Smell is one of my strongest senses and I often relive moments in life through smell. I find it interesting that quite a lot of my memories in life are associated to smells. The smallest whiff can transport me back in time in a matter of seconds. It is such a great gift and brings me great joy throughout lifer. Whether it is the change of seasons, moments after the lawn has been mowed, or simply some warning for me to avoid some food, it is my constant and always there to inform me of the present and remind me of the past. I rely on this first sense of mine so much and am always grateful that I have the gift to smell. I'm always intrigued what other people's experiences here. I have friends who remember by foods and taste, other by sound, and then quite a few by smell. What triggers your memory the most?
I have made several different soaps for the festival, including lavender, ginger and orange, orange and geranium, English rose (another fave), lavender and geranium. I normally give these as pressies for my friends, but this lovely friend of mine who runs a business called Fizzy Vintage offered to sell them for me. You should have a look at her website, she sells the most amazing vintage china and does quite a few markets and fairs around our area, she also sells on eBay, so do have a nosey. So here are some of the soaps I made. Those not on plates got wrapped in some very lovely vintage wallpaper that I purchased from the lovely Ada's (Vintage Sheet Addict) etsy shop. She has the most amazing paper and the soaps looked really gorgeous wrapped in these.
At the moment I simply can't get enough of this very gorgeous weather and what better way to enjoy it that than with some homemade Ice Cream. We decided to give Nigella's 'No Churn Pomegranate Ice Cream' a whirl and I believe it was pretty yum (can't personally vouch for this thanks to my allergies, boohoo!).
This is so easy to make, all you need are two Pomegranates, some double cream, lime and icing sugar and it is as simple as that. You can find the recipe here.
So that's me whipped up and ready for some more of this glorious weather and hopefully we will be feeling some sand between our toes tomorrow!
Hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing weekend.