Firstly we've really missed pukka sausages. I cannot understand why 99.9% of all UK sausage-makers are incapable of simply mincing Pork and stuffing it into casings, without adding all sorts of 'extenders' and chemicals.
Nothing could be easier, simpler, and tastier, that a pure Pork sausage with slight seasoning.
I did become quite used to the best that Sainsbury's had to offer, but they cannot compare to 100% Pork.
One of the other things we missed was good French Patisserie. Something as simple as a Strawberry Tart is so much better here than elsewhere. Maybe it's the Strawberries, maybe it's the pastry, or maybe it's the Crème patissiere. Whatever it is, it certainly makes a difference.
These were delicious, and were consumed for our two-person street party.
Since the stormy weather and accompanying downpour, we have a few Girolles in the woods. Oh how we've missed just popping into the woods for our lunch!
This photo (below) is taken from a previous year. I forgot to take a photo of my yesterday's haul.