I now have runner beans, purple mange-tout, garlic, kale, spinach, sugar snap, broad bean, shallot, onions, lettuces, courgettes, pattypan squash, butternut squash and potatoes in the garden and tomatoes, Romano peppers, chillies, coriander and aubergines in the conservatory.
Our garden bench developed a crack after Mr D sat on it (!!), but I had picked up some bed slats from a lady who was throwing them out, so we were able to fashion a free repair. Once I've 'tarted' it up a bit, the bench should last us a few more years!
We had a lovely roast dinner in the evening - roast chicken for the meat eaters (a rare treat) with loads of yummy vegetables - polenta roast potatoes, maple syrup roasted parsnips, broccoli, peas and sweetcorn and 'buttery' carrot and swede mash. To be quite honest, all of us love the vegetables the most anyway!!
After dinner, we played some silly card games and then Mr D and I sat outside for a while longer with the chimanea lit. It was lovely and cosy on our bench and I used it to start the process of destroying mum's private paperwork as I don't have a shredder.
Days like that, filled with simple pleasures are really special aren't they? What makes your days special?