Summer pastimes!! Yes I said summer - it almost felt like it this weekend! Yesterday was an all time favourite past-time - berry picking in the almost sunshine! Cairnie Farm is an all time favourite berry farm and despite the weather the strawberries and the raspberries were delicious (oops - are you not supposed to taste them when picking?) A lot of the strawberries had rotted on the bush due to all the recent rain and sometimes when you leant towards the bush, instead of the smell of ripe strawberries there was a distinct whiff of fermenting fruit!! Elsanta is certainly a very sweet variety! After picking berries we had cake and smoothies in the cafe and wandered the farm shop!
Today the sun shone and after a run I came home to make some picnic foods - pasta salad, raspberry smoothies, salsa and hummus - so that I could meet some friends in the park for a picnic - only our second of the year and the first was in April! Weather has been too depressing for picnics! An afternoon in the park with friends is one of the best mood enhancers ever!