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June 20, 2018

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Tracy

I'm sitting here the night before the longest day of the year and it's 30C (whew, it's hot) and it's 11pm and the sun is going down now. It seems like the nice weather just arrived and now the days are going to be getting shorter :( The fruit truck is coming to town to our farmer's market tomorrow and I'm looking forward to my first feast of cherries!! Greetings from Alberta Canada.

Teresa Kasner

I really enjoyed your sharing of your summer pastimes with us. You really are a wonderful journalist to take the photos and tell the story to match. We're having similar summery things going on here in Oregon, USA. I am like you, I love Summer the most of all. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Jackie Farrow

This is such a beautiful post and it gives me hope that all isn’t bad over there after a horrible video footage I seen earlier in the day. I can’t wait to have some of those walks even though it will be Autumn when we do. I will have to put Bolton Abbey on our week in Yorkshire to do list. Once again thank you.

Louise

I can't hardly wait for summer to roll around here again! It's a little chilly down here in Kangarooland, but oddly my sweet pea plants are already trying to twirl up the trellis.
I'm totes with J on elderflower gin cocktails. Except I have mine like this:
A nice big chunk of ice
Splash of gin
A splosh of elderflower cordial
Top up the glass with soda water (instead of tonic)
A summery squeeze of lemon, then plop the slice in
A few squished mint leaves.
AMAZING!! The soda water doesn't detract from the ginny/ elderflowery deliciousness and the mint takes it to the next level.
Thanks for posting those lovely summer photos!

Wendy

Oh boy this was a wonderful post Lucy and sure took me back to when I visited in 2016 yarndale and enjoyed your beautiful area. I think we need to come back from Oz just to see that Abbey ♥♥ Beautiful flowers you have grown too. I have plenty of herbs, like Rosemary with beautiful purple and my Lavender too xo

Linda Harvey

Have you ever made a lavender cordial? I have had lavender lemonade and it was wonderful!

I didn't even know what elderflowers are - I don't think we have them here in the States. When, I heard about the royal wedding cake having elderflower flavor, I was intrigued so think you for showing pictures.

Elsie

Thank you for a beautiful, calming post. After the horrible events taking place in the States this past week, it was wonderful to accompany you on your (virtual) tour of the English countryside. The sights, sounds and flavors, although only imagined, are very soothing.

Michelle Burnett

As always Lucy you inspire me to enjoy life xx

Angela - Southern USA

All the flowers, my favorite part about this time of year! The elderberries are blooming here as well. Blueberry picking is on the agenda this evening, fresh from our back garden. Strawberries will be soon, a bit late this year. I look forward to your felting project and hooky news.xxxxxxxxxxxx

Caroline

I love sweet William, too. In fact that is what I named my cat!!

Annabel

We use glass bottles for our cordial and put them in a water bath to preserve it. We also mix it with fizzy water and lots of ice. Strawberries, cherries and elderflower are the tastes of summer for me xx

Lenore

Thank you Lucy for sharing your adventures, I can’t wait until the end of September when my SIL, Nola and I can walk along the canal, see Bolton Abby, drink coffee at Coopers and with a little luck meet you. I am currently tucked up in bed with my hydrangea blanket over the top, I’m warm and snug. Both my SIL, Nola and I crotcheted the blankets last year in queen size. We both love our blankets. Xx

Sheelagh Franklin

I really enjoy reading your blog, thanks so much for sharing x

Mitzi

You could try some lavenders and hebes in your pots Lucy they are evergreen and the flowers bring the bumble bees and butterflies. We have a lot of elder flower around us but i’ve Ever made cordial may have to have ago at your recipe before all the flowers go

Mitzi x

Carolyn wood

Bit chilly here in n.z! Would like some sun today been bit cloudy. Waiting for my daffodils! Love winter bulbs.

Tinke

Sun, garden, flowers and crochet. Makes me incredibly happy indeed. Enjoy it Lucy.

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