Who doesn’t like to party?

This weekend gone, we were at Old Sleningford Farm for a magnificent party. I didn’t manage to speak to all of the 100 or so guests but every conversation was worth having. I also got some dancing in!

Anyway, during one conversation we ended up talking about the recent, unwelcome, blustery weather. Leading on from this came the suggestion of making strawberry jam with fennel. Definitely something to consider… In fact, this afternoon, I went so far as to experiment with a pound of strawberries and a few fronds of fennel.

For once, I put enough lemon juice in the jam, so it set – hurray! But the fennel worked, too, so I know what I’ll be doing more of tomorrow.

My daughter insists she is not going to try any but she had a good time at the weekend. These swings were great:

And here’s a view of the lake to round things off for this post:

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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10 Responses to Who doesn’t like to party?

  1. Clare Pooley says:

    I would never have thought of putting fennel with strawberry! I’m glad your jam set okay 🙂

  2. That’s a swing? With a top for shade?

    • Helen says:

      I don’t see a top for shade, Cynthia. There’s a foot rest at the bottom – the swing is more of a lounger, hanging from a tree 😊.

  3. Jared says:

    Used to love camping and using the swing at our camp ground!

  4. Wonderful idea.. I’m going to try that in strawberry season ..

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