It had been like this for much of the past week......
But, on Saturday I had my fingers crossed for blue skies as we were off to....
Have you guessed yet?......
The last night of the Proms in Hyde Park!
What a great evening it was! Pimms and wine in our glasses, flag waving, patriotic singing and picnic eating in abundance. A night of celebrating being British.
I've been going for the last 11 years and wouldn't miss it for anything! It's a lovely way to end the summer in the open air. A highlight for me was explaining the genius (!) of Rolf Harris along with his didgeridoo and wobble board to a Mexican friend who was visiting London. I'm not sure he quite followed what was going on whilst the rest of us loudly sang 'Tie me kangaroo down, sport'.....!
Sunday was a homely day. I went down to my allotment plot to collect my veg for the week and found that I still had lots of beetroot to eat up. Hmmmmm......what to do with them all?
I fancied trying something a little different and stumbled on this beetroot and chocolate cake by Nigel Slater. What could be better than chocolate cake that actually counts towards your 5-a-day?!
It's really gooey, chocolate-y and well, just plain-all-round-YUMMY!
If you, too, have plenty of beetroot lurking about I would recommend giving it a go.
I enjoyed mine served with creme fraiche and poppy seeds as Nige (do you think he'd mind me calling him that?!) suggests.
Hope you all had a lovely weekend.