There wasn’t much colour in the garden when we left four weeks. Now we are back the daffodils are almost done and a large part of the garden is a blaze of blue. I have a mixed relationship with bluebells. They fill the garden with colour for three or for weeks but then a weekend has to be put aside to scrub them out and I am left unsure as to how to fill up the space they have left behind.
The good news is that some of the tulip bulbs appear to have survived the ravages wrought on them by the squirrels last year.
We wanted something simple to eat in the evening so we had crab linguine. No cooking required apart from the linguine. The crabs were bought ready prepared. All I had to do whilst bringing the water up to boil was scoop out the brown and white crab meat into a bowl and stir in a chopped red chilli, some garlic squashed in salt, chopped parsley, olive oil and lemon juice.
When the linguine was done I drained it and then tipped into the crab mixture.