Three Good Things #5

Hello and welcome to week five of Three Good Things!

One: My tomatoes.

My first good thing this week is the first home-grown cherry tomato of the year. Earlier this year, I sowed a whole packet of seeds that promised to be a new variety of tomato that was small enough to sit on a windowsill. The grand plan was for me to grow them all and then share with the folk who come to the Sage and Thrift cookbook swap.

Things didn’t quite go according to plan when most of the seeds turned out to be some mysterious brassica (they all look the same at seedling stage!) and only three tomato plants. So I didn’t have enough to give any away. However, the two plants I still have left are doing really well. They’re petite, study and have a healthy crop of fruit that has just started to ripen. I ate the first tomato very ceremoniously yesterday and it was lovely. So, I’ll have a go at growing these again next year and hope that I get the tomatoes I’m promised! The mystery brassicas, by the way, have been planted on the allotment and are romping away. They may well be brussels sprouts…

Spot the first ripening tomato!

Spot the first ripening tomato!

Two: Scones in the Lake District.

I had a camping microadventure last week, and I’m going to blog about it separately, but there are a few things that really stood out for me. And one of them was this moment. At the risk of sounding like an Enid Blyton character, food always tastes especially nice when eaten outdoors. And when I feel as though I’ve really earned a treat by doing some exercise, it’s absolute heaven. So these freshly-made and still warm scones, eaten after climbing Castle Crag in The Lake District, were truly a high point of this week!

Giant cream tea...

Giant cream tea…

Three: Borrowing a tent.

The last thing that has made my week is a tent. Or, rather more specifically, the loan of a tent. Without which I couldn’t have had the microadventure that has given me lots of happy memories, made a huge improvement to the way I am feeling and set in motion a plan for the rest of the year. As I said above, I’ll tell you more about the trip later this week, but for now, huge thanks go to my marvellous, tent-lending friend Lyndon, without whom I wouldn’t have woken up  here…

Beats waking up at home...

Beats waking up at home…

Now, do go and see what Three Good Things  A Hell of a Woman, Mummy Plum, Asbestosbitch and Nyssapod have chosen this week and let me know what yours are!

Three Good Things is taking a break here next week, as I’ll be spending the week in a Mongolian Yurt at Bivouac. Hopefully, I’ll have lots of adventures to share with you on my return though…

5 Responses to Three Good Things #5

  1. Rachel says:

    I interesting reading! My 3 good things….1 – book – Pink Sari Revolution by Amna Fontanella-Khan, R4’s book of the week a couple of weeks ago, about a brilliant Indian woman. 2 – crazy golf, ended up playing this with my husband & 2 children by accident yesterday & had lots of fun, I won by the way, that’s possibly who I enjoyed it! 3 – clearing out, had a sort out of makeup drawer earlier this week, took ages but very satisfying. Moving onto sorting/clearing out old toys today, charity shop/eBay/bin? After I’ve done ironing whilst listening to Woman’s Hour of course!

    • Hello! Thanks for your lovely comment – the book sounds great, I shall add it to my reading list! Clearing out is very satisfying, I agree. I’m just going through all my stuff yet again and it’s good to make space. And well done on the golf! It sounds like lots of fun 🙂

  2. very jealous at those tomatoes and your right food eaten out doors does taste great. that cream tea is epic

  3. Mummy Plum says:

    This is a fabulous list of three things. That cream tea looks amazing…especially with the view in the background. We’ve just had our first tomatoes too..Think that might be on my list for next week!

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