Thursday, 5 June 2008

AROUND THE WORLD IN AN AFTERNOON



Here are some bits of Gwyn's garden. Pretty isn't it?









Posting #2 from me for today!! I haven't got a porch of my own but I thought it would be OK to borrow my sister's back porch.


There are two chairs under the canopy by the door for sitting on while it rains, as it is wont to do at not a moment's notice here in England.


The huge clock on the wall is so you can see what time it is when you open half an eye because the phone disturbed your afternoon nap. You forgot to unplug it again!


There's a strawberry tart for tea, Rhondi, made by my Lithuanian friend, Ingrida. She asked me to show her how to make one and I was only too happy to oblige. For some reason the sponge base got a bit stuck in the tin but - hey - you won't notice it when you pour on some lightly whipped cream! These are English strawberries too - sweet, succulent, lovely. Is there room for it on your table?


Please feel free to look around. She has a very big garden, my sister, so there's always plenty to look at - even if she hasn't had time to pull all the weeds out. Some weeds have very pretty flowers! Others have v-e-r-y long roots. Little Grandma used to say that was because the devil had hold of them 'Down There', only she didn't actually say 'down there' out loud. She used to just mime it while stabbing her index finger downwards. A bit like comedian Les Dawson used to do when he was on about women's trouble!
Wasn't it a lovely idea of Rhondi's to host this party! A great annual event. I'm off to visit a few more Porches - see you there!

17 comments:

hautemommy said...

That strawberry tart looks divine!!! Yum! And your sister's home is beautiful, thanks for sharing! xo!

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

Her porch and that strawberry goody are just perfect for entertainin' friends!!! I'll bring the lemonade!

Beverly said...

What a lovely garden, and a nice place to sit and chat.

The dessert looks delicious.

Thanks for inviting me.

Holly (Nickname) said...

beautiul stroll throughtyour garden and porch....
That tart looks so yummy!
xxxooo Ruth

Elizabethd said...

I have had such fun visiting porches today. Your sisters is great, and oh, the strawberry tart!!
Thank you for visiting me in France.

Tracie said...

How nice your sister's porch is and luscious gardens too - so where's the recipe for that strawberry tart? Looks mouthwatering good ;)
~Tracie

Raquel said...

absolutely lovely garden! We have a porch like that too, with a table to snack at and chairs, but no clock or phones allowed!! That tart looks a treat too, recipe Please!

XO Raquel

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Angie!

It is so nice your sisters shares her darling porch! And the strawberry cake, oh my, yummy! Enjoyed my visit with you!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Gato Azul | Chat Bleu said...

I love the idea of a clock... I might borrow it ;-P and the strawberries attract all the attention! Lovely post! thank you.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Gwyn has beautiful gardens! I bet it is so relaxing to sit on her porch and look at them! I love the idea of the clock on the porch. I lose time when I am sitting out on my deck!

Anne Fannie said...

Oh, the strawbery tart is yummy looking! What lovely pictures you posted. Thanks for having me...
Love, Ann

Marie said...

Oh yummy . . . a beautiful garden to look at, so peaceful and serene and a delicious tart to share. What a lovely offering Angie! Loved my front porch visit with you!!! Isn't there a lot of them to visit. I am amazed at all the responses! It's so much fun, and I'm glad that you played along as well! It's been a real treat!

Rhondi said...

Beautiful gardens, beautiful porches, beautiful food. Thanks for joining the party.
Hugs, Rhondi

Jeanne said...

Hi Angie,
I'm visiting from the Porch Party. Those strawberries look divine!!!
Looking forward to getting to know you ~
Jeanne

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Ooh, could I have a slice of that delicious looking tart? Yum!
Thank you for a lovely visit!
Becky

Marina Capano said...

Hi!Nice to meet you! your home is so cute! See you I hope you in my porch

shirl said...

Your sisters garden and porch are beautiful. Tart looks yummy!
A very nice place to sit and relax!
Blessings,
Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage