It is now back where it belongs, along with the rest of its family.
Yesterday was a little poignant for us both, it was a day that we really did miss our family. The girls all phoned and sent some wonderful gifts and cards and I managed to speak to my Dad. What would we do without modern day technology? I did make rather a grand treat for Gerard in lieu of not seeing the girls. It was a hairy bikers recipe and something that I would definitely make again. Pork fillet wrapped in bacon with an apricot and ginger stuffing.
I didn't have any dried apricots so I used some tinned ones, it did not detract from the taste.
2 balls of ginger were used along with a little of the syrup.
I bought a large fillet and chopped it into two, a rolling pin was used to flatten it to about 1cm thick.
It was then wrapped in cling film and left overnight in the fridge. I put it on to cook on our return from Church and it cooked in about 50mins. Served with veg/gravy and of course the traditional for Sunday Yorkshire pudding.
Progress is been made all the time on the cottage, both inside and out. The side fence has now been repaired and one coat of stain we are just waiting for a better day, weather wise and I will give it another coat.
The bedroom has had a few additions, I have used some of the checked fabric to cover a couple of the drawers. A rag wreath has been made, a heart and a bag to store all my hair paraphernalia, not an inch of fabric was wasted.
I have finished the chairs, Harris Tweed has been used to cover the seats, I have to admit to been a tiny bit proud of them. They look quite good in their new home.
Whilst the rest of the UK is basking in the sun in such wonderful temperatures, we are still only reaching the dizzy heights of 14, showers and of course wind. We are ever hopeful that it will pick up next week. The only bonus with the wind it doesn't take long to get the washing dry...and yes we do have to use storm pegs here to keep the washing on the line. It is a battle to get it onto the line some days.
I have a date with a sewing machine so must get on, what is keeping you busy?
See you soon.