Did you enjoy a nice weekend? Before I tell you a little bit about mine I'm wondering if there is a flower expert among you. Yesterday I discovered these pink beauties in our garden - yes, the sun came out yesterday! I knew we had pink roses and when I brought my scissors out to cut some I saw these as well and thought they were peonies. The flowers are smaller than the ones I buy and the buds are not as rounded, they are more teardrop shaped. I was sipping my latte this morning, mesmerised by the divine smell (the vase is on my kitchen table) when I realised that it reminded me of a pure Bulgarian rose essential oil.
I turned to Google and now I'm completely lost. When I look at the pedals they don't curl like the pedals of the Bulgarian rose seem to do. The shape is like a peony. Could it be that I have what is called a peony tree in the garden? Anyone?
As I said in my Friday post, I stopped complaining about the rain and embraced it. On Saturday I used the rainy weather to read and catch up on blogs. I also made that rhubarb strawberry crumble that I mentioned and it was delicious with whipped cream. Hubby moved the grill downstairs so in the evening we enjoyed a barbecue under the balcony in shelter from the rain. It was wonderful.
Yesterday the sun came out to play. It was the National Day of Iceland and our 14th wedding anniversary and we had another barbecue. The day was spent in the garden and more items were added to our 'antique shop'. We got a modern wardrobe with sliding doors which we can definitely use. Then we got one antique looking item that is made of dark wood and has shelves and drawers so I'm hoping it is something that looks good when we have assembled it. I'll give you a little peek later this week and I also promise to post some photos from London.