A Sunny Sunday

  Seeing as England has been hit by rare good weather (although it’s still raining most days, this is England after all…) I couldn’t resist the chance to get outside and make the garden look pretty.  I imagine many of you may find gardening extremely dull but I couldn’t wait to add a burst of pink and purple to the garden!  I headed to the local garden centre to choose some flowers and then enjoyed the sun as I arranged and planted them in pots outside.  I am by no means very good at arranging flowers, but I was proud that I’d used my time to do something better than just watching TV and had a good go at making it as beautiful as I could.
  After I’d managed to get most of the soil out from under my fingernails (not the best bit of gardening!), I was desperate for a nice cup of tea and some cake.  For those of you that read my ‘Love, Tanya’Book Review and Recipe Trial’ post back in February, you will know that I had a go at making the lemon cake that features in Tanya’s book.  Whilst that one was delicious, I had been a bit disappointed by the aesthetics of it as I didn’t have a loaf tin and so had to make it into a circle cake shape.  You can imagine my delight therefore when my Mum presented me with a loaf tin yesterday as a well done for passing my exams (yay!).  I decided to have another go straight away and followed Tanya’s recipe again.  I think my results are a perfect example of practice makes perfect – I was delighted with the result of my lemon cake!  The recipe is so easy to follow and the cake was absolutely delicious, I would definitely recommend having a go if baking is your thing!
  Let’s hope the hot weather continues – what have you guys been enjoying in the sun?!

  Keep Sparkling x


  1. July 6, 2015 / 7:59 pm

    Ooooh that cake looks so delicious! Can I have a slice?! 😛
    Your garden looks so cute so job well done.I always find I'm a lot more productive during sunny days in England rather than when it's pouring rain outside.
    Hanna XD


  2. July 7, 2015 / 2:09 am

    Thank you! Ah it's so lovely to have some proper sunshine for once!

  3. July 8, 2015 / 2:16 am

    my friend and I are planning on making that cake this week! I'm very excited. And your flower arrangements are beautiful x

  4. July 8, 2015 / 7:08 pm

    That cake looks amazing, I cant wait to get Tanyas book!
    Hope you've had a great day,
    Bethany x


    Do pop over to my blog, if you fancy of course, and tell me what you think!

  5. July 10, 2015 / 7:19 pm

    The cake looks delicious, you've done a great job making it and your garden look pretty. x

  6. July 17, 2015 / 1:18 am

    Thank you! Her book is fab, I'm sure you'll love it! Will definitely check out your blog x

  7. July 28, 2015 / 2:46 am

    Looks like such a relaxing way to spend a day in England! I've always loved flowers and plants but I have anything but a green thumb! The cake also looks delicious!

    xo Jillian http://www.cupofcharisma.com

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