Archive for June, 2013

Am just back from a glorious trip to Bulgaria where a profusion of Mock Orange, Acacia and Elder was scenting the air and the hedgerows were filled with pink/orange plumes of wild Smoke Bush. Temperatures of 25-30C were such balm to us sun-starved Brits. My daughter Anastasia and I drove over the famous Shipka Pass, where the Bulgarians and Russians fought back the Turks and the Ottoman Central Army in 1877 – an event still celebrated today – perhaps understandably as they were ruled by the Ottoman Empire for 500 years!

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Back at our little house with garden full of wild flowers and fruit trees, we picked and bottled buckets full of the most delicious juicy cherries!

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