Gardening Magazine

Pouring with Rain, It's a Beautiful Day

By Gardenamateur

Waking to the sound of rain falling on the roof tiles, you know the rain must be heavy, and with the windows rattling at the same time, it's windy too. And yet it's a beautiful day. It's my Pammy's birthday and we're celebrating in the rain! We went out to enjoy her favourite Japanese cuisine last night, and today we're going to have yum cha in Chinatown for lunch, then curl up at home this evening with a bottle of bubbly and as many potato crisps as she wants to eat.

Phone calls and prezzies are all part of birthdays around here, which we like to string out over a few days. And with this being the June long weekend holiday, too, we have three days to do the occasion justice. It all started with a knock on the door on Friday morning, and there was a delivery guy with a handsome timber box addressed to Pam. Inside was a beautiful gift: fruit.

Pouring with rain, it's a beautiful dayWhat a beautiful looking gift. Grapes, apples, pears, pawpaw, grapefruit, oranges, mandarins, avocado, banana, custard apple. When this handsome gift arrived, the birthday weekend began. The box itself is packed with straw, is quite nicely made with a timber top that slides into place, and I'm sure it will be put to good use as storage for something once we've eaten all the yummy fruit.
Pouring with rain, it's a beautiful dayThis is just a gift suggestion for Australian blog-readers, but if you're not sure what to give someone who is a good distance away from you, a box of Snow Goose fruit isn't cheap, but it definitely is a highlight, a delicious surprise to receive.
As it is raining steadily, I had better put down my blogging tools and take my girl into town. We have movies to see, dim sums to devour, and when we get home, champagne corks to pop!


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • The Pending Pergola

    Pending Pergola

    or an update to a Life Less Wonky It is clearly an annual event that I stand in front of the pergola and consider it. I mainly consider its longevity, or... Read more

    By  Ozhene
    GARDENING, HOME
  • Jobs for November

    Jobs November

    The Garden Smallholder Fading light conditions can make time for the garden almost impossible if you’re busy, now is the time to get motivated to put the... Read more

    By  The Garden Smallholder
    GARDENING, HOME
  • Not Winter Yet!

    Winter Yet!

    I thought when looking out of the window early this morning that we had had our first frost of the year, but close inspection reveals otherwise. Read more

    By  Mwillis
    GARDENING
  • Fungi Walk

    Fungi Walk

    On Sunday I participated in a Fungi Walk, organised by the Countryside Rangers department of our local Council. It took place on Odiham Common, an area of... Read more

    By  Mwillis
    GARDENING
  • In A Vase On Monday – Forced Blossom

    Vase Monday Forced Blossom

    This week I have remade the vase of lichen covered twigs and hydrangea Annabelle from a few weeks ago. Last week I included a few branches of Viburnum... Read more

    By  Julie King
    GARDENING, HOME
  • Tree Following January 2017 - You Got a Friend

    Tree Following January 2017 Friend

    Way back in the day when I purchased my quince tree it said very clearly on the label that it was self-fertilising.  I believed this and took it at its word. Read more

    By  Ozhene
    GARDENING, HOME
  • A Garden Tour: The Clergy House, Alfriston

    Garden Tour: Clergy House, Alfriston

    On a sunny day in June of last year, and anxious to avoid a long list of home DIY jobs, I drove a few miles over the South Downs to the village of Alfriston. Read more

    By  David Marsden
    GARDENING, HOME

Magazine