My cherry amour – a blossom obsession

Whether taking pride of place in a Black Forest Gateau, topping a sundae or nestling nicely in a Christmas cake, cherries are always a treat.

Thinking of them takes me back to the age of 8 when my sister and I would share a tin of fruit cocktail. We’d eagerly watch as it was scooped into our bowls to see who would get the single, eerily red half-cherry.

The flowering cherry one of my favourite trees – I love the way the blossom tumbles through the air. There was a cherry tree in the playground at my infant school and many a pretend wedding was held underneath its branches. Who knows, maybe that’s why I got married in the bandstand of my local park?