I spent last night with a group of my favourite people. My girlfriends threw me a mini Vegas-themed hen night and I had so much fun! I didn’t want a proper hen weekend and instead have seen groups of friends separately for various things which meant I have had several mini hen nights without having to dress up as something ridiculous or see a single inflatable penis!
I have to give my party planners 10 out of 10 for decoration. I’m not sure why I have never thought of playing card bunting but it worked perfectly with the whole Vegas thing and I will definitely be copying the idea in the future!
We had a lovely BBQ sat al fresco, played several highly hilarious games, drank champagne and had a good giggle! Thank you ladies for being so thoughtful and so much damn fun!
Anyway, onto today’s post which has is about both food and gardening.
At the beginning of June, I wrote a post about some herbs I planted and the mini flags I made out of washi tape to label them with. I tried to grow basil, mint, thyme and coriander and have had a mixture of success and failure!
First up, the failures…the mint and thyme sprouted some green shoots and then not much else happened. My auntie who is somewhat of a gardening guru told me the thyme should have been outside and she was right! I was surprised at the lack of growth from the mint as I always thought this was quite a tough and hardy plant but maybe I should have started the seedlings off indoors and then moved it outside? Answers on a postcard please!
Luckily I have another mint plant growing in the front garden so my mojitos haven’t been completely mint-less!
Now, onto my successes…
The coriander and basil grown on my kitchen windowsill have done really well and I have been using them nightly in my meals. As I said before, fresh herbs make such a difference to your cooking and I have enjoyed my fresh coriander in my guacamole and my basil in several pasta dishes.
The coriander in particular has loved this hot weather and I found this week that it had grown so much it was struggling to stay upright and was also starting to sprout flowers.
A quick Google and check in my gardening books advised a trim so I sat tonight and spruced up my coriander plants (not a euphemism!) which will hopefully result in bushier and healthier plants…watch this space!