Monday, 21 July 2014
Painting The Cow
Another glorious sunny day, I have spent a very restful relaxing day, apart from the usual chores, all I have done is get myself organised ready for my trip back to Milton Keynes later this week, I am going to visit the Its All About Art event in London on Thursday details here Art Event
I am going with a couple of friends, the trip has be planned since Christmas, I am looking forward to catching up and spending some time with friends, Friday and Saturday I am spending time in the shop seeing to a few things. A busy end to the week planned.
Many years ago I was given this cow bell as a gift from my daughter,
the poor thing has been neglected over the years, we have it fixed up by the back door, I thought she could do with a coat of paint to bring her back to life.
She now looks splendid and all new, I picked up a few small pots of enamel paint when I was in town last week, for the darker green I mixed together some of the green and black paint. The cow bell now has a another few years life in her.
Having a bit of a stroll around we have lots of wild hazelnut trees
They all seem to have lots of fruit on them
I have been having a bit of read up about them and they are ready for harvesting between August and October, they are suppose to taste better eaten in the green, I have been looking for some recipes for using them and have found a few, One was a Hugh FW from River cottage that took my fancy Honeyed Nuts
Hazelnut suggestions I may be giving that one a try.
There seems to be a distinct lack of squirrels and rabbits around here so I don't think I will have much competition for the nuts.
That just about sums my day up today like I said restful and relaxing. Hope you have all had a relaxing day today, it has been a hot to doing much else.