On our outing to CS Lewis Square, Lindsey (Lindslikedthat) , Kellie (LittleBurch22) and I decided to try the new Connswater Greenway. Unfortunately, part of the walkway was blocked off so we ended up doing a major tour of East Belfast instead of the short walk to the square. There was plenty of chat so we didn’t really feel any pain but we were delighted when we finally made it to our destination. We let out a collective gasp of delight when we saw the magnificent figure of Aslan the lion standing proudly overlooking the square.
Undeterred by bemused passers by, I proudly set out our Norn Iron picnic. My home made scones with a twist (recipe below) were savoury and instead of jam and cream, they were topped with Dale Farm Creme Fraiche and Made with Love XO aubergine chutney to look like the really thing. Tayto crisps to dip into Tom and Ollie hummus with chilli, garlic and basil and some sun ripened dried cherries and bananas from Forest Feast. All pretty lovely and we tucked in with glee. What a joy to sit in the winter sunshine feasting on great Northern Irish produce under the watchful eye of Aslan!
Fully replete (well I bullied Kellie and Lindsey into eating more so that I didn’t have to carry it anymore) we continued our tour of the sculptures and were delighted to see the White Witch, Mr + Mrs Beaver, Maugrim the Wolf, Mr. Tumnus and the wardrobe itself! We took a few obligatory selfies and had to redo them when we realised that Kellie had captured a tree instead of Aslan!
We decided on the Comber Greenway for our return and were back to the cars in a fraction of the time it had taken us to get there!
You can find the CS Lewis Square at 402 Newtownards Rd, Belfast BT4 1HF
If you want to give my savoury scones a try, you can find the recipe and instructions below.