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It's sunny out there =D

I've spent the morning sorting out and re teak oiling garden furniture, hacking away an annoying, snail infested spiky thing from the front garden, sorting out the hanging baskets and planting some lavender and bedding plants.
Which means I feel my can of alcoholic ginger beer, listening to Radio 4 and flicking through The Lady were well deserved.
I the raised bed we've got a classic herb garden on the go and some salad leaves on their way.
I need to go make the dough for some flatbreads in a sec - but I'm very happy with how lovely the very low maintenance garden at our new house is =D
We've also got Spotify working in the kitchen - so I've been listening to   lot of summery music of late - and this is currently on of my fave playlists!

Vintage NomBook - Exciting Cookery

Author: Jean Balfour
Date: 1959
Published: The Literary Press

I know you shouldn't judge a book by a cover, but how do you pass up something like this for £1.49? In my head this is what I look like when I serve Pete dinner - but I did watch a lot of Mad Men in a short space of time which might have something to do with it.
Anyway, it's not just a simple cookbook that covers everything from basic pastry to making your own haggis - oh no, it's got a whole random household section full of things like 'how to dismantle and clean a lock' and 'how to resuscitate someone' Effectivly like a modern day Mrs Beeton