Today was my day off work, boy, I had so much catch-up I wanted to do. I managed to cross some off the to-do list, cleaning, cooking, baking, pruning roses were just a few of them.The roses in the front garden are all pruned, but the back garden is still only half-done. I get tons of rose hips like these, these are only samples of a tiny portion of them. Don't you just love the look of their fruity succulence? I do! They can be used for making jam, but I didn't try this time.The weather was simply gorgeous and perfect, a bit like an autumn day with very crisp cool air and soft sunshine. I love days like that, I felt so very energetic and alive and wanted to do many many things, only if I had more time. I took a little break and put the last of my winter roses together for some photos while my roast lamb dinner is cooking in the oven. The rose bushes were mostly stripped of their foliage due to the cold, they looked rather naked; so it was good they got pruned and await the hope of a new start in the Spring. I couldn't believe I still got a bouquet out of them at this time of the year.My side courtyard garden is evergreen, this has been planned so I can see "green" even when it's really cold.
Ah! It's time to have a cup of tea. The Apple and White Choc Chip Muffins I baked earlier are all gone now that the kids are home from school, so I'll just have to settle with these store-bought double choc chip cookies with my cuppa. I like drinking coffee too, but because coffee tends to make me jumpy and I have to have sugar in my coffee, I end up drinking more tea than coffee, it's just a healthier choice for me. What about you? Which one do you drink more of?Oh! Now it's time to attend to the vegetables part of the roast dinner, I'll have to go, tata. Have a great week, my dear friends.