That’s us at the end of August now, the end of summer probably, but we can always hope for a little more sunshine! I know that Blyton’s characters always said that food tastes better outdoors, and on a nice sunny day that’s definitely true. It’s not quite so true when it’s in the minus figures! Hopefully, though, we won’t be forced into outdoor meals this autumn and winter.
August round up
Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 21
Auntie Bessie had made them a lovely picnic lunch. There were ham sandwiches, hard-boiled eggs in their shells, each with a screw of salt beside them, slices of sticky gingerbread, last autumn’s yellow apples and half a bottle of milk each.
“I wonder why food tastes so much nicer out of doors than indoors,” said Rory, munching hard. The children has spread out Rory’s mackintosh and were sitting on it, leaning back against a big old oak tree, with the March sun shining warmly through the bare branches.
I picked a book (The Children of Cherry Tree Farm) at random and turned to a random page and honestly, that’s what I landed on!