Thursday, 25 August 2016


It's a blissfully cool and damp start to the day here today and I love it. DD will be grateful for it I know as she spends all day outside even in the blistering heat we have been having and she comes home at night totally done in.

Ruby arrived rather later than expected yesterday as she had been out all afternoon meeting up with school friends and parents for a mass picnic at Sudbury Hall. We had a nice couple of hours though and she loved the meatballs. Some plans were made for next week and I think she is looking forward to spending some time at home. She has had a very busy few weeks of holiday and I think she will enjoy some time just kicking back and relaxing.

I had a dig in the bottom of the meat freezer yesterday and found a tray of four chicken breasts. They will be stuffed with peppers, sundried tomatoes, garlic and herbs, roasted and then topped with a slice of Mozarella and returned to the oven until melted. I'll serve it with some roasted baby potatoes and a small spinach salad.
The freezers are going down slowly. Yesterday I used up one and a half bags of meatballs so loads for tea and packed lunches.
I can't wait until I can start refilling as I saw a fantastic tip for onions on You Tube the other day using a spiraliser. You just peel your onions and run them through the machine which gives you long strands of curly onions. Pop them in a freezer bag and freeze. When you want to use them take them out and while still frozen squidge the bag about to break up the onions and hey presto.....chopped onions without the tears. Fantastic as I use loads of onions but don't like chopping them.

All I have to do this morning is wash a few pots, stuff the chickens and put a load of laundry in and then the day is mine until I have to cook tea so the sewing machine is coming out of hibernation and I am determined to finish my dress so that I can wear it on Sunday for the party.
You all know what I am going to be doing first though before I start anything......yes the kettle is going

Catch you all tomorrow.


  1. Sounds like a blissful day! Jealously will get me nowhere though so back to the paperwork! x

  2. Tea sounds good, we are having toad in the hole my husband has been fancying it for a while. Hope you manage to get the dress finished. Take care.


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