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May 24, 2012


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Wow! Sounds like you had a lovely day out! Once again I was stuck indoors at work......


Ahhh May is finally magnificent! Outdoor living at its best eh? bare toes on grass are just delicious! x


on my side of the pond it's called israeli couscous but i've also heard it called pearl couscous. they've got it on amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dgrocery&field-keywords=pearl+couscous&x=0&y=0). (oh, how i love amazon!)


I've seen giant cous cous in Waitrose..... I can get you a box next time i go if you haven't got one near you....

Maggie Cawthorn

Lovely day and great photos! Ilkley is a great place to go (haven't been for some time though). It's sunny here in Cumbria too - shame to be inside at work all day.


Waitrose have giant couscous Lucy. Think it is sometimes called mograbiah.


You can buy giant conscious in sainsburys and, Ofcourse, waitrose.x


Fabulous stuff :o)
I love love love the fresh green of unfurled leaf.

And have you noticed, some plants have responded to all our extra wet cool weather by growing growing growing their leaves to almost ridiculous proportions? I've noticed primroses in particular had massive ones.


Whoops!! Couscous not concious!!x


what a fabulous day you had, great photos too x


Love Ilkley, it's gorgeous. Picked some cow parsley and buttercups today, don't think it smells, just gives me hay fever! Have a lovely weekend, Claire xxx


What a gorgeous day. Little Boy is sure to sleep well after such an exciting time?! The evening picnic sounds and looks delicious - what a wonderful way to end the day x

Karen L.

Hooray for your splendid weather - you highly deserve it for your triumph over that long winter. I love your Cath Kidston cold bag! I stopped in her shop while in Eaton near Windsor Castle - so cute! Beautiful pictures, too.

Laura Ross

You can get giant couscous from Booths in Ilkley - just a little bit further on than Lishmans.


Utterly blissful. Good grief the sunshine's welcome isn't it? For us the sunshiney highlights have been new sand in the sandpit and finding that tiny strawberry plants have self seeded in the patio!


What a wonderful day! I had the same thought about cow parsley today as well but also decided that it wasn't smell friendly for the house! It is lovely to look at on walks though. I've never heard of giant couscous, but that salad does look delicious!


Both Sainsburys and Tesco sell Giant Couscous. The brand is usually merchant gourmet, in a blue bag.


Well now I know where to get giant couscous too. Hugh FW mentions in in his Everyday Veg book. We have had our tea in the garden for the past three days... Such a treat.


You live among such beauty! Sounds like a near perfect day to me- I would be brimming over too!


What a day! Sounds utterly perfect.


Hi Lucy, that day sounded absolutely delicious from beginning to end, I was actually taken away and felt I was on the glorious journey with you both (until in the background of my kitchen I could hear Kookaburras laughing outside in the park next door) and then I remembered where I was. So pleased you are enjoying the sunshine, for me we had our first real taste yesterday that winter is nearly here, so it was a welcome sight to see all your beautiful sunny photo's - thank you, Enjoy; Simone x


What a happy day! It's great to make the most of these sunny days, even if they are a bit ~too~ hot! We've been sat out in the garden with a badger until 11:30 - amazing - watching it eat the food we had left, whilst the stars emerged and bats flitted around above us - even then, we didn't need a cardigan or anything, still 19 degrees!

angela-southern USA

Sounds like a great outing,L.B.must have been in heaven,love the little "piggy" shot,so sweet.It all looks so lovely.I've never heard of giant couscous,sounds good though.Have a good one!


Heading into winter in Australia but for many months of the year every day we eat outside in the garden or on the verandah or at the park - it's a joy and I firmly believe that the food tastes better!
My grand-littlies love travelling with me by bus or train - it's a real treat for them as they're usually in the car - we are able to see boats a lot as we're on the coast and they really enjoy that - I do too!


Your description of packing the picnic dinner reminded me so much of reading the Famous Five when I was a child. It sounds fabulous. I've never heard of giant cous cous either but the salad sounds delicious.
xXx Helen

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