Today's garden happy - the cucumber that didn't drop off. This was the titchy little cucumber that was on the plant when I bought it and I expected it to fall off while the plant was recovering. However, as you can see, it didn't. I wonder if I might be picking my first cucumber of the year next week?
The photo makes it look bigger than it really is, mind you.
Because I felt a bit flustered, as one does, it wasn't until I got home that I remembered I actually had enough cash in my purse to pay for that plus anything I wanted from Aldi too. So I wasted petrol on an unnecessary journey home and back, darn it!
Chris and I were going to go to Lathcoats to pick strawberries but Chris had to pull out as her mum is under the weather. I thought I would go on my own but received the daily email from Lathcoats saying that they were closing PYO to allow more fruit to ripen. Fair enough but a bit disappointing because I can't go tomorrow and the weekend is busy so it's next Monday at the earliest and what's the betting next Monday will be closed again after heavy weekend picking.
Oh, well, that's life.
However, my friend, Faith, is having a MacMillan tea/coffee afternoon tomorrow so I offered to provide some cake. As I think I've already said, I am making a coffee and walnut cake and I thought I would make a classic Victoria sponge with strawberry jam and butter icing too.
Must dig out my cake tins.