Today's been the first day I've really felt the sun stinging my skin. The layers are off, visitors are having picnics on the beach and getting up at 5am is less of a chore and more the best part of the day.
We've been to the Abbey Gardens and lay in the sunshine the sun on our toes. This little man came along to say hello...
Our garden may not have such exotic visitors but it is in full bloom....
And even the seagulls are out sunbathing and not harassing my chickens!
The best part of the sunshine is that island fruit and vegetables are starting to blossom. Last week saw the first fat, ripe strawberries on the stall. Picked and eaten on the same day. Now they are an everyday staple in the house. But they are best of all at breakfast. If I have a few left over we make them in to a smoothie with the amazing white fleshed peaches Bryher Shop have in at the moment....
Bryher strawberry and white peach smoothie (serves 2)
150g strawberries (hulled)
4 small white fleshed peaches (peeled)
200ml almond milk
Put all three ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.