With the mercury soaring since the middle of the week and with hints of a fine weekend we began to plan a barbecue for a Happy Friday get together with family. An assortment of bunting set the outdoor vibe.
Nothing too gourmet - simple salads, barbecued veg, tandoori chicken and a few sausages were our barbecue fare.
I had plenty of wine chilling in the fridge and a chilled Hubs too!
Axe at the ready Hubs and youngest son chopped wood for the fire pit.
We barbecued a few things on the fire pit, cooked some spuds in the oven and enjoyed a rare treat in the UK - eating outdoors in the evening without feeling cold.
Birds sang, the air was still and there were tiny pink wisps in the sky. As it grew darker we were drawn to the fire even though we didn't feel cold. You have to sit around a fire pit though, don't you? And you have to toast something. Our youngest toasted bread and hubs toasted us with his Jack Daniels.
Glowing embers, flickering flames and candlelight warmed my soul. Helloo summer!