This beautiful photo of a lychee is a lovely symbol of the good things happening at this time of year.
Firstly, it is the height of Summer and the beautiful Summer fruit is at its best. Lychees, mangoes, watermelon, rockmelon.We get them fresh from tropical Australia and full of colour, juice and taste! If we are lucky we also get good pineapples! This fruit is just the thing in the hot dry weather we get at this time of year.
Secondly this picture was taken by my daughter, who has just begun her final year of school. Photography is one of her subjects. I think it is going to be a great year for her.
But I am also aware of the difficult things at this time of year. The heat can be nasty and effects my health so I can do even less than usual. I need to plan ahead to have easy mezze type food that can be pulled out of the fridge and eaten at ease, avoiding cooking in the heat. This can be such a pleasure to prepare but I need to give myself plenty of time.
I had a very busy January with visitors and a rearrangement of rooms and this always takes longer to recover from than I hope. I am keen to work on my projects, especially the YamDaisy Cafe project, but I must wait until I am healthy enough (or I just make myself worse!).
So I must be patient, eat lychees, and look through my cookery books for lovely mezze dishes to prepare for the hot weather.
It isn't too hard to be philosophical!