Don’t panic Dear Reader (not that I’m sure you were for one moment). I have not shuffled off this mortal coil or been abducted by aliens or been struck dumb (more’s the pity some might say). No indeed. I have just been inordinately busy with the show, holiday let changeovers and work.
However, just in case you had thought that I might be being idle, I have achieved one or two things in amongst hurricanes had! During the build up to the great windiness that was Sunday here on the blustery Isle (fastest gust of the hurricane recorded just off the Needles at 99mph…) I did a small amount of nesting or cooking as it’s otherwise known. It was a day for the using up of things grown and I made a rather tasty tomato and chickpea soup (the picture does make it look a touch unsavoury but it was ‘licious Nanny)
I also made a pie of sorts with the last of the Bramleys from the tree which was rather lush and included some sultanas, cinnamon and almonds not to mention a liberal sprinkling of dark brown raw cane sugar……also ‘licious Nanny and even more so because TG will not eat cooked fruit in any form (school hangover thing). Net result – pie all for me and the muffin top now more resembling a pie top….
There was also a luscious lemon cake which began life thus
And ended up looking thus.
No. There are no pictures of the finished baked cake because by the time the camera battery had recharged it had been eaten IN ITS ENTIRETY. Honestly, men!!
In any case, by the time the winds had whipped themselves into a frenzy the house smelled most pleasantly of things domestic. We were lucky and got away without any damage to home or person and for that I am indeed thankful. There but for the grace of God and all that…
The only other thing of any note which has occurred as that I have made a little guest appearance over here – they are a very up and coming company based on the Island and I was very delighted to be featured on their blog. I’m itching to do some proper writing and this is my first venture beyond the drivel on here. So if there are any more of you folks out there who’d like a ‘guest’……let me know.
Well I am off now for another week of board treading and general slog. I am hoping to see the small folks at the weekend having been given the 5 year old ‘but you’re always TOO busy to see us’ guilt trip….they always know how to push the buttons don’t they? More amends to make!