Not Quite Scones – but I’m calling it Number 8 in the series

We had coffee with blueberry muffins in the Mencap garden this morning as part of my programme of guerrilla snacking. This came as a surprise, as until I needed a word to describe my random intake of sugary calories I didn’t know I had a programme of guerrilla snacking. The coffee came out of a flask and the muffins came from McDonalds. Consequently, I have to admit that quality wasn’t necessarily the keynote of the morning. However, real life can’t be all cappuccino and croissants. Or scones.

I’m calling it Number 8 in the series, just to add some light and shade to the Scone Chronicles. Location was good, company was excellent but muffins just aren’t scones.

The flowers are doing well, though they could do with more of them. Unfortunately money is so tight that there isn’t any for fripperies like flowers. They are saving for a new cover on the second polytunnel. I’ve just ordered 100 snowdrops. I’m going to plant some at home and give Julia the rest. She’s a lucky woman – blueberry muffins and snowdrops all in one day.

I just mentioned this to her. She raised an eyebrow and muttered something I didn’t quite catch.

Her tolerance and my deafness are two important factors in the longevity of our marriage.

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.


Great Tit at Wilford

Great Tit at Wilford

The birds, as usual, were not very cooperative, but I did get one shot.

35 thoughts on “Not Quite Scones – but I’m calling it Number 8 in the series

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      Thanks Derrick, it was good to get round the garden. We never seem to get on top of our own garden these days.

      As for muffins, you are right that the ones we buy aren’t the best advert. 🙂

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  1. jodierichelle

    I guess I am too American; that blueberry muffin looks WAY closer to something I might eat than your scones do. Your photos are lovely. I am getting so tired of winter and it’s good to see that someone has some blooms.

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    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      We’ve been lucky with the weather this winter – just keeping my fingers crossed it continues.

      As for the scone/muffin question – you have my sympathy. I cannot imagine a life bereft of scones…



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