Monday, June 01, 2009


The weather was glorious last bank holiday weekend. Saturday was taken up buying plants, gardening and getting all the pots and hanging baskets ready for the summer.

On the Sunday we all went to a wedding in Shropshire and for part of the evening sat outside, surrounded by the stunning Shropshire countryside.

Bank holiday Monday - more gardening and preparing a BBQ. We did get the occasional shower but managed to cook the BBQ just before the heavens opened!

I hope you all had a good bank holiday too and found time to get outside and take in some of the much needed sun!

Time wasn't exactly on my side last weekend, but I managed to make this dessert taken from the BBCGoodFood website.

I didn't have any fresh raspberries, but the frozen ones worked just fine. My raspberry canes in the garden are coming on well and I can't wait to start picking raspberries.

We haven't had trifle for ages, I'm thinking perhaps it was Christmas. This dessert was quick and easy, literally just an assembly job, and I know it won't be long before my husband requests this trifle again!

This weekend we went to a very sunny Bristol, walked loads, had great food -especially in the evening at Hotel du Vin in the bistro.

The next day on our way home, we called in at Gloucester where they had a display of tall ships in the historic docks. Next to the docks they have a new shopping mall which is a designer outlet, most of the units were in use but there are still quite a few shops yet to open up.


Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Gosh that looks good. I do love trifle! Looks like you had a lovely weekend.

C said...

It looks like you had a really lovely weekend Margaret! The elderflower trifle looks good too - I'm going to have a look at the recipe when the site will let me open it!!!

pigpigscorner said...

My bank holiday was great! Lots of food too =) The trifle looks so good!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Sounds like you've been having a lovely weekend :0) That trifle looks wonderful my hubby would just love this!!

Rosie x

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

My, that trifle sounds and looks SO good - perfect for the lovely weather we're having at the moment!

Gill the Painter said...

Super pictures, Margaret.
You were in my part of the world I see - Gloucester is only 6 miles from my house.

I can't see the tall ships though :)

Sylvie said...

Sounds like the perfect Bank Holiday weekend and the trifle tops it off nicely.

Jan said...

Sounds great Maggie! Love those trifles.
Must catch up tomorrow if your home.

Sophie said...

MMMMM...the dessert looks so beautiful: well presented too!
I bet this dessert tasted superb!
I love your lovely pictures!

Kelly-Jane said...

Looks like a lovely weekend, lovely trifle too!

James said...

Trifle looks good. I've just made some elderflower liqueur - have to try it in that.....