I love cherries - I adore cherries - they are such a wonderful fruit!
Fresh ones, straight from the tree, on a stalk with its partner
Sticky glace cherries, sitting in a pool of tooth-achingly sweet fondant icing atop a Mr Kipling Bakewell
Rich Morello cherries, soaked in something interesting, and enrobed in dark, dark chocolate
Or nestling in layers of sponge and cream in a gloriously retro Black Forest Gateau
Or a vivid scarlet maraschino cherry, alongside a slice of orange, speared on a cocktail stick, balanced on a glass of something long and cool on a hot summer's day
Or just a handful of cherries in the yogurt pot in my packed lunch
Or the divine Cherry Garcia Ice Cream from Ben&Jerrys
And all of these follow the profusion of blossom on the cherry tree
Other people round here also seem to like these sweet cerise delights. Last week I posted about "Cherry Blossom" - the new gift shop in the centre of our village.
Well, it appears that with some strange synchronicity, another shop has opened, at the far west end of the village, called "Cherry Tree Gifts" I called in this afternoon, to check them out
This shop has much more space - and carries a different range of gift products [which is a good thing]
These include flowers...
Cool Camper Van Flip Flops [in 'manly' brown, or 'girlie' pink!]...
And lots of great 'teacher' gifts [we must be approaching the end of term!]
Lots of cards, and lots of gifts for children, as well as gifts for blokes.
Oh, and they also serve coffee [chairs and tables outside, sofas inside] I was in a bit of a rush this afternoon, but plan to go back when I have more time and sit and sip something.
Hoping both new ventures are successful [and that there is not too much confusion over the cherry-name] I ought to point out that the second shop is situated on Cherry Tree Court hence its name.