Just when you think things are ordinary…

…sometimes they just get worse! I posted on Monday about my ear infection and the rubbish time we’ve been having. Then, on Monday night Elena, Alex and I all started vomiting. Food poisoning. For once, I was glad Hugo had refused to eat dinner!

Cue twenty four hours of misery. Unfortunately my gastritis from earlier in the year has come back, so it’s all very ordinary. Elena’s back to fighting fit, Alex and I will come good soon. Silver linings and first world problems and all that.

cherries 1

In the meantime, I’ve been watching our cherry trees from the couch. The cherries have been ripening fast in our warm weather, and I was worried we might have missed this year’s harvest. I turns out I needn’t have worried. We have a handsome crop.

cherries 2

I spent half an hour picking this evening – and there’s probably five times this amount left on the tree. Christmas must be getting close – that’s what cherries mean in my family, anyway!

cherry harvest

Although some might be a little high.

cherries up high

Somehow I think we’ll be needing some cherry recipes this year. Anyone got any good ones to share?



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5 Responses to Just when you think things are ordinary…

  1. Beth says:


  2. Jan says:

    absolutely beautiful pics of the loaded cherry tree.
    Can’t help with any cherry recipes – though the kids may enjoy wearing ear rings for a little bit!!

  3. Bron says:

    Wow – Yum – Serious Fruit Tree Envy!!!

  4. fionamakes says:

    Those cherries look glorious!

  5. jen says:

    No recipies per se, but maybe cherry jam or cherry pie?

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