While I enjoyed peaceful days gardening, blogging and watching the sunset, some of the family went diving off Malta or walk-about in Sindh. They returned bronzed, telling stories of encounters with sea creatures, food or unusual plants. Sadly it coincided with cooler weather, deadlines, moving flat, redecorating and full in-trays and going down with colds. So time to dust off the kitchen remedies, and get the winter recipes ready…..

No idea what this pretty flower is.