I made a salad with local seasonal vegetables then tossed in some fresh blackberries and cherries to sweeten it up. I ate my salad dry, but Joe made a honey and balsamic vinagrette to put on his.
After dinner, we just sat outside and enjoyed the late setting sun and once the dark had settled on us, we broke out the sparklers:
We sat outside just talking until 1am, without even realizing it. We packed it in and went to bed for he had work early.
I've been bustling away, making preparations for a very important date. The places are being set, the guests will be arriving on time and there will be tea a plenty a flowing.
I hope you'll join me Saturday, when I host my Mad Tea Party here at my cottage.