Sunday, 4 July 2010

In a jam ;)

Good evening

Another weekend has whizzed past in a mix of lie-ins, washing, band engagements & sunshine.

Am sorry that some parts of the UK didn't have great weather - its been another hot one here so many ice-creams have been eaten & glasses of Pimms drunk ;)

Yesterday we went strawberry picking - the jam cupboard is empty so it needed re-filling;

So simple - just strawberries, sugar & a splash of lemon juice. Made even simpler as my smallest assistant wanted to help - the reasoning? some of this jam would make perfect end of year pressies for a couple of his teachers!!

This morning, labels were written & the jars with plainer lids given strawberry themed hats;



4 big jars & 1 little one for us - should last a little while.  Hopefully soon we'll be able to pick raspberries too and come September, blackberries.

We decided this morning that a long walk was in order - selling this to the boys now they are bigger is never easy - some days we're referred to them as Cushion1 & Cushion2 due to the amount of time they are sat on a sofa!! Today's selling point - walk, then lunch, walk again, ice-cream - it worked!!

Thorpeness to Aldeburgh - lunch bought from the Deli & eaten on the sea-wall. Return walk back along the beach with ice-creams from the little tea rooms as an end treat :)

No idea who these people were!! Was too busy today to get just a view!! Sizewell A&B to the left and Thorpeness village to the right.

I love this point on a Sunday - its peaceful - the Cushions have been joined by Senior Cushion and they've watched the Tour De France and now its Top Gear time. I get over an hours peace to sew, knit & blog :)

Have a good week - the end of term stuff starts to go up a gear this week so my blogging might be a tad hit & miss.

xxxx Vicki xxxx

19 comments:

topchelseagirl said...

Your jam jars look lovely and very tempting. x

Lavender hearts said...

Oooh, I have loads of jars and you have just inspired me to go and pick some fruit next weekend! :-)

My Grannies Attic said...

I tried to make Strawberry Jam today - first time in many a year!! I took my youngest Strawberry picking so had to do something with all of them.
It went OK until I got to the setting point. It's now in the jars but still appears a little runny. Maybe I will be re nameing it coulis!!!

Kerry xxxx

Beach Bygones said...

Great jam jars. I've never made jam but am going to be tempted this year with strawberry fields just round the corner!

Josie-Mary said...

mmmm strawberry jam....makes me think of cream teas!!! x

Annie said...

delicious looking jam, I love the little strawberry design hats.
Ann x

堅強堅強 said...

當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。............................................................

Menopausal musing said...

Great looking jam. Your jars look so pretty, all decorated beautifully. We have done blackcurrant jam here this weekend. I say "we", but it is the royal "we" as my other half is the jam maker in this house. :O)

Lisa said...

I'm sure the jam will be much appreicated.
Love the nick names for your 2. I know how difficult it is rowsing young boys for walks!
Lisa x

Isabelle - Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Ooh homemade strawbery jam, I love it. As it happens, this afternoon I'm making some Rhubarb, strawberry and vanilla jam. I love the scent that perfumes the whole house when making jam, don't you!
You made me laugh when you called your sons cushion 1 and cushion 2. We have a different problem with Miss P, she gets bored VERY easily and requires a lot of stimulation and activities so we always have to keep coming up with ideas of things to do. She has dyspraxia. She does not stand still for very long and will frequently walk off half way through watching a film...
Have a good week
Take care
Isabelle x

Tabiboo said...

Ice creams are normally our little bribe too. Though I really do not understand why they want to sit in the house so much, especially on a lovely day - hey ho!!

The jam looks lovely and I love their little hats.

Have a wonderful week,

Nina xxxxx

A Country Girl said...

Well done for getting the cushions off the sofa! Bet Aldeburgh was packed.

Vintage Vixen said...

Those jam jars look amazing and I'm so envious of the gorgeous location you get to walk in.
Vix
xxx

bellaboo said...

Ooh...I'll be round for tea then.Can we have scones and cream with the jam please?!
My favourite day out..a walk and lunch,then ice cream later.
Glad you had a lovely weekend!

Bellaboo :0)

Magic Bean said...

Just a fresh loaf of granary needed with some butter for a real treat... How are your bread-making skills??? Ax

Scented Sweetpeas said...

What a fab idea of teachers pressies, I know I would be chuffed with that - yummy. hhhmm may make my kiddies teachers blueberry muffins this year, great idea to make your own - thanks for the idea :-)

BusyLizzie said...

Lovely post! Great nicknames.. cushions 1 & 2.. I think one of mine might qualify.... xx

Duchess of Tea said...

Vicki darling you have now inspired me to follow in the cushions 1 and 2 footsteps and get off the sofa and start on my jam.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

張怡 said...

認清問題就等於已經解決了一半的問題。.................................................................