Pandemic Pondering #118

Sweet Peas, such a thoughtful gift from a neighbour who we’ve come to know better during the pandemic. Gil and his wife Jen live just down the hill from our renovated Cornish Hedge. Gil is also a South Londoner, by birth rather than adoption like us! I found the perfect vase @theoldmortuary for a gift from a native Londoner.

I also tried another ‘flat-lay’ with the Sweet Peas, the orange painted 🍊 box and inadvertently my foot.

Gifted sweet peas are a happy reminder of Hannah’s mum who always gifted us large bunches of them and my grandfather who always delivered home grown flowers. With him Sweet Peas were always safer than his dahlia deliveries which always came with a side serving of earwigs that nipped small fingers.

Another gift this week of gooseberries has inspired another ‘Flat Lay’, thanks to Mel and Ed for the goozgog inspiration to make Gooseberry Drizzle Cake and Gooseberry Fool.

3 thoughts on “Pandemic Pondering #118

  1. Both sweet peas and gooseberries take me back to the 1950’s. I love them both, but don’t find any in New England. I haven’t seen currants either for a long time. Strange how plants and fruits can go out of style.

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    1. Gooseberries do seem to be out of fashion. I would start a preservation society if I had better gardening skills. I love how the pandemic has made us closer to our neighbours. I have a romantic view of soft fruit and flowers in New England, I’m a little sad you no longer see these things

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