It’s July already and summer is now in full swing! I had a lovely weekend spent with friends and family, which was fun and relaxing at the same time. However the sun seems to have disappeared and it’s non stop rain in Belfast today.
Anyway here’s my Five Latest Loves this week!
My little sister’s baking talents!
My younger sister Judith is brilliant at baking, and regularly tries different and quite difficult recipes with great success. Last week she made her own version of this Strawberry and Poppyseed Pie she saw on A Beautiful Mess and look how gorgeous it is! I have to be honest and say I didn’t have any (I’m weird and only like fresh strawberries) but everyone said it tasted lovely.
My little brother’s Graduation
My brother Ronan is 22 and has just graduated with a First from Queens University Belfast. I am so proud of him! We went out as a family for a meal on Friday night, to The 4th Wall in St Anne’s Square. I love occasions like this that bring us all together and make us proud. Well done Ronan! (yes, his hair is blue)
Catching up with old friends
On Saturday I met up with a friend from university, Sarah, and we went for daytime drinks at Aether and Echo in Belfast (first visit to this bar – really liked it). We only see each other once or twice a year but every time we do, it never seems like a single day has passed and we always have the best laugh! It’s literally non stop talking and laughing from the moment we meet and I love it! Sarah you are hilarious and we have the best chats.
Recreating holiday meals at home
While we were in Rome we ate so much good pasta. It was cooked perfectly and flavoured so well. A few days ago I tried to recreate a version of the Spaghetti with Clams I had in Italy. I didn’t have any clams so I used prawns! It wasn’t the same but it was very tasty and so simple. It was just a mixture of olive oil, garlic, chilli, chopped tomatoes, salt and parsley served with spaghetti cooked al dente and some king prawns. I need to get my hands on some clams though, any ideas?
What we come home to every day
Look at that face. She is hilarious. When we pull into the driveway every evening we see Ella’s outline through the frosted glass panel in our front door. and when open it she goes mad with delight at the sight of us, then sits like this waiting for The Pink Ball to be thrown for her. Definitely a good way to perk you up after a hard day!
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