Yesterday we went back to Holt, to visit the Courts Garden which we didn't manage to visit last time (as we spent so long enjoying our pub lunch!). It was a quintessential English garden, complete with orchards, old oak trees, roses, stone statues and a beautiful pond filled with waterlilies. I can't think of a lovelier place to have a picnic...other than by the sea, perhaps.
We sat on a little bench hidden amongst some bushes and looking out over the pond, enjoying our sandwiches and strawberries, where I discovered a bizarre little placquard with an old recipe for Rose Jam! Are you any of you brave enough to give it a go, dear readers? I'd be very intrigued to see how it turned out, but I dont like rose tasting things so I won't be making it myself anytime soon! Here's hoping for a sunny August so we can enjoy more picnicking pastimes.