14 May 2012

My Weekend

After a long time waiting, we had a sun filled weekend! I felt so much happier to wake up on Saturday morning, radio playing and have the windows open wide. We had a relaxed one and spent most of the time in the garden and making naughty food (something I seem to do every weekend!).

We went to visit my grandparents to see their new tenants, baby Robbins! They have one of those nest cameras so we sat contently watching the eggs, hoping for the mum to pop in.

Afterwards we went on a leisurely walk and just enjoyed the peace and quiet.

For lunch we had homemade pizza. I've learnt recently to make up dough and freeze it. When I'm really hungry I just don't have the patience to make it and wait an hour for it to rise. This way we just defrost it a few hours before and it takes no time at all to make it.

Herbed Pancetta, Sweetcorn and Mozerella.

The rest of the weekend was spent in the garden. My parents recently re-did their decking, so we have been using the old wood to make planters. I say "we", but what I really mean is Ian making them and me sitting there, looking pretty and reading ; ) Ha! They are only half done but with a sand down and some paint they will look fab!

Allium opening up.
Hope you all had a lovely weekend and fingers crossed there is more sunshine coming our way : )

Gemma x


  1. I am happy to hear that you had a great weekend, Gems. Love your pictures and your pizza looks yum!! I hope there will be more sunshine coming too, but seems that the sun has hidden itself again. xx

  2. good to see the sun (even if in a picture) again!

  3. Pizza dough is great to have in the freezer. You can make yummy flat breads from it too.

  4. Meant to say that your pictures are gorgeous!

  5. oh gosh, i wish my leisurely walks looked like this. just beautiful!
    xo TJ

  6. Sounds like a lovely weekend! I'm enjoying every minute of it. Your pictures are beautiful! And that pizza....looks yummy!!!

    Hope the sun is still shining for you!

    Danielle xo

  7. this was such a cute post- your pictures are so so pretty. i live in downtown chicago so whenever i see nature shots i get all "oooo" about them haha. and i've been meaning to try to make home made pizza, but just like you said, i dont have much patience. tossing in a tombstone into the oven is so much easier! haha

  8. Sounds like a great weekend! I love your photo's..especially the one with the little daisies :)
    That pizza looks delicious. We freeze our home-made pizza bases as well, they sure do come in handy. I sometimes would use pitta bread for little mini pizza's for lunch times, those were quite nice (super fast) as well.

  9. really love this post <3



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