I start anticipating Christmas when cherries from our local orchards come into the shops.
This year I'll be working right up to Christmas Day.
I am planning a simpler celebration, but I will make my Stained Glass fruitcake
It has glace angelica, apricots,cherries, peach, pear, and quince, brazil nuts marinated in rum and apricot jam and dates.
You cut it in thin slices and the fruit makes the slice look like a stained glass window.
I might make a pudding and ginger bread and shortbread too.
Right on cue the last of the iris, the ones with the hint of brown in their colouring, are flowering among the weeds and the mint. The weeds have greeted the recent rain with joy.