extremely comfortable-looking doggie :P
Day 174 – Heavenly swimming pool…
Day 175 – Homemade panini!
Day 176 – Dozens of swallows in the sky over Carpentras :)
Day 177 – Beautiful flowers <3
Day 178 – Pretty birds! (Plucked pictures off Google, obviously.)
Day 179 – Spent the day at Villeneuve and Avignon. Ice cream and sushi ;)
Day 180 – The caves of Thouzon :)
Day 181 – Evening picnic at Lac du Paty <3
Day 182 – The butterflies at Le Carbet Amazonien :D
Day 183 – Finished project: a small dog for boyfriend’s mum :) (Pattern adapted from http://handmadebyulku.blogspot.nl/2014/05/gratisanleitung-amigurumi-sues-hundchen.html?m=1)
Day 184 – Coming home to find the garden exploded with flowers and such :D
It’s been a while… In the meantime I’ve been working, reading and baking a lot.
Raspberry-oatmeal squares, non-bake peach and orange cheesecake with nuts, rasperry and cream pie, pecan caramel pie…
Brownies for Bob’s birthday (he turned 36 and works with a bunch of math nerds)…
And some stuff I saw on Bake Off: Victoria Wood’s coconut and lime cake, and Mary Berry’s mokatines (I left out the third (!) type of icing because I just couldn’t be bothered). I also baked a lot of other stuff that I didn’t take pictures of. The Hummingbird Bakery’s banana bread, for instance, which I baked several times over the past months, is amazingly delicious but doesn’t look very interesting.
We sacrificed our broccoli experiment so that we’d have butterflies all over the terrace. They were adorable.
Also, I grew a small chestnut forest…
Plus we’re moving to our new house in a couple of weeks so we’re currently filling up the present house with boxes and boxes and boxes, and cuddling Orange Garage Cat way more than usual because we’re really going to miss him when we’re gone.
So… how was your summer?