In between the rain (this is England after all), we have been blessed with some unusually nice weather of late. A few days ago, despite it pouring with rain for most of the day, my family and I decided to seize the warmth and have a barbecue. I adore barbecues; everything tastes so much better in my humble opinion. We had lamb chops (barbecued), new potatoes and green beans (not barbequed and admittedly a strange meal to have with a BBQ) with a delicious starter of olives with a glass of wine.
It was after the meal that I really embraced my inner child and had fun. We lit the pot-bellied stove (admittedly probably not its official name, but hey) and I got right in there with the skewers and marshmallows. No, I did not have younger children to toast marshmallows with and yes, I did do this on my own. Call me sad but they were SO YUMMY. Nothing beats a good old toasted marshmallow, except for the one that caught fire; burnt marshmallow isn’t quite so tasty.
We then settled down in front of some evening television, and I felt truly grateful to be able to spend lovely evenings like this with my parents.
Hope you’ve all been enjoying the weather or that it’s slightly less rainy and thunder stormy wherever in the world you may be!
Keep Sparkling x