This week’s small pleasures: blogmas 19th December

Christmas is almost here, but there is always time to reflect back on the small pleasures of the last 7 days.  Here are a few from this week.

Sunshine and strawberries

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Christmas scones

Cranberry and lemon scones, baked on Saturday, combined summery lemon with Christmas cranberries.  All you need to do is…preheat the oven to 240C and grease a baking sheet.  Combine 450g self-raising flour, a pinch of salt, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, the grated zest of a lemon and a cupful of dried cranberries.  Rub in 60g butter, then stir in 430ml (you might need a bit less) buttermilk to mix to a soft dough.  Turn onto a floured surface, need to smooth, cut into rounds and bake for about 10-15 minutes depending on your oven.

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Tea and scone in the sun

Summer cider with elderflower

Peaches and nectarines

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Summer fruits

Pilates, finishing a big task at work in record time, having time to read and sit in the sun…and getting a huge pile of ironing done.

Thanks to Mani over at A New Life Wandering for coming up with the idea.

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