Having returned from our summer hols we found ourselves sat in the kitchen, gathered around the dining table, feeling somewhat….ill-at-ease. None of us could quite figure out the source of our malaise until it dawned on the youngest member of the family: ‘Why are we sat indoors – it’s still sunny outside?!”. Having spent the last couple of weeks eating breakfast, lunch and tea (not to mention numerous ice-creams) in the Mediterranean fresh air, we had automatically gathered around our dining table for supper. But armed with our cardigans and trusty wooden trays, we soon switched from indoors to out and instantly felt better! OK, so it’s not as warm as it could be, but we should definitely be making the most of these summer evenings and dining al fresco, whilst we still can!
Last week it was the ‘Attack of the Broccoli’ episode in our fridge, this week it’s….COURGETTES!! I have more courgettes than I can shake a stick at at the moment – and I’m having to harvest them pretty snappily as the slugs are greedily devouring them with devastating speed.
With all of the dazzling sunshine we’ve been enjoying, coupled with those torrential downpours, the garden has gone berserk! There’s so much to do, from weeding and deadheading to training and harvesting (I’m not even going to mention the mowing!) But it’s not just us gardeners who need support; the plants could do with a bit of help, too!
Another thing we all have in common here at LLHQ is our love of food. Many an hour has been passed drrrroooooling over each others recipes and our lunch boxes are becoming almost competitive! I posted a photo of my lunch to Twitter last week and had so many requests for the recipe I thought I’d share it here.
As you may have already gathered from our stock, at Ledbury Lifestyle HQ we are big fans of recycling, upcycling and making good. Remember the showroom I mentioned in the last post? Well, there was a Chicken Shed going begging next door to our Warehouse and we thought, why not?! OK, so it’s a work in progress, but I’m rather fond of my office:
Well, well, well! This is all rather exciting, isn’t it? After years of scouring the globe searching for original pieces for the home and garden, working with wonderful craftsmen and women and developing our own new products with an in-house team of designers, Ledbury Lifestyle is finally ready to open it’s ‘virtual’ doors!