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Pink Hibiscus Flirtini

26 Nov

As it’s the weekend and it is officially holiday season I thought I would share a little cocktail with you. After the success of my Golden Jasmine Martini and seeing this double page article in The Independent (The Washer Up’s dad sends me all food & drink related articles, thanks Jim!), it had to be with tea. Apparently cocktails made with tea are the next big thing.

The English summer garden party was all about people drinking cocktails out of flowery teacups. The Royal Tea cocktail created for the Royal Wedding in April was with Beefeater gin, chilled Earl Grey tea, lemon, sugar & lime.

Being more of a vodka girl myself it was a toss-up between a Flirtini and a Cosmopolitan. I chose the Flirtini because of the use of cava/champagne. I do love bubbles and it is nearly Christmas.

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Beautiful Late Summer Flowers

7 Oct

 The weather has started to cool down here a bit now so it is like Spring again. Every morning we take our dog Rufus for a walk in the “campo” and the flowers are just so amazing at the moment I thought I would share some of the colour & beauty with you..



Yellow Hibiscus

Beautiful Bouganvilla

Orange Bouganvilla

Seed Pods

Palm & Fragrant Nardos

Pretty White Flower

Stunning Fan Flowers


 As you can see I don’t know what most of them are called but they are just so bright & beautiful right now. The magenta pink fan like flowers are amazing & the white flowers on the palm (Nardos) smell gorgeous a mixture of Jasmin & Honeysuckle. We also collected some of the seed pods in the picture to see if we can grow them even though we don’t know what they are. Even the dead weeds look beautiful…

Beautiful Weed Seed Pod

Dried Thistle & Rufus

On The Road

By the way, I do realise how lucky I am to be able to walk the dog through this stunning countryside. It’s a great way to start the day, you see the seasons change and every day there is something different and wonderful to look at.

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