Friday, August 14, 2009


Rain, rain and more rain. We have had some really good rain the last few days. The sun will be shining one minute and then next the dark clouds appear out of nowhere and it pours. This was at about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Isabelle and I stood under the verandah and watched the dark skies open up. It is very nice listening to rain on the tin roof!

Also look at what the postman dropped off yesterday afternoon in our mailbox. I have been having a little read of the wonderful recipes in this cookbook and I think the first ones I will try is the Lemonade Scones. They sound so simple and I love scones with a bit of butter, or jam and cream. All the funds raised from these books are being donated to the Salvation Army which is just fantastic. Okay I am off to take Isabelle to dance class and pick up her new (secondhand) dance shoes and watch her do her dance moves!


tiennie said...

Like a true Seattle girl, I love the rain!

Jelly Wares said...

You lucky thing, what glorious looking rain, I bet your lovely garden is enjoying it... :)
That little cookbook looks lovely... My Nanna taught me a lemonade scone recipe that I use at least twice a week... It's super quick and easy for when those unexpected visitors drop by, it's 2 cups SR Flour, 1/2 cup lemonade, 1/2 cup cream, mix all ingredients together with a knife, turn onto lightly floured surface and knead very lightly, bake in hot oven for 15 mins... DELICIOUS!!!! Is your recipe similar???

Jodie :)

Walled Garden said...

Belated birthday wishes to Isabelle and she looks lovely and quite grown up now in her new cardi. Glad her party went well for her...and for you!
Cheers Gillian

Harpa J said...

I love the sound of rain on the roof. I find it very calming.

Daisy said...

I wish it would rain down here - it's just been horribly hot so far!

Heather said...

Your yard looks so pretty. Why is it I always think the other side of the world should look so different:) It looks a lot like my neighborhood:)
Stay dry!
Hot and summer here but almost back to school..YUCK!
August 20-June 11th here.
I am making Kate sheldon the turtle but my two jobs are keeping me tied to the computer:(

Renee said...

We've had rain, rain and more rain here too. Your yard looks wonderful.
Mmm, looking forward to hearing how the scones turn out. Sounds delish.